This template comes with highlighted fields so that you can customize it to YOUR business rather than someone else's site. The template will make sure your visitors have a clear and transparent experience on your branded site. It includes all of the legalese to make it legit in the eyes of a higher power, a judge, or Oprah (not necessarily in that order).
Other ways people are handling their GDPR compliance:
trying to remain in blissful ignorance
wish and a prayer
hoping their new crystal keeps them out of any legal trouble
relying on the policy that came from their hosting platform or web developer (do they even know what you sell? how you run your business? how you handle copyright protection for your content?)
pretending it's not 2018 and that data/privacy don't matter (have you heard of Mr. Zuckerberg's little meet-n-greet with Congress?)
clinging to bad advice they got in a FB Group that the GDPR doesn't apply to you because you are a US-based business
DO NOT be afraid of the GDPR! But also don't rely on your hosting platform or web developer to CYA legally where you business baby is concerned. This is YOUR business -- make sure it is protected the way it should be.
Within one hour of download, you will be ready to get your website completely legally legit!
online course instructors
other creative-service-based businesses
Policy towards data collection from children/minors
What data you collect
What you do with the information you collect
Who else had access to the data you collect
Outlines GDPR rights for EU visitors
DMCA compliance and disclosures
Policy towards data/content that is uploaded/shared through site through community features like enabled comments, forums, or reviews
How privacy is handled in the partial or wholesale of your business
AND there's more!!
Rules for anyone visiting your site
Guidelines about posting violent/offensive content
Guidelines about posting content that infringes on copyright
Minors/children use policy
Your copyright/IP policy for your content
User account policy (need to include if visitors can create user accounts upon checkout)
Affiliate/ad policy and disclosure
Dispute resolution policy
professional advice disclaimer
medical advice disclaimer
PLUS all the legal hocus-pocus to make it legit
Template in an editable Word .doc format with customizable fields/options
Video ScreenFlow of creative attorney Brittany Ratelle walking you through the template
.PDF of license, instructions, and our favorite hacks for customizing contract templates
License to use the template for your business purposes (you can send to an attorney or those you are doing business with, on your team and theirs).
Not a good fit if:
a good fit for everyone unless you are processing a whole bunch of personal data from people -- in which case you are not a small business and you likely have a whole fleet of attorneys working on this issue!
Jurisdiction: This template adheres to the US principles of contract law and is designed for those doing business in the United States. While similar principles may apply in your jurisdiction, please consult with a local attorney.
Disclaimer: The template includes instructions to customize the form for your particular business and creative needs. While this is an attorney-drafted document, the online landscape changes quickly and decisively and nothing in this transaction or document establishes an attorney-client relationship. If you have questions about the template and whether it fits your specific vision, operations or strategy -- please contact an attorney who practices in this area. Brittany Ratelle, LLC is NOT a law firm and cannot offer you legal advice in applying this document to your particular fact situation. The information offered on CreativeContracts.co or BrittanyRatelle.com should be considered for informational purposes only and is NOT LEGAL ADVICE. No attorney-client privilege created by purchasing a product on this website.