Copyright
Just because you can find it online, doesn’t mean it’s free! Protect your business by having the right permissions for use of content on your website. If you create it yourself, you have less problems. Software for the internet is so sophisticated and quick today that it is easy to find copied content. Companies that in the business of selling copyright, like Getty’s Images, automate their whole system so that they find the image you are using without permission, send you a letter demanding payment of a licence fee and follow up without necessarily needing human interaction. Read More…  
WebsitePrivacy
What is the big deal about privacy? Everyone gives all their personal information to companies like Facebook and Google, so why not give it to your business? Data privacy is a big deal, particularly in Europe and Cyber-crime is on the increase, or at least awareness of it is. If you collect information, then you are obliged to provide at least minimum protection against disclosure. Read More…
OnlineCommentsb
For some reason a lot of people say things on social media and blog posts that they would never say in a letter to the editor in the traditional newspaper format. It’s an interesting phenomenon and one that will no doubt fuel all sorts of legal disputes for years to come.  With the fast pace of online interactions you might forget that your comments remain accessible online indefinitely for those who want to look, and if legal proceedings are involved, someone will be looking! Read More…
ConsumerProtection
First rule of online business: Do Not Piss Customers Off – They Will Tell the Whole World! Ok, so some people agree with the idea that any publicity is good publicity and if you’re in that camp, do what you will! For those of you who are concerned about the viability of your business and would rather see no comments on social media rather than negative comments, listen up. Read More…
TermsandConditions
Creating an online business allows you to interact with people all over the world. You no longer have the relative security of watching someone walk through the front door of your store and being able to make a judgment about how you want to behave with them, and how you might expect them to behave. Read More…
Antispam
Anti-spam rules apply to telephone messaging as well as emails. Anti-spam is not just about bulk messaging. It only takes one text message or one email to be found liable for breaches of anti-spam legislation. If you have a new business and you don’t use one of the common auto-responder or CRM services like Aweber or SalesForce then you might not be complying with anti-spam laws. Read More…
Accessibility
An accessible website should operate the same way for all its users, regardless of their physical ability. In other words, web accessibility is all about inclusiveness; it is about making sure no one is left out because they cannot see, hear, or use a mouse or keyboard like any able-bodied person. With Google’s algorithm change in April 2015, this also means your website has to be mobile friendly. Read More…
Using Images Online
Where do you get the pictures you use online? Like most people, do you simply do a Google Search to find something that matches what you’re looking for? Another really common practice is to just use clipart. Unfortunately, just because you can find it online doesn’t mean it’s free to use. Read More…
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