Do You Need a Website Privacy Policy?

 
 
Do you Need a Website Privacy Policy?
 
 
 

Does your website have the right privacy policies in place?

Thinking it doesn't matter? Think again! Your online policies have a big impact on customer happiness and your bottom line. Plus, they'll need to meet certain legal requirements to prevent fines and lawsuits. Here's the breakdown:

 
Privacy Policy


You need these if: you have a website!


What they need to include: This policy tells users how you'll store their information: whether you'll  sell it, collect their cookies, track their location, and how they can opt out of data collection. Many states, like California, have specific requirements that need to be included in an online privacy policy. Many countries have stricter privacy laws, so if your site is aimed at European audiences, you definitely want to lock that down.


Pro Tip: You might not track certain user information, but your website provider may. Make sure to know their policies and include them in your own privacy policies.


How to feature your policies on your site: Create a separate webpage for your privacy policy and make it accessible from your homepage. If you’re in California, you need a separate privacy policy that outlines California privacy rights.

Looking for Website Policies?
 

You can download our Sample Website Policies for a terms + conditions and privacy policy that you can customize for your website.

 
 

 

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