Privacy Policy

Hostway Tech Team Hostway Tech Team - May 13, 2009

A privacy policy helps you establish credibility, and makes people feel safe visiting your Web site. Before you write your privacy policy, take a look at the policies on other Web sites to see what’s typically included.

Then, make a list of the types of information you collect and what you do with that information. Once you have that list, you’re ready to begin.

Writing Your Privacy Policy

Writing a privacy policy is not as difficult as it may seem. Simply address each of the following five points in simple, clear language, and you’re done!

  1. What information you collect
  2. How you use it
  3. How visitors can access their personal information
  4. What security measures you use on your Web site and server (SSL, firewall, etc.)
  5. Offer a way to contact you with any questions or concerns

Special Cases

In some cases, you are legally bound to write a privacy policy. For example, if your Web site caters to children (people under age 13), you must comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. This law requires you to post your privacy policy on your Web site among other things.

Do a little research and make sure your privacy policy and Web site comply with any applicable laws.

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