Understanding Website Policies and the GDPR with Christina Scalera

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Today I’m talking with Christina Scalera about understanding website policies and the GDPR. Christina gives us her insight into the GDPR and what it means for all of us as small business owners, as well as things we can be doing to get our website policies and terms & conditions up to date so that we are on track legally and it’s not something we have to worry about down the road. We talk about newsletters and opt-ins, the cookie banner, and some action steps you can take today to get started on this journey without freaking out about it.

 I loved talking with her about this (and Christina is who I got my GDPR-compliant privacy policy from), so I recommend you check out The Contract Shop and listen to this episode when you have a chance to take notes and figure out what you need to be doing for your own website based on where you’re located and your business.

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Connect with Christina:

Christina Scalera is the attorney and founder behind The Contract Shop, a contract template store for creative entrepreneurs, wedding professionals, and coaches. Three years ago, Christina found herself dreaming of pursuing a more creative path, and she started to look for alternatives to her in-house legal job. She explored everything from teaching yoga to becoming a freelance graphic designer to opening an Etsy shop. In the process, she ended up coming full circle by creating a business that brought the benefit of her legal training to help her fellow creatives. When she’s not staring at a computer or awkwardly standing on cafe chairs for the perfect overhead latte photo, you can find her in the woods doing things that are sometimes dangerous but always fun, like riding horses, skiing and reluctantly camping.

Topics Discussed:

  • The difference between a website privacy policy and terms & conditions

  • Why you need a privacy policy

  • The GDPR and who it affects

  • Christina’s take on the GDPR and how she’s implementing it in her business

  • Updates you may need to make to your newsletters and opt-ins

  • What the cookie banner you’re seeing everywhere is and why you need one

Resources Discussed:

Action Steps:

  1. Go to thecontractshop.com/quiz to find out where your business is at legally

  2. Put it in your calendar to listen to this episode again to take notes

  3. Remember that when you say you're bad at something, it's a story you're telling yourself