Data privacy has become a major issue in the last few years. Thanks to privacy laws such as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), requirements for businesses have become much more strict. Navigating all the privacy laws and trying to figure out which ones apply to your business can be confusing and time-consuming, but it’s important as it can help you avoid privacy-related fines and lawsuits.
Fortunately, there’s help available. A number of services have popped up to help business owners create Privacy Policies that protect both themselves and their customers. One of the most popular and effective options is Termageddon. This service enables you to generate Privacy Policies via software architected by actual privacy attorneys.
In this article, we’ll explain why Privacy Policies are so important for businesses. Then we’ll introduce Termageddon and walk through how to set it up to generate a policy for your site. Let’s get started!
First of all, what’s all the fuss about Privacy Policies? Well, with more Personally Identifiable Information (PII) being given out online, governments have started to take data privacy seriously and enact laws to protect their citizens.
Even if you don’t think you’re collecting user data, it’s smart to check the laws that apply to your business to make sure. There are many ways you may be gathering PII and sharing it with third parties, without thinking about it.
For example, if you have a contact form that asks for users’ names and email addresses, that information is shared with Email Service Providers when you receive a form submission notification. Similarly, activity tracking tools such as Google Analytics collect IP addresses, meaning your website is sharing data with analytics providers.
An Introduction to Termageddon
WordPress has made significant strides to raise awareness of the importance of Privacy Policies by including a template in every installation. However, to comply with specific privacy laws, you need to provide the required disclosures that are specifically stated within each law.
Any website that collects personal information online can benefit from using Termageddon, including e-commerce stores, business sites, and simple blogs. It will help you cover all your bases and free up your time so you can focus on growing your business.
A Termageddon license costs $10 per month or $99 per year and can be used on a single website. Given the automatic policy updates, time saved, and peace of mind you’ll get, it’s a steal. There’s also an agency partner program that provides web designers with free licenses they can resell, and affiliate links to refer Termageddon and generate recurring revenue (while helping educate their clients on the importance of Privacy Policies).
Getting Started with Termageddon (In 3 Steps)
Step 1: Purchase a License
On your account page, click on the Hello… dropdown menu in the top right corner, then select Account Settings and navigate to Payment Information:
Use the purple Update buttons to add payment details and select the number of licenses you want to purchase. Finally, navigate back to your dashboard and click on the white Add License button:
Next, you’ll be asked a series of questions to help customize your policies. Make sure to answer honestly and completely.
Step 2: Generate Your Policy
Next, you can generate your first policy. After answering the questions in the previous step, you should end up in your Global License Dashboard:
From this screen, click on the Add Policy box to start building a policy. You’ll be asked a series of questions to help generate the disclosures required by the laws that apply to your business. If you need help answering them or have any questions, Termageddon has a comprehensive guide to all the items in the questionnaire.
Step 3: Embed the Policy on Your Website
Clicking on this link takes you to a page with a code block:
With Termageddon, you can generate comprehensive policies to help you comply with applicable privacy laws and limit your liability as a business owner. Your Termageddon policies will automatically update to reflect changes to relevant legislation as well as new laws that are passed. Best of all, setting the service up and creating your policies is simple.
Do you have any questions about Privacy Policies or Termageddon? Let us know in the comments section below!