Now let’s take a closer look at the nuances of creating this important document.
It is important to know the principle that if the visitor interacts at will, then your law is respected. And if you are the initiator of interaction with the user, then you need to take into account the laws of his country.
For example, if you or your visitors are US citizens, then you must adhere to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), if this applies to Canadian citizens, then make a policy based on the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), and if you and the audience are EU citizens, please consider the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Storage of personal data
The site owner decides where, when and how to store the personal data of readers. Some sites save information for a long time, while others do not see the need for this, and delete them for some time.
In fact, the storage time of information depends on the need to use and store it. For example, it can be for a while there is interaction with the site or while an active account, etc.
If your site interacts with the audience using any forms with personal data, then the policy should be in each individual form. This is shown as a paragraph with an acceptance of the policy terms next to the link to the full text of the document.
Visitors to the site most often do not even pay attention to this important document and confirm everything without reading. Although in fact, for non-compliance of one of the parties with the obligation, liability may follow.
In different countries, there may be different liability for breach of work with personal data. Many countries at the legislative level have fixed high penalties for violation of work with personal data. For example, if a site publishes personal data, transfers it to third parties, does not comply with the terms of interaction, then punishment will be inevitable. And if the violation is repeated, then the amount of the fine will increase. For such violations in most countries there is no statute of limitations, so the violator can be punished at any time and without warning.
It is also practiced punishment, in the form of blocking your site for a while until the violation is eliminated. If there is a repetition, then there is the possibility of losing the site for all time.
The process of unblocking a site can take a lot of time, which will be lost, so it’s better to do everything good right away.
This moment is especially important for resources on which users interact with each other. Visitors will not want to use a site where they can insult or spam with impunity. Without a specified clause in the rules, site administrators do not have the authority to block visitors who behave inappropriately.
Protecting your own content
To emphasize the copyright of the company logo, website design, posted articles and images, it is necessary to indicate the illegality of their appropriation and use without the written permission of the owner of intellectual property.
Information should be posted that the company is not legally responsible for all losses associated with the use of the site, and users assume the possible risks.
Information about the territory of possible litigation
The location of the court where legal dispute resolution will take place must be specified.
It is important to create clear and readable documents, with complete information that will help readers not to worry about their personal data online.