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1. Website Cookies

1.1. What are cookies?

A cookie is simply a technology for remembering something about you.

Without cookies, a website is like a goldfish who loses its memory every time you visit a new page. Once you visit a new page, it doesn’t remember who you are.

Now this can be a good and a bad thing. Without any memory, a website can’t do a lot of stuff. It can’t let you log in, because it forgets who you are. It can’t let you buy anything, because it forgets what you’re buying.

But it also means it can’t track you. Some websites use cookies to remember what you do on their website, and to target ads at you. And some of those websites share their cookies, so that ads on one website know what you liked on another. This has scared a lot of people.

Cookies aren’t automatically good or bad, but it’s worth understanding what you can do about them.

You can turn them off completely, which is a bit like banning all music to prevent another Justin Bieber album. Many websites simply won’t work.

A better option would be to turn off 3rd party cookies, which will stop most websites from sharing information about you. Some browsers – like Safari – do this automatically.

And finally, you can take a deeper look into any websites which concern you. Most websites have policies that explain what they do, if you care to look.

Well over 90% of websites use cookies. Cookies aren’t automatically good or bad, but it’s worth understanding what you can do about them. 

Learn more at https://www.cookiesandyou.com/

2. Website Accessibility

2.1. ADA Accessibility Lawsuit Tracker


These include any claims made against a website, mobile app, or video content filed in federal court under the ADA or the Unruh Civil Rights Act in California.


NOTE: Check back often as this page is updated regularly.

3. Evolving Website Privacy Policy Laws

3.1. Why do companies have a Privacy Policy?

If you’ve been paying attention to the footers of the websites that you visit, you’re probably wondering – why do companies have a Privacy Policy? So many websites have Privacy Policies nowadays that it almost feels strange when a website does not have one on notifications, contact forms, newsletter sign up forms or simply on the footer. You see Privacy Policies on so many websites for two reasons.

First, Privacy Policies are required by law for most modern websites and failure to have one can lead to privacy-related fines and even lawsuits.

Second, consumers are increasingly concerned about sharing their Personally Identifiable Information with companies. A lack of a Privacy Policy assuaging those concerns can cause them to look for other businesses that do care about their privacy, leading to a loss in sales. In this article, we will break down the reasons for having a Privacy Policy so that you can learn why so many companies have one and determine if your website needs one too.

Read the complete article at https://termageddon.com/why-do-companies-have-a-privacy-policy/

3.2. What laws require websites to have a Privacy Policy?

Is it a legal requirement to have a Privacy Policy on a website?

Do you really need to have a Privacy Policy for your website?

What laws require websites to have a Privacy Policy?

You most likely do as a Privacy Policy is required by law for most websites that collect Personally Identifiable Information (PII) such as names, emails, phone numbers, and addresses. In the linked blog post, we will explore what laws require websites to have a Privacy Policy and who they apply to so that you can make an informed decision as to whether your website needs a Privacy Policy. 

Read the complete article at https://termageddon.com/laws-require-privacy-policy/

NOTE: The Termageddon blog post is updated regularly, so check back for updates.

3.3. Why using someone else’s Privacy Policy is a bad idea

First, the text of the Privacy Policy that you are copying may not be a good fit for your business. For example, let’s say that you are taking the text from one of your competitors who are in the same industry as you. Your competitor may do business differently than you. For example, the competitor may collect different types of information on their website or may share it with different parties than you do. It would be awkward if a client no longer wants to give you their information since your Privacy Policy says that you sell it to advertisers if you do no such thing. Yes, you could spend some time editing their Privacy Policy to try and fit your business, but is your time best spent trying to Frankenstein some semblance of a Privacy Policy or growing your business?

