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    EAT THEM!: #1 Think globally, eat locally.

    First in a series about preparing and eating good ideas fresh off Main Street.

    Eat them! Eat them now!

    Two examples of Privacy Policy now required of online businesses to be included in their posted policies.:

    As part of the General Data Protection Regulation [created by the European Union] going into effect on May 25, online businesses will be required to create their own GDPR-compliant privacy policy.


    Privacy Notice (sample template offered by BBB)

    This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for [Your Company Name Here] and our website; http://www. [Your Website URL Here]. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website, except where stated otherwise. It will notify you of the following:

    What information we collect;
    With whom it is shared;
    How it can be corrected;
    How it is secured;
    How policy changes will be communicated; and
    How to address concerns over misuse of personal data.

    Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

    We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

    We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g., to ship an order.

    Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

    Your Access to and Control Over Information

    You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number provided on our website:

    See what data we have about you, if any.
    Change/correct any data we have about you.
    Have us delete any data we have about you.
    Express any concern you have about our use of your data


    In order to use this website, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration a user is required to give certain information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact you about the products/services on our site in which you have expressed interest. At your option, you may also provide demographic information (such as gender or age) about yourself, but it is not required.


    We request information from you on our order form. To buy from us, you must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we'll use this information to contact you.


    We share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.


    We use an outside shipping company to ship orders, and a credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes beyond filling your order.


    We partner with another party to provide specific services. When the user signs up for these services, we will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.


    We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

    Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the web page.

    While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (e.g. billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.


    We use "cookies" on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor's hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance their experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.

    Some of our business partners may use cookies on our site (e.g., advertisers). However, we have no access to or control over these cookies.


    This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

    Surveys & Contests

    From time-to-time our site requests information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

    Notification of Changes

    Whenever material changes are made to the privacy notice specify how you will notify consumers.

    Other Provisions as Required by Law

    Numerous other provisions and/or practices may be required as a result of laws, international treaties, or industry practices. It is up to you to determine what additional practices must be followed and/or what additional disclosures are required. Please take special notice of the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA), which is frequently amended and now includes a disclosure requirement for “Do Not Track” signals.

    If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at [YOUR PHONE NUMBER HERE] or via email at [YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS HERE.]
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    Example #2 offered by Platform, Inc.

    Mom & Pop is based in France and has been selling jewelry on Platform since 2014. He sells mainly to buyers in France, Germany, and Italy, but offers his items for sale world-wide. In the past six months, Mom & Pop’s business has started to take off, and they recently started using a third-party shipping provider to help fill orders. He uses Google Cloud to host some of his buyers’ personal information.

    The GDPR requires that Mom & Pop provide certain information to their buyers in his privacy policy, including:

    the personal information he collects;
    the legal bases he relies on to collect, use, and share personal information;
    the third parties with whom he shares personal information;
    the length of time he keeps personal information;
    if he’s transferring personal information outside of Europe (for example, if he moves his business to the United States and continues to sell to buyers in Europe, or uses a third party provider located outside of Europe, or uses Google Cloud to host some of his buyers’ information), how the transfer will be handled;
    his buyers’ rights regarding his use of their personal information; and
    how his buyers can contact him with privacy-related requests.

    Visit this EU GDPR help site and read Articles 13 and 14 for more details on the information that must be included in your privacy policy to comply with the GDPR.

    Based on GDPR requirements, here’s how Mom & Pop might introduce his privacy policy to his buyers:

    This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through or its related sites and services.

    This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Platform or any third party services you access through Platform. You can reference the Platform Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices. Mom & Pop should then go on to include information on the following:
    1. Personal information he collects

    Mom & Pop should go on to explain what information they collect from buyers, why he needs the information, how he uses it to fulfill orders, the third parties with whom he shares the information, and the length of time he keeps the information. Here's an example:

    Information I Collect

    To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Platform to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order of jewelry, for example), if you contact me directly.
    2. The legal bases he relies on to collect, use, and share personal information

    The GDPR requires that you explain the legal bases you rely on to collect, use, and share personal information. The legal bases may include a buyer’s affirmative consent to receive marketing messages, compliance with legal obligations, and a seller’s use of the personal information in their legitimate interests (improving their services, for example). Throughout his privacy policy, Mom & Pop should be as clear as possible about where and why he's relying on these different legal bases. For example:

    Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It

    I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

    as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
    when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
    if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
    as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest toimprove my services; and 2) Compliance with the Platform Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Platform Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

