Website Privacy Policy Lawyer – Internet Privacy Lawyer

Website privacy policies primarily regulate how a website collects personal information and how the website will use the information collected.

Your website’s privacy policy is one of the most important legal protections you have on your website. Review your privacy policy you have in place to confirm that it accurately describes what you’re doing with the information collected from visitors/users on your website.

Website Privacy Policies are Enforced by the Federal Trade Commission

The Federal Trade Commission, or FTC, is the primary agency responsible for the enforcement of website privacy commitments. Most states have additional laws that impose obligations as to how personal information shall be maintained and what your responsibilities are if any personal information is stolen or disseminated to others by accident, security breach, or by criminal hackers.

Website Privacy Policies should not Over-Promise

The FTC considers the claims and statements published in a privacy policy to be real promises. These are contractual promises that are made by the website owner to the users and visitors of the website. When drafting your privacy policy, confirm that what you state you are doing on your website is what you actually do in practice.

The FTC has the power and resources to ascertain if you did what you agreed to do. Your website’s privacy policy must accurately disclose the collection, storage, use, and dissemination polices applicable to any visitor or user whose information is collected.

A well-drafted privacy policy will disclose facts succinctly, and will protect you by transferring this knowledge and any potential objections, back to the free-will and acceptance of your website visitors. Users can choose to not use your website if they disagree with an frank and clear privacy policy agreement.

E-Commerce Website & Sites with Users Require Double Protection

Do you own an E-Commerce website or any form of website where one or more of your visitors become users by registering and/or logging in to your website to view material, access information or purchase a product? If so, do you collect names, addresses, e-mail addresses, credit card numbers, etc.?

Any site that has “Subscribers, Contributors, Users, or E-Commerce Buyers” should have both a privacy policy and a Terms-of-Use agreement

If your website doesn’t have these crucial safeguards you may want to consider having your website protected by cost-effective and customized website agreements prepared by internet and tax lawyer Jonathan C. Watts.

Contact Jonathan C. Watts

This is just a basic overview and is not legal advice specific to your situation.

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