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5 Legal obligations for your website

5 elements are enough for your website to be in good standing for the Belgian legislature. The (RGPD) protects us, as a citizen, from many things.

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5 essential elements for your website to be in good standing for the Belgian legislature. Living in Europe, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) protects us as a citizen of many things. It is therefore important to apply the law and comply with these rules in a simple way.

Think you're safe? Sooner or later you will receive a letter from the SPF Economy. Micro, small, medium or big business, no one is safe, so it's important to fix your website.

#1 Miam of Cookies🍪

What a Cookie, no it's not just a delicious little chocolate chip cookie :-D! In web language, it is a small file that allows the visitor to track a website, in order to send you targeted advertising later.

Having a "Cookie 🍪Consent" on your site is mandatory. I am no expert on this, but when you visit most of the sites today, you must give your consent to the fact that there is a Cookie on the site you are visiting.

For your site, it's the same thing. So there's no point in finding a Cookie lawyer 🍪, there are free online tools to get started. I haven't tested a hundred, but the one I chose for my own site is:"IUBENDA"

There is a Youtube video in which I describe how easy it is to add the Cookie Consent 🍪IUBENDA on a website flow. Support me by subscting to the YouTube channel "Happy Desk Design"

Photo by Jade Wulfraat on Unsplash

copyright #2

To protect your creations and texts, the rule is to think about adding at the bottom of the page:
"© Copyright - Year - Your Brand"

Don't forget to adapt every year, there are scripts so you don't have to worry about them anymore. Leave me a comment to find out the trick.

#3 Accreditation Number

Depending on your profession, you will need to provide your accreditation number. Whether it's the IPI for real estate agent or your accreditation number if you are a recruiter. It is important to indicate that.

#4 VAT number and address

Be sure to include on a page your full contact details with the head office address, the legal name of your company, the status and THE VAT number. These are legal elements to apply as soon as possible because I personally received a letter a few years ago for an e-commerce site.

#5 Terms and Conditions of Sale

Needless to say, you don't need to remind you of the importance of having your terms and conditions available and easily searchable for your visitors and future customers. I have written a full article on this subject. I invite you to read it by clicking on this link: Aye... You also copy your General Terms of Sale?

Not always easy as a freelancer to comply with the legal rules. We think we are not concerned, which is possible because you are unlikely to be controlled. But think again, it can happen to all types of companies! And most importantly, I think you must be responsible to your customers!


Come back to this page whenever you want. Have you found any advice that I might have forgotten when writing? If so, what are they? Leave a comment below or email hello@happydesk.be
Kevin Palombo Happy Desk
Kevin Palombo, Happy Desk Manager

Most entrepreneurs have an inefficient website lacking a clear message. So I proposed a 5-step process to create a custom and coherent website to achieve your goals. See Happy Desk

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