What are the primary legal requirements every website or app must follow?
All websites and apps have a thing in common: the online privacy laws, including GDPR and Cookie law in Europe, the CCPA in California, and the LGPD in Brazil. As a professional with a web-based platform, you must ensure your clients and visitors websites and apps meet the requirements of these laws. In doing so, you avoid liabilities towards end customers. Furthermore, this increases the client's trust in your product and service. As software developers, we take these measures seriously and implement them as a guaranteed compliance measure into all our work.
Collect Cookie Consent from EU Users
Collect GDPR Consent and Document opt Ins for EU Users
The General Data Protection Regulation states that online businesses that have EU users must collect freely given, specific, explicit, and informed consent from them. We can help our clients by informing them that in addition to collecting consent in line with the GDPR requirement, they must also demonstrate proof of this consent through detailed records. Clients must be aware that valid consent records should include specific information typically not found in website logs. There are three main GDPR consent requirements, one of which mandates informed and explicit consent via a clear opt-in call to action. Clients must demonstrate proof that this consent has been provided, and valid proof of consent records should contain specific information about the conditions in which the permission was obtained.
Apply CCPA Requirements to Protect California Users
Protect Websites and Apps with A Terms and Conditions Document
Privacy laws do not mandate the terms and conditions document, but it is fundamental in establishing the relationship between a service provider and its users, as it sets out the legally binding rules about how the website or app may be used. Ensuring that the client has a terms and conditions document is crucial to protect the client from potential liabilities. A terms and conditions document also covers users' content from copyright infringement. The four main requirements of the terms and conditions document contain copyright clauses, disclaimers, and terms of sale and list the mandatory consumer protection clauses defined by government law. The document must be customised and not based on a template or copied from another location. The terms and conditions document should be available to the user before using a service or completing a purchase. In addition to this, eCommerce websites must have return, withdrawal, or cancellation policies as well.