- 2.1. Footer Links
- 2.2. Sign-up Forms
- 2.3. Checkout Pages
- 2.4. As a Banner on the Landing Page
- 3.1. App Store Listings
- 3.2. Sign-in Pages
- 3.3. About or Legal Menus Within the App
- 3.4. Checkout Pages
- 3.5. On the Website That Promotes Your App
- 4. Summary
Accessibility Promotes Transparency and Transparency Inspires Trust
There are a number of legal regulations all around the world that are designed to protect citizens' privacy. All are in agreement regarding the necessity of well-written Privacy Policies to ensure the safety of online commerce. One common stipulation is that these Policies must be accessible to users.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was created to protect the privacy rights of the citizens of the 28 European Union countries.
CalOPPA (California Online Privacy Protection Act) was developed in California to protect the online privacy of California residents.
PIPEDA (Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ) was developed by Canada to protect its citizens when they're dealing with private businesses, particularly online. It contains special stipulations regarding the language of Privacy Policies, stating that the language must be simple enough that children and the mentally impaired will not have difficulty understanding it.
Australia's Privacy Act of 1988 uses a principles-based method to protect the online privacy that country's inhabitants.
In short, it's now virtually impossible to advertise products and services online to anyone not covered by a privacy regulation.
Privacy Policies can also be linked in checkout pages.
Shopify instructs online stores how to do this in its "Help" section:
Note that they also wisely suggest adding policies to menus.
As a Banner on the Landing Page
App Store Listings
About or Legal Menus Within the App
On the Website That Promotes Your App