It’s required by law
It builds trust with customers
It gives you legal protection
It’s required by third-party services
Many websites collect personal information to perform or improve online services. privacy laws around the world have been enacted to control and protect that information. Customers are also becoming increasingly aware of the processing of their personal information.
What kind of information do you collect?
Data rights and control
Personal information sharing with third parties
Additionally, it should state whether the store shares personal information with third parties, such as payment processors or marketing companies. Explain how and why you share user information. It could also include a section on how users can opt out of third-party data collection and sharing.
If you’re selling adult products, most privacy laws require you to specify the minimum age for users to access your website.
Even if your website is not selling adult or sensitive products, you should take certain precautions regarding the management of the personal data of minors. In many countries, including the US and the European Union, there are special requirements for the protection of the privacy of minors. For example, the GDPR permits personal data processing for persons at least 16 years of age. To lawfully collect personal data from minors younger than that age, you must receive consent from the holder of parental responsibility for the minor.
Thus, your website must have an age verification process to verify the age of users before collecting any data. If the website determines that the user's age is below 16 years, implement a separate parental consent process.
Clarify whether you intend on sharing this data with third parties.
Evaluate international data transfer
Data storage and security
Provide contact information for privacy concerns
If your users want to contact you regarding the management of their personal data, they should easily get the needed contacts. Provide all needed information so that users can get in touch with you if they have any concerns. Some companies create a special address for this purpose.
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