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Do I Need a Content Disclaimer?

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

A Content Disclaimer serves one main purpose: It is posted on sites where users, members or third-parties (advertisers, sponsors and merchants) post information, comment or exchange opinions on your website or blog. The Content Disclaimer gives notice that you are not responsible for, nor do you advocate the content, comments or opinions posted or exchanged by others through […]

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Data Security Breaches: How to Protect Your Business

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

A data security breach can spell financial doom for a company that is unprepared. But if you run a small to medium-sized business (SMB), you may have questions about the consequences of a data breach. For example: • Does your business need to be prepared? • Who are responsible for most data breaches? • What […]

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Is Your Advertising Deceptive? – Back Up Your Claims

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

Case 1: Speak and Speak Smooth Supplements by NourishLife The FTC acted on the complaints of the parents of children with speech disorders. In the lawsuit against NourishLife, FTC has proved the Speak and Speak Smooth supplements produced and sold by the company are deceitfully marketed as the solution for children’s speech problems. Based on […]

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Will Your Social Media Policy Get You Sued?

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

The National Labor Relations Board stepping up charges against employers. Social media has been a welcome advertising and marketing partner for many businesses.  It has become an important tool in how businesses recruit and attract new business and new employees.  Social media has opened up many doors, allowing companies to reach an astounding number of […]

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Paid Reviews and Testimonials: Disclose or You Will Pay

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

Some online marketers are using paid reviews and testimonials that are in violation of FTC guidelines An enforcement action against AmeriFreight shows the FTC continues to pay close attention to companies who fail to disclose when they compensate customers or visitors for testimonials and reviews. FTC guidelines state that if anyone is compensated for giving your […]

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Global Privacy Laws – Is Your Privacy Policy Up-to-Date?

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

As more and more countries adopt new Internet privacy laws, website owners are being guided and encouraged to comply with not only U.S. laws, but also those of the EU (European Union). The European Union is a union of 28-member countries that are located mainly in Europe. These countries include: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, […]

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Free Website Disclaimers

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

Free DMCA Notice Free Disclosure of Material Connection Free Email Disclaimer Free Fax Disclaimer Free Food Disclaimer Free Gym Disclaimer Free Copyright Notice Free OBA Disclosure Free Opinion Disclaimer Free Product Disclaimer Free Video Disclaimer

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How to Protect One of Your Company’s Most Important Assets During the Sale of Your Business or Bankruptcy

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

Let’s imagine a scenario. Business A operates online and collects data. It has a privacy policy that explains to users how personal information that is collected will be used. After several years of business and data collection, Business A ends up filing bankruptcy. The owners of Business A decide that selling the customer list is […]

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Website Disclaimers and a Terms of Use Make Good Partners

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

Website disclaimers can help protect you and your online business from legal liability. In simple terms, a disclaimer is a statement that denies responsibility with the intention of avoiding legal liability arising from specific acts or omissions. Website disclaimers (and other disclaimers) are drafted for businesses or individuals to avoid the liability from lawsuits by […]

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How to Enforce Your Website Terms and Conditions

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

Your Website Terms and Conditions is a Contract with Your Users and Customers Almost every website and blog owner who takes their online business seriously has a Terms and Conditions (sometimes called a Terms of Use or Terms of Service) posted on their website. These Terms and Conditions explain and display the site’s policies to […]

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