Many people visiting your website may not understand that the policy is not a legal requirement if you’re not collecting personal information.
This website (nameofyourwebsite.com) does not collect or transmit any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) about you; such as your name, address, phone number, email address, banking information, etc.
You might also want to include other brief notices about DNT (Do Not Track), Cookies, and links to your social media sites, such as:
DO NOT TRACK SIGNALS
Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked. Most modern browsers provide this option. We do not support Do Not Track (“DNT”). You can enable or disable DNT by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.
LINKS TO OUR SOCIAL MEDIA SITES
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH FACEBOOK, TWITTER, GOOGLE, YELP, OR ANY OTHER THIRD-PARTY WEBSITE IS GOVERNED SOLELY BY YOUR AGREEMENT WITH SUCH THIRD-PARTY WEBSITE.
When it comes to data collection privacy, it’s far better to be transparent and state that you don’t collect personal data than to arouse suspicion from website visitors — or a competitor trying to pull a “Gotcha!” — by saying you don’t have a Privacy Page.
If You Have the Same Policy You’ve Had for Years
As reported in BakerHostetler Guidance on the California Consumer Privacy Act (posted on bakerlaw.com / PDF), “Violations of the CCPA are subject to enforcement by the California attorney general’s office, which can seek civil penalties of $2,500 for each violation or $7,500 for each intentional violation after notice and a 30-day opportunity to cure have been provided.”
In May 2023, Meta was fined $1.3 BILLION for breaking E.U. GDPR privacy rules. This wasn’t the first time Meta/Instagram/Facebook has had to pay hefty fines for privacy violations.
Privacy laws are very complicated and ever-evolving.
Policies for your website that update when the laws change.
Protect your business from fines and lawsuits.