If you’re an online business owner, your website is a huge piece of your business. Even if you aren’t working primarily online, your website still plays an important role. For a lot of small business owners, it’s probably something in which a lot of personal time and/or money gets invested.
It also tends to be a place that’s important in helping your business grow as you connect with your leads and sales prospects. Since your website is so important, it’s key to make sure you’re protecting it with the right policies.
When I refer to website policies, I’m referring to the policies posted on your website that create an agreement between you and your site’s audience about how they can use and interact with the site. You’ll usually find them linked in the footer of the website at the bottom of the page.
Let’s talk more about protecting your website. I discuss the three main types of website policies, what’s included in them, and how to figure out whether or not you need them on your business website.
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In this episode:
[02:40] – Why is this such a timely topic as of this recording?
[03:27] – Danielle talks about the big three: website terms, privacy policies, and disclaimers.
[03:53] – Usually, you’ll want to include some of these sections in your website terms.
[06:25] – Do you need to have website terms on your business website?
[07:00] – Next up, Danielle discusses privacy policies in more depth. What do they outline and typically include?
[09:17] – Based on many data protection policies, how should you handle collecting information from minors.
[12:06] – You may need to include this particular type of disclaimer if you talk about sales and business.
[12:46] – Does your business website need a disclaimer?
[13:35] – Do bloggers need disclaimers too?
[14:02] – To wrap up, Danielle gives three action steps for you to take after this episode.