There are so many data privacy regulations that not having one can cause significant legal issues and fines. As a small business owner, none of us can afford to pay thousands of dollars just for this type of mistake. I suggest saving yourself a headache and getting one before it’s too late!
If you have any tool that collects personal information on your website, you need one right away! It can include analytics, payment processing, contact forms, chat widgets, newsletter, etc.
GDPR: General Data Protection Regulation
CalOPPA: California Online Privacy Protection Act
PIPEDA: The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act
COPPA: Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule
GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation, which was set by the European Union. When starting my business, I found this to be pretty stressful as they seem to have the strictest laws surrounding data privacy. If you collect data from any citizens in the European Union’s 28 countries, you need to comply with their new rules.
Some basics would include:
They offer a GDPR compliant policy that also complies with other regulations. What I love most about The Contract Shop are the updates! If there is an update/change in any laws, Christina will send you an email on where to edit your policy and ensures you are always protected. You download the file, fill in the blanks & breathe a sigh of relief! No legal knowledge required.
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I hope this post gave you clarity if you weren’t aware of how serious it is to have one on your website. Stay protected & feel confident that you’re following all the laws!