You’ve likely seen policy pages before, but not taken much time to read them. However, these pages are more important than you’d think. Even if you’ve never read one, do you need one on your blog before you get started?
For any legal information for your blog, you should speak to an influencer lawyer and use posts like this as a guide only.
What Is Personal Information?
Personal information is anything that lets you identify an individual, such as an email address, age, financial transaction, home address, and more.
First, you should determine when you will be collecting any personal information from your website visitors and disclose that clearly. You also need to disclose the type of information that you will be collecting, and why you need to do so. For example, perhaps you collect data to provide better, more tailored content on your website.
Another important piece of information to include is who the personal information you have gathered will be shared with and why. For example, if you have an e-commerce element to your blog and use a third-party to process card payments, then you would need to disclose your customer’s information to that third party.
Your site visitors should also be informed of how they can access their data if they want to. Ideally, you want a specific email address that will only handle requests related to accessing personal information.