A quick guide to Data Protection requirements for website owners

data collectionIf you are a small business, it can be difficult to know whether you need to register under the data protection act.

This information intended as useful information and guidance for website owners to help you to decide.

You should consult a solicitor to ensure that your website complies with data protection requirements.

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Distance Selling Regulations for Ecommerce websites

distanceE-commerce websites must comply with distance selling regulations

The Distance Selling Regulations 2000 are designed for customers protection when they are not present with the seller at the time of purchase. They relate to purchases made via email and via the internet.
(They also cover telephone and mail order sales.)

The regulations only apply to transactions between businesses and consumers (individuals acting outside the course of their business) and do not apply to business-to-business contracts.

Under the Distance Selling Regulations, consumers have the right to:

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Useful links for sample internet policies and notices

Link buildingThese links are to sample internet policies & notices and are intended as useful information and guidance for website owners.

You should consult a solicitor to ensure that your internet policies and notices comply with your legal requirements.

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A quick guide to legal requirements for your website

BusinessThis is intended as a quick guide.

Please consult Trading Standards or a solicitor to be certain of your legal obligations.

Legal Requirements for stationery and emails

Since 1st January 2007 all limited companies and limited partnerships have been required to supply the following information on business stationery:

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Enhance your company’s green credentials:

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10 ways in which a web presence can help you to do your part to save the planet…

 

Green options for your business….

 

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10 quick tips for getting more social shares

mediaA quick skim through this great slideshare by Noah Kagan gives you an overview of how to increase the number of social shares your content gets.

Its worth a couple of minutes of your time!

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How to set up a Facebook Business Page

facebook for businessHave you finally decided that you need to get social with your business and want to start with a a Facebook page , but don’t know where to begin?

Setting up a business page on Facebook is very straight forward. The page has to be associated with a personal account (though your customers don’t have to see your personal timeline) so you must first sign up for a personal Facebook account if you don’t have one.

If you already have one then log in and visit: https://www.facebook.com/pages/create.php and get ready to roll!

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What makes for great website content in 2014?

hummingbird updateDuring 2012, changes to Google’s algorithm (Panda and Penguin) concentrated on working out the authority of web page content. They really got better at identifying genuine, original high-quality content .This meant that those who were paying for backlinks or were simply concentrating on keyword stuffing, could have found themselves being penalised.

During 2013 with the “Hummingbird” update, Google became better at understanding searches in the form of questions or conversational searches. Now, instead of simply looking to match individual keywords or phrases, they can interpret complete sentences and their context.

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New look for Twitter 2014

twitter revampOn Monday 13th january, Twitter announced that it will be rolling out another new look for your home page.

It is designed to look more like its iOS and Android apps.

See the new layout…

Christmas background for your website

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Fancy a Christmas jumper for your website?

Looking to give a bit of Christmas cheer to your website visitors?

Why not have a seasonal background or a themed modification to your logo?

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