The location of contacts is based on the country field and this determines if contacts are subject to GDPR or CASL consent regulations - or neither:
- GDPR applies to contacts from the EU.
- CASL applies to Canadian contacts.
In the absence of the country (field is blank) the default country setting is used. The default country setting can be found on the account settings page. It is set to Canada by default. If you wish to change the default country for your account please contact support.
Auto-detection based on IP address
The GeoIP detection option, enabled by default for all accounts, helps with ongoing collection of country level data as contacts submit your forms.
Collect country field on forms
If GeoIP detection is disabled then you should add a country selector field to forms. Consider making this field mandatory to complete.
Import the country field
Set the country field via import for new contacts by using the "country" header and the two-character ISO country code or country name.
Update existing contacts
You can update the country field of existing contact by re-importing records.