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Archive for March 2012

SPAM: a funny word with serious implications

A few days ago I got an email from a website where I had been doing some personal, non-business-related shopping. I had been looking for some supplies for craft projects, and in order to see the price of the items in question, I was asked to submit my email address. This was annoying, but it looked like they might be giving better discounts than other websites, so I put in my email address. Of course I knew they would start sending me marketing emails, but I thought, “Oh well, I’ll just unsubscribe as soon as I get the first one.”

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A privacy policy template for your website or blog

If you collect any kind of information from your visitors, or do advertising or affiliate marketing of any kind, you’re required by law to post a privacy policy disclosing what information you collect, what you do with it, and who you share it with.

Rather than writing one from scratch, there are a couple of tools that have already done some of the work for you.

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