Wix is one of the easiest ways to create your website. It’s a codeless, click-and-drag web building solution that has a shallow learning curve and plenty of tutorials to guide you along the way.
Laws such as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation and the California Consumer Privacy Act require websites with users residing in specific regions and states to provide legally compliant privacy policies — as well as cookie policies.
Use a Managed Solution (Recommended)
Step 2: Answer a few simple prompts and questions, and go through all of the steps until you reach “Final Details.”
Use a Template
Do It Yourself (Not Recommended)
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The GDPR is the strictest privacy regulation in the world. It applies to any business or website that deals with the personal data of EU residents — regardless of the business or website’s location.
- Your website’s contact details: List the name and contact information of your website’s representative.
- Why and how you’re collecting and using users’ data: Outline what data you’re collecting from users, why you’re collecting this data, and how you will be using this data.
- Users’ privacy rights: Talk about users’ right to withdraw consent at any time, right to privacy, and right to file complaints with authorities as needed.
- Your data protection officer’s contact details: If the GDPR requires you to appoint a DPO, include their name and contact details.
- Your EU representative’s contact details: You may need to appoint such a representative if you’re a data controller and your company isn’t in the EU.
- How you’re using an automated decision-making system: If you have such a system, talk about how you set it up and the possible consequences of using this system.
California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
If your company meets one or more of the following thresholds, you must comply with the CCPA, even if you’re not located in California:
- You annually buy, sell, receive, or share for commercial purposes the personal information of more than 50,000 consumers, devices, or households in California.
- You have annual gross revenues of $25 million or more.
- You make at least 50% of your annual revenues from selling Californian consumers’ personal information.
The main difference is that the CCPA is less strict and doesn’t require you to appoint an EU representative.
California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)
The California Online Privacy Protection Act is similar to the GDPR and CCPA. However, it has two specific requirements that you should pay attention to.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
To make your policy COPPA compliant, you should include a section that explains how you handle children’s personal data, and the rights parents have over their children’s data. Be sure to use child-friendly language and syntax so younger users of your website can understand their rights.
Step 1: Log in to your account and go to the “Editor Page.” Add a new page to your Wix site by clicking the “Menu & Pages” icon on the left side.
Step 2: Click “Add Page.”
Good Examples of Wix Website Privacy Policies
Here are some great examples of Wix websites with well-written privacy policies and well-placed links in their footers:
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