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What The GDPR Means For Your Website

Category: Tips and Tricks
November 9, 2017

What is GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a series of principles designed to strengthen the protection of data for EU citizens and residents. Having been ratified in April 2016 it will be enforced by every EU state from the 25th of May 2018 onward and represents the single greatest advancement of EU data privacy in more than two decades.

While many of the legislative principles that make up the GDPR are similar to those found in the current Data Protection Act (DPA), there are a series of new measures and significant enhancements involved.

Introduced in order to protect individuals from potential future data breaches, the GDPR will allow individuals to wield far more control over the personal data companies retain about them and place significant emphasis on businesses ability to demonstrate data control and security.

Who will be affected by GDPR?

These changes will impact any company that collects their clients personal data whether it’s through a website, an app, email or any other means that results in personal data being retained in an internal database.

This means that many businesses will have to adjust their approach to data retention and transparency in order to ensure they don’t incur a non-compliance sanction of up to €20,000,000 or 4% of annual worldwide turnover.

Make sure you are GDPR compliant 

Data transparency between companies and individuals is a cornerstone of the GDPR. Companies will be required to inform individuals:

  • What personal data are being retained

  • How their personal data are being used

  • Who is using their data

  • How long their data will be stored for and,

  • Who to contact with regards to obtaining further information on the company’s data processing procedure

In conjunction with data transparency, data security is paramount to maintaining GDPR compliance. In order to ensure this, firms will be required to carry out an online review, answering the following questions:

  • Does our target market include EU citizens? (Check currency listings, etc.)

  • Does our website contain a comment section?

  • Does our website facilitate newsletter subscription?

  • Does our website gather and retain personal information or online identifiers such as IP addresses via analytics?

Following this, it will be beneficial to carry out a review of the personal data being collated and retained, under the following headings:

  • Why are these data being collated?

  • Why are these data being retained?

  • How long will these data being retained?

  • How secure are these data?

Over the course of these reviews, any potential weak points in a firm’s data protection protocol should become clear and allow the company to take the necessary steps to maximise data security and minimise their risk of GDPR non-compliance.

Suffice it to say, this is a highly simplified guide to GDPR compliance.  If you have any questions or concerns about the potential impacts of GDPR on your firm please contact 2 cubed here and our web development experts will be happy to help.

 

New website launched for the Customer Link

Category: Projects
August 25, 2016

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We recently launched the brand new website for CustomerLink, a Dublin-based business which can improve customer engagement and customer satisfaction, helping companies improve their business results.

The CustomerLink Feedback Tool can help properly monitor and analyse customer feedback and employee engagement, allowing businesses to implement improvements to increase productivity and build their businesses.

Find out more here.

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2Cubed featured in regional newspapers

2Cubed is a finalist for the Best Web Development Agency at the Dot ie Net Visionary Awards, with the winner announced at a glamorous ceremony in the RDS Dublin on Friday, October 10.

We are delighted to have been recognised for the quality of our work, and as a result, we were features in this week’s People Newspapers in Wexford. As leading web designers in Wexford, we are proud to fly the flag for the county across Ireland, and being recognised for our bespoke web development and app development is testament to this.

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New Online Divorce service launched

Category: Projects
January 6, 2015

diylawyerlogoJanuary is always the busiest time for making huge life decisions – dieting, job hunting, exercising, and getting a divorce! As a result, it’s the perfect time for launching Ireland’s first and only Instant Online Divorce and Separation Agreement Service.

DIY LAWYER was founded by Peter P Ryan (BA Hon Public Administration). Peter successfully went through mediation, separation and divorce in regard to his own marriage and is committed to providing easy access to the courts for Irish residents at low cost in relation to family law matters and in particular to applications for divorce, judicial separation and in drawing up separation agreements and defence and counterclaims.

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Getting an online divorce with DIY Lawyer is relatively simple. You just purchase the package that you need, then follow the steps and fill in the forms. Print these off and sent them as per the instructions. It could save you thousands in legal fees!

Click here to get your divorce proceedings started today!

New Website for Wexford Car Centre Kia

Category: Projects
October 14, 2014

wexfordcarcentrekiaWe recently launched the brand new website for Wexford’s Kia dealership, Wexford Car Centre Kia.

Wexford Car Centre Kia are the only authorised Kia Dealer for Sales, Servicing & Parts in County Wexford combined with over 50 years’ experience in the motor trade.

With over 30 years’ experience selling and servicing vehicles in County Wexford, Wexford Car Centre Kia should be your first port of call to see our brand New Kia Range & our great selection of quality used cars.

For more information, visit the Wexford Car Centre Kia website.

