Website Privacy Policy

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What is it?

A Website Privacy Policy is a statement you place on your website laying out how your business will collect, use, and manage a user's personal data.

A user of your website accepts these terms by continuing to use the website after reading this statement. By clarifying the scope of use of such personal data, you can avoid future disputes concerning data privacy infringement.

Why do you need it?

A Website Privacy Policy creates a better online environment by showing users that you are transparent in the use of their personal data, and it ensures that you comply with the law.

Under the law, individuals have the right to check whether you hold personal data about them, the right to access that data, the right to require that inaccurate data is corrected, and the right to object to the use of their personal data for direct marketing purpose.

A well-drafted Website Privacy Policy gives the information required by law and provides contact details for when users want to exercise their rights under the law.

Key clauses to watch for:

When drafting a Website Privacy Policy, it is important to focus on a number of key clauses, in particular:

  • Nature of the information collected;
  • How the information will be used;
  • Who the information can be shared with;
  • Cookies you use;
  • Provision to the user of the option to receive or opt out of receiving direct marketing; and
  • Who the user should contact to exercise their rights under the law.

Website Privacy Policy Document