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Compliance Bar – Legal Web Compliance Plugin For WordPress

One of the worst situations you can find yourself in as a website owner is to receive a notice of legal action as a result of breaking a law or regulation.

If your website isn’t compliant with laws designed to protect the rights of consumers, you’re breaking the law.

Being non-compliant not only puts you at risk of incurring significant financial costs, but also the cost to your reputation. Why risk your money and your business reputation, when you can protect yourself so inexpensively?

In this post, we look at a simple and very inexpensive WordPress solution that can help make your website compliant just minutes.

Does Your Website Or Blog Comply With All Legal Requirements?

As the internet continues to grow at an extraordinary rate and the rules of the game keep changing, it’s vital to stay informed about what’s going on and to make sure that your website remains legally compliant, especially if your digital presence is an integral part of your business strategy.

If there are no legal pages on your website (e.g. terms of service, privacy policy, financial disclaimers, etc.), many third-party sites such as Google won’t let you advertise, sites like ClickBank won’t allow you to list your digital products on their network, PayPal could close down your account and withhold payment of your funds, Facebook and many other social networks will suspend your web apps, and you won’t be allowed into many other advertising or merchant networks.

If your online business is not in compliance, you could end up facing a whole range of penalties, including fines, having your website shut down, even jail time!

At the very least, without making it very clear to your visitors that your online properties comply with legal requirements and regulatory guidelines, expect visitor trust and confidence in your business to seriously diminish.

(In addition to legal and regulatory compliance, most third-party websites require you to comply with their terms of use and policies!)

Disclaimer: Please note that we are not lawyers and we offer no legal advice on our website.

The purpose of this post is to make you aware that:

  1. Your website could be subject to many legal requirements in accordance with the laws that govern your business,
  2. The importance of being compliant with the terms of service of third-party providers whose products or services you may be promoting or using online, and
  3. There are plugins for WordPress users that can help your site become more compliant, such as the tool that we discuss in this post.

In this article, we review a total compliance and disclaimer plugin for your WordPress-based web presence.

Today We Review …

Compliance Bar Plugin – WP Legal Plugin

Plugin Description

Compliance Bar Plugin is a total compliance & disclaimer solution for your web presence …

For more details go here: Compliance Bar

Compliance Bar Plugin Benefits

Below are just some of the many benefits and advantages of using Compliance Bar to instantly make your site legally compliant:

Fast And Simple To Install And Implement. Be Up And Running In Very Little Time.

Compliance Bar installs like any other WordPress plugin. Just upload it to your Plugin folder via your dashboard and activate.

Templates Are Very Easy To Edit

Easily modify the pre-built legal page templates inside the plugin from the settings menu with the WordPress visual editor.

Dedicated 24/7 Plugin Support

Compliance Bar provides a dedicated team to assist users if they experience any issues.

Additional benefits of using this plugin include:

Features

Compliance Bar offers many unique features to website owners. Here are just some of these:

Using The Plugin

Once the Compliance Bar plugin has been installed, you get access to a section where the plugin’s settings can be configured.

Let’s go through these settings briefly …

User Profile

There are a number of default categories in this section where you can input your business information into entered (e.g. “Contact Name,” “Support Email,” “Company Phone Number,” “Niche Area,” etc.). Not all categories are required, but some are (e.g. “Business Name,” “Company Address,” etc.)

(Compliance Bar Plugin User Profile Section – Image source: plugin documentation)

The Compliance Bar Plugin uses dynamic shortcodes to insert the information you have input into your User Profile in your legal pages …

(Compliance Bar User Profile Page: Shortcodes – Image sourced from plugin documentation)

Once the minimum required data has been entered into the plugin settings fields, you can then access the other plugin screens.

Compliance Pages

The “Compliance Pages” screen contains all of the plugin’s compliance template pages …

(Compliance Bar: Compliance Pages – Image source: plugin documentation)

Below is the complete list of template pages made available by the Compliance Bar plugin last time we checked their site:

You can easily and quickly create legal pages for your site by simply selecting check boxes and clicking the “Save” button in the “Create Pages” section …

(Compliance Bar: Legal Templates – Image sourced from plugin documentation)

Your legal pages will then be created and added under your “Pages” section.

