For example, Fair Processing Notices and Privacy Notices are the same things. They both pertain to statements that are given to website users at the point of data collection.
On the other hand, Privacy Policies may mean the same thing, too. Still, they can also refer to a document that is primarily used internally by an organization to provide details on the rules and practices governing its use of personal information.
Are you confused yet? Don't be.
Below we're going to simplify the differences and sort things out for you.
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.
Organizations name this document in a variety of ways. Yet one thing is always the same: the document discloses their rules and practices concerning personal data collection, disclosure, and use.
This may cause confusion on the part of business owners who are required by law to include a document that provides website users with important information on the organization's practices and rules when it comes tof private information. However, owners of websites aren't the only ones who may be slightly confused. There hasn't been much consistency in the use of these terms by lawmakers around the world.
(A) Includes the word "privacy."
In contrast, The California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) says that website owners need to give users "notice" of their privacy practices, while Europe's GDPR only mentions the controller's duty to give "information" to consumers.
To be fair, the Article 29 Working Party (which was an advisory body made up of a representative from the data protection authority of each EU Member State) 0 the GDPR's reference to "information" to mean "privacy notice" or "privacy statement."
Include a link in your site footer, like this:
Here's an example of how to link your policy to an email newsletter sign-up form:
For example, when you visit the 100% Pure website, a pop-up message appears after about a minute on the site. This pop-up requests personal information (a mobile phone number) in exchange for a discount on a purchase:
The short answer is no.
In the end, the law in most countries demands that you have a document that outlines how you handle the private data of those who use your website. You can call the document whatever you like as long you have one and:
- You ensure that your website's visitors can clearly see a link to that document, and
- You ensure the word "privacy" is included in that link
In conclusion, all of these different names are just different in aesthetics, and ultimately mean the same thing: A document that informs others about the privacy practices of the business, including:
- What personal data is collected
- How it is collected
- What it's used for
- How long it's kept by the company
- How it's kept secure
- If it's shared or sold to any other parties
- What rights users have regarding any of this
What's more important than the name of the document is the document's content and that it complies with any global privacy laws that it must comply with.