- It asks simple questions with easy checkbox answers.
- It clarifies confusing terms with a helpful on-screen guide.
Each question is followed by a series of check boxes and a fill-in-the-blank “other” option. For most questions, you can choose as many answers as are relevant to your website.
Some of the potential questions include:
- What personal information to you collect from your visitors?
- When do you collect visitor information?
- Why do you collect information?
Question 1: What personal information do you collect…?
Answer: Name and email address
Question: When do you collect visitor information?
Answer: When they subscribe to a newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form and provide us with feedback.
Question: Why do you collect information?
Answer: To improve the website, to improve customer service, to administer contests…, to ask for ratings and reviews of services or products, to follow up… and to send periodic emails.
Question: Are you PCI complaint?
Answer: No. We only provide articles and information. We never ask for credit card numbers.
If you intend to add an eCommerce component to your website, I recommend selecting “No” and “an external PCI complaint payment gateway handles all CC transactions.” There are many excellent payment gateways out there, like PayPal, who can handle these transactions securely. By outsourcing this service, you provide yourself with some valuable legal protection in the case of a data breach.
Question: Does your website have and use an SSL certificate?
Answer: Depends on your host. If you use WP Engine like I do, you can add a free basic SSL certificate to your domain. Although not critical for niche websites, SSL certificates increase consumer confidence in your brand and even boost your SEO!
Question: Third-party links
Question: Third-party disclosure
Answer: No, we do not sell, trade or otherwise transfer…
Question: Have you added and enabled Google AdSense or Google Analytics on your website?
Answer: Yes. AdSense and demographics reporting. We use them to compile data…
If you are uneasy providing your actual physical address to the CANSPAM compliance section, I recommend renting a PO Box. You can use the PO Box for your address and then you won’t have to list your physical address on your website.
You’ll need to provide your name and email address at the prompt. Within just a few seconds, FreePrivacyPolicy.com will email you a link to edit or download the completed policy. Download it.
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