Wix is an easy-to-use, codeless website builder that’s very user-friendly — I like this, as it allows nearly anyone to create a website for their business.
- Use a generator
- Try out a free template
- Write it yourself
I’ll walk you through these solutions so you can choose the one that best suits your needs.
Use a Generator
I recommend this method more than others because it saves business owners time while helping them meet all relevant legal obligations outlined by laws like the GDPR, the CCPA, the VCDPA, PIPEDA, and so many more.
See a sample of one of the questions it asks in the screenshot below.
But wait, it gets better!
You just need to pop back into your Termly dashboard, make any necessary updates, and rest easy knowing your Wix site is still compliant with applicable data privacy legislation.
Use a Template
You just need to fill in the blank sections of the template with details about your business and modify any existing clauses and language as necessary. You can change as much or as little of it as you want.
Also backed by our legal team, we’ve included clauses to help you meet the obligations outlined by laws, including the GDPR, the CCPA, and more.
See a screenshot example of what our template looks like below.
Do It Yourself
However, I only recommend doing this if you have access to a lawyer, extensive knowledge of data privacy laws, or run a website that doesn’t collect personal information.
Writing one yourself takes a lot of time, effort, and legal knowledge. You’ll be held legally accountable if you leave something out, even by mistake.
See the highlighted text in the screenshot below for more details.
When You’re Required By Law
I’ll talk more about data privacy laws later in this guide.
But for now, know that legislation such as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) require websites with users residing in specific regions and states to provide legally compliant privacy policies — this means these laws may apply to you even if you’re located elsewhere.
When You Want to Build Trust
Every website user has the right to know how you use their personal information and what rights they have over the information they give you.
|Data Privacy Law
|General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
|The Data Protection Act (UK GDPR)
|California Consumer Privacy Rights Act (CCPA/CPRA)
|California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)
|Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
|Connecticut Data Protection Act (CTDPA)
|Colorado Privacy Act (CPA)
|Virginia Consumer Data Privacy Act (VCDPA)
|Australia’s Privacy Act of 1988
|New Zealand’s Privacy Act of 2020
|South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA)
|Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)
To help simplify this process, I briefly summarized the most common clauses relevant to Wix-specific privacy policies.
What Personal Information You Collect
To keep this clause well-organized, consider using a table or a bullet list that features all categories of data you collect.
How You Collect the Personal Information
Some data privacy laws mandate you to explain how you collect personal information from your users, including the Privacy Act of 1988, PoPIA, and the EU and UK GDPR.
For example, you may collect data that individuals give to you voluntarily. But you might also get information by placing cookies on their browsers, asking them to fill out online forms, or gathering it from external sources.
How You Use Personal Information
Under most data protection laws, you must explain how you use the personal information you collect. For example, you may use it for targeted advertising, marketing, and research purposes or to fulfill contractual obligations.
If you fall under laws like the GDPR or the CCPA, you must also state your legal basis for collecting and processing the data.
If You Share The Data With Any Third Parties
Most data privacy laws obligate you to tell users if any third parties can access their personal information. In some cases, you must also list the categories of third parties with whom you share data.
User Rights Over Their Personal Data
Nearly every data privacy law requires you to explain what rights your users have over their personal information. You must also explain how users can follow through on those rights.
If you fall under multiple laws, you’ll need to list the rights of users for each of those regions.
A good way to format this section is to separate it by law or user location so anyone from the EU can read about their rights from the GDPR, and folks in South Africa see their rights outlined by PoPIA, etc.
Information About International Data Transfers
Wix websites that may transfer personal data internationally should include a clause explaining what protections are in place to protect that data and ensure the users retain their rights over the information.
Laws like the GDPR, PoPIA, and PIPEDA legally mandate this.
Protecting Children’s Privacy
Link to Other Relevant Legal Policies
Company Contact Information
Laws like COPPA, PoPIA, and Australia’s Data Privacy Act of 1988 obligate you to include these details directly in your policy. But it also streamlines the process if your users have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding the agreement.
First, log into your Wix account and go to the “Editor Page.” Then, click the “Menu & Pages” icon on the left side, shown in the screenshot below.
Next, to add a new page to your Wix site, click “Add Page,” as pictured below.
See a screenshot of this step below.
For example, I recommend putting a link to your most updated version of the policy in all of the following places (assuming they apply to your business):
Real Examples of Wix Website Privacy Policies
Let’s look at a few strong examples of Wix websites with well-written privacy policies to help inspire you when you go to make your own.
This company collects minimal amounts of personal data from users primarily to carry out and fulfill orders, so it’s a good one to use as inspiration if you run a similar simple Wix website.
For example, the highlighted text in the screenshot below explains how Wix hosts their site and what that means regarding data storage.
Cuts & Bruises
In the highlighted text below, read their explanation about data subject rights for their European visitors, a requirement under the GDPR.
At the end of the policy, there’s also a section informing users how to contact the company’s data controller, another GDPR obligation. Check it out below.
Having one also shows your users that you care about their privacy rights and are a transparent and honest company.