Examples of "I Agree to" Checkboxes

Last updated on 20 May 2022 by Sara Pegarella (Law school graduate, B.A. in English/Writing. In-house writer at TermsFeed)

Examples of "I Agree to" Checkboxes

Chances are your website, your mobile app or your desktop app has some legal agreements in place, such as a Terms and Conditions agreement (also known as Terms of Use or Terms of Service), End User License Agreement (EULA) or, most likely, a Privacy Policy.

These legal agreements are very important for defining terms, policies, and acceptable uses of your website or app. However, these agreements are essentially useless if you do not get people to legally agree to be bound by their terms. This is due hugely in part to increased requirements for consent put forth by the GDPR.

While there isn't only one way to get people to agree to your terms, there's a favored method to ensure that your legal agreements are able to be upheld in the event of a legal dispute or if other issues arise.

That method is known as clickwrap.

Clickwrap, as the name implies, is a method of getting a user to agree to your terms or legal agreements by requiring the user take some form of action, typically clicking the "I agree" checkbox. A user can click a box that's clearly marked as being part of forming an agreement.

This article will show you a number of examples of how these "I Agree To" checkboxes can be designed and utilized on websites, mobile apps and desktop apps.

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Examples of "I Agree to" Checkboxes

Here's a very standard example of this type of checkbox, where the user must click on a box next to "I agree to the terms of service" statement:

EngineYard - I Agree To Terms of Service

This makes it very clear to the user that by clicking that checkbox, the user is agreeing to the Terms of Service.

Another single-click method involves providing notice close to a "Sign Up" button that lets a user know that by continuing and creating an account and signing up, the user is agreeing to the linked legal agreements:

Facebook Example of Click-wrap

The clickwrap method can be used on websites, mobile apps, and desktop apps, regardless of the legal agreement presented to users:

  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms and Conditions
  • EULA agreements
  • Cookies Policy
  • Return and Refund Policies

On Websites

Here are a number of examples from websites that very successfully use the clickwrap method to get users to agree.

Before a user can create an account on Vudu, the user must click a box that indicates that the person is at least a certain age and agrees to the Terms and Policies agreement as well as the Privacy Policy:

Vudu Create Account form with Agree to Terms and Privacy checkbox highlighted

You can use clickwrap to not only obtain initial consent to your Terms and Conditions agreement (or any other legal agreement that you present to users) but also when your agreements change and you want to get consent over the new and updated agreements.

Here's an example of how you can use a checkbox to lets users know that the Terms of Service agreement has been updated and have them accept the new version of the agreement:

Upwork Sign up screen: I agree to the Terms of Service including User Agreement and Privacy Policy with checkbox option highlighted

Before a user can register for a Mondaq account, its Terms and Conditions must be agreed to by checking a box:

Mondaq Agree to Terms and Conditions Checkbox

Pizza Hut uses the same method to get consent from users its Terms of Use and Hut Rewards Terms and Conditions agreement:

Pizza Hut Create Account form with Accept Terms checkbox highlighted

Here's how MeWe has users click to agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service as well as confirm that they've read and understand both:

MeWe registration form with checkboxes highlighted

Trending Travel uses a checkbox like this when users sign up for its email newsletter:

Trending Travel email sign-up form with checkbox to agree to Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

H. Samuel uses an "I Agree" checkbox as part of its checkout process to get users to show they agree to the Terms and Conditions before officially placing an order:

H Samuel checkout form with Agree to Terms and Conditions checkbox

On Mobile Apps

Mobile apps can, like websites, require a user to tap an "I Agree" checkbox or have an informative text above an action button. Both methods can be effective for mobile apps.

However, checkboxes are used less often in mobile apps. Instead, you'll see more "Agree" buttons that users can tap on the mobile device screen.

Apple obtains a double agreement from users for its Terms and Conditions by having a pop-up box open on the user's mobile device screen with a clearly marked "Agree" button, and by also asking the user to click another "Agree" button that appears after the user scrolls to the the bottom of the agreement:

iOS: Agree to Terms and Conditions by Apple

When a user downloads WhatsApp, a link is provided to their Terms of Service agreement page and the user must click a button marked "Agree and Continue" before using the app.

This is a simple way to obtain consent from users before they use the mobile app, but without any informative text. Current best practices would suggest for a more clear language to be used so that a user knows exactly what she/he is agreeing to (in WhatsApp's case, its WhatsApp's Terms of Service).

Whatsapp Mobile app - Welcome screen: Read Privacy Policy, tap Agree and Contnue to accept Terms of Service highlighted

On Desktop Apps

Clickwrap agreements are seen regularly in software installations where a user must take multiple steps showing consent to the software's EULA agreement before the app can be installed, including clicking a checkbox.

Microsoft Office for Mac requires a user to click "Agree" in a pop-up window where Microsoft's License Agreement for this software app is available for viewing before continuing with the installation:

Microsoft Office Consent for Software License - 2

There are a number of different ways that you can request users to agree to the terms of your website, mobile app, or desktop app. However, the more clear of an action you require, such as requiring users to check a checkbox, the more clear and effective the consent will be.

Always make it clear to users that by taking some action, they'll be held to be in agreement with your legal agreements and always provide these agreements to your users for them to view and review at all times.

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Sara Pegarella

Sara Pegarella

Law school graduate, B.A. in English/Writing. In-house writer at TermsFeed

This article is not a substitute for professional legal advice. This article does not create an attorney-client relationship, nor is it a solicitation to offer legal advice.