Here are some FAQs about Privacy Policies:
Examples of personally identifiable information (PII) include:
- phone number
- date of birth
- billing/shipping address
- banking information
- social security number
Most of our clients meet the PII criteria by having a contact form, job application form, or newsletter signup form on their website.
While not personally identifiable data (PII), Google Analytics stores cookies on users’ computers, allowing you to track usage data such as how many times a user visits your site, what pages they visit, and how long they stay on your site.
Yes! This is considered non-personally identifiable information, or non-PII.
Google Analytics stores cookies on users’ computers, allowing you to track usage data such as how many times a user visits your site, what pages they visit, and how long they stay on your site.
Here are your options:
- You can write one yourself. (Have fun with that!)
- You can have an attorney prepare one for you.
- You can use one of the many online generators out there. (This is the one we recommend.)
Examples of online generators include:
To be honest, we’re not sure! Possibly fines, possibly a lawsuit? Basically you’re opening yourself up to allegations of misusing people’s personal data (or using it in a way that they haven’t been notified of). It’s better to spend the money to protect yourself now.
We send our clients to termsfeed.com for Privacy Policies. Why? No idea! We just picked that one years ago and stuck with it. So you can use whichever one you want.
But to help you answer the questions, should you choose termsfeed, here’s a link to my “cheat sheet”.
It should take less than 10 minutes to complete and costs under $50. When you’re done, just add it to your Content Doc or send it over to me and I’ll get it on your website.
As always, let us know if you have any questions — we’re here to help!