GDPR Privacy Policy

$79.00

★ Comply with European GDPR privacy law

★ Improve the trustworthiness of your website

★ Peace of mind that you and your business are legally protected

★ Drafted in plain English by Australian lawyers

★ Complete our GDPR Privacy Policy template in under 5 minutes

What is a GDPR Privacy Policy?

A Privacy Policy is a legal document that explains how you will manage the personal information you collect from website visitors and customers.

A GDPR Privacy Policy includes additional information in order to comply with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

If your business has a presence in the EU, provides goods and services to EU customers or tracks users and behaviours in the EU, you need to have a GDPR Privacy Policy on your website.

 

What is GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an EU legislation that aims to give the residents of the EU more control over their personal data. Under this regulation, organisations that handle data of EU residents must comply with data and privacy rules.

Non-compliance can result in hefty fines of up to €20 million or four percent of annual revenues, whichever is higher.

 

Do I need a GDPR Privacy Policy for my Australian website?

Yes, Australian businesses of any size must have a GDPR Privacy Policy if:

  1. Your business has a presence in the EU
  2. You provide goods and services to EU customers
  3. You collect and monitor data on users or behaviours from countries within the EU.

It’s important to stay on the right side of EU privacy rules and avoid steep penalties for non-compliance.

A Privacy Policy also shows visitors that your website is trustworthy and it can improve your site’s Google search ranking.

 

Am I legally required to have one?

Yes, if you meet any of the three conditions listed above, you must have a GDPR Privacy Policy. Not only EU businesses have to comply.

More info: Australian entities and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

 

What does the GDPR Privacy Policy template include?

Our GDPR Privacy Policy template covers:

★ Collection of personal information

★ Use of personal information

★ Disclosure of personal information

★ Rights and control of a person’s personal information

★ Security and storage of personal information

★ Website cookies and third party sites

★ GDPR compliance terms

★ Customer rights under the GDPR

★ Hosting and international data transfers

★ How to make a complaint about a privacy breach

★ How you can unsubscribe or opt-out

★ Changes to the policy

 

Does your template include all of the information that is essential for a GDPR Privacy Policy?

Yes it does.

There are certain terms and clauses which must be included to make a Privacy Policy compliant with the GDPR. Don’t worry, we have made sure our template includes all the necessary information and have written the policy according to best practice.

 

What’s the difference between a normal Privacy Policy and a GDPR Privacy Policy?

A GDPR Privacy Policy contains additional information that is legally required under the GDPR regulation in the European Union.

This information includes:

★ who your Data Controller is and contact Information
★ where personal data is not collected from the individual, the source and nature of that data
★ Who your Data Protection Officer is and contact information
★ Whether you use data to make automated decisions
★ Informing users of the 8 rights they have under the GDPR
★ Whether you transfer data internationally
★ Legal basis for processing data

 

I run an online shop – is this the only legal document I need?

No, you also need Website Terms and Conditions of Sale. You are legally required to display terms and conditions on your website under Australian Consumer Law if you’re selling online. This includes extra terms for payment, delivery, refunds, warranty and consumer guarantees.

Our eCommerce Legal Bundle is an affordable way to grab all the other documents you will need for your online shop in one go.

 

Are there any other names for a GDPR Privacy Policy?

Yes, you might have also heard this document referred to as a GDPR Privacy Notice or GDPR Privacy Statement.

 

Where do I pubish my Privacy Policy?

It is common practice for websites to place a link to their privacy policy and website terms of use in the footer of the website.

Once you have completed our GDPR Privacy Policy template in Word, you can publish it on your website as a new page and link to it in the footer.

Who is this for?

★ Business with operations in the EU

★ Business that provides goods and services to EU customers

★ Business with a website that targets EU customers (e.g. allows payment in euros or has a European language version other than English)

★ Business with a website that collects and monitors data on users or behaviours from countries within the EU.

Why You Need This

It’s a legal requirement if you deal with EU customers

Under European Union law, you must comply with GDPR, whether the act of processing data happens in the EU or not.

Not only EU companies have to comply. Businesses based anywhere in the world – for example Australia, United States, Canada or Russia – must comply too.

 

Avoid Risk

There are sizable fines for breaching the GDPR, so it is important to comply. Having a GDPR Privacy Policy will help you to avoid risk and limit your liability if something does go wrong.

 

Clearly set out your terms for customers and suppliers

You will appear more professional if you have one. A GDPR Privacy Policy on your website also helps your Google search ranking!

How does it work?

Our process is designed to be as easy as possible – you could be up and running in as little as 5-10 minutes.

1.  Select the GDPR Privacy Policy template from our Shop and click Add To Cart.

2.  Proceed to Checkout and complete your purchase.

3.  You will receive an email with a download link immediately after you have completed your purchase.

4.  Open the document in MS Word and complete the highlighted fields with your personal information (name, ABN etc). Your document will be ready to go in minutes!

FAQ

I’m just starting my website, do I really need a GDPR Privacy Policy?

Yes, Australian businesses of any size must have a GDPR Privacy Policy if:

1. Your business has a presence in the EU
2. You provide goods and services to EU customers
3. You collect and monitor data on users or behaviours from countries within the EU.

There are sizable fines for breaching the GDPR, so it is important to comply.

More info: Australian entities and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

 

Can I customise the template beyond editing the fields?

Our templates come in Word format, so yes you can if you want. Feel free to add your logo and change the font to reflect your brand.

We do not recommend you change the wording (apart from the fillable fields) as this can affect the legal protections contained in the document.

 

What if the law changes and my templates become outdated?

If the law changes, we’ll email you with the changes and updates to add to your existing templates. So please ensure you keep us updated if your email address changes.

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