What is a Privacy Policy?

A privacy policy describes to the individuals (customers, partners, etc.) whose personal data you process how you collect, use and store their personal data. You have a legal obligation to inform individuals about how you process personal data. It is therefore likely that you will need a privacy policy if, for example, you have a customer-facing website.

What is important to consider in a Privacy Policy?

  • In most cases, a Privacy Policy must be provided before you start processing personal data.

  • The information should be simple, clear and accessible.

What do you need to do?

  • If you do not have a Privacy Policy - develop one through Pocketlaw today.

  • If you already have a Privacy Policy - check that it is up-to-date. A privacy policy must always be up-to-date, which means it needs to be updated if there are any changes to how and why you process personal data. It is also worth making sure that there have been no changes to data protection regulations since you drafted your privacy policy. Data protection regulations are frequently updated. When they are, we make sure that our PocketLaw templates are too.

  • Make sure that your policy is available on your website; "best practice" is to also to include a link to it in the company email signature.

Common mistakes

  • A common mistake is to copy another company's Privacy Policy. It is better not to provide any information at all rather than providing incorrect information that is not adjusted to your specific business situation.

Pocketlaw helps you build a better business

In PocketLaw's platform, you can easily create a Privacy Policy by answering simple questions. In addition, you can store your agreements in our clever document management system, and also get legal guidance as well as personal advice. Everything you need to grow your business and drive it forward.