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The Australian Privacy Act 1988: What You Need to Know

What is the Australian Privacy Act 1988 and how does it apply to you and your business? The Australian Privacy Act of 1988 is an act which helps to protect the privacy of the individual by regulating how personal data is is collected, used, disclosed, processed and stored. Personal data is defined as any information […]

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Are Terms and Conditions Legally Binding?

At some point most of us have clicked on the “I Agree” check box, indicating that we have read and agreed to the Terms and Conditions of a website. Are these terms and conditions actually legally binding? Yes, Terms and Conditions are legally binding as long as they are presented to the user in an […]

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Data Protection Policy – What is it?

You know you need to protect your users data and have a Privacy Policy in place which outlines how you do this. But what about a Data Protection Policy? and no, it’s not the same thing. A Data Protection Policy is a policy that outlines how a company uses, manages, secures and protects their data. […]

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Privacy Policy for Google Adsense

How does a Privacy Policy meet the requirements for Google Adsense? If you wish to use Google Adsense on your website, you need to comply with Google’s Privacy and Security required content as set out below. “Your privacy policy should include the following information: Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based […]

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Does Your Blog Need a Privacy Policy?

If you run a blog you may be wondering does my blog need a Privacy Policy? The answer is YES, your blog absolutely needs to have a Privacy Policy. It is a legal requirement as soon as you begin to collect any personal information from your readers. Examples of collecting personal information are using cookies, […]

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The 7 Key Principles of GDPR

If you have heard about data privacy then you have no doubt heard about the GDPR. There are 7 key principles that are the foundation of the GDPR, so what are they? Lawfulness, fairness and transparency Purpose limitation Data minimization Accuracy Storage limitation Integrity and confidentiality (security) Accountability These principles are set out at the […]

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Why You Need a Privacy Policy

Why do you need a Privacy Policy on your website? A Privacy Policy is a legal requirement if you collect and process any personal data from customers or users of your website. It outlines the type of data collected, how you collect it, what it is used for, where it is stored and how you […]

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What Does it Mean to be GDPR Compliant?

No doubt by now you have heard of the GDPR, but what does it actually mean to be GDPR compliant? To be GDPR compliant a company or organization which collects, uses and stores personal data from their users must adhere to a set of rules to keep that data safe and secure while offering their […]

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Website Disclaimer (what you need to know about disclaimers)

A website disclaimer is a statement that reduces legal liability for your company. It helps to protect the services you are providing and the information you are sharing on your site. It identifies areas of your business that may be misunderstood by your users and lets them know you will not be liable for any […]

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8 Reasons You Need a Terms and Conditions Agreement

These 8 reasons you need a Terms and Conditions agreement are extremely important reasons to consider when creating your Terms and Conditions, also known as terms of service, agreement. Terms and Conditions are not a legal requirement of a website, like your privacy policy, but that’s not a reason you should ignore having them. Terms […]

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Privacy Policy vs Terms and Conditions

A Privacy Policy and a Terms and Conditions agreement are both legal documents that are required for any business or website. A Privacy Policy is required by law if you collect and process personal information and a Terms and Conditions agreement  is the guidelines for using your site and helps limit legal liability for you. The […]

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What is PIPEDA? 🤔

PIPEDA stands for Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. It is a federal privacy law which applies to private sector organizations in Canada who collect, use or disclose personal information for commercial activity. PIPEDA law regulates how businesses collect, use and disclose personal information from their customers for use in a commercial activity. But […]

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What is CalOPPA?

CalOPPA stands for California Online Privacy Act. It is a state law of California which came into effect in 2004 and was amended to extend it’s reach in 2012. It requires websites and online services to post a privacy policy on their websites if they collect any personally identifying information from residents in California, and […]

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