- Tell users why you are collecting this information and describe how your business will use the information collected.
- Specify what information you collect about a user and state what portion, if any, is personally identifiable.
- Explain your data collection process. For example, let people know if the website sets cookies or maintains weblogs. Also inform people how long you will store the information.
- Ensure that people can consent to the information collection (e.g. note it on a sign-up form or other collection page) and also ensure they can opt-out without hindering their site experience.
- State any applicable laws used to govern your policy (e.g. the Privacy Act).
Vangie Beal is a veteran online seller and frequent contributor to ECommerce-Guide.com. She is also managing editor of Webopedia.com. You can tweet with her online @AuroraGG.
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