The advent of the GDPR in 2018 was the first major change in a number of years, which sought to protect the privacy of web / app users and raised some serious questions in how we become the product.
However as a business owner, you want to be able to track behaviour and interaction on your website to be able to fine tune services, your overall offering, and automations to help engage better with your clients and prospects.
What do they all mean?
GDPR Policy – for UK and EU businesses
Even though the UK has left the EU, it is best to err on the side of caution and ensure compliance – and indeed the The Data Protection Act 2018 is the UK’s version of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You may have EU residents browsing you website, so best to have it covered.
As the conversation widened, different countries, and even different US states have added their own: the more notable Californian CCPA, Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA), Colorado Privacy Act – and many more. Technically these only apply if you are trading in and/or have users in those
This is the notice that *should* pop up on a reputable website. Cookies are essentially snippets of data that log actions, functions and also track interaction, for example:
- keeping you logged in
- remembering you’re logged in
- noting if you have deactivated a pop up
- tracking performance
- tracking interaction
They are grouped typically as
- Functional (for smooth operation of a website)
- Essential (even the notice itself stores a cookie!)
- Preferences (tailoring your experience on the site)
- Statistics (monitoring)
- Marketing (tracking etc)
So where do you start?
There are three main ways you can approach this:
- DIY – there are ‘basic/free’ templates out there, but you’re on your own there! We have heard of clients using ChatGPT and the like to generate them, but please remember that they will NOT necessarily cover you in the case of a breach. Tread with caution!
Why use a managed platform like Termageddon?
The appeal is threefold: it’s part DIY, it’s dynamic to incorporate law changes as they happen, and it’s very reasonably priced. In their own words:
“Set it & Forget it”
When you incorporate a Termageddon policy into a website, it will automatically receive updates with any newly required disclosures whenever the laws change.
All the policies your website or application requires – £12 per month or £119 annually.
Whenever you introduce a new feature or functionality, you can make limitless revisions to your website policies without incurring extra charges.
Answer a few questions to swiftly generate any policy tailored to your specific business practices.
Notifications and Alerts
Receive notifications whenever new privacy laws are enacted in Canada, North America, Europe, and Australia, enabling you to remain current with compliance requirements.
Effortlessly customise any policy to your preference. We won’t alter the sections you customise, but we will inform you if new disclosures affect your personalised version.
I still need help!
Even armed with this information, it can be overwhelming.
Fear not – we can help you get compliant. Get in touch and we can book a discovery call in with you.