PRIVACY POLICIES AND THE LAW
Privacy policies generally need to contain the date of the policy, what information is collected, how it is stored, to whom it may be disclosed under what circumstances and how a consumer may have it revised or deleted. The most important thing is to carefully think through these topics and be sure to completely honestly disclose all uses for the data. The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recommends placement of links to privacy policies at particular locations on your website.
PRIVACY POLICIES AND INFORMATION COLLECTED
PRIVACY POLICIES AND TO WHOM INFORMATION IS DISCLOSED
It is very important to state all ways in which consumer information may be disclosed and all parties who may see it. This does not just include advertisers or affiliates, but also your hosting company or internet merchant account processor. Be sure you’ve thought through every possible scenario if you can. What’s most important is to be up front with consumers as to how their information may be used.
It’s important that you clearly explain to consumers how they may correct their information if you have it wrong and how they may get it deleted from your storage and site.
Readers are cautioned not to rely on this article as legal advice as it is no substitution for a consultation with an attorney in your jurisdiction. Based on jurisdiction and time, the law varies and changes.