Privacy policies are procedures and legal disclosures about how your e-commerce site uses and protects an individual’s data, and violating privacy protections can lead to significant fines and penalties. It’s best to create a compliant privacy from the outset. Read on for an overview of ecommerce privacy policies and how to create one with SixFifty.
E-commerce privacy policies, like general privacy policies, should comply with domestic and global privacy laws. Even if you don’t plan to do business in every corner of the globe with a comprehensive privacy law, you may still get visitors from protected territories.
As a result of global privacy protections, consumers have more control over who can collect their personal data and how it’s used. It ensures transparency while still allowing companies to collect information they need for marketing and e-commerce purposes.
Why is a privacy notice for e-commerce websites important?
What should be included?
- Company name and contact information
- Type of data collected
- How the data is collected
- The purpose of data collection (e.g., marketing and analytics)
- Types of information collected
- Whether third parties will have access to the information
- Whether third parties may collect data through widgets, including social media buttons
- Cross-border and overseas data collection information
- Rights of users to view, edit, and delete their own data and how to do it
- The effective date
This ensures that your customers’ and visitors’ personal data is protected, they know how it will be used, how they can control it, and how they’ll be notified of changes or potential data breaches. Depending on the territories involved and the size of your company, you may need to comply with specific provisions. This requires careful research to determine which laws apply to your e-commerce site, and how to do so.
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