As long as you collect personal data from your users, you definitely need this kind of legal agreement.
But how is "personal data" defined by law?
It's broadly defined, but it's any kind of data that can identify an individual. This will include:
- Email address
- First and last name
- Mailing address
- List of hobbies
- The company an individual may work at: name, website, company size
- And so on
All these categories of information can identify an individual, thus all can be included in the "Personal Information" category.
At Step 1, select the Website option or App option or both.
Answer some questions about your website or app.
Answer some questions about your business.
Disclosure #1: Communications
In a Communications disclosure you should notify the user that you may send them promotional emails while allowing them to unsubscribe at any time.
Disclosure #2: Cookies
If you're required to comply with the EU directive on cookies, make sure to implement various methods to notify users about cookies when they visit your website.
Your cookies disclosure can start with the definition of cookies:
Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your computer's hard drive.
You can then continue by letting the user know what type of cookies you collect and how you use those cookies.
Disclosure #3: Business Transfer
A Business Transfers disclosure gives users a prior notification that in the event that you sell your business, their personal information stored within your databases would be transferred to the new owner.
In the event that ownership of AOL was to change as a result of a merger, acquisition, or transfer to another company, your AOL information may be transferred. If such a transfer results in a material change in the use of your AOL information, you will be provided notice about the choices you have to decline to permit such a transfer.