Business Name and Contact Details
Types of Personal Data You Collect
This includes names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, etc. Your policy should clarify that the amount of information that the user provides is voluntary but providing less information could limit some of their access of the site’s features.
Usage and analytics data
This lets the user know if your business gathers usage information to evaluate how visitors on their website access and use the site. This data can help your company with troubleshooting and improving the website’s functionality.
Text Message data
If your website allows users to send texts to your business or to other users, you will need to disclose that your company reserves the right to retain that information indefinitely.
Why you collect Personal Data
Privacy Laws only allow you to collect personal data that you need and you are required to disclose why you need it. For example, you can say you collect personal data to fulfill contractual or legal obligations and to help you improve and develop new products and services.
How the Data is Used
Explain to the user how the data you are collecting is being used, like performing analytics and conducting research on what users click on the most. You can create a list to convey the information so that it is readable to a more general audience and try to make it as specific as possible.
How you Share Data with Third Parties
If you plan to use third parties to help you improve your website’s performance and user experience, you need to disclose that you use third parties. A third party can be something like google analytics or AdSense to monitor website visitors and to personalize advertisements. You have to explain why you use third parties as well as providing links to those third parties’ policies.
How to Opt Out of Data Collection
You will need to provide instructions on how to opt out of data collection along with a copy of any data already collected. If you have different ways users can opt out of things, make sure to include those available.