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Website Privacy Policy: Do You Have a Good One?

website privacy policyYour website privacy policy is one of the most important website  legal protections you have on your site.

Key Issues You Should Cover in Your Website Privacy Policy

If you don’t have one, get one immediately. If you do have a privacy policy, review it to make sure it accurately describes what you’re actually doing with information collected from visitors to your website.

  • Do you collect information from your visitors?
  • What about cookies?
  • Or how about data for your advertisers?
  • If there’s Google Adsense on your site or third party banner ads, think they’re collecting info from your visitors? If so, what are they doing with it?
  • And do you collect e-mail addresses, credit card numbers, names, addresses, etc. as part of your ecommerce?

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Some business owners use a website privacy policy template if they can’t afford to retain an Internet lawyer to draft a customized privacy policy designed for their business.

Related Article: 5 Warning Signs You’re Using The Wrong Website Legal Documents

What’s a website privacy policy template?

It’s a form, typically generated by a computer software program, that covers most major privacy issues faced by online entrepreneurs.

If you do use website legal forms software to create your privacy policy, be sure to use a program that (a) is up-to-date, and (b) includes forms that were professionally prepared by an Internet lawyer.

The big issue that one sees with most software is that the information is old and outdated. There are marketers selling website legal forms software that’s 5 to 6 years old. U.S. Internet law has changed a lot in that time frame, particularly privacy policy requirements. These old software programs have gaping holes in the types of protection every website owner needs in a privacy policy.

In short, you should seriously consider having your website protected by customized privacy policy prepared by a qualified Internet attorney.

Related Article: 7 Keys To Picking The Right Internet Lawyer For Your Business

To find out which legal documents your website should have (or existing site docs that need to be updated), the first step probably should be to set up a phone consult with Website Lawyer Mike Young.

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The next best thing (if you can’t afford an Internet attorney), is to use a software program like Website Legal Forms Generator to create your website privacy policy and other site legal documents. Attorney Young created the forms generated by the software…and those forms were updated by him this year to reflect changes in Internet law.

Mike Young, Esq.

Author Mike Young, Esq.

Mike Young has been practicing business and technology law since 1994 and is an angel investor in startups. He's been an entrepreneur since 1988. To get legal help from Attorney Young, click here now or call 214-546-4247 to schedule a phone consultation.

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