Does Your Website Need a Privacy Policy?

If you have a form on your site, the answer is ‘yes.’

If you collect any type of personally identifiable information (PII) like names, email addresses, phone numbers, or payment information, you need to have a privacy policy on your site. If not, you potentially risk penalties and legal challenges down the road. And if you have an old privacy policy, it most likely has not kept pace with legal changes.

Privacy law is changing fast – more U.S. states are moving to create their own privacy legislation, and if you have European customers, you may already be familiar with the GDPR (General Data Privacy Regulation) that requires protection and disclosure of customer data.

The Colorado Privacy Act

Did you know that Colorado (where we’re based) has a brand new privacy law that was officially enacted on July 8, 2021? It’s the third state (after CA and VA) to enact privacy legislation. If you conduct business in our state or target residents of CO with your products and services, this new law may apply to your business if you have more than 25,000 customers. More information on the Colorado Privacy Act here.

How to Get a Privacy Policy

Check out our sister site WP Minder’s latest post on why websites need privacy policies and get in touch if you have questions or are interested in getting a policy added to your own site.