- CalOPPA: California Online Privacy Protection Act
- GDPR: EU General Data Protection Regulation
- California Business Code
- And many more
Personal data is any kind of data that can identify an individual: email address, first and last name, billing and shipping address, credit card information, and so on.
Use this agreement everywhere:
- WordPress blogs (or any other platforms: Joomla, Drupal)
- E-commerce stores
- Mobile apps: iOS, Android or Windows Phone
- Facebook apps
- Desktop apps
- SaaS apps
- Digital products or digital services
If you already have this agreement for your store, make sure to follow these tips:
- Disclose what kind of personal information you’re collecting from your customers
- Disclose how the collected information may be shared or disclosed with third parties your store might be using (Google Analytics, Google AdWords, Google AdSense etc.)
- Inform how customers can review and change the information collected on them
- Make sure to include the policy’s effective date
Privacy Policies are essential for all websites and apps. Besides offering transparency to users who are using your website and/or app, Privacy Policies are also a matter of a legal compliance.
What is a Personal Information?
The general definition of “personal information” includes names, email addresses, street addresses, telephone numbers, and any other data that can be used to identify or contact a user.
Credit card numbers and other payment information, if you run a subscription service, definitely fall under this definition as well.
First, you must inform users of the risk of using your website or app.
By outlining the type of personal information you require and describing how you use it, potential users can make an informed decision on whether the risks of sharing their information are worth the benefits of your website/app.
Second, making expectations clear protects you from liability.
Third, the international character of websites and apps require knowledge of laws outside your own jurisdiction.