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- 1.1. ...is it truly necessary to have one?
- 1.2. A few of these regulations include:
- 2.1. Which Information is Collected
- 2.2. Methods of Collection and Data Usage
- 2.3. Children Under 13
- 2.4. Other Important Clauses
- 3. ...Where do you start on drafting and creating one?
In order to do that, you need to completely understand ...
...is it truly necessary to have one?
A few of these regulations include:
- In California, the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)
- In the U.S., the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
- In Canada, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)
- And in the EU, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Here are the basics.
Which Information is Collected
It's important to list exactly the types of personal data being collected from users, from IP addresses and email addresses, to financial and payment information. Be as detailed as possible to avoid any misunderstandings.
Methods of Collection and Data Usage
This will include obvious tactics like contact forms, as well as information that your website collects invisibly on the back end, such as IP addresses and users' locations.
The second and very important part of this clause is to let consumers know exactly how you use the data in question.
Here are a few examples of how personal information might be used by your business:
- To notify visitors about important updates
- To contact customers for marketing
- Shared with third parties for analytics or advertising purposes
- To improve the content
- To display and measure ads and services
Children Under 13
Whether your site is targeted to children or not, you will need a clause that addresses child privacy. Under the laws of COPPA, it may be illegal for your site to collect private information from minors without using a specific protocol to do so.
If your business is targeted to adults, then a simple statement like the one below may be all you need to limit your liability in the event that a child wanders onto your website or mobile app.
Other Important Clauses
We have an entire article on our blog dedicated to the subject, so if you're interested in reading that.
...Where do you start on drafting and creating one?
It may seem daunting, but our templates make it incredibly easy to create one. You can seriously have it done within 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add information about your business: your website and/or app.
- Select the country:
- Answer the questions from our wizard relating to what type of information you collect from your users.
If you have any more questions related to the topic that we didn't happen to touch on, please leave them in the comments below and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
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