If you’ve been using the internet at all in the last, like, 10 years, then you’ve definitely visited a website with a small pop-up asking whether or not you want to “allow cookies” or “consent to cookies.” You can either opt-out of cookies or agree to them.
Now, not to be confused with Oreos or Chips Ahoy, these are not your average cookies. Website cookies are how websites track and remember your activities. This data and information is a powerful tool to have, because it assigns a value to your browser whenever you revisit the site, making it easier to point you in the direction of conversions.
However, cookies are stored data, specifically YOUR data stored, which is why you need to agree to the transaction before the collection begins. There is even The Cookie Law, which states that if you don’t comply with asking permission before collecting cookies, it’ll be very bad for business.
If you’re a web designer or developer, you already know this. (Or… you should.)
Before you got started on your web design or dev project, you signed a contract… right?
If you did, your contract should eliminate any potential liability issues ahead of time. You want to make sure that you, as the service provider, are not liable for website outages (unless you mess something up, of course), data breaches, copyright claims, etc.
You also want to outline the client’s responsibilities, including:
As web designers or developers, you might assume that there’s no liability beyond “not breaking their website,” but that’s just not true. Websites need a couple of legal elements and you want to make sure it’s clear in your contract that these elements do not fall under your scope of liability.
As we’ve already established, legal agreements are not part of your legal requirements to your client as a developer, and you should never have any part in writing, drafting, advising, or generating agreements for or with your clients.
BUT – what you can do is refer them to somewhere like, oh we don’t know, The Contract Shop®, where trustworthy and legally solid templates for every important legal agreement they’ll need are available with just a few clicks.
Because you need BOTH of these elements for a successful (and legal) site, we bundle the two together. Good news — we have three bundle options available for these needs:
Aside from having a rock-solid contract, web designers and developers should always refer your clients to legal templates you trust. Of course, you can become an affiliate of The Contract Shop® today… so any time you refer clients to our templates, YOU get paid, too!
Your sites are covered, your clients are happy, and you get extra money. What’s not to like??
On average, affiliates earn $93 per sale!
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