Episode 333: Fix Your Website Terms & Privacy Statement! – Paige Griffith

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Are you protecting yourself and your business with a privacy policy or terms and conditions on your website?

In episode 333 of the Bokeh Podcast, Paige Griffith explains what these documents can do in covering all the bases when it comes to your business, as well as collecting data from potential customers through your website. Listen in as she shares the important components that you, as a photographer, need to have within your privacy policy and terms and conditions!

The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you by Photographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Wedding and Portrait Photographer. You can also subscribe to the Bokeh podcast on the Apple podcast app, follow on Spotify, add to your playlist on Stitcher, or listen on Overcast.

Catch up with Paige: (1:47)
The Legal Paige – thelegalpaige.com
Griffith Law

Brand Position: Virtual legal resource that helps educate online small business owners how to protect themselves. (6:31)

Book/Content Recommendations: (11:14)
Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo – bit.ly/bp-figureoutable
The Stacking Your Team Podcast by Biz Chix – bit.ly/bp-stackingyourteam

The Gear Bag: KUVRD Stretchy Lens Caps – kuvrdcamera.com (14:57)

Considering Your Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions (17:06)

Privacy Policy Regulations & Laws (17:06)
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
California Consumer Privacy Act
Child Online Protection Act
Federal Consumer Protection Act

Important Components of Terms & Conditions for Photographers: (24:49)
1. Intellectual Property Notice – Evidence that we put the public on notice of copyright.
2. Refund Policy (Specifically for e-commerce sites)
3. Age Requirements (COPA – 13 years or older)

Website Placement Recommendation from Paige: Secondary footer that includes the Privacy Policy, Terms & Conditions, and Disclaimer (26:40)

Components of the Privacy Policy (28:57)
1. Who you collect the information from.
2. Why you’re tracking the data.
3. How you’re going to use the information.
4. Explain things regarding minors in using their information.
5. The use of information and their rights to change their consent.

The Legal Paige Podcast – thelegalpaige.com/podcast
The Legal Paige Community on Facebook – bit.ly/bp-legalpaigecommunity
BP Episode 130 with Paige Griffith – bit.ly/bp-131
Evolve Conference – evolveworkshops.org

Episode 130: 5 Steps to Legal Success for Photographers – Paige Griffith

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You’re clear about your photographic style and you’ve determined your ideal client, but have you created the legal and financial structure for your business that is necessary for your protection and for your success?

Make sure to listen in to episode 130 as lawyer and photographer, Paige Griffith, guides us through the 5 steps photographers need to take to make sure that they’ve sucessfuly established their business from a legal standpoint, and set themselves up for financial success.

The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you by Photographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Wedding and Portrait Photographer. You can also subscribe to the Bokeh podcast on the Apple podcast app, follow on Spotify, add to your playlist on Stitcher, or listen on Overcast.

Lesson Learned: After working her traditional 8-5 job as a law clerk and photographing on the weekends, she knew she something wasn’t right since she lived for the weekend. She knew photography was pulling her into a different direction than the traditional post-law school route. She decided to combine her photography and legal passions into one as her own practice.

Time Technique: Schedule time for yourself.

The Gear Bag: Canon Mark IV, 85mm 1.2L, Reflector

The Legal Paige: Empowering small business owners to feel confident and protected in their legal legitimacy.

5 Steps to Legal Success in Your Business:
1. Determine if you’re running your business alone or in a partnership, then determine how you want to register your business (sole proprietor, LLC, etc.)
2. Maintain a separate business bank account (requires a free EIN number).
3. Create a budget spreadsheet that is accounting for the percentage of what your tax liability will likely be in the end. Keep all of your receipts.
4. Ensure that you have the necessary contracts in place.
5. Have a plan in place in case something comes up (ex. A lawyer you can call).

Download Paige’s Top 10 Business Tricks

Budgeting Tips:
1. Plan for your taxes on a monthly basis to ensure you’re saving the correct amount of money.
2. Keep all of your receipts.
3. Working from home saves so much in the long run.
4. Hire independent contractors before hiring full time employees.

Photographers Mentioned in this Episode:
Alysha Larkey – Make It Happen Photography
Jenna Kutcher
Zack Gray
Christina Scalera

Website: thelegalpaige.com
Facebook: The Legal Paige
Instagram: @thelegalpaige
Jenna Kutcher Mastermind
Building a Storybrand – Donald Miller
Christina Scalera Contract Shop