A privacy notice has two aims: give individuals control over the way their data is collected and used, and promote transparency and trust between a business and its stakeholders.
Because of this, it’s important for businesses to make sure that individuals read their privacy notice in full and understand it: that means a short and easy to read document with no jargon, that’s kept in a place that people can actually find...something we’ve helped countless businesses do.
Examples of when a privacy notice is needed:
Marketing recipients: At the point someone signs up to your mailing list and receives communication from your business.
Website visitors, users of your service, and account holders: Whenever a user is surfing your web pages, creating an account on your platform or interacting with you through a contact us page.
Competition participants: Whenever someone submits their details to enter a business’ competition.
Employees: At the start of a recruitment process, in an employment contract or an exit interview.
Who can this affect?
We understand that many products and platforms depend on the data collected from users to deliver great experiences. Make sure you don’t receive any fines for the hard work you’ve put in to providing a bespoke service by forgetting your privacy notice.
HR & People:
It’s essential that an internal privacy notice is signposted in an employment contract, published on the staff intranet or employee handbook - creating trust between your business and its staff in the process. You may also want to consider a separate notice for recruitment candidates, or at least flag that you may keep data from unsuccessful applications.
Sales & Marketing:
It’s likely you’re collecting data for re-marketing purposes in order to drive sales within the business. Make sure your company’s reputation isn’t spoiled by forgetting to signal a privacy notice, whether that’s on your website or in email signatures.
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