Several privacy laws are now in place to protect the personal information of citizens of certain states with fines that can reach $2,500-$7,500 per website visitor. Nearly a dozen states have also proposed their own unique privacy bills, some of which will allow its citizens to sue businesses for having a contact form without a compliant up to date Privacy Policy. These states make note that businesses of any size and any location will have to comply.

Websites with as little as a contact form are collecting “Personally Identifiable Information” and will need to provide a compliant Privacy Policy to its users to avoid fines or lawsuits.

The next privacy law to go into effect is less than 35 days away (CCPA, $7,500 per infringement).

What can you do to get protected?

To be proactive about this issue, we’ve partnered up with a Privacy Policy generator called Termageddon. They will automatically update your website policies when the laws change, and they do it at a fraction of the cost of an attorney. The license costs $99/year, and we are charging a one-time setup fee of $100 to create the policy pages, insert/test the code and ensure your policies stay up to date with changes to the law.

We have put Termageddon’s policies on our own website – https://grandlakewebdesigns.com.