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These are the Must-Have Things Every Website Needs in 2019

All websites that exist on the internet today are subject to internet laws and regulations that ought to have adhered to. The last thing you would want is to end up being sued by your website visitors or other third parties for running a non-compliant website, now do you? First and foremost, you are required by law that every data collected, stored and used on this site needs to be explained in details how the process is done. Further, you are also expected by law to state whether or not your website uses affiliate links and cookies. Should you use other people’s content on your website, you must give credit to the original owner of the content lest you risk plagiarism. Read on to discover ways through which you can have these measures implemented.

Your privacy policy is arguably one of the most important legal requirement on your website. It is always important to ensure there is a privacy policy when your website is collecting any form of information from its visitors. It is also important that you acquaint yourself with the European Union’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). Basically, your website is expected to seek explicit permission from its users when collecting data or when there is an intention to contact the users in the future.

Next in line is to ensure your site addresses issues to do with SSL certificate and HTTPs web domain particularly if it is an eCommerce website. An SSL certificate together with HTTPS web domain ensures all user information is fully encrypted and kept safe during all transactions. A sitelock is also an important feature that every website especially those e-commerce websites should have. What a sitelock does is to scan your website to ensure all possible threats are mitigated and that no malware attacks are looming. Arguably the most important role of sitelock is to not only detect and identify vulnerabilities, but it also helps fix possible threats arising.

One of the other very important things that this site needs is good accessibility to ensure it is user-friendly to even people who are disabled and abled differently. People who are sight-impaired, hearing impaired, cognitive impairment and mobility impairment should not have a problem accessing this website. And last but not least, every website must have clearly stipulated terms and conditions of use to ensure it complies with the internet laws and regulations set forth. The whole idea of these terms and conditions is to explain how the website operates, its purpose, the type of data it collects and also the content copyrights.

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