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During last Summer’s research project looking at hundreds of WooCommerce powered sites I discovered that only half had privacy policies. As a fiduciary duty to clients I inform them that privacy policies are required by law.

As a full-stack developer content and legal matters are not exactly within my wheelhouse, so I usually send folks over to LegalZoom, RocketLawyer, TermsFeed, etc. Some will copy and edit policy documents from whom they consider a trusted source, such as a bigger competitor or a trusted industry resource.

Privacy policies are required by state, federal, and international laws for websites that collect any personal information, such as name, email, address, phone. The policy describes what information is collected, how it’s collected and why.

CalOPPA affects anyone who collects personal information from people residing in California requiring:

Further categories of regulations apply to websites. Pay attention to:

Helpful Resources

Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer and this is not to be taken as legal advise.