The thing about online privacy policies is that they differ from business to business and must be tailored to fit each business’ needs. However, there are some general guidelines and laws to be aware of as you craft your policy.
1. Explain How You Collect and Use Personal Information
3. Publish Your Email Opt-Out Policies– Include opt-out options so that your customers have the option of changing or canceling their email notices.
5. Collecting Data from Children– If your website targets children under the age of 13, you’ll need to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
8. Talk to an Expert–Areas such as cloud computing, mobile applications, social media, and other online services are increasingly coming under the spotlight. If you do most of your business online, talk to a lawyer who specializes in Internet or online law to determine whether your policies are adequate.
Virginia Ryan provides business law services to clients in Northern California, including Auburn, Grass Valley, Nevada City and Truckee.