What is the point of all this? Quite simply: to protect privacy.
If you don’t have one or don’t set it up correctly, you could face high warning costs or fines.
A third aspect you may need to consider is the United States’ Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA). According to this rule, website operators and online service providers must comply with certain requirements if they target and collect personal data from children under the age of 13 in the U.S.
Since personal data is also collected and processed here, explaining and obtaining consent is essential.
In the following, we list some aspects that we consider necessary. But as just mentioned, the concrete content always depends on the individual case.
- Name of the person responsible (owner of the website)
- Contact data of the responsible person (owner of the website)
- Name and contact details of the data protection representative (e.g. e-mail address, telephone)
- General information on data protection e.g. legal basis of data processing (keywords: legitimate interest or consent)
- Data security measures taken
- Transmission of data to third parties (e.g. newsletter provider)
- Reference to data processing in third countries (e.g. USA as a data protection-unsafe country)
- Name of the recipient of the data
- Duration of the storage of the data
- Information about the right to obtain information
- Reference to storage, transfer and deletion of data
- Information about the right of revocation
- Reference to a right of appeal
- Information on (analysis) software used
- Note on online marketing tracking procedures (retargeting)
- Cookie notice
It is important to note that we do not list all the advantages and disadvantages of the selected generators, otherwise you would have to read a whole novel. 😉
Datenschutz-Generator by Dr. Schwenke
A short memory feature has also been built in, which ensures that the creation you have started can be continued at a later time. That is practical!
Iubenda offers a beginner-friendly step-by-step explanation, detailed explanations are provided in separate articles. Moreover, the provider presents itself as a high-end solution and offers, among other things, 1600+ clauses and more than 9 languages.
Don’t panic, ask a lawyer!
If you want to get professional help, the costs range from about €500 to €15,000, depending on the effort involved.
Including an imprint on your website is not mandatory in all countries – in the Federal Republic of Germany it usually is.
What is an imprint?
Every person who uses telemedia – whether commercially or editorially – must use an imprint on the website. It must contain information on the provider identification in the sense of the respective applicable law.
The setting of cookies and the processing of personal data may only take place after the informed and activated consent of the user (C-673/17) – also called opt-in procedure. The easiest way to manage cookie consent is with the help of a cookie banner.
But here, too, the correct set-up is quite a challenge. It starts with finding the cookies used and continues through to the correct integration of the cookies in the cookie banner.
Real Cookie Banner, our cookie plugin for WordPress, helps you a lot with this task. The integrated scanner feature and numerous design and service templates take a lot of work off your hands.
Set up your cookie banner in compliance with the GDPR and ePrivacy Directive and quickly and comfortably!