Read the complete article at https://termageddon.com/copying-a-privacy-policy-bad-idea/

3.4. Why a static Privacy Policy is not a good idea

A static Privacy Policy is one that stays the same and does not change over time. While this approach is certainly appealing, having a static Privacy Policy is simply not a good idea. Privacy is a field of constantly changing and evolving requirements, meaning that your static Privacy Policy can quickly become obsolete and non-compliant. This can put you at risk of privacy-related fines and lawsuits, costing you a significant amount of money and headaches. In this article, we will explore these changing requirements so that you can see why a static Privacy Policy is not a good idea. 

Read the complete article at https://termageddon.com/static-privacy-policy-bad-idea/

3.5. Krack Media recommends Termageddon

Krack Media has partnered with Termageddon to offer Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, and Disclaimer website pages. We have researched other vendors and believe Termageddon to be one of the best in providing a quality service that is kept up-to-date with the ever-changing requirements and laws passed by state and federal governments. 

Contact us and we will help you create your pages for your website. 

Or, create your own account at Termageddon and add your dynamic content yourself.

4. Website Disclaimers

4.1. Why Disclaimers Are Important

You’ve heard it too – “always consult a physician prior to starting a new exercise routine, stop immediately if you feel dizzy, etc.” This type of warning is also called a Disclaimer and serves to reduce your liability if someone gets hurt while using your exercise program. While Disclaimers are everywhere from exercise videos to that “your whole life will change and you’ll be so happy if you just take these pills that may also cause death” commercial, Disclaimers are also an integral part of reducing your exposure through your website or application.

Read the complete article to help you decide if your website should have a Disclaimer https://termageddon.com/why-disclaimers-are-important/

5. Website Terms of Service

5.1. What is a Terms of Service agreement?

If you have made a purchase online, signed up for an account, submitted a contact form, or simply visited a website, chances are that you have seen or agreed to a Terms of Service. You may have also asked yourself: what is a Terms of Service agreement? Or you may have wondered whether your business website needs one as well.

A Terms of Service agreement (also referred to as Terms and Conditions, Terms of Use, TOS or T&C) is a statement that details the rules of using your website. The linked article will discuss the benefits of a Terms of Service agreement, which websites need one, what your Terms of Service agreement should contain, and how to obtain a comprehensive Terms of Service for your website.

Read the complete article at https://termageddon.com/what-is-a-terms-of-service-agreement/

5.2. Can you copy Terms of Service?

If you have a website, you should have a Terms of Service on that website to help protect your business from various liabilities and costs. Terms of Service, also referred to as Terms and Conditions or Terms of Use, is a statement that details the rules of using your website. Terms of Service can help you:

  • Answer commonly asked customer questions and thus move them along to making a purchase;
  • Lessen your liability by spelling out what warranty, if any, you offer on purchases made on your website or on the website itself;
  • Protect your intellectual property;
  • Save costs by specifying where disputes will be resolved;
  • Lessen the amount of damages that you may be responsible for; and
  • Maintain control over your website and its users.

As you can see, Terms of Service can be extremely beneficial for your business so you should definitely have one. But can you copy Terms of Service from someone else’s website and still be receive all of the benefits that you would receive from a properly written Terms of Service? The short answer is “no.” In the linked article, we will discuss all of the reasons why it is not a good idea to copy Terms of Service.

Read the complete article at https://termageddon.com/can-you-copy-terms-of-service/

5.3. Terms of Service for an eCommerce website

A Terms of Service (also referred to as a Terms and Conditions, Terms of Use, TOS or T&C) is a statement that details the rules of using your website. Virtually any website can benefit from a Terms of Service as it can help answer frequently asked customer questions about purchases, lessen your liability, protect your intellectual property, lessen the amount of damages that you may be responsible for in case of a dispute, and maintain control over your website and its users.

If you are selling goods or services on your website, you may be wondering about the specifics of a Terms of Service for an eCommerce website. In the linked article, we will discuss the laws that govern a Terms of Service for an eCommerce website and what that Terms of Service should contain to adequately protect your business when making sales online.

Read the complete article at https://termageddon.com/terms-of-service-for-an-ecommerce-website/