With the great exposure of websites on the features and products being offered, a lot of people are engaged in entering different sites in order to fulfill what they are looking for. Websites come in different types. There are websites that provide entertainment, ones that provide education, some that render products and services, few others that feature a celebrity, and so on.
How does it help?
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What are the details the should be addressed?
Tell the visitors the type of information you collect and use. This may include the name of the visitor, their age, email address, contact details like phone numbers, IP address, and even the frequency or the period of time they visited your website.
Provide the why’s
Given the specifications of the information you collect, you have to provide the reason as to why you need it.
Specify the method of collection
After providing the reason for the data collection, you should ensure to clearly make your visitor understand how the information is gathered. It may be by means of registering, using cookies, answering some surveys, filling up a form, placing an order, or signing up to the newsletter.
Storage and distribution
In this section, you should inform your visitor or customer on how the information is going to be processed. How long the data will be stored and if your website is affiliated to a third party company that may have access to it. You also need to specify who has access to the data.
You should make sure that you ask the visitors’ consent. Also, specify if the visitor has an option to prohibit the data collection.
If there are any changes or modification of the policy, you should specify how the customer or the visitor will be notified. Also, ensure that the modification date is clearly stated to prevent any further confusion.
Ensure that your visitor can contact you if there are any further questions about the policy. This may be a webmaster’s contact information or departmental contact details.
If your website does not collect any information or various forms of analysis, you can check the format on this link: http://ecquire.com/blog/privacy-policy/
If your website does collect information or various forms of analysis, you can check the format on this link: https://www.cleverbox.co.uk/privacy/
Moreover, its enforcement is the key. Your visitor should give you the consent and should be aware of what data is being gathered before even proceeding to your website. It should be direct to the point and clearly understood. As such, it should be easily accessible.