Website Privacy Policy integration

What is a Privacy Policy?

A BRIEF OVERVIEW
A Privacy Policy is a document that discloses what personal information youcollect on your website, what you do with that information, and who you share itwith, amongst other disclosures.Your website needs a Privacy Policy if you use it to collect personal informationsuch as names and emails. Most websites collect personal information throughthe use of contact forms or email newsletter sign up forms.

The primary goal of most business websites is to generate more quality leads. Other goals can include improving website performance through analytics or to encourage users to register for newsletters. Whether it be because of contact forms, website analytics tools or a newsletter integration, websites are constantly collecting the personal information of its users.

Over the past few years years, privacy laws have been implemented by certain states and countries to protect the personal information of its citizens. Over the coming years, more privacy laws will be introduced. Privacy fines can range from $2,500 up to $7,500 per infringement (which could mean per website visitor).

These privacy laws do not care about where the business is located; they only care to protect their citizens. Many of these privacy laws and bills also do not care about the size of the company. Because of this, we recommend to all of our clients that they consider not only having a Privacy Policy, but also having a strategy to keep it up to date over time.

This is also why we provide a Termageddon license for all of our maintenance clients. Termageddon not only helps you quickly generate a Privacy Policy for your website, but their team monitors privacy laws and can automatically update your policies when the laws change. They are the only Privacy Policy generator listed as a trusted vendor by the IAPP.org, an organization consisting of 60,000 privacy attorneys and professionals. We even use Termageddon on our own website.

Termageddon’s monthly license is included in your maintenance plan:

  1. $120/year value, and we include the license for 99.00/year
  2. Includes an auto-updating Privacy Policy, Terms & Conditions, Disclaimer and more for your website
  3. Your policies stay up to date automatically
  4. Receive updates directly from Termageddon when new privacy laws are going into effect
  5. Receive notifications when new questions need to be answered to ensure you are compatible with new required disclosures
  6. Attorney friendly – Invite your attorney to review the policies and even ‘override’ sections of each policy to their liking, if they wish. Future updates will be suggested by Termageddon, but they won’t override what your attorney changed without your permission.

Does your website need a privacy policy solution? Contact our web development team to find out!

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IT CAN HELP YOU AVOID FINES AND LAWSUITS
European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR);The California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA);The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA); andNevada’s Revised Statutes Chapter 603A and SB220.Currently, there are four laws in the United States and the European Union thatrequire most websites that collect personal information to have a Privacy Policy:These laws were created to protect the consumers of those states andcountries, not the businesses. This means that these laws can apply tobusinesses outside of those states and countries and may apply to youif you collect the personal information of or enter into transactionswith consumers from the European Union, California or Nevada

NEW PRIVACY BILLS AND THEIR EFFECT
Several states have proposed privacy bills that, if passed, would requirewebsites that collect personal information to have a compliant Privacy Policy.These bills all have different requirements for the disclosures that need to bemade in a Privacy Policy and would impose heavy fines for failing to includethose disclosures. In fact, some states are proposing to allow consumers to suebusinesses directly for not having a compliant Privacy Policy.

More information can be found here:https://termageddon.com/potential-new-privacy-laws-in-the-us/