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    • abeezar
    • By abeezar 7th Jul 17, 3:02 PM
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    Advice on online website and necessary insurances
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    • 7th Jul 17, 3:02 PM
    Advice on online website and necessary insurances 7th Jul 17 at 3:02 PM
    Hi

    I am in creating a website that have user name and password and facilitate users sharing information with each other.

    The info which the user is sharing - will be passed on to other user , only if agrees and understands.It will not be stored.

    I may need to register for Data protection.

    Can you please advice what all necessary bodies I should register and insurances I should have.
    Also any web link should be useful.

    Do I need to register the website with copyright body ??
    If I accept subscription payments (no financial advice), do i need to register with a body.
    What type of insurance I should take.

    Any help is very much appreciated.

    Also anyone aware of grants/ funding I could get.

    Thanks and Regards
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    • Guest101
    • By Guest101 7th Jul 17, 4:14 PM
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    • 7th Jul 17, 4:14 PM
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    • 7th Jul 17, 4:14 PM
    Hi

    I am in creating a website that have user name and password and facilitate users sharing information with each other.

    The info which the user is sharing - will be passed on to other user , only if agrees and understands.It will not be stored.

    I may need to register for Data protection.


    Can you please advice what all necessary bodies I should register and insurances I should have.
    Also any web link should be useful.

    Do I need to register the website with copyright body ??
    If I accept subscription payments (no financial advice), do i need to register with a body.
    What type of insurance I should take.

    Any help is very much appreciated.

    Also anyone aware of grants/ funding I could get.

    Thanks and Regards
    Originally posted by abeezar
    May? MAY? - seriously go and do more research. Your entire website is fundamentally governed by data protection laws. It's not registering that's the issue (ICO by the way), it's ensuring that controls are in place.
    • MrJones1
    • By MrJones1 8th Jul 17, 5:40 PM
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    • 8th Jul 17, 5:40 PM
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    • 8th Jul 17, 5:40 PM
    Two most important things.

    1. Privacy policy - this applies if your website collects information. For example if you have a enquiry form. In the policy you explain what your business does with the data. You also explain if it conforms to The Data Protection Act. Moreover, you will explain what cookies you have on the website and what they do.
    2. Have a widget which require consent to leave cookies on the user's computer/tablet/phone.
    • MrJones1
    • By MrJones1 8th Jul 17, 5:45 PM
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    • 8th Jul 17, 5:45 PM
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    • 8th Jul 17, 5:45 PM
    Regarding copyright, you should have a copyright notice in the footer. Many websites have these as they clarify that they own the content. If your copyright is breached you must take legal measures. Sometimes it's enough with a "cease and desist" letter from a lawyer or solicitor. As far as I know, there is no "copyright body" which will enforce your rights when your copyright is breached by another party.
    • abeezar
    • By abeezar 11th Jul 17, 12:40 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 12:40 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 12:40 PM
    Thanks for the comments on the post.


    Regarding data sharing type of data to be shared could be Name/email id and specific data ( not any financial related stuff).

    Again I do not intend to collect and store information - but a Privacy Policy outlining what is done with the data will be made available.

    Cookie and Widget has been considered already.

    As advised , I can do more reading on data protection to be within the laws.


    Sorry to ask again : any specific info on grants ( UK/EU) and eligibility would be helpful.

    Thanks and
    Regards
    • rhysadams
    • By rhysadams 11th Jul 17, 12:51 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 12:51 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 12:51 PM
    I would recommending joining the Federation of Small Businesses, its about £150 per annum. However, they put me on touch with their legal team who covered all aspects of setting up a business online.
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