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Privacy policies typically contain sections covering:
- What information is collected from users
- What purposes and uses you have for the data
- Any third parties that you share the data with
- Any third parties who can also collect data through your website
- How you keep the data safe and secure
- How users can opt-out of data collection
Why is it Important for your Online Business?
It also helps to build trust with your customers and allows them to feel comfortable using your product or service.
Instead, make sure each section is simple enough to be read and understood by anyone. Use short sentences and remove complicated wording.
The most important first step to take is to make sure that you’re aware of which privacy laws and restrictions apply to your business and jurisdiction.
1. Jurisdiction and Industry Awareness
First, look at the laws that apply directly in your jurisdiction and industry. Then consider whether you have any customers in other jurisdictions that may be captured by other privacy laws. For example, even if your business is not based in the EU, if you have customers or use customer data from the EU, you will still need to comply with the GDPR.
Once you know your local jurisdiction privacy laws, think carefully about industry-specific rules.
For instance, if your business deals with health or medical information, you’ll need to comply with laws that are specific to medical data, which are often more comprehensive and strict.
If your business deals with children’s data in the US you’ll also need to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule.
2. Think About What You Collect
These requirements are vital for complying with privacy laws, and will also ensure that customers know what they are agreeing to when they agree to your policy.
3. Getting An Agreement to Your Policy
Ensure you’re aware of what laws apply to you, think about what data you’re collecting, and ensure your customers can read and agree to your policy.