- Which types of information are being collected
- The purposes for which this data will be collected
- How this data will be stored, and any relevant security or access considerations
- How data will be transferred, and under which circumstances
- Who your data will potentially be shared with, and why
- The specific rights that users retain over their data
- How users can exercise the rights they retain over their data
It sounds confusing, we know. But that’s exactly why creating more readable, accessible and user-friendly Privacy Policies has never been more important. After all, we all deserve to know when our personal data is used and what’s being done with it.
Are Privacy Policies required by law?
Are Privacy Policies required by law in the US?
Are Privacy Policies required by law in the EU?
Are Privacy Policies required by law in the UK?
Why are Privacy Policies used?
- Educate users on why you collect their data: by being transparent about the purpose of your data collection, users are more likely to share their personal information with your company, as they understand how it benefits them
1. Greater consistency within the industry
2. Enhanced compliance
3. Cheaper than outsourcing drafting
4. Ease of creation
1. Data collection processes
2. How personal data is used
3. If data is shared with third parties
4. How information is protected
5. The rights users retain over their data
6. How to contact them
Privacy Policies will also need to provide a section outlining any contact information for the website’s owners. This enables data subjects to get in touch with the website owner to ask any questions or express any concerns about the way their data is processed.
- Design features: is the template visually appealing and accessible for users, or is it too text-heavy?
- Comprehensiveness: does the policy note include all of the necessary clauses?
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