Practical guidelines for designing a consumer-oriented online store or service
- Add a link to the standard terms and conditions just before the button for creating an account or confirming a purchase
For example, on the Euronics website, the user clicks on “I agree to the general terms and conditions” before making a purchase.
In contrast, for example, when creating a Facebook user account, the user consents by clicking the “Sign Up” button.
- Please note that special rules apply to the notification of data processing, such as the need to ask for consent only for certain operations. In most cases, the notice is for information purposes and not a contract between the service provider and the consumer
For example, the Spotify registration form distinguishes between asking for consent, notifying, and concluding a contract. The consumer must agree to the processing of his data for marketing purposes but will be able to use the service even if he does not give consent. This means that consent is voluntary.