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 thatyour 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)
Bet you didn’t know that when you started reading this page. 😱
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 stuff ya 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 couldstillhack 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.
Your downloadable, easily customizable template includes sections describing…
Every last thorough, what-if, bone-dry detail you’d rather not DIY… we took care of those.
Hello, Deal of the Century? It’s me, Christina. Get ready to relinquish your title, because I’m coming for your crown.👑
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??)
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…
You can be confident that not only is your template written in plain English that you and your readers understand, it’s legally solid (for those worst-case scenarios we already mentioned).
That means freelancers, bloggers, virtual assistants, coaches, photographers, calligraphers, designers, podcasters, wedding pros, and more.
If you think you might need this template, you probably do.
Can I use this if I'm not from the United States?
Yes! We work with attorneys outside the US to make sure your template is ready to use no matter where your clients are located.
How can I reach a person to help me?
Email our support team, message us on Facebook, or hit the pink ‘contact us’ button in the lower right-hand corner of your screen.
Our full list of questions & answers can be found FAQ page.
What makes you qualified to write a contract?
Most attorneys who sell templates did not learn directly from the lady who literally wrote the book on Contract Drafting (she taught at my law school). In the past year, I’ve been offered two in-house legal positions at Fortune 500 companies. I declined. I do this because I want to, not because I have to.
These templates are now in use by over 3,000 creatives. That’s a lot of feedback we’ve been able to process and use to improve our templates!
What do I have to do after I download my template?
You'll get plenty of instructions as to how to use your template with your download, and in your Hold My Hand™ guide, we'll also show you how to make the most of your contract. Pinky swear, I send my clients proposals in less than 30 seconds, and so can you
What if it’s not a good fit for my business?
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We’re customers of all this online business stuff too, and it really irckles our shirkles when we get treated like poo. So we’ve made a refund policy that is the opposite of that.
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