Do you have a website for your business?
If yes, read on.
If no, you may skip the rest of this article and my feelings will not be hurt.
Does your website ask visitors for personally identifiable information? Name? Email? Credit card information? Phone number? Social media handles?
If yes, read on.
If no, you can stop reading and go enjoy some fresh air.
If yes, skip to the last paragraph of this article.
If no, you are not alone.
There are a lot of parts to the California Online Privacy Protection Act, so let’s take a closer look.
You are an operator of a commercial website if you have a website for your business.
If you just keep a blog or post information about your product or service on your business website, then this law does not apply to you.
However, if you sell products or services on your site, or have an opt-in, contact us or a “sign up for our newsletter” page, you are asking visitors to give you personally identifiable information. So you must tell visitors what information you are collecting and how you use it.
About Your Columnist
Quyen Tu is a featured contributor for Women Lead, the official blog of Connected Women of Influence, where she explains complex legal concepts in layman’s terms. Her passion is working with and supporting mission-driven entrepreneurs who make an impact in their community. She handles her clients’ legal issues so they can change the world. Quyen enjoys volunteering, connecting people, and challenging herself physically. She aims to visit all seven continents, and plays along with the Jeopardy contestants. Quyen Tu is an Attorney at BCorp Creatives where they specialize in helping successful business owners and entrepreneurs improve the world, starting with their community.