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July 7, 2019

The One Page You Need on Your Website That You Probably Didn’t Think About

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You’ve been working for MONTHS on your website (maybe a few more than you’d care to admit) and you’re almost ready to hit publish and show off all that you’ve been working on.

You’ve got this awesome website that you’re sure is going to help your business grow. It’s got great pictures, and it’s filled with all sorts of goodies. You’re ready to plant your flag in the corner of the internet that is ALL yours.

But let me hit the pause button on your launch, just for a minute.

Because there’s one page you probably didn’t think about. And this is one you definitely don’t want to forget, because otherwise, you might find yourself in some serious legal trouble. 

It’s your Privacy Policy.

“What the heck is a Privacy Policy?”

To give you a quick rundown, it tells your users how you are collecting their information, and what exactly you use that information for.

For example, when you look at the analytics for your site, you can see what pages your users are visiting most often. That is information that you can use to create more content that your tribe is looking for. 

You can also see what time of day your website is getting its visitors so you can schedule your social media to drive even more traffic to your site.

Not only is it required by law (more on that later), but it’s also a courtesy to be completely transparent with your users what you are using with the data that they are leaving on your site. 

“Why do I need a Privacy Policy? Is it really that big a deal if I don’t have one?”

In a word. Yes.

You are actually breaking federal law if you don’t have a Privacy Policy on your site. You are required by law to provide the general public what you are using their information for. 

If you fail to comply, you’re putting your business at risk of getting a fine slapped on your awesome new site.

Not to mention that if you don’t have GDPR provisions built into your Privacy Policy, you are actually breaking international law. 

And that friend, is not a good place to be. The last thing I want for you and your business is to get in trouble with the law on an international level.

“Okay, Amanda. You’ve convinced me I need a Privacy Policy. But where the heck do I get one?”

Good news, bud! I’ve scoured the internet to find the best resource to make it uber-easy to implement a Privacy Policy that has your booty covered.

I’ve found that The Contract Shop’s Privacy Policy template is by far the best for three reasons:

  1. It’s GDPR compliant (no international law trouble here!)
  2. It’s easy to just plug in your information so you can get it up on your website in a jiffy. (I’m talking t-minus 10 min.)
  3. It’s written by a real-life lawyer, so you know it’s going to be comprehensive AND legit.

I know there’s LOTS of free resources out there that will generate a Privacy Policy (most don’t have GDPR provisions built in), but when it comes to international and federal law, do you really want to take your chances with a free resource that might cover your booty?

If it was me, I’d rather sleep soundly at night knowing that I was protected by a Privacy Policy created specifically for businesses, by a real-life lawyer rather than a computer.

Yes, the above link is an affiliate link, but you know I wouldn’t recommend anything I don’t use in my own business!

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