This data typically relates to items such as a user’s first name, surname, address, birthday, marital status, medical history, personal preferences and consumer behavior. You probably have cookies on your website for tracking for Google Analytics or Facebook already, amongst orters.
There are a few options in this minefield, so we are recommending one of these 5:
- Legal Firm – Talk to a solicitor and get a legal document for a fee, but feel all safe. Not much of your time involved, just some of your money. However this is probably not a dynamic document, therefore any change in the law can make this redundant. So, who will oversee any changes and make the requisite edits to your website policies. Ask your solicitor how this is handled.
- Termageddon – This is dynamic, they make the changes to your documents, as the laws change, to ensure that you are always compliant. Just get them to confirm that their policy docs are valid in Ireland and Europe Termageddon – Talk to Hans or Donata Skilrud. It is $99 a year. A little bit of time needed by your webmaster, maybe two hours, to configure and very little money annually, for a lot of peace of mind. This is the one we chose to go with and currently recommend. And we are affiliated to Termageddon, so tell Hans we sent you.
- Termly – https://app.termly.io/user/products Basic level is free if you do not need to make more than 5 revisions a year. Otherwise it is €162 annually.
- Get Terms – This looks like $49 https://getterms.io/
- IUBENDA is $9 a month https://www.iubenda.com/en/
Remember we are not legal advisers or solicitors – yes that is a disclaimer. Hope that helps.
See our GDPR General Data Protection Regulation article here This legislation will definitely affect your business, so it cannot be ignored. It involves so many aspects of identity protection that it is a quagmire of complication. If a customer or visitor wants to give you grief over their data protection, then can make your life hell. But if you are seen to be compliant or complying, they will most likely pick on some other business. If there is a legal action, you want the court to see that you have, at least, attempted to be compliant.