Sharing policies on your website
The short answer is yes as depending on your country and country of your customers, certain regulations may require you to display policies and other legal information on your business website.
Here are some options to consider:
/ What information you collect
/ How you collect that information
/ What you do with that information
/ How you share that information
Certain laws may require informing site visitors of cookies used by the website. To do this you can add a cookie banner to your site.
This is typically displayed as a window in the header or footer with the option to close.
If you have an e-Commerce website and sell products online, you should add return policies, terms of service, and privacy policies to your checkout page.
In most platforms such as Squarespace or Shopify you can populate these policies in settings and they will appear in the product page or checkout page as links or pop up windows.
Newsletter Subscription Disclaimer:
If you recently updated or changed your policies, it is a good idea to announce this to site visitors. You can do this by adding an announcement bar to the top of your website or a pop-up window that appears automatically as visitor enters the site.
GDPR and your website:
The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, is a European privacy law effective starting May 25, 2018. The GDPR regulates how individuals and organizations may collect, use, and retain personal data. If you have visitors or customers in Europe, you should comply with GDPR and understand the regulation as a website owner.
For further information on GDPR please seek legal advice.
**Webby Web Design cannot provide more specific help on content and words to use in your terms, policies, or legal notices. Please seek Legal advice to help you further.