It may not yet be the law in your area, but likely will be in the near future. You should have a policy in place to notify your website visitors about what information you are collecting and how you are using it.
Does the European GDPR or California CCPA laws apply to your organization? (Yes, most likely.) How do you know if you’re collecting any user info that you need to notify your website visitors about? (Nearly all websites collect data of some sort.)
- Contact forms or other inquiry forms
- Google Analytics or other website traffic tools
- Email sign up forms
- Taking online donations, payments, or subscriptions
- Linking over to third-party websites( including social media!)
The current laws have a lot of layers to them, regarding site traffic, reach, size of your organization, etc. So it’s possible that the laws don’t apply to you yet, but I would strongly encourage you to get ahead of this rather than be left behind and vulnerable to a lawsuit.
For Surelutions clients, we will be checking in and asking each organization whether you’d like to:
- Request our help in getting set up with Termageddon’s auto-updating policies, and adding the appropriate links to your website;
- Plan to use an attorney and will be providing us the documents to add to your website (or perhaps a hybrid solution where your attorney reviews the policies we help you generate);
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