What is a Personal Data
Personal data is any kind of data or information that can be considered personal (identifies an individual):
- First and last name
- Email address
- Billing and shipping address
- Credit card information
- And so on
- WordPress blog, or any other platform: Joomla, Drupal etc
- E-commerce store
- Mobile app: iOS, Android or Windows Phone
- Facebook app
- Desktop app
- Digital product
You’ll need to disclose if any third parties are involved collecting personal information in your name, i.e. you use MailChimp to collect email addresses to send weekly updates to your members.
A few examples:
The Collection of Routine Information section is the most important section of the entire description where you need to inform visitors/users what kind of personal information you collect and how you are using that information.
A Cookies disclosure should inform visitors/users that you may store cookies on their computers when they visit/play your website/app.
A Security disclosure in the policy can give visitors/users assurance that their personal data is well protected, but no method that is 100% secure.
This document has been drafted in Markdown (MD) and in plain text (TXT), and can be converted to HTML using a huge number of open source and commercially available tools.
Elements that need to be filled in have been marked up with double brackets, as follows:
[["website" or "app"]] [["we" or "I"]] [["us" or "me"]] [["our" or "my"]]
Make sure to find and fill in them all!
Arthur is a designer and full stack software engineer. He is the founder of Space X-Chimp and the blog My Cyber Universe. His personal website can be found at arthurgareginyan.com.