Privacy Policies, Legal Notice & Terms and Conditions

Necessary pages You should not miss

There are a few pages on every website you should not miss, due to officials (usually in every country there exist a department regulate this law act) on every website there needs a Privacy Policy page, a Legal Notice page and a Terms & Conditions page (the last one depending on your business).

Privacy laws around the world dictate that if you collect personal information from your website visitors, then you need to have a Privacy Policy posted to your site and available with your mobile app (if applicable).

Many third-party services used to enhance website performance (like payment processing tools, analytics suites and advertising plug-ins) also require you to have a Privacy Policy.

What is a Privacy Policy?

A Privacy Policy is a legal agreement that explains what kinds of personal information you gather from website visitors, how you use this information, and how you keep it safe.

Examples of personal information might include:

  • Names
  • Dates of birth
  • Email addresses
  • Billing and shipping addresses
  • Phone numbers

A Privacy Policy generally covers:

  • The types of information collected by the website or app
  • The purpose for collecting the data
  • Data storage, security and access
  • Details of data transfers
  • Affiliated websites or organizations (third parties included)
  • Use of cookies

An example You find here: Privacy Policies

What is a Legal Notice page?

A Legal Notice page (in most german speaking countries You might find the term Impressum or Imprint) is essentially a statement of ownership and authorship. It was put into place to in an effort to protect user data, combat illegal content and spam by making website owners identify themselves, and as a result assume responsibility for the content on their platform. Often when talking about an Impressum, people mean the German (DACH) version of compulsory information placed on a website. In addition, we can cover and use this page where we put the image sources you are using and it’s copyrights on it – as this would be a gerneral good place to do it.

Copyrights and Image Sources

Copyright is a type of intellectual property that gives its owner the exclusive right to make copies of a creative work, usually for a limited time. The creative work may be in a literary, artistic, educational, or musical form. Copyright is intended to protect the original expression of an idea in the form of a creative work, but not the idea itself.

If You like to use an image You find in internet (for example by using google), it is the follow state effective:

You cannot download or use images from Google without seeking permission from the copyright holder, unless your use falls within one of the exceptions or the work is distributed under an open licence such as Creative Commons. Google is simply a search engine that scans the internet and provides the searcher with any relevant results – copyright holders do not upload their images to Google for free use. If you click on the image you are usually guided to the source website where you might be able to contact the copyright holder for permission. Google Image also offers a tool to filter your search results by usage rights.

If You are using images – for example from Unsplash – they state and note as followed:

Unsplash grants you an irrevocable, nonexclusive, worldwide copyright license to download, copy, modify, distribute, perform, and use photos from Unsplash for free, including for commercial purposes, without permission from or attributing the photographer or Unsplash. This license does not include the right to compile photos from Unsplash to replicate a similar or competing service.

Even though attribution isn’t required, Unsplash photographers appreciate it as it provides exposure to their work and encourages them to continue sharing.

Other images from websites such as 123RF, Adobe Stock, Shutterstock etc, they are telling you in circumstances to attribute and giving credits to the photographers.

We from Samui infotech are thinking, mention all the image sources in one place will be the best way to do it. so we advise to do it on a Legal Notice page. An example page You find here: Legal Notice

Why do I need a Terms & Condition page?

Terms and Conditions are basically a contract between You and your customers. It’s an company internal regulation how your work or services are regulated in different conditions, for example if customers needs to pay for a service, they should know how they can pay and when they need to pay. Further on, on this page is regulated, what happens when customers are not pay the agreed payable amount.

An example You find here: Terms & Conditions

We hope that this post makes things a bit clear, as the whole “law-thing” isn’t that kind of transparent, and it can get confuses easy.