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3 Lessons Learned:

These are the Must-Have Things Every Website Needs in 2019

If you have a website and especially one that generates you any form of income, there are internet rules and regulations that this site needs to adhere to. It is always important to ensure that your website is legally compliant to avoid any form of legal action from other third parties or its users. First and foremost, you are required by law that every data collected, stored and used on this site needs to be explained in details how the process is done. It is also a legal requirement that you specify whether or not you use affiliate links and cookies on your website. Should you use other people’s content on your website, you must give credit to the original owner of the content lest you risk plagiarism. You are probably wondering how you can ensure your website is legally compliant, right?

Every website must have a privacy policy; hence is a very important requirement to look into. If you collect any form of data from your users, whether the information is directly identifiable or not, it is important to have a privacy policy. You might also want to familiarize yourself with the General Data Protection Regulation by the European Union. Basically, your website is expected to seek explicit permission from its users when collecting data or when there is an intention to contact the users in the future.

For a website to be existing legally, it must address matters to do with HTTPs web domain and SSL certificate. An SSL certificate together with HTTPS web domain ensures all user information is fully encrypted and kept safe during all transactions. Every website worth its weight in gold must also have this indispensable tool known as a sitelock. As the name may suggest, a sitelock is a specially formulated tool that scans a website for security threats, vulnerabilities, and malware. Arguably the most important role of sitelock is to not only detect and identify vulnerabilities, but it also helps fix possible threats arising.

Further, this site needs to be fully compliant with the laws and regulations by ensuring it is easily accessible especially to the disabled web visitors. This is where a website addresses the needs of people who have challenges to do with hearing impairment, sight impairment, mobility impairment, and cognitive impairment. And last but not least, every website must have clearly stipulated terms and conditions of use to ensure it complies with the internet laws and regulations set forth. The whole idea of these terms and conditions is to explain how the website operates, its purpose, the type of data it collects and also the content copyrights.