What We’ll Cover
- Important Clauses
- Best Practices
- Tips for Security
- Key Considerations
- Related Sources
- Information Collected Automatically -- Automatic information, like I.P address and browser information, should be pointed out, too.
- Cookie Information -- If you put cookies on people's machines when they visit your site, let them know. Most people don't care, but some will.
- Third-Party Information -- Collecting information from third parties is something you should let your customers know about, for their own security.
- How the Information is Used -- What you're doing with customer information is just as important as how you're collecting it.
- How the Information is Stored -- If you aren't storing the information securely, that can become a big problem for your customers.
With all of those areas covered, and any updates provided as they come out, your company and its customers will all be on the same page where privacy is concerned.
Best Practices for Privacy Policies
- Being transparent about what information you are and aren't collecting.
- Making sure the policy is fully complete before asking customers to sign it.
- Ensuring you highlight any changes when you update the policy.
- Clearly spelling out the specifics, so customers know what to expect.
- Clarity, so customers know how their information is being handled.
- Timeliness of updates, to keep customers informed on changes.
- Protection from legal concerns caused by data mishandling.
- Security for the customer, and for your company.
Resources for Additional Information
To learn more about privacy policies, here are some resources to take a look at.