Wix makes it possible for anyone to build a website in minutes using its platform. Using Wix makes running an online business easy, but it also comes with terms.
One of those terms is upholding privacy laws, including state, national, and international standards.
The same is true of building a Wix app.
- 6. Examples of Privacy Policies from Wix Sites
- 7. What It All Means for Your Site or App
"You are responsible for the security, integrity and authorized usage of your Users-of-Users Personal Information, and for obtaining consents, permissions and providing any fair processing notices required for the collection and usage of such information."
This means that you - not Wix - are responsible for staying in line with state, national, and international privacy laws.
"Wix has no direct relationship with the individual Users-of-Users whose Personal Information it processes. If you are a visitor, user or customer of any of our Users, and would like to make any requests or queries regarding your Personal information, please contact such User(s) directly"
Other major laws regulating the way businesses process data include:
Wix may only recommend Privacy Policies, but if you fall under the jurisdiction of any of the above laws, then it's absolutely required.
- Start by logging into your account and visiting the Editor page from your dashboard.
- To add a page, you'll click "Menus & Pages." The button is at the top left-hand side of the Editor page.
- From here click the "Add Page" button found at the bottom of the panel.
Your policy must include clauses that pertain to:
- Categories of personal data collected
- Methods of collection
- Processing methods
- Cookies policy
- Third party relationships
- Data retention periods
- Your Contact details
In addition to highlighting these crucial details, add clauses and language about your relationship with Wix. Wix processes some of the data on your behalf, and you are not in control of it.
For example, Section 8.1 Third Party Services notes that Wix's third parties may receive Users-of-Users data:
Examples of Privacy Policies from Wix Sites
Here are a few examples of Privacy Policies from existing Wix sites that fit the bill both from Wix's and legislative points of view.
Keep an eye out for how the creator added clauses to their policy that relate to Wix and Wix's uses of data as their website platform.
- What information the site collects
- How the site collects information
- What the company does with the data
Even though Wix indemnifies itself from any data-related issues for Users-of-Users, it is still helpful to point out that Wix is your website platform.
It provides transparency about data use, storage, and sharing to users, which the GDPR requires from any websites processing data from European visitors. Given that Clasp'pin is based in the Czech Republic and is thus an EU-based business, this disclosure is virtually mandatory.
Her Policy includes a condensed section with general information about what data she collects, how it's collected and how she uses it:
She carefully notes that because Wix is her platform, User-of-User data exists in Wix's data storage and within Shopify.
Finally, you can find her Privacy Statement located in the footer of the page along with the Terms of Service:
What It All Means for Your Site or App