Website Privacy Policies
Small businesses don’t need to have long, extremely detailed privacy policies, like those of Facebook or Google, but your website should have one that describes your company’s views on privacy and how its collecting visitors’ information.
- This section can be a sentence or two about your organization, what it does and if anything on the site is directed toward minors, it should state that here.
- Data collection. In this area, you need to describe what information is being collected, such as if your site has a form, you should tell users that a form is used to collect contact information to reach clients or customers, but that the information is securely stored and not being shared. If there’s a login on your site, it’s important to note what information is being collected to allow access to this area, such as usernames or IP addresses.
- Visitors have a right to know how their contact information and visitor information are being stored within your website. If you’re unsure how this data is being secured, ask your website’s hosting service.
- Finally, make sure there’s an area where visitors can contact you for more information. This can be as simple as a link to your website’s contact form.