One of the parts of my business that I enjoy the most is helping other translators and freelancers with the legal aspects of their business. The legal side of running a business is often something that many freelancers find scary, and they would much rather spend time doing what they love. That’s where I come in.

I created the Digital Home Toolkit for Freelancers with Teresa Sousa, Katie Uniacke and Kelsey Frick. We wanted to create a course for new and established freelancers who want to build a unique online presence. I wanted to ensure that other freelancers understood their legal responsibilities and had the legal protection they deserved. That’s why I created a legal module for the course.

Legal must-haves for your website

This module covers data protection responsibilities, privacy policies, and terms of use for websites.

Lesson 1: Privacy policies and cookies (not the tasty kind)

You need to make it crystal clear what information you’re processing and why. I will tell you what you need to include in your privacy policy and how creating a clear privacy policy can help you build trust with your clients and show the relevant data protection monitoring agencies where you’re based that you take your data protection responsibilities seriously.

This lesson highlights how the privacy concerns associated with your website are not something you can ignore. Data protection is your responsibility as a freelancer, and every business, no matter how small, needs a privacy policy on its website. It’s a legal requirement.

Lesson 2: Terms of use

As freelancers, our websites are often the main way we showcase our businesses to the world. If you’re like me and spent months agonising over your website until it was “perfect”, the last thing you want is for someone to come along and steal some of your beloved content.

This lesson will convince you of the clear benefits of having a terms of use agreement on your website. A business owner with a physical office on the high street would do everything possible to protect their office. Our websites are our intellectual property, and we need to protect them. The terms of use page definitely won’t be the most exciting page on your website. However, it’s definitely the most important one.

Bonus module

Our bonus module also includes some freebies and discounts, including:

We also have a free preview option for our course, so you can try it before you buy it. Sign up for the free preview now.

If you want to learn more about the course before investing your hard-earned cash, look at the FAQ section of our course’s landing page or drop me an email at info@coleytranslates or slide into my LinkedIn DMs. I would love to hear from you! You can also read Katie Uniacke’s blog, “The Digital Home Toolkit for Freelancers: Everything You Need to Know”, for more information on the course modules.

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