Privacy Policies for Your Web Site

Every web site needs a Privacy Policy describing the types of information it collects, how it is used, how it is shared, how it is stored and how it is protected. While there is currently no Federal law directly regulating the Privacy Policy, the regulations contained in other laws affect your website.

Until recently, with the exception of information about children under 13 regulated by COPPA, financial information regulated by the Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act, and health care information regulated by HIPPA, almost all laws concerning privacy originated in California.  Now all 50 states have data breach laws which include privacy regulations and over a dozen states have their own privacy laws.

I have written hundreds of privacy policies for e-commerce sites.  My privacy policies include language that will limit your liability for a data breach.  You need to know how to avoid a data breach as that is the biggest concern of any website today.  A data breach will cost your website no less than $100,000.00 and possibly more.

Whenever I write documents for a client, I go through them with the client section by section so that they will understand exactly what their obligations are to the customer, as well as what the visitor’s obligations are to you.

There is no charge for an initial consultation and it is covered by attorney/client privilege.