The new GDPR law comes into effect on May 25th and website owners around the world are scrambling to make their sites compliant by the deadline. Over the past week or so my inbox and social media feeds have been swamped with GDPR–related content, either from companies sending out re–consent emails or website owners looking for help and guidance.
As I deal primarily with individuals and small businesses, I’ve spoken to lots of concerned website owners who are bemused by the new legislation. Along the way, I’ve discovered lots of helpful tools that make compliance a little easier but there are still some basic things that can be stumbling blocks for smaller businesses.
As part of their mission to help site owners achieve compliance, GDPR or otherwise, Legalo have offered Websmyth clients free access to some of their most popular web compliance document templates. These include:
- email disclaimer
- a full GDPR compliance kit
Each of these templates comes with a handy, plain–English guide that walks you through how to use the documents and edit them for your own site. Legalo also promise to keep them up–to–date and send free revised versions when the documents are changed. There’s also a free helpdesk service on offer for any legal questions on the templates being used. It goes without saying that this isn’t a replacement for seeking specific legal advice for your website, but for owners of smaller sites this is a good place to start.
In order to take advantage of Legalo’s generous offer, drop me an email so we can get you started with the documents. I’d also highly recommend taking a look around their site and blog, where they regularly post on issues such as website compliance.