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Understanding the Privacy Policy of Your Website

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

Website privacy policies with the correct disclosures are required by U.S., UK, EU, Canadian, Australian law, and the laws of other countries. In addition to complying with global privacy laws you are required by Google, Facebook, and other companies to have a privacy policy with specific disclosures posted on your website and mobile app. Almost […]

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Do I Need a Privacy Policy for My Mobile App?

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

Yes, a mobile app privacy policy is required by law. A mobile app that collects information from its user is not only required by U.S. and global privacy laws to have a privacy policy, but is also required to comply with the terms of service from companies like Google, the App Store, Facebook, and Google […]

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California Asks the Public to Help Enforce Its $2,500 Privacy Policy Ticket

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

California’s website privacy law gets unusual enforcement tool In a very unusual action and an effort to increase enforcement of privacy laws, the California Attorney General released an online form that California residents can use to notify the Attorney General’s Office of website and mobile app owners who are violating the California Online Privacy Protection […]

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Are a Website’s Terms and Conditions Legally Binding If Not Agreed To?

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

The short answers are no, yes, and it depends. How your website terms and conditions are displayed, written, and agreed upon is crucial to their enforceability. A website’s terms and conditions (T&C) are a contract between a web business and its users and customers. It should be noted that terms and conditions are also called […]

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Website Privacy Policy Requirements – a 10-Point Checklist

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

Does your privacy policy protect you and comply with the law? Here is a 10-point checklist to find out if your privacy policy is protecting you, is compliant with global privacy laws, and is complying with the terms of service from companies like Google and Facebook. Does your privacy policy…. 1. Disclose what type of […]

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Are Your Privacy Policies and Disclaimers Posted Correctly on Your Website to Comply With Laws?

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

If you are doing what 90% of other websites are doing, probably not. The biggest resistance I get from clients involves my trying to get them to post their privacy policies and disclaimers on their websites to comply with the laws and regulations, and to reduce their liability. When they discover that posting these important […]

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Do You Need an Advertising Disclaimer?

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

An Advertiser Disclaimer is a notice posted on your Website informing users that your business will not be held legally liable, or responsible, for any and all claims or damages arising from any actions, errors or omissions by third parties (advertisers and sponsors,) whom advertise products or services on your Website. How Does a Website Advertising Disclaimer Protect You? Having […]

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Why Should You Have a Limitation of Liability Disclaimer on Your Website?

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

Limited Liability is a legal protection limiting your personal financial risk in relation to your eCommerce business. There are two aspects in establishing Limitation of Liability: (1) Forming your eCommerce business as a Limited Liability Company (LLC.) and (2) The Limitation of Liability Term of Use is a legal disclaimer. There Are Two Aspects in […]

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Why Should You Use a Warranty Disclaimer?

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

A Warranty Disclaimer is a defensive or “preventive” form of protection from unwanted claims or liability arising from products sold from or through your e-commerce business Website. It is defined as; “an oral or written statement aimed at limiting the seller’s liability for defects in goods sold.” The Warranty Disclaimer is provided for in the […]

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When Should You Have a Financial, Legal and Advice Disclaimer Posted on Your Website?

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

If your Website or Blog is not a professional service site, (i.e., an attorney offering legal advice, an e-trader offering stock advice, a financial planner giving advice, etc,) the Financial, Legal and Advice Disclaimer gives public notice that your site is not a platform for users or readers to obtain professional advice and services. How Do […]

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