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As e-commerce has grown, legislation that governs online business has become much stricter. Depending on your jurisdiction, a Website Privacy Policy and Website Terms of Use can be minimum legal requirements, even if your website doesn't sell goods or services online.

Whether because of the law, or simply because it's good practice, website providers should clarify how personal data (e.g. name, contact details) provided by users will be used in a Website Privacy Policy. By clarifying the scope of personal data usage and protection, website providers can comply with legal or regulatory requirements for data collection and therefore avoid future disputes concerning data privacy infringement.

A Website Terms of Use sets out the legal relationship between the website operator and its users and ensures that users agree to the terms when using the website. A user often agrees to these terms by clicking a box or simply by using the website.

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