Who can use this template?
- 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.
What is GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an EU legislation that aims to give EU residents more control over their personal data. Under this regulation, organisations that handle EU residents’ data must comply with data and privacy rules.
Non-compliance can result in hefty fines of up to €20 million or four per cent of annual revenues, whichever is higher.
- Your business has a presence in the EU
- You provide goods and services to EU customers
- 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.
Am I legally required to have one?
- 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
Yes, it does.
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.
- GDPR Privacy Notice
- GDPR Privacy Statement
- It shows Google your website is more trustworthy and can improve your site’s search rankings
- It shows your website visitors that you will protect their personal information, giving you more credibility
- It makes your website appear more professional
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