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Privacy Policy
Donata Stroink-Skillrud

The Internet is wrong: Privacy Policy vs. Privacy Notice

We all make mistakes. For example, I once dated a guy who had snakes as pets. But hey, I was younger then so hopefully all is forgiven. Unfortunately, there is one huge mistake on the Internet that we need to explore. I am sure that you have all seen the

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Web Agencies
Donata Stroink-Skillrud

You and Termageddon: a Match Made In Nerd Heaven

Being a web development agency is kind of like being the only male elephant in a zoo: everyone wants to be your partner. You get a million emails every day from someone out there who just can’t wait for you to refer business to them. That’s about as far as

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Uncategorized
Donata Stroink-Skillrud

What the f*@#k does _____ mean?

Ah lawyers and our endless tirade of terminology. When will we have enough? “NEVER” we shout off of the rooftops of nondescript office buildings! However, since there are some terms on Termageddon that may be new to some of you, we thought that we should probably define some of them.

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Terms & Conditions
Donata Stroink-Skillrud

Terms and Conditions vs. Terms of Service

If you’ve ever dealt with a lawyer (sorry), you know that we love our legal jargon. It makes us feel special. And the more jargon we use, the more special we feel. Kind of like the sole dog at a party. The labels “Terms and Conditions” and “Terms of Service”

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Lawsuits
Donata Stroink-Skillrud

Google loses right to be forgotten lawsuit

For one businessman, articles listed on Google about his criminal conviction were cramping his style. While the articles were true in their nature and were not defamatory, the businessman (unnamed) decided to sue Google under the European law that confers the right to be forgotten. Google argued that it is

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Disclaimer
Donata Stroink-Skillrud

Why Disclaimers Are Important

While we rarely watch exercise videos because, let’s face it, an evening watching Lost reruns is much more enjoyable, we have noticed the warning prior to the start of the exercises. You’ve heard it too – “always consult a physician prior to starting a new exercise routine, stop immediately if

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Comparing policy generators
Donata Stroink-Skillrud

Termsfeed Alternative: Termageddon

Termsfeed: hey Joe! Would you like some free ice cream? Joe: oh boy would I! Termsfeed: here you go, here’s some melted vanilla ice cream for you. Joe: Ummm can I get ice cream that’s in the proper and delicious physical state – cold? Termsfeed: sure! That’ll be $5. Joe:

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Comparing policy generators
Donata Stroink-Skillrud

Iubenda Alternative: Termageddon

As anyone who has bought a prom dress online knows, the internet is littered with deceptively good deals. We don’t want you to lose your chance to hook up during prom with a dress that looks like something that just came out of a dingy basement. Thus, we are providing

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CalOPPA
Donata Stroink-Skillrud

Do Not Track – the Important Points

Did you know that there is a friend zone for the collectors of private information online? It’s called Do Not Track (“DNT”). The California Online Privacy Protection Act of 2003 (“CalOPPA”) requires you to notify your users as to how you respond to DNT signals. Furthermore, CalOPPA also requires you

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GDPR
Donata Stroink-Skillrud

GDPR – How It Will Affect Your Business

The General Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is a European Union law concerning data privacy that will start to be enforced on May 25, 2018. It applies to organizations that offer services to, or monitor the behavior of, European Union data subjects, regardless of where the organization is actually located. This means

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Disclaimer
Donata Stroink-Skillrud

Clickwrap vs. Browsewrap: Why Placement Matters

The main question that courts ask regarding whether a policy is enforceable is if the visitor actually agreed to the policy. When it comes to showing agreement to online policies by the visitor, there are two ways in which you can place policies: clickwrap or browsewrap. While it may appear

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