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.
- 1.1. Weebly's Terms of Service Requires Following the Law
- 1.2.1. U.S. CalOPPA
- 1.2.2. U.S. CCPA (CPRA)
- 1.2.3. The EU's GDPR
- 1.2.4. The UK's DPA Act
- 1.2.5. Australia's Privacy Act of 1988
- 1.2.6. Canada's PIPEDA
- 2.1. What Personal Data You Collect
- 2.2. How You Collect Information
- 2.3. Who You Share Personal Data With
- 2.4. How You Use the Information You Collect
- 2.5. How You Keep the Information You Collect Safe
- 2.6. How Users Can Access or Delete Their Personal Information
- 2.7. Your Contact Information
- 5. Summary
Let's look more at this requirement.
Weebly's Terms of Service Requires Following the Law
Weebly's Terms of Service requires compliance with state and international privacy regulations when using its services:
To remain compliant with Weebly's Terms of Service, it's important to be aware of privacy laws that impact your business or protect your users' privacy.
Personal information includes data such as:
- Financial payment information
- Drivers licenses
- State ID numbers
- Exact geolocation
- User credentials
- Passport information
- Social Security Numbers
Below, we'll briefly discuss the privacy laws most likely to impact your business and provide you with key details with which you should be familiar.
U.S. CCPA (CPRA)
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) was brought into force on January 1, 2020, and mandates companies to revise their Privacy Policies to be clear about the selling or sharing of personal information, as well as user rights.
The CPRA adds contractors to the organizations bound by its rules and requires them, along with businesses, service providers, and third parties, to comply with the same obligations as the CCPA. Companies are mandated only to gather personal information necessary for conducting business.
The EU's GDPR
This law aims to give individuals more control over their personal data and increase transparency in handling it. Websites operating within the EU or targeting EU citizens must comply with this law.
The UK's DPA Act
Australia's Privacy Act of 1988
The Privacy Act imposes 13 guidelines that must be adhered to by all parties subject to the act. These guidelines secure the fair collection and usage of personal information, ensure its protection, and inform users of their privacy rights and the means to exercise them.
Transparency and openness toward users regarding the collected information and its usage is a requirement. This entails clearly stating the methods of information collection, the reason for it, its usage, the means for users to correct the information, and any potential overseas disclosures.
Let's go over the process of writing some of these crucial clauses.
What Personal Data You Collect
It's crucial to clearly inform users that you collect their personal information, either directly through sales or contact forms - or indirectly via third-party tracking services.
For maximum legal compliance and transparency, provide as much specificity and detail as possible.
Here's how the Toppling Goliath Brewing Company, an eCommerce company that uses the Weebly platform, provides this information:
How You Collect Information
Here's an example from another eCommerce Weebly website called Eyeconic:
Who You Share Personal Data With
Kellyco, for example, does not sell or share personal information with third party marketing or advertising firms. Here's how the company relays that information:
How You Use the Information You Collect
As per privacy regulations, it's crucial to only collect the information that is essential for your business operations. This necessitates disclosing how the data is utilized to guarantee that there's no excessive collection without a valid reason.
Radley goes the extra mile when it comes to transparency, as can be seen in the image below:
How You Keep the Information You Collect Safe
Sourcebooks, another Weebly website, informs users about its security practices like this:
How Users Can Access or Delete Their Personal Information
Here's an example of how you can present this information:
Your Contact Information
Here's how Geocaching presents a variety of methods of contact. The more, the better:
Log in to the Weebly account.
In the Dashboard, go to Website > Edit Site and click on Edit:
When the Website Builder opens, go to Pages in the header menu:
Next to the Pages menu, click the + icon to add a new page:
The Pages menu will open. Go to Standard Page to add a new standard page:
To add elements on the page, go to the Build option in the header menu:
From the Basic menu, select Embed code:
Then just drag and drop it on the page:
Click to set custom HTML:
The Edit custom HTML option will show:
"Add your custom HTML code" will appear:
Go back to Weebly and paste the HTML code:
An "I Agree" checkbox or a similar alternative is the most widely used and efficient approach.
Here's an example of such a checkbox in action:
And one more, just to demonstrate how easy yet effective an "I Agree" checkbox is for getting consent:
Weebly's Terms require businesses to follow all applicable laws. That includes international and state privacy laws, which mandate the use of Privacy Policies.
- What information is collected
- How information is collected
- Who the information is shared with
- How the information is used
- An assurance that security measures are in place
- User rights
- Your contact information