Compliance Bar Icons

The plugin is installed with a built-in set of icons for referencing your legal pages …

The icons can be changed. You can purchase additional icons from the plugin developer, or create/upload your own to match the style of your theme …

(Compliance Bar: Compliance Page Template Icons – Screenshot source: plugin documentation)

Edit / Delete Legal Page Templates

You can easily modify and delete the legal disclaimers from the “Compliance Pages” screen, just like any other page in WordPress …

(Compliance Bar Plugin: Edit Compliance Page Templates – Screenshot source: plugin documentation)

Notes

Compliance Bar

You have various options to customize the Compliance Bar, including where to position the bar, displaying links or icon images, background colors and images, icon size, selecting which pages should be included in the Compliance Bar, whether or not to display the Compliance bar on your front page, which pages the Compliance Bar will display in, mobile settings, and offset distance …

(Compliance Bar Section: Create Bar – Image source: plugin documentation)

Notes:

Once you have specified your Compliance Bar settings, it will display links to your legal through a visually attractive icon bar on your site …

You have full control over the location on your pages where you would like to feature your compliance bar …

PopUps

If you plan to show content that may be restricted to certain age groups (e.g. information related to alcohol, ecigs, dating, etc.), Compliance Bar can display popups that blocks access to visitors who do not accept your website’s terms and disclaimers.

The “Create Pop Up” screen gives you full control over the settings and customization of your pop ups …

(Pop Ups Section: Create Pop Up – Image sourced from plugin documentation)

You can create more than one Pop Up displaying on different pages, or to cover a range of uses in other areas of your site …

You can also set a delay time if you don’t want the Pop Ups to display immediately, set cookie durations to prevent Pop Ups from displaying again within a specific time interval, and capture the IP addresses of visitors who accept your terms and disclaimers for future reference …

(Pop Ups Section: IP Log Details – Screenshot source: plugin documentation)

EU Cookies

If you are based in the EU or display your content to EU visitors, you need to make users aware of your user cookies and notify them of how you use them …

The plugin lets you customize the settings for compliance with EU User Cookies requirements, including the wording of your notification message and link text in the “EU Cookies” area …

(EU Cookies Screen: Manage Settings – Screenshot source: plugin documentation)

Compliance Bar has a non-intrusive way of notifying your visitors and covering you from non-compliance.

Page Templates

The “Page Templates” screen, lists all of your compliance page templates and shortcodes, and lets you modify their content …

General Settings

The “General Settings” tab, lets you access general information, such as promoting and sharing the plugin and getting plugin update notifications …

User Feedback

Below are just a few of the testimonials plugin customers have submitted regarding the Compliance Bar Plugin plugin:

”One of the most annoying parts about building out a site is to make sure it complies with the law. I always leave this part to the end because its painfully dry and boring and frankly I always just wished their was an easier way. Then I came across Compliance Bar and its literally the most versitile and brilliant plugin I have ever used. All my pages meet FTC requirements now and all I had to do was press a button! Anton and Jon..you guys friggen rock — 1000% highly recommend this!!” Anthony La Rocca – Founder (Hustle Marketing)

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”Truly Amazing Product!” Patrick Mauchant – PT Enviromate Technology

Plugin Tips

Here are some additional ways you can use Compliance Bar:

Compliance Bar Product Support

Compliance Bar provides users with dedicated plugin support to help you. You also have access to complete video training.

Additionally, your purchase is backed by a risk-free, 30 day, 200% refund guarantee. If your edition of Compliance Bar does not work within 30 days of purchase and it cannot be fixed within 48 business hours (Monday to Friday), your purchase price will be refunded in double.

Product Cost

Please Note: The cost of purchasing Compliance Bar Plugin can vary, depending on whether there are any promotions or limited-time special offers. The pricing above was correct at the time this review was written. This may not be the actual pricing charged by the plugin seller when you visit the site and you may be shown additional upsells or one-time offers after purchasing.

Check the plugin’s website for the latest price here: Compliance Bar

Additional Information

Legal Templates Reviewed By Lawyers – The plugin developers claim on their website that all legal page templates have already been reviewed and approved by a lawyer. Nonetheless, we highly recommend that you get advice from a qualified legal expert in your area to ensure that your site is fully compliant.

For a demo video showing how the plugin works, including help documentation and tutorials, FAQs, customer helpdesk, contact details and more, visit the Compliance Bar website.

In Conclusion

Compliance Bar is an easy-to-use, simple and cost-effective solution for WordPress-powered websites and blogs. We recommend downloading and installing this plugin for WordPress users if you want immediate peace of mind and legal protection.

To learn more, visit the plugin website here: Compliance Bar – Compliance Bar – WordPress Compliance Plugin

Disclaimer: Once again, we are not lawyers and we cannot offer legal advice on this website. You must do your own due diligence and consult a legal expert about the best way to ensure that your website fully complies with all legal requirements in your country or region.

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