Privacy Policy for E-commerce Stores

Including a Privacy Policy agreement for your ecommerce store is not only required by law, but it also builds trust with your customers and ensures that you stay in line with your legal obligations.

If you already have this agreement for your store, make sure to follow these tips:

  • Disclose what kind of personal information you’re collecting from your customers
  • Disclose how the collected information may be shared or disclosed with third parties your store might be using (Google Analytics, Google AdWords, Google AdSense etc.)
  • Inform how customers can review and change the information collected on them
  • Make sure to include the policy’s effective date

If you don’t have the agreeement yet, use the Generator to create it.

Privacy Policy is required by law

A “Privacy Policy” agreement is required by law if you’re collecting personal data from users, regardless of the platform used (website, mobile app, desktop app etc.)

Most laws around the world require a Privacy Policy:

  • CalOPPA: California Online Privacy Protection Act
  • GDPR: EU General Data Protection Regulation
  • California Business Code
  • And many more

Personal data is any kind of data that can identify an individual: email address, first and last name, billing and shipping address, credit card information, and so on.

Use this agreement everywhere:

  • Websites
  • WordPress blogs (or any other platforms: Joomla, Drupal)
  • E-commerce stores
  • Mobile apps: iOS, Android or Windows Phone
  • Facebook apps
  • Desktop apps
  • SaaS apps
  • Digital products or digital services