    3. The third parties with whom he shares personal information

    The GDPR requires that you disclose the details of any personal information you share with third parties. Mom & Pop should explain to buyers why, when, and with whom they may share buyers’ personal information. For example:

    Information Sharing and Disclosure

    Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

    Platform. I share information with Platform as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Platform Seller Policy and Platform Terms of Use.
    Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
    Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
    Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

    4. The length of time he keeps personal information

    The GDPR requires you to disclose the period of time during which you will store personal information. Mom & Pop should consider how long they need to retain information for business purposes and to comply with any legal or tax obligations, and keep in mind that data shouldn't be kept for any longer than necessary. For example:

    Data Retention

    I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.
    5. If transferring personal information outside of Europe, how the transfer will be handled

    GDPR requires you to disclose if you transfer personal information outside of the EU and the legal bases you rely on to do so, such as consent and contractual necessity. Mom & Pop uses Google Cloud, which is Privacy Shield certified, so he should explain to his buyers that he relies on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer of his buyers’ personal information outside of the EU. For example:

    Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU

    I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.
    6. His buyers’ rights regarding his use of their personal information and his contact details

    Based on GDPR requirements, Mom & Pop should finish by explaining to his buyers their rights regarding the information they provide to him on Platform. Mom & Pop should also provide his contact details and explain to his buyers that he is the data controller of their personal information. For example:

    Your Rights

    If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

    Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
    Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
    Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
    Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

    Eat them! Eat them now!

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    Last edited by Lumonux; 05-16-2018 at 11:36 AM.
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    cont ...

    How to Contact Me

    For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Mom & Pop, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at Alternately, you may mail me at:

    Mom & Pop, 32 du Flambeau, Paris 75001

    *If a customer contacts you to access, correct or delete personal information held by Platform, you may contact Platform at for assistance, or request that the customer send a request directly to Platform.

    Mom & Pop’s privacy policy is intended to be a guide to the information that should be included in a privacy policy. If you use this policy as a template for your own, you should customize it so it makes sense for your shop. You can replace the details in his policy with yours, including your name, business name, email address, and newsletter settings (if you have an email newsletter). The sections entitled “Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It” and “Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU” must be customized based on how you operate your shop. Adjust the wording to reflect the voice of your brand and add or remove information to reflect specific facets of your business. For example, if you’re a business owner, you can change the pronouns from “I” and “me” to “we” and “us” to more accurately represent your Platform shop.

    Sticking to these best practices for marketing messages and creating a privacy policy for your business will help you to comply with your obligations under the GDPR, and will signal to buyers that you take privacy seriously and have your customers’ best interests at heart. For more tips on building a positive business perception, read 6 Ways to Build Trust With Buyers.

    Friendly disclaimer: This information is for educational and informational purposes only. The content should not be construed as legal advice. It is not intended to create, and receipt of it does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. The author and Platform, Inc. disclaim all responsibility for any and all losses, damages, or causes of action that may arise or be connected with the use of these materials. Please consult a licensed attorney in your area with specific legal questions or concerns.

    Eat them! Eat them NOW!

    photo courtesy of University of [insert name here] Law Skoo Advanced Applied Principles in Law.
    Last edited by Lumonux; 05-16-2018 at 11:36 AM.
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    Dickhead. You need to be banned for this extensive posting horseshit.

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    What color is your ball and chain? ___________

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    Isn't there a rule about the amount of paragraphs that can be quoted?
    I know that I was excoriated for a post that quoted way fewer.
    "...if life is going to exist in a Universe of this size, then the one thing it cannot afford to have is a sense of proportion." - Douglas Adams

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    1 These are available to anyone who wants to use them.
    2 The point of the post is the length of the template, being longer than the entire store/seller policy of many or most sites, but as is required by EU law.
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    Shortest one I found from a quick google search:

    Doesn't a legal requirement for a privacy policy assume that the web store is a lawyer? Does the EU provide classes in understanding the policies it mandates by law, and aren't the policies doomed to be defined in court anyway?

    Couldn't the store owner sell off all the customers' private info that it has, retire on the profits, and argue that he had no fucking idea what the EU was talking about in its mandated privacy policy?

    Zuckafuckamuck wanna knows.
    Last edited by Lumonux; 05-17-2018 at 01:04 PM.
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    WHAT DOES THIS MEAN ? Please explain , thank you for your concern and dedication !!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by forestroot View Post
    WHAT DOES THIS MEAN ? Please explain , thank you for your concern and dedication !!!!!
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