Privacy Policy

Why do I need a privacy policy?

Unlike with website terms, privacy policies may be required by law, depending on where you operate. In any case, it’s good practice to have one, especially if you collect any sort of private data from your users (eg. personal details, contact details, account info, cookies). Additionally, you may need a privacy policy statement to use third-party services like Instagram, or to list your app in a commercial marketplace like Google Play.

 

Why do I need a terms of service statement?

Technically, you don’t need a terms of service statement. It’s not required by law, but it’s generally wise to include one on your site to cover the expectations and agreements between you and your users. Some organisations may even request you make one available before you can enter into a relationship with them.

Most of the time, site owners and users behave in a fair and reasonable fashion, making your terms & conditions info redundant. However, in unusual circumstances, such as those involving abuse, intellectual property theft or unlawful behaviour, your website terms can offer basic protections for you and your business by limiting your liability and clarifying your rights over the content you publish.