Welcome to the Cooley Privacy Policy Generator:

 

Virtually every company today maintains a website as part of its business strategy—whether to amplify the brand or to provide valuable information to customers.

Because online interactions with customers and the general public frequently involve the collection of personal information, every company should consider having a privacy policy in place for its websites.

Our Privacy Policy Generator will help you establish a privacy policy to publish on a simple website. For more complex sites and online services not designed to be covered by the Generator, the Generator can provide a draft privacy statement that you can use as a starting point for discussions with legal counsel about your other compliance obligations and risk-avoidance strategy.

Before creating any privacy policy, you should carefully review your internal data collection, use, and disclosure practices. Make sure that your privacy policy accurately reflects your practices. A privacy policy is only one small part of any company’s privacy and security risk mitigation program and strategy. A company’s activities may trigger many other obligations under applicable privacy and data security laws, rules, and regulations and, potentially, contracts with third parties. We urge you to seek legal counsel regarding your full range of compliance obligations and before publishing any privacy policy to avoid unnecessary risks.

You can begin to create your customized privacy policy by clicking on the NEXT button below.

 

What this policy generator will do for you:

 

This privacy policy generator is only intended to generate a privacy policy for a simple U.S. based and consumer-targeted website offering. 

 

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What this policy generator will not do:

 

This policy generator is not designed to cover:

  • Software applications,
  • Other online services  (such as email, messaging, and other communication services and features; cloud computing; or software as a service),
  • Off-line data collection and privacy-impacting activities,
  • Employee data or data of employment candidates,
  • Websites and publishers that:
    • collect information about mobile devices,
    • collect information from non-U.S. residents,
    • transfer or store data outside the U.S.,
    • advertise, sell, or make available products or services,
    • permit the download of software,
    • are directed toward or collect information from children,
    • allow third party advertising or analytics,
    • use locally stored objects (i.e., Flash cookies),
    • use perma-cookies or supercookies,
    • involve social networking or public sharing of content and data,
    • share information with third parties for those third parties’ own purposes, or
    • collect, store, process, or share sensitive information such as:
      • credit card data,
      • date of birth,
      • social security numbers,
      • government issued IDs,
      • health information,
      • financial information, or
      • geo-location.

These activities may trigger special obligations requiring customization of your privacy policy, user experience, and internal practices.  We strongly recommend seeking legal counsel if you engage in any of these activities.

 

You should carefully review your internal data collection, use and disclosure practices. Make sure that your privacy policy accurately reflects your practices. We also note that a privacy policy is only one small part of any company’s privacy and security risk mitigation program and strategy. A company’s activities may trigger many other obligations under applicable privacy and data security laws, rules and regulations and, potentially, contracts with third parties.  We urge you to seek legal counsel before publishing any privacy policy to avoid unnecessary risks and to understand all of your legal obligations.

 

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Disclaimer:

 

This privacy policy generator and privacy policy template (“privacy tools”) are provided for your reference only and do not constitute legal advice.

 

You agree and acknowledge that the making available of these privacy tools to you by Cooley LLP shall not operate to create any attorney-client relationship.  You further agree and acknowledge that these privacy tools HAVE NOT BEEN PREPARED WITH YOUR SPECIFIC CIRCUMSTANCES IN MIND AND may not be suitable for use in  your business, and BY USING THESE PRIVACY TOOLS YOU ASSUME ALL RISK AND LIABILITY THAT MAY RESULT.  Cooley LLP provides these terms on an “AS IS” basis, and specifically disclaims all warranties, whether express, implied, or statutory, and including any warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, or noninfringement.

 

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