Last updated on 18 June 2022 by Sara Pegarella (Law school graduate, B.A. in English/Writing. In-house writer at TermsFeed)
The laws and regulations Wix is referring to in its agreements include a number of international laws, directives and acts aimed at protecting privacy of end users of websites and mobile apps.
These laws can apply to websites and mobile apps that collect personal information from users, even if the website is hosted by Wix or not.
Personal information includes anything information that can be used to identify a user such as a birth date, email address, first or last name, home address, IP address, and other pieces of data.
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) requires the same.
Whether or not you have to comply with CalOPPA and the CCPA isn't determined by what state or country your business is ran from. It's determined solely by where your users may be located.
Both require the fair and lawful processing of personal information. This has been interpreted as a call for transparency in how personal information is processed.
Australia's Privacy Act has thirteen Privacy Principles that regulate how personal information is handled.
In Canada, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) is a federal law that dictates how businesses in the private sector must handle personal information of users.
One of the requirements of PIPEDA is that businesses must let users know what personal information is going to be collected, why it's going to be collected.
When the link opens, choose Web Address:
There's an entire section dedicated to informing users of how Wix provides the ecommerce platform that Clasp'pin Goods operates through.
Wix also comes up regularly in the sections dealing with Third-Party Services, and Security.
Users are informed that Wix may share information with third parties for things like security, billing and data optimization. Security measures implemented by Wix are also discussed, including SSL/TLS encrypted connections and a PCI DSS certification.
This clause also notes at the end that Wix is used as the provider platform, so some personal data may be stored on the Wix secured servers:
Users are informed how they can unsubscribe from email communications and delete any personal information the company holds about them in a separate clause:
This all satisfies the requirements of letting users know what personal information is collected, how they can withdraw their consent (remove their data), and that Wix is the hosting platform and may also hold personal information on individuals.
Here's how Seasons In Colour lets users know the information it collects in a very long, thorough and detailed clause. The clause also mentions that there will be an unsubscribe link provided for opting out of emails, and it's noted multiple times that Wix has access to the personl information collected:
While the formatting and style is up to you, it's best to be as clear as possible by using short, concise sentences and basic language. This will help keep your users informed while helping ensure you comply with Wix requirements and those of global privacy laws.
This article is not a substitute for professional legal advice. This article does not create an attorney-client relationship, nor is it a solicitation to offer legal advice.
18 June 2022