Having a website privacy policy is really important for your online business. It’s not just a good idea, it’s actually legally required. If you collect any personal information (name, email address, phone number, Cookies, etc.) through your website, then you definitely need one. This is especially important if you collect sensitive or private personal information. For instance, if you’re collecting social security numbers or medical history via your website.

California is currently the heavy-hitter when it comes to privacy laws in the United States. The California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA) sets Privacy Policy requirements for any business that collects personally identifiable information from California residents. That is to say, this applies to any business that collects information from California residents. Even if the business is not located in California.

Aside from our legal requirements, contractual requirements may determine what you put in your Privacy Policy. Importantly, a lot of third-party apps that we use on our sites have their own requirements for what needs to be included. Google Analytics requires that you disclose your use of the tool, for example. With all these different requirements and jurisdictions saying what is appropriate, it can be confusing. Learn more & find out what to include in your Privacy Policy in this episode of All Up In Yo’ Business.

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Want to learn more about important documents for your website? Check out: Terms And Conditions For Your Online Business.