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Compliance Bar – Legal Web Compliance Plugin For WordPress

One of the worst things that can happen to you as a website owner is to receive a notice of legal action as a result of breaking a law or regulation.

If your website doesn’t comply with laws designed to protect consumers, you’re breaking the law.

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

In this article, we look at a simple and very inexpensive solution for WordPress users that can help make your site fully compliant in minutes.

Does Your Website Or Blog Comply With All Legal Requirements?

As the cybersphere continues growing at breakneck speed and the rules constantly change, it’s vital that you stay informed about what’s happening and to make sure that your site remains compliant, especially if your digital presence is a significant component of your business strategy.

Without legal pages on your site (e.g. terms and conditions of use, privacy policy, earning disclaimers, etc.), many third-party sites like Google won’t let you advertise, sites like ClickBank will not let you list your digital products on their network, PayPal could shut down your account and withhold payment of your funds, Facebook will suspend your web apps, and you will not be accepted into a number of other advertising or affiliate marketing networks.

If you are not in compliance, you could face a number of penalties, including fines, having your website shut down, even jail time!

At the very least, if your online business is not in compliance, visitors could lose trust and confidence in your business.

(In addition to legal and regulatory compliance, most 3rd-party services require you to comply with their terms of use and policies!)

Disclaimer: Please note that we are not lawyers and we are not offering legal advice here.

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

  1. Your website could be subject to numerous legal requirements in accordance with mandatory federal, state and local laws that govern your business (some of which you may probably not even be aware of),
  2. How important it is to comply with the terms of service of third-party providers whose products or services you are promoting or using online, and
  3. There are easy-to-install solutions that can help your business become compliant, such as the tool that we discuss below.

In this article, we review a simple WordPress plugin that provides a total compliance & disclaimer solution for your site.

Announcing …

Compliance Bar – Compliance Plugin For WordPress

Plugin Description

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

For more details go here: Compliance Bar

Benefits Of Using Compliance Bar

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

Installation Is Easy & Simple

Compliance Bar Plugin is quite easy to install. Simply upload the plugin file to your Plugin folder via your WordPress dashboard and activate.

Page Templates Are Easy To Edit

Easily modify the built-in compliance templates inside the plugin from the settings menu with the visual content editor.

Dedicated 24/7 Plugin Support Team

The plugin develop provides dedicated plugin support to help users if they experience any issues.

Some additional benefits of using the plugin include the following:

Features

Compliance Bar Plugin offers many features to WordPress users. Here are just a few of these:

Compliance Bar Plugin Features – Details

Once the plugin is installed, the plugin’s “Settings” screen is added to your WP dashboard.

Let’s briefly review these …

User Profile

There are a number of default fields in this area where you can input your business details into entered (e.g. “Website URL,” “Business Address,” “Location Details,” “Refund Duration (Days),” etc.). Not all categories are compulsory, but some are (e.g. “Website URL,” “Support Email,” etc.)

(Compliance Bar User Profile Section – Image sourced from plugin documentation)

Compliance Bar uses dynamic shortcodes to populate the information in your legal pages …

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

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

Compliance Pages

The “Compliance Pages” section includes a list of all of your legal templates …

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

Here’s the full list of legal templates made available by the Compliance Bar plugin when we last checked their site:

Creating legal pages for your blog or website can be easily done. Just select the check boxes next to the pages you want to create and click ”Save” in the “Compliance Pages” area …

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

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

Compliance Bar Icons

The plugin is installed with a default set of attractive icons for referencing your legal pages …

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

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

Edit / Delete Compliance Templates

You can customize and delete your legal templates from the “Compliance Pages” screen, just like any typical page in WordPress …

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

Tips

Compliance Bar

The plugin settings area provides various options to customize the Compliance Bar, including position, displaying links or icon images, background colors and images, icon size, specifying which pages should be included in the Compliance Bar, whether or not to display the Compliance bar on your home page, which pages the Compliance Bar will display in, mobile settings, etc. …

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

Notes:

Once you have configured your Compliance Bar settings, it displays links to your legal through dynamic icon bar on your site …

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

PopUps

If you plan to publish content that needs to be restricted to certain age groups (e.g. content related to alcohol, ecigs, adult, etc.), the plugin can display pop-ups that require users to accept your site’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 a number of Pop Ups for different pages, or to cover various uses in different sections of your site …

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

(Pop Ups Section: IP Log Details – Image sourced from plugin documentation)

EU Cookies

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

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

(EU Cookies Screen: Manage Settings – Image 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 edit the page content …

General Settings

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

User Feedback

Here are a few of the testimonials and feedback plugin users have provided for Compliance Bar:

”WOW” Shon Chris – Director (JV Peer Group)

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“Don’t Risk Your Online Business” Mike Thomas (The Mike From Maine Show)

Compliance Bar – Useful Tips

Below are a few useful ways you can use The Compliance Bar Plugin:

Compliance Bar Product Support

Plugin Developers provide users with a dedicated plugin support team to assist users with anything they need. Users also have access to an entire library of training videos.

Additionally, your purchase is backed by a no-risk, thirty day, 200% money-back guarantee. If your edition of Compliance Bar does not work within 30 days of purchase and it cannot be fixed within 48 hrs (Monday to Friday), the plugin developers will refund double the amount of your purchasing price.

Software Cost

Please Note: Current pricing for the Compliance Bar Plugin plugin depends on whether there are any promotions or limited-time specials being offered. The above reflects the current price at the time this content was written. This may not be the actual pricing charged by the product author when you visit the site and there may be additional upsells or one-time offers after purchasing.

Check the plugin’s website for current pricing details: Compliance Bar Plugin – WP Compliance Plugin

Additional Information

Legal Templates Reviewed By Lawyers – The plugin developers claim on their website that all legal page templates have been reviewed and approved by lawyers. 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 plugin usage, including installation instructions and tutorials, FAQs, customer help desk, contact details and more, visit the Compliance Bar Plugin website.

Download This Plugin

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

For more information, visit the plugin website here: Compliance Bar Plugin – Compliance Bar Plugin – WordPress Plugin For Website Compliance

Note: Once again, please note that we are not lawyers and we are not offering legal advice on our 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 wherever your business is based.

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