Frequently Asked Questions and Answers from Termly’s Legal Experts

Do all websites need a privacy policy?

No, not all websites need a privacy policy. A privacy policy is a document that explains how  websites collect, use, and share personal information. Only websites that collect PII and are subject to certain privacy laws need a privacy policy.

PII is information that can be used by itself, or in conjunction with other data, to identify a person. If your website collects PII like any of the following, you may need a privacy policy:

If you collect PII, you should have a privacy policy to comply with different privacy laws of the world.

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Privacy policies are often required by service providers as well as laws.

Not only do many laws require privacy policies, but many service providers do too. For example, you need a Google Analytics privacy policy if you track user data using GA.

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