Does my website really need a Privacy Policy?

You see them all the time, the “Privacy Policy” links on websites. Then you look at them and wonder why is this even a thing? Well, the fact of the matter is that many laws around the world require a Privacy Policy for most sites out there. If collect any personal information from people visiting your site, even as simple as a Name and Email Address on a contact form, then you must have a Privacy Policy.

Currently, the following laws require Privacy Policies for most websites:
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR);
UK Data Protection Act 2018;
California Online Privacy and Protection Act of 2003 (CalOPPA);
California Privacy Protection Act (CCPA);
Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA);
Delaware Online Privacy and Protection Act (DOPPA);
Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 603A;

It doesn’t stop there. Currently about a dozen other states are proposing their own laws that would require most businesses to have a Privacy Policy and would affect how that policy is written, requiring you to make changes on a pretty regular basis. We’ve partnered with Termageddon because we think it’s the best service to be protected from lawsuits and fines considering that you need a Privacy Policy.

These policies are automatically updated for you shortly after new laws are passed, helping you stay current with any changes in privacy laws. You should, however, check on your policies every so often, just to make sure everything still applies to you.

Synchronized Group LLC is not a law firm and nothing on this page should be considered legal advice. You should speak to an attorney prior to implementing any policy or privacy solution.

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