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Privacy Policy

Legal warning

The explanations and information provided on this page are only general and broad explanations and information on how to write your own Privacy Policy document. You should not view this article as legal advice or recommendations on what you should actually do, because we cannot know in advance what specific privacy policies you wish to establish between your business and your customers and visitors. We recommend that you seek legal advice to understand and develop your own Privacy Policy.

Privacy Policy: fundamentals

That said, a Privacy Policy is a statement that discloses part or all of a website's user and customer data collection, use, disclosure, processing, and management practices. It also typically includes a statement about the website's commitment to protecting the privacy of its visitors or customers, and an explanation of the different mechanisms the website applies to protect privacy.

Different jurisdictions have different legal obligations about what should be included in a Privacy Policy. You are responsible for ensuring that you comply with the laws relevant to your activities and location.

What should be included in the Privacy Policy document

Generally speaking, a Privacy Policy usually addresses these types of questions: the types of information the website collects and how it collects the data, an explanation of why the website collects this type of information, what are the website practices for sharing information with third parties, the ways in which your visitors and customers can exercise their rights in accordance with the relevant privacy legislation, the specific practices related to the collection of data from minors and much more.

For more information, read our article How to create a Privacy Policy.

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