2Cubed Customers Nominated for Web Awards 2014

Category: News
September 12, 2014

We’re delighted to announce that some of our customers at 2Cubed (as well as 2Cubed ourselves!) have been nominated for many categories at the prestigious Realex Fire Web Awards 2014.

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The following is a list of the websites we have worked on that have been nominated for the Web Awards.

Web Agency of the Year 2Cubed
Most Beautiful Website in IrelandPeregrine Marketing
Most Innovative WebsitePeregrine Marketing
Best SME Website Micro (5 employees or less)2Cubed
Best SME Website Medium (20 employees or less)Intelligent Surface Solutions
Best SME Website Large (21 employees or more)Prim-Ed
Best Responsive DesignRotech
Best eCommerce Micro (5 or less full-time employees)Eoin O’Connor
Best eCommerce Medium Buttercups Uniforms
Best eCommerce Trading InternationallyPrim-ed
Best eCommerce RetailRobins Glen
Best Science and Technology SiteIntelligent Surface Solutions
Best Website of a StartupPeregrine Marketing
Best Sports SiteNew Ross Golf Club
Best Music SiteMusici
Best Entertainment WebsiteSouth East Television
Best Arts WebsiteCountyBooks

New website for Wexford Kia dealer

Category: Projects
September 5, 2014

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This week, the brand new website for Kia at the Wexford Car Centre was launched, helping you learn more about buying new Kias and used cars in Wexford.

Wexford Car Centre is the new home of Kia in Wexford, and are the only authorised Kia Dealer for Sales, Servicing & Parts in County Wexford.

They have over 50 years experience in the motor trade, and over 30 years selling and servicing vehicles in County Wexford, and as a result Wexford Car Centre should be your first port of call to see their brand New Kia Range and their great selection of quality used cars.

Visit the new Wexford Kia website.

Peregrine Marketing website launched

Category: Projects
July 16, 2014

PEREGRINE HOME LAYEREDWe have launched the brand new website for Peregrine Marketing, after working very closely with MD Pat Shaughnessy, an award-winning marketer who has produced significant results and return on investment for many Irish and international companies.

Pat has over 25 years’ experience in marketing, and wanted a website that perfectly represented his business. Each page was individually designed by Fiona, and then carefully built to ensure that Peregrine’s brand was incorporated fully into Pat’s online presence.

Peregrine work with Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) as well as Nonprofit Organisations, maximising their marketing potential and ensuring that they get the best possible return for small marketing budgets by outsourcing their marketing.

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“As an award winning marketer with 25 years of battle hardened experience I always surround myself with associates who are the best in their respective fields. After months of research looking for a top class web developer I contracted 2Cubed to develop my new website. I wasn’t disappointed. I found Jennifer and her team willing to ‘go the extra mile’ no matter what exacting demands I made. They were always pleasant and businesslike. Most importantly for me was their expert guidance and support post-launch including SEO advice, email campaigns and social media.”

Pat Shaughnessy (MD, Peregrine.ie)

 

Web Design Trends for 2014

Category: Tips and Tricks
January 31, 2014

Webdesign-1It’s only a month into the year 2014, but already website users and eCommerce shoppers are starting to notice small changes in the websites they use each and every day. Like every other industry, web design changes regularly, so here are some of the trends to keep an eye out for in 2014.

Windows 8 and Apple’s new iOS7 have firmly implanted the idea of a Flat User Interface in users’ minds. Once, 3D designs with the illusion of depth were all the rage in web design, but 2014 will see slicker, more grid-like designs, that are extremely functional and thus very, very user friendly.

Whereas it used to be an afterthought for many companies, mobile is now key when it comes to web design. Responsive and adaptive websites have been popular for many years, but now many websites are being designed specifically to fit devices of all shapes and sizes, not just web browsers.

Scrolling is making a comeback! When bandwidth was a premium and most of us were still on dialup, bigger or longer websites were often a cause of hardship, but now everyone is used to swiping on their phones and scrolling on their laptops, so it’s not as much of an issue. Expect to see more side-scrolling websites too, but it’s far more practical to ask the user just to scroll in one direction.

An overabundance of images and less text. Just because they’re trends doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. Garth Brooks may be back in Ireland, but double denim will never make a return! Many sites are now using images instead of text, but this can be hugely detrimental for search engine optimisation (SEO). User interfaces may be changing, but when it comes to Google Ranking, text is still king.

Simpler colours. You’ll also see a lot of two colour or three colour websites this year. Clean, crisp, and simple works well with business brands, and means that your website can be another part of your brand identity.

Short video content. Vine was a huge success in 2013, and is only going to get bigger this year. As a result, you’ll see many businesses dotting their websites with short snippet videos. These can be extremely useful for tutorials and informing your customers of your products.

To stay on trend in 2014, and to ensure that you get the most from your website, please contact 2Cubed today to discuss your options!