- Information Collected - The categories of personal information the website collects.
- The categories of third-parties with whom the company shares the information.
- How the consumer can review and request changes to their information collected by the company.
- Appears on the homepage of your website – usually not an aesthetically pleasant option.
- The website can have an icon on the home page that contains the word “privacy” – not a bad option.
Under the California Unfair Competition Law, website operators who do not comply with the California Online Privacy Protection Act could be sued by the California Attorney General, District Attorneys, County Counsel, or City Attorneys for "unfair competition."
Disclaimer: This post discusses general legal issues, but it does not constitute legal advice in any respect. No reader should act or refrain from acting on the basis of any information presented herein without seeking the advice of counsel in the relevant jurisdiction. Doug Bend expressly disclaims all liability in respect of any actions taken or not taken based on any contents of this post.
Doug Bend is the principal of The Law Office of Doug Bend, a law firm focused on start-up and small businesses. He is also the General Counsel for Modify Industries, Inc. and tIFc LLC and a Legal Mentor in The Hub Ventures Program.
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