GDPR Configuring Explicit Consent

GDPR Configuring Explicit Consent

Mercer | Mettl's clients (Data Controllers) may require additional information to be collected from Test Takers, and the Controllers define what this information could be (PI, SPI). To ensure Test Takers' awareness of why such information is being collected, there is a provision for configuring and enabling 'explicit consent' which can be obtained from candidates before administering an Assessment.
The consent statement should convey the following:
  1. The purpose of collecting the personal information
  2. Information about Entities/Organizations whoever requires
  3. Duration of storing this information
To set up such a consent statement, go to Account Settings Account > Details > Data Privacy Settings section and click on Enable the Explicit Consent. (By default, explicit consent is disabled for your account). Once you enable the consent, you can customize the consent statement according to your business needs. You will find a default generic statement but we recommend that you speak to your Legal team and customize it.

After you have saved the consent for your Mettl account, it will start appearing for all candidates/employees while filling up the Registration Fields. The candidates will be able to proceed with the test only by agreeing to the statement by clicking on the checkbox.

  1. Only the account admin will be able to configure the explicit consent statement.
  2. For more information about GDPR and explicit consent, you can refer to this article.

To remove the consent statement, you can again go to the Explicit Consent section under Data Privacy Settings and click on Disable.

Once the explicit consent is enabled and configured, it will appear for ALL candidates taking any assessment being conducted through that account irrespective of their geography.

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