The purpose of this legal disclosure is to lay out the reason why you’re collecting personal information, the type of information to be collected, for data storage, third-party affiliations, etc.
It’s The Law
That’s right, it’s the law folks. The data protection law deals with the security of your visitor’s personal data. Although there is no formal legislation at the federal level, it does insure the privacy and protection of your visitor’s data through the U.S. Privacy Act, the Safe Harbor Act and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
There’s also the EU General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR. The GDPR was passed on April 2016 to protect the data and privacy of all EU citizens. A website owner who is not compliant can now face hefty fines.
When you’re transparent with your visitors, it builds trust. And that is very important if they want to do business with you in the future.
When you’re up front with your visitors about the kind of personal data you’ll collect and how you intend to use it, they’ll feel safer leaving their email address and other information on your website.
To Protect Your Visitors
With all the hacking going on, you have to protect your visitors – and yourself. The last thing you want to deal with is the headache of having your website hacked. Not to mention lose credibility.
Third-Party Service Providers May Require It
And now let me tell you how to get one for your website.
When I was browsing through products on Share-A-Sale, I came across privacypolicies.com*. I saw how easy it is to use and now, it’s what I recommend to clients.
Privacy Policies let’s you create a custom-made, easy to read legal documents for your website, eCommerce, mobile app or if you need a GDPR policy.
And you can also create a free terms and conditions document.
Now let’s talk price.
You can also upgrade to get more features like clauses for Analytics tools ($14 per website), for ads ($7 per website) and a GDPR clause ($24 per website) – all for a one-time payment.
Wrapping It Up