I’m trying to update our company’s Mailchimp forms to comply with GDPR. I selected the new GDPR fields asking for Marketing permissions. However, by default, the tick options (eg. Email, Direct Marketing…) are empty. Up to now on our form, we had a question asking people if they were ok to be contacted by email. That information now lives in a separate field.
As we already have the information that people accept to be contacted by email, is there any way to transfer this existing data into the GDPR fields (therefore ticking the ‘Email’ option)?
The GDPR data doesn’t appear on the main contact list or the export list, it’s only contained within the individual profiles so it seems the only way is updating manually (for hundreds of contacts!).
Any advice? Otherwise we’ll have to re-ask the question to people, which is not ideal, as they’ve already given us their consent.