Almost all websites use forms to get the data from visitors. Whether it is for a subscription to a newsletter, the request of a free e-book or whitepaper, or even a concrete order, your website will use a form with some fields to get that information and send it to the right people in your organization.
Now typically, these web forms are not the biggest passion of web builders. A cool video for the homepage, a nice graphic design, an impactful picture – that is where designers get passionate about. And that is often why, the forms tend to get less attention. You’d probably have to tell them and tell them again, they should not forget the checkboxes to accept the privacy statement, and the code of conduct.
And there is more. A little sneaky issue is that graphic designers often forget to put the web forms on a secure url. And that’s when these forms can get hacked – at the very start of a relationship. In order to protect your organization against a data leak and a bad reputation with your stakeholders, you might want to check and tell your designers to change that.