Website compliance can be a real snooze-fest 😴. Listen, I get it! You want the beautiful site you see so many other business owners sporting, but you don’t want the headache of the compliance that goes along with it.
As a website designer, I totally get it! Trust me, I didn’t start designing websites to have to deal with the legal compliance of them either. But in today’s world, it’s unavoidable. Keep reading and I’ll give you all the information you need to know about what they are, why you need one, and where to get one.
It’s required by law.
Privacy Policies help you comply with various data protection laws, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Plus…
Colorado recently passed the Colorado Privacy Act and it goes into effect July 1, 2023.
Many other states have their own privacy laws as well, but if your business is located in Cheyenne, Wyoming, or the surrounding areas – the Colorado laws will most likely affect you if you ever have Colorado residents visit your site.
Other states that have their own privacy laws include:
If you have the budget, we recommend hiring a lawyer who focuses on privacy law to write your website policies, monitor privacy laws, and update your policies when the laws change or when new laws go into effect.
If you do not have the budget to hire a privacy lawyer (as most small businesses don’t), we have two recommendations…
The Creative Law shop provides legally-sound contracts that are drafted and developed by a practicing attorney – without the hourly rate. This allows you to purchase attorney-drafted contracts at a fraction of the cost of hiring your own attorney.
Privacy Policies can be purchased individually, but you save money by bundling! No matter which one you purchase, you will receive the contract templates in a Word document, with highlighted areas indicating where you need to add information that is specific to your business. You will also receive lifetime updates to your contracts. If and when the laws change, you can simply log in to your contract portal and download the latest version of the contract template.
The Contract Law Shop also provides dozens of other contract templates for service-based businesses in the creative industry. Anything from contracts for photographers, to wedding professionals, to affiliate programs, to coaching, to hairstylists and so much more! These contract templates are a great investment to protect your business, without having to hire an attorney to draft them for you. Plus, they’ve been reviewed and refined by professionals in each respective industry.
Use code NORTH10 for 10% off your contract templates.
USE code NDESIGN at checkout for 10% off your first year.
Fines for violations of privacy laws begin at $2500 per violation (per website visitor).
This information is not meant to scare you! We are simply trying to inform you of the latest laws that affect your website and your business. And we are here to help! If you have any questions at all about this stuff, just hit reply!
Stay safe in the online world!