AKA that boring page on every website that we’re all happy to ignore. Until those “OH SHIITAKE!” moments..
And then it becomes ~extremely important~ to know…
👆Whether or not you’ve personally enjoyed relaxing middle-of-the-night thoughts like these, I can guarantee that your site visitors are wondering.
Most people think of privacy as our right (whether or not we’ve already shared so much data with Instagram and Facebook that they know what exactly we’re gonna eat for dinner before we do).
When we’re questioning whether our private info is being sold on the dark web, we feel threatened. And if you want to run a real business, you need to show your visitors you care about their experience with your brand. You need to show them you take their privacy seriously.
(Not to mention that the consequences for overlooking a potential breach can be disastrous. Unless you love getting slapped with Surprise Fines! #surprise #itsnotfine)
And, yes, this contract is GDPR and CaCPA Compliant!
If you sell digital products or online courses, you'll want to check out this Online Course Terms & Conditions template instead.
If you sell physical products, you'll want to check out this eCommerce Terms & Conditions template instead.
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Think of the EU as that strict-AF middle-school teacher who always checked to make sure you had a hall pass. If you so much as poked your pinky toe into the hall without a pass, you were risking detention (or worse).
GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation, which is the European Union’s set of laws regulating data privacy
Even if you don’t live in Europe, you still probably have to abide by GDPR. Because, whether you're based in the U.S., Canada, or abroad, your website visitors live around the world. Privacy laws are different from country to country, and even state to state (ahem, California).
It's not just a good idea to convey what you're doing or not doing with your website visitors’ information — it might well be the law.
You know, just the regular ol’ super important stuffya need to run a business.
(If only things were that simple.)
Here’s the deal: your data and the data you collect from your own visitors is always at potential risk, because hacks happen.
Even if you guard your email list carefully with a lock, key, and a 64-character password based on your mom’s maiden name, high school mascot, and your first crush (terrible bowl cut notwithstanding), someone could still hack the server that hosts your email service. And steal all that sensitive info. And do terrible things with it. And even though you had NOTHING to do with it, you’d still be on the hook.
When you buy this template, not only will you be able to cross “Spend several sleepless nights worrying about data privacy lawsuits” off your crowded to-do list… you’ll also get to BOSS PEOPLE AROUND. (Which we already know you like doing. Otherwise why are you running your own dang business??)
Terms & Conditions is the page on your site where you say, “Here’s how to act while you’re here, and if you don’t like it, scram!” Does anyone say “scram” anymore? Let’s bring that back.
Your Terms & Conditions page lays out exactly how users can and can’t behave on your site, what you’ll do if visitors break those rules, and — conveniently — it’s where you wash your little legal hands of liability. Terms & Conditions is also where you protect your intellectual property, trademarks, and all the other things lawyers like to get uppity about.
Hmm. For a boring boilerplate page that “no one reads,” T&Cs are starting to sound pretty sweet...
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