Many people—for good reason—fear using the internet.  Who knows what the website is harvesting from the trail of data breadcrumbs that we leave behind?  Will it come back to haunt us as unwanted spam or worse?

California has attempted to address this problem and protect website users’ privacy by requiring each website owner to include a “Privacy Policy.” At its simplest, a Privacy Policy is a statement, by the website owner, about the type of information that will be collected and how this data will be stored or used.

Typically, this Privacy Policy is a statement on how the website owner will use a user’s phone number, postal address or email address should the user provide it and also where this data will be stored. Additionally, it details under what circumstances the website owner could provide the user’s personal information to others.

This is just a basic overview and is not legal advice specific to your situation. If you would like to speak with Jonathan about your situation, please email him at or call him at 925-327-1019.