Questions: Ethical and Legal Issues

What is the difference between ethics and law?

Ethics:  a system of moral principles that govern a person’s behaviour or the conducting of an activity.

Law: the principles and regulations established in a community by some authority and applicable to its people, whether in the form of legislation or of custom and policies recognized and enforced by judicial decision.

Describe 3 ethical decisions that may influence web development

– Purposely making privacy options confusing in order to trick people into sharing more information than they are comfortable with.

– Spamming friends on social networks without their explicit permission, many of us are asked to do things that we are not comfortable with.

– Stretching the truth to help a client sell their products – deceptive, using misleading information e.g. Using fake reviews

Describe 3 legal requirements that influence web development

– You must include your company information on your website and in your emails

– Obtain all necessary third party licences and consents – e.g. copyright, links, trade marks, etc.

– Incorporate your terms and conditions

Lead captures

People find pop-ups annoying

Why do many websites still use them?

do pop-ups work & Should You Use Popups To Grow Your List?

In the world of online marketing, there is no strategy more controversial than using popup opt-in forms… so the question becomes “Do Pop-Ups Work?”

If you visit blogs, especially those of top marketers, you’ll find more and more of them using popups – and for good reason. They work.

Even the least trafficked sites will get more new subscribers via a popup than they will complaints about the popup itself. The majority of people are becoming more and more accepting of them, especially now that the designs have become more sophisticated and the offers for new subscribers have become harder to refuse.