3 Suggestions For Avoiding a DUI This Holiday Season

3 Suggestions For Avoiding a DUI This Holiday Season

Once again, the holiday season is upon us. Thanksgiving is right around the corner, with Christmas and New Years soon following. The holidays are a time to reflect, rejoice and celebrate. Often times, holiday celebration comes in the form of a few drinks with friends and family. Whether you’re enjoying a beer with the Thanksgiving football game, a cup of eggnog by the fireplace or a glass of wine with Christmas dinner, there are a few matters to keep in mind.

First and foremost, driving under the influence and driving while intoxicated are very serious crimes that can have a indelible effect on your life. Simply having a few drinks could lead to death, destruction, embarrassment and loss of privileges. It is important to have a plan when it relates to alcohol consumption, especially around the holidays. Here are three suggestions for avoiding a DUI this holiday season.

1. Always have a designated driver.                  

This piece of advice has been recited ad nauseum, and for good reason. Having a designated driver is the cheapest, most convenient way of ensuring safe transportation to and from a party. If you have a friend or family member who doesn’t drink, you can simply ask them if they could take you home. Make sure to make the trip worth their while. If you have a group of close friends or family who are all known for enjoying a holiday libation here and there, you can take turns staying sober and being the designated driver.…

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3 Things Your Privacy Policy Should Have

3 Things Your Privacy Policy Should Have

In my last post I discussed why I think virtually every small biz website should have a privacy policy. This time, I’d like to discuss three things every policy should have, which I commonly find to be missing.

First, a quick run-down of the basic purpose for a privacy policy is in order. Privacy policies basically fulfill two functions. They: 1) tell visitors what information you collect from them (whether the collection is overt, such as through an email opt-in, or covert, such as through tracking cookies); and 2) what you will and will not do with the information.

Now on to the three things every policy should have (but often don’t):

A Notice About Tracking Cookie Usage. If you use third-party analytics or ad serving, then it is virtually guaranteed that your site places tracking cookies on your visitors’ computers. If you have any sort of “sign-in” functionality to your site, chances are session cookies are also utilized keep users logged in, for security, or to make log-in easier. Your privacy policy should disclose your cookie usage, how information collected is used, and what cookies are controlled by third-parties. When appropriate, reference the privacy policies of these third-party cookie using providers so your visitors know what they do with information collected.

COPPA Notice. Whether or not your site is oriented toward collecting information from children under 13 years of age, you should be referencing the Children’s On-Line Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) in your privacy policy. On one hand, if …

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