So, you have products, you have a niche, an idea and a website and you are ready to make some sales or start blogging. But, wait, do you have all your i’s dotted and the t’s crossed?
Yeah, we know, who reads them? Well, some people actually do and you want to make sure you have yourself covered.
Keeping visitors information for upselling is something many companies do, however, you need to let the visitors know that you are in fact doing that.
You also should let them know how you go about processing their transaction to ensure that their credit card information is in safe hands.
This tells people that you are a real company and not some fly by night shop.
The longer the internet is around, the more scammers are out there. Having your website look authentic to not only your customer’s but to the search engine is important.
This is a policy that is in place to tell your visitors what you do with their personal information. With pixels and data collection getting smarter and smarter every day, the amount of data you can collect from your visitors can be significant.
Privacy policies are put in place to protect you and your visitors.
You want to be open and honest with what it is that you do with their information.
You should include how you are going to collect it and what you are going to use the information for.
If you don’t plan on selling your data to 3rd parties, then you should mention that. And, who will be collecting their data, is it authorize.net for payments or Stripe, maybe Paypal and also for the e-mails, tell them your e-mail provider if possible.
Be as transparent as you can be with your visitors and they will trust you more.
Privacy Policies Needed for Amazon Affiliate
If you have cookies tracking your visitors, this is important to mention as well. Are you an Amazon Affiliate? It is required by Amazon that you state that in your policy.
Try, when you are writing the policy to keep it as short and to the point as possible.
Although it is a legal type document, it doesn’t have to be so long and written in a legal fashion. There are even some policy generators out there that can make one up for you. Don’t overthink it!
Swan Media Solutions Inc. and the writer of this article are not lawyers. Nothing on this website should be considered legal advice. When in doubt, it’s best to consult a specialist internet law attorney to determine if you are in compliance with all applicable laws for your jurisdictions and your use cases.