Other instances where information may be collected include: Google Analytics, cookies, email newsletters, and comments on blog posts.
- Informs the user of the data you are collecting and for how long.
- Location, security procedures, and access to the data.
- Procedure for requesting the data collected.
- Contact information for questions regarding the policy.
- An opt-out notice for users — especially for GDPR.
Information gathered about you
Other than the information gleaned from the above sources, some information is gathered without input from the user. Types of information that may be gathered without your knowledge can indlude IP addresses, Browser type, computer system information, operating system (OS) used, computer processing unit (CPU), and download speed.
Overview of Requirements
- Federal Trade Commission (FTC): The Federal Trade Commission also has regulations regarding privacy policies, but it is centered more on the implementation of the policy through deceptive trade practices.
- COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act): This regulation is intended for those websites that are geared to children under the age of 13 or that know that children under 13 are using it. Like the other rules, it requires a statement regarding the collection and use of the data.
- HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act): This act deals with health related information and is similar to the others, just in a medical sense.
Requirements around the World
Some third-party websites, such as Google, Amazon, and affiliates require a policy to be posted in order to comply with their own requirements and policies. If you apply for Google adwords, for instance, you will be required to have a policy posted on your own website.
It helps to be transparent
Links of Interest
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