On behalf of Sayer Regan & Thayer of Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP posted on Thursday, September 1, 2022.
In answer to the title’s question: yes, your website needs a privacy statement if it collects personal information from users.
Personal information examples may include:
• Dates of birth
• Phone numbers
• Email addresses
• Billing and shipping addresses
• Banking details
• Social security numbers
• Type of information collected by the app or website
• Why the data is being collected
• Data storage, access and security
• Details of data transfers
• Affiliated organizations or websites
• Text message data
• Usage and analytics data
• Effective date
• Data subject rights
• Policy updates
All websites collect and interact with data gleaned from their visitors in some way – especially in the case of e-commerce stores. In addition to personal information like above, these sites also collect IP addresses, payment details and session activity.
• Does my site collect large amounts of personal information from users?
• Does my site have an ecommerce component?
• Do my users hail from multiple countries and/or legal jurisdictions?
• Does my site transfer data to/from third parties?
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These materials have been prepared by SRT for informational purposes only and are not intended and should not be construed as legal advice.