Implied vs Express Consent using API

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Implied vs Express Consent using API

I collect emails using my web form.

I want to send new contacts to Constant Contact in real time, or update contacts as needed in real time.

 

I am using the PHP API.

 

How can I set the implied vs express permissions setting when I create a new contact, an how can I change the setting from implied to express when needed? I can't seem to figure out which field stores this information.

 

Thanks in advance for the help.

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Re: Implied vs Express Consent using API

Hello,

 

A contact's consent can only be set at the time when the contact is first created. After it has been set, it can only be changed by sending the contact a confirmation as discussed here: https://knowledgebase.constantcontact.com/articles/KnowledgeBase/5924-implied-and-express-permission...

 

In terms of setting it on contact creation, it is detemined by the action_by parameter that can be used when creating a contact. If it is ACTION_BY_OWNER, then permission will be implied. If it is ACTION_BY_VISITOR, then permission with be explicit. You can read more about this parameter here: http://developer.constantcontact.com/docs/contacts-api/contacts-collection.html?method=POST

 

Please let me know if you have any questions!

 

Sincerely,

Elijah G.
API Support Engineer
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