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Privacy Policy

Legal warning

The explanations and information provided on this page are only general, broad stroke explanations and information on how to draft your own Privacy Policy document. You should not consider this article as legal advice or recommendations about what you should actually do, because we cannot know in advance what specific privacy policies you wish to establish between your business and your customers and visitors. We recommend that you seek legal advice to understand and develop your own Privacy Policy.

Privacy Policy: basics

That said, a Privacy Policy is a statement that discloses some or all of a website's user and customer data collection, use, disclosure, process and management practices. It also usually includes a statement about the website's commitment to protecting the privacy of its visitors or customers, and an explanation of the different mechanisms that the website applies to protect privacy.

Different jurisdictions have different legal obligations on what must be included in a Privacy Policy. You are responsible for ensuring that you comply with laws relevant to your activities and location.

What should be included in the Privacy Policy document

Generally speaking, a Privacy Policy typically addresses these types of issues: the types of information the website collects and how it collects the data, an explanation of why the website collects this type of information, what the website practices for sharing information with third parties, the ways in which your visitors and customers can exercise their rights under applicable privacy legislation, specific practices related to the collection of data from minors, and much more.

For more information, read our articleHow to create a Privacy Policy.

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