The privacy laws are changing quickly, and it’s now more critical than ever to cover your website with a Privacy Document. 


You have probably received quite a few emails of companies notifying you that they updated their updated Privacy Policy. Data privacy is becoming a huge deal, and because of that, I’ve been doing some research and think you should consider not only getting a Privacy Policy but also having a strategy to keep it up to date:


What is data privacy, and why does your business need to be concerned?

Several privacy laws are now in place to protect the personal information of citizens of individual states with fines that can reach $2,500-$7,500 per website visitor. Nearly a dozen states have also proposed their unique privacy bills, some of which will allow its citizens to sue businesses for having a contact form without a compliant, up to date Privacy Policy. These states make note that businesses of any size and any location will have to comply. I wanted you to be aware of what’s going on and how each week, additional states are requiring websites to maintain a Privacy Policy.


Websites with as little as a contact form are collecting “Personally Identifiable Information” (PIN). They will need to provide a compliant Privacy Policy to its users to avoid fines or lawsuits.


PIN also includes collecting data via Google Analytics.


What can you do to get protected?

To be proactive about this issue, I’ve partnered up with a company that created a Privacy Policy generator. The policy generator will automatically update your website policies when the laws change (as well as notify you when changes are coming), and they do it at a fraction of the cost of a privacy attorney. The license costs $99/year, and we are charging a one-time setup fee of $100 to Install the code for the policy pages on your website. The one-time install fee includes testing the code and ensures your policies stay up to date with changes to the law. 


I even put the policies on my website. Scroll to the bottom of my homepage, and you will see links to each of my policy documents.


They are Privacy PolicyDisclaimer, and Terms of Service documents.  


Here are the direct links to each page:

Privacy Policy


Terms of Service 


Privacy Documents are not the only documents that you should consider getting for your website. 


If you are offering advice, then you want to have a Disclaimer document. 


If you are selling any products or services, then be sure to add a Terms of Use document to your website.


Your subscription to the license includes all of these types of documents. 


To get your Policy Documents, select the menu Store -> Privacy Policy License. Then click the Order Now button and complete your purchase.

Please email us with any questions that you may have.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

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