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We’ve spoken to several tradesmen recently, and -shockingly – many have no idea what it takes to make their website secure. Without SSL certificates, privacy and GDPR policies, you will operate illegally and can face data protection files, especially if you have a contact form on your site.

Example of  a Secure Tradesmen Site

Here are the main things you will have to look out for:

SSL Certificate:

This is an encryption that establishes a safe connection between your site’s server and the visitor, making sure that their data cannot be exposed. If you don’t have this, your visitors might get a notice to turn back or simply not trust you and leave.

Cookie Notice

You will need to let your website visitors know about what type of data you collect from them. If you have Google Analytics set up, or a Facebook pixel, you are automatically collecting data. And if you have a contact form, you will get access to their details. So you absolutely need a cookie notice.

Here’s a good example of how you can display it:

Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions

You need to let your visitors know about how you manage their details, too. without this, you will not be compliant with the latest regulations and could be risking a fine.


Not knowing about the regulations is not an excuse. Your website can get you into trouble. We are not saying that it will, but it could potentially ruin your business. It’s like being in trades and not having a public liability insurance or qualifications. Or being a residential landlord and not knowing that you need to renew your gas safety certificate every year. No matter if you knew or not; you will still get into trouble.

We usually display the privacy and cookies policies at the bottom of the website, where it is easy to find among the contact details, company registration number, and other details.

What Is a  GDPR Compliant Tradesmen Website

Digital4Trades Limited, the leading provider of tradesmen websites, emphasizes the importance of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance and security measures for tradesmen websites.

With the increasing reliance on digital platforms, tradesmen websites have become a crucial tool for businesses to find new customers. However, with the growing number of cyberattacks and data breaches, it is essential for tradesmen websites to prioritise data protection and security.

At Digital4Trades Limited, we understand the importance of safeguarding sensitive data and ensuring compliance with GDPR regulations. We have invested in cutting-edge technology and implemented robust security measures to ensure our clients’ tradesmen websites are secure and compliant.

We utilise SSL encryption to protect sensitive data and ensure that all communication between the website and the user is secure. Additionally, we have implemented measures such as two-factor authentication and regular security audits to ensure the highest level of security for our clients’ tradesmen websites.

At Digital4Trades Limited, we understand that our clients’ reputation is our reputation. Therefore, we have implemented strict privacy policies and procedures to ensure compliance with GDPR regulations. We ensure that all data collected on our clients’ tradesmen websites is legally collected and only used for the intended purpose.

Furthermore, we have implemented measures to ensure that data is stored securely and only accessible to authorized people. We provide our clients with complete control over their data, ensuring that they can access, modify, or delete it at any time.

The Importance of Security and What We Do

At Digital4Trades Limited, we pride ourselves on providing our clients with tradesmen websites that are not only secure and compliant but also functional and elegant. Our websites are designed with the end-user in mind, providing a seamless user experience that is both intuitive and visually appealing.

We understand that tradesmen websites are a reflection of our clients’ businesses, and we strive to create websites that accurately represent their brand and values. We work closely with our clients to understand their unique needs and tailor our solutions to meet their specific requirements.

In conclusion, at Digital4Trades Limited, we understand the importance of GDPR compliance and security for tradesmen websites. We have invested in cutting-edge technology and implemented robust security measures to ensure our clients’ tradesmen websites are secure and compliant. We believe that our clients’ reputation is our reputation, and we pride ourselves on providing functional and elegant tradesmen websites that accurately represent their businesses.

How to Fix an Insecure Tradesmen Website

1. Check if your connection is secure. You should see the padlock sign on the top of the address bar. You can use Google’s own tool to check this. Click this link to find out.

2. Check if there is a privacy policy, GDPR notice, and terms and conditions link on the site. If not, you could be in trouble and it’s only a matter of time until you get fined.

3. Make sure that you clearly display a Cookie Notice when someone first enters your site. They will need to be provided with your privacy policy link and tick the box to proceed. Surely, you’ve seen those boxes before.

4. Check if your site is safe by checking what version of software you have installed on it. If you had the tradesman website done a few years back and only pay for the hosting, chances are that it’s vulnerable to attacks, as most updates are fixing security issues. Even if you are paying a company for hosting, it is worth checking they did their job.

You can fix all the notices yourself, or get in touch with a professional who will get it all fixed for you. We are here to help you avoid fines and have a reputable and secure business.

Want to grow your local trades buisness and your reputation? Get in touch to arrange a quick chat!

Call 07983-230-799