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Why a Website Privacy Policy is Needed

Grand Lake Web Designs has partnered with Termageddon.com a leader in the development and update of compliant website Privacy Policies.

Protecting Clients Against Fines and Lawsuits.

Over a dozen states have proposed or already are implementing privacy laws to protect the Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of its citizens. Each of these laws have unique requirements as well as unique penalties for not complying. Some states are proposing businesses be fined over $5,000 per infringement (per website visitor). Some states are proposing private right of action (meaning citizens of that state can sue businesses anywhere in the US).

The California Consumer Privacy Act hits January 1st 2020. Penalty for non-compliance is up to $7,500 per infringement. These laws do not care where the business is located. The laws are only out to protect its citizens.

If your website contains any of the following you need a Privacy Policy

  • If your website has a contact form, it needs a Privacy Policy. Contact forms ask for a “name” and “email”, which are examples of Personally Identifiable Information (PII). A Privacy Policy is already required by law for websites that collect PII and more are coming. States are proposing laws that will enable its citizens to sue businesses (including small businesses) located anywhere in the United States!
  • If your website offers links to third party websites (eg. Facebook, Twitter, etc), it should have a Terms & Conditions to limit liability. If your site provides links to a 3rd party website that gets hacked, you don’t want to be liable for the users that visited the site because you provided a link to it.

Policy Update Strategy

You not only need a compliant Privacy Policy for your website, but you also need a strategy to keep the policy up to date when laws are added or changed.

Termageddon prepared policies are written by real privacy attorneys … not robots, and they automatically update whenever the laws change.

To learn more about the need to be prepared with a website Privacy Policy please visit the Termageddon.com website.

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