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If you still aren’t sure what GDPR is or how it affects your business, the best resource I’ve found for keeping calm and getting back to business is this podcast by Amy Porterfield. She helps break it down to what you need to know to keep your bidness safe and sound.
If you’re not dealing with people in the EU and you aren’t in the position to hire a lawyer, make sure to take a look at other websites in your industry; your largest competitors will probably have had a lawyer on board to write their policy so this gives you a good idea on what you’ll need in yours. Disclaimer: Do not copy and paste someone else’s policy onto your page. That’s just bad manners.
Yea, so this website looks sort of like a seedy 90’s spam website, so I actually bounced away from it during my initial research. It was only through recommendations from a number of reputable sites that I tried it out.
It ended up having quite a list of custom options available for the free policy as well as having more in-depth coverage for the paid version. What I liked most about this site is that it had a flat-rate single-payment version instead of charging monthly or having an upgrade price for every single feature you could want.
It doesn’t really allow you to customize the way you’d want to cover yourself for data collection, so it’s important to note that this one is NOT GDPR compliant from what I can tell. (I could be wrong, let me know in the comments if I am!)
If you have a very basic website or a non-lead-generating platform of some sort, this is a neat easy-to-use generator. Sidenote: You don’t have to sign up for a free 14-day trial to use it either.
Having an easy-to-understand policy will help cover your business because there won’t be anyone saying “I didn’t understand so I couldn’t have agreed to this.” if things go terribly wrong.
Make sure to take an extra moment to make sure that your information is up-to-date on your terms and agreements page if you already have one.
If your local to Halifax check out this Legal Essentials Workshop on September 14th to make sure that you have the best policy is to protect your business. Check it out on Eventbrite here! (Not an affiliate link, just an awesome person in Halifax.)
Is there a policy generator that I missed? Leave a comment below so I can check it out and add it to this list.