Data Request Form Setup Guide

In this article, we will explain how to set up your DSAR form on your website to start collecting data subject access requests.

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What is a Data Request form?

A data request form (DSAR form) is an easy way for your customers to submit Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs) to your business. For example, your customer may request that your organization delete their data, or to unsubscribe them from marketing emails.

Many businesses such as Little Sleepies, or Skims choose to have a standalone page with a built-in DSAR form to make it easier for their customers to find and submit requests and have greater control over their personal information.

Setting up your Data Request form

1. Configure your form

The first step is to choose a Data Request form template. We have two different form templates to choose from. A generic DSAR template and a CCPA Do Not Sell template.

Generic Data Request template (All Regulations)

Our generic Data Request template allows an individual (your customers) to submit a DSAR to your organization. The DSAR page or form may include a list of rights that individuals may have under data protection laws, such as the right to have inaccurate personal data corrected and the right to have their personal information erased.

Do Not Sell My Info template (CPRA)

Our "Do Not Sell My Personal Information" template gives your customers the opportunity to opt out of the sale of their personal information. This page is required by the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA). We also link to your Privacy Policy which includes more information on how your business collects data, how it’s used, and whether it sells that information to third parties.

What Data Request template option should I use?

If you’re an organization that operates in multiple regions, or if you plan to expand into new regions, then we recommend using the Generic Data Request template. This template applies to all laws and countries and covers California’s CPRA as well.

If you’re based only in California or elsewhere in the United States and only sell to US-based customers then we recommend going with the, Do Not Sell My Personal Information template as it’s more relevant to the region your business operates in.

2. Design your DSAR form

After selecting your template you can customize some of the design features such as the policy title, button style and more.

Policy title (1/3)

You have the option to change your policy title and form title. If you don’t want to use the default policy title you can remove it, and add your own using your website builder.

Button style (2/3)

Edit your button colors, border radius, and button text.

Top offset (3/3)

This setting allows you to increase the offset from the top of the page in order to make sure your fixed header (like a navigation bar) will fit correctly on the page.

3. Edit the body text

Next, you can edit the body text on your form template. Our template text includes what we recommend from a legal standpoint to include. If you want to change or add in more language you can do that in this section.

4. Custom CSS

You also have the ability to add custom CSS to your form if you want to change the styling to further match your website design. We recommend only using this section if you have CSS coding experience or you can hire a professional to assist.

How to add your DSAR form to your website

Once you have finished editing your Data Request form, the last step is to add it to your website. There are a few ways to add your form to your website.

Option 1: HTML Embed

Embed the form into a new or existing page on your website. Your form will stay automatically up to date if we make changes to the feature.

  1. Copy the embed code snippet provided to your clipboard

  2. Create a new page on your website for your DSAR form

  3. Paste the code into the HTML section or HTML block on your page and save

Option 2: Enzuzo Hosted

We will host your Data Request form and page for you. Keep in mind, this will link out to a custom Enzuzo-generated URL, so you won’t be able to change the URL or slug. Your form will stay automatically up to date if we make changes to the feature.

  1. Copy the URL link

  2. Add the URL link to your website’s navigation (most people add it to their website footer)

  3. You can also link out to your DSAR form wherever applicable — for example, in your marketing emails or on other pages on your website

Option 3: Copy & Paste

Our third option for installation is Copy & Paste. Please note: We can’t embed the form this way, instead the form will be a link, and your form will also not be automatically updated.

How much does the Data Request form feature cost?

The Data Request form feature is available on our Growth plan and up which is $29 USD per month.

This feature includes:

  • Editable DSAR form with custom CSS feature

  • DSAR dashboard and workflow to complete requests on time

  • 50 data requests /month

  • DSAR compliance reporting

  • 4 domains

  • Bonus: We’re adding more features to Growth in the near future

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