Legal Policies You Should Have on Your Blog
Really quickly, let’s review some of the legal policies you need to make sure you have on your website:
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You Should Link to Legal Policies in You Footer
The best place to link to your legal policies is in your website’s footer.
That way, it’s easy for visitors to find and read them.
In addition to including links to your legal policies, you should also make sure that they’re easy to find on mobile devices. Many people access the internet through their phones, so it’s important to make sure your legal policies are mobile-friendly.
You Can Also Include a Legal Link in Your Menu
Another great place to include a link to your legal policies is in your website’s menu.
This way, visitors can easily find and access them from any page on your website.
Just like with the footer, you should make sure that your legal links are mobile-friendly.
But the header is typically where most people look for branding and navigation information, so the footer is usually a better place for legal links.
Include Links to Your Legal Pages in Your Posts
You can also include links to your legal pages in your blog posts.
This is a great way to make sure that visitors see them and have easy access to them.
But remember, you should only include links to your legal pages if they’re relevant to the post.
Otherwise, you’ll may be distracting and annoying your readers.
Include links to your legal pages in Email Marketing Opt-Ins
You should also include links to your legal pages in email marketing opt-ins.
This is a great way to get permission to send your readers emails, and it’s also a good opportunity to remind them about your legal policies.
Just make sure that you only include links to relevant legal pages, and don’t overload your readers
Anytime collecting information you need to make sure they understand how you will use that information. GDPR, affirmative consent, and other global compliance laws are a perfect example of this.
If you’re collecting payments on your website, you’ll need to include links to your legal pages on your checkout pages.
This is required by law in many countries, so it’s important to make sure that you comply with all relevant regulations.
You’ll likely also want to make sure the user is required to agree to your terms (which should include your refund policy and resolution terms if there is a disagreement), in order to complete their purchase.
Another great opportunity to collect information from your website’s visitors contact pages requires consent just like anything else on your site. You’ll need to include links to your legal pages in your contact form’s submission process.
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Disclosures On Pages and Posts with Affiliate Links
If you have any disclosures on your website, such as those required by the FTC in the US, you’ll need to include links to your disclosure policies and legal pages.
You can usually include these disclosures automatically at the beginning of a post. Where ever you decide to include your disclosure to comply with the FTC it will need to be visible before a user can click on an affiliate link.
Including links to your legal pages on your website is a great way to make sure that visitors have easy access to them and ensure you’re complying with various laws.
Make sure you are including them whenever you collect information from a user and that your links and policies are mobile-friendly.