Multiple states across the USA are proposing privacy laws to protect its citizens and their “Personally Identifiable Information” (PII). Some states are proposing laws that will enable its citizens to sue businesses (of any size) located anywhere in the United States. In addition to that, multiple countries have implemented their own strict privacy laws which can apply to businesses outside of those countries.
Can I Just “Set It and Forget It?”
Reasons why Privacy Policies need to be updated include:
- Increased enforcement of existing privacy laws;
- Passage of new privacy laws; and
- Changes to privacy practices.
Does your website offer links to third party websites? If it does then it should have a Terms & Conditions.
A Terms & Conditions limits a company’s liability. If a user clicks a link to a 3rd party site that is hacked, and then that user gets hacked, a Terms & Conditions helps prevent that business from being sued.
Does My Website Need to Have a Disclaimer?
If your website offers affiliate links, then it should have a Disclaimer. Also, if your website provides information that could be considered health advice or legal advice (law firms!), then you should also a Disclaimer on your website.
A lot of affiliate programs will require you to have a disclaimer, and consumers want to know when you’re getting paid for links you put on your website.
How Do You Keep Track of and Update All of These Policies?
We highly recommend using Termageddon.