It’s a requirement of the law
It’s a requirement of third-party services
- Notice. This informs your website’s visitors about all the personal information the site collects about them.
- Choice. This explains whether the visitors of your website can choose not to have their information collected and how they will do this.
- Access. This provides the visitors of your websites with links where they can see the data you’ve collected and allow them to make corrections as needed.
- Security. This explains all of the security measures your website has to protect all of the data your site has collected.
The name of your company
Information about data collection and data use
Here, you inform the visitors of your websites about the data you collect, how you collect the data, and what you do with the data you’ve collected through the website. For instance, your website may collect personal data such as the site visitor’s name, contact number, email address, postal address, and more.
For the more sensitive types of personal data like credit card numbers, make sure to explain why you need this data and what exactly will you use it for. This ensures the visitors of the website that you will use their data properly.
If your website collects “Log Data,” inform your visitors about this too. Log Data includes information like the user’s computer IP address, the browser version, the pages visited on your website, how much time they spent on those pages, the date and time the users visited your site, and other relevant statistics.
The visitors of your websites have the choice to either refuse or accept these cookies. They also have the right to know when cookies get sent to their computers. If the visitor of your website refuses the cookies, he might not have access to some features of your site.
There are several reasons why you would employ third-party services for your website including:
- To facilitate the services of your website.
- To provide the services on behalf of your website.
- To perform service-related services for your website.
- To help you analyze how the visitors of your site use your services.
You must inform the visitors of your website that you’ve employed these third-party services and that they have access to the personal information of your website’s visitors.
You must inform the visitors of your website about your security measures which protect their personal information. There are no methods available which are completely secure, especially when it comes to the internet. Still, having these security measures in place will make your visitors feel more comfortable with sharing their information.
Links to other websites
Most websites contain links which redirect the site visitors to other websites. But you may not be the one operating these other sites. In such cases, inform your visitors about which websites belong to you and which don’t. That way, they can check the Privacy Policies of the other websites each time they get redirected.