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I still remember the day I took the enneagram test. I was sitting in my cubicle at my old 9-5, and we were all discussing our types, guessing which ones each other were based on what we knew about each other.
The minute I got my results, it was like it all made sense. I was finally able to explain why I got frustrated when the dishwasher wasn’t loaded right.
Even though there isn’t technically a right way to load a dishwasher. (But yes, knives need to face up, if you ask me).
Starting a business, my enneagram number also came in to play. I’m over the top obsessed with following rules (yep, you guessed it, I’m a 1), which can be difficult in an industry where the rules are made along the way, and you sometimes have to break them to find your place.
Psst. still confused about the Enneagram? Check out Enneagram and Coffee on Instagram for a full explanation!
I can often find myself paralyzed when it comes to decision making if I’m not sure what the right way to do something is. But luckily for me, there are tons of resources out there to make sure I’m doing things just right!
Today, I wanted to share one of my favorites with you – The Creative Law Shop – the resource I use for my contracts here at Hygge Design Co.
As a web designer, I’ve done my fair share of website audits, and the one thing that always seems to be missing are the legal pages.
Trust me, I get it, these pages are not necessarily fun, but they are oh so important when it comes to protecting your business and the content you put out there.
So let’s take a look at what these are, and what they actually mean, shall we?!
Oh, and remember the lovely GDPR that rolled out? They also have stipulations on privacy policies, what needs to be included, etc. And yes, even if you’re not running your business in the EU, you still need to be GDPR compliant if any of your visitors are based in the EU!
Whew, I know this is pretty techy and maybe a little boring, but the truth is, it is just so important.
Terms and Conditions
The Terms and Conditions set the terms between you and your website visitors, and also help protect your rights to the stuff you put on your website (Learn more about that from Freshbooks here)
In other words, this is the part that actually helps protect your precious work and put it out there into the world, and is a way for you to further protect yourself legally.
Again, if you’re in need of Terms and Conditions to protect your work, I’d highly recommend checking out The Creative Law Shop!
I recommend creating one page for each, and making sure these are available in the footer of your website.
For Showit Users
Create a new page on your Showit website. If you’d like, you can copy over the header/menu area and the footer to this new page.
Once you have your pages created, edit your footer to include links to these pages!
And just like that, you’ve got your website legalities in order!
For Squarespace Users
Create a new page on your Squarespace site, either in the “not linked” section or in the footer area (depending on your template).
If you set these pages up in your not linked section, make sure to create hyperlinks to these in your website footer section. If you built the pages under the footer section, the links should already be showing up!
You’re all set!
Alright, my friend, make sure you get these important website legalities taken care of!
Ready to get this finalized? Head on over to The Creative Law Shop and use the code IDA10 to get 10% off your templates!
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