The information providers may collect from users includes the following:
- Date of birth
- Contact details
- Bank details
- Billing address
- Shipping address
However, privacy policies aren’t just there for the sole purpose of informing and reassuring users, they’re also required by law.
The Information You Collect
It’s vital to disclose the precise types of personal details you are collecting for users. This can include:
- Date of birth
- IP addresses
- Payment details
- Contact information
The Way You Collect This Information
Describe the way in which you collected these personal details from the user – e.g. contact forms and more back-end collections of IP addresses and user locations. It’s important to list the ways in which all of the personal details you acquire from users have been collected.
How You Use This Information
Information About Your Business
How to Opt Out
Are Privacy Policies Legally Required?
In the EU, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is implemented, and requires those operating within its jurisdiction to abide by the necessary data and privacy framework.
Other regulatory systems exist in other regions of the world, including the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) in Canada, and the Children’s Only Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) across the US.
When handling any personal data from users of your website or app, it’s vital to know any and all regulations that will apply to how you handle this data and to make sure you abide by these necessary rules.