Importance of Policy Pages
So now, why are these important? Well, it is a legal requirement in almost every country nowadays. And, as you see, every website has these pages, either it is an e-commerce site like Amazon or just a corporate website like Microsoft.
Terms and Conditions Page
Now, you might see a pop up on lots of websites when you first visit. Normally, you click accept and move on. But this is actually consent. By this pop-up, the site is asking for your consent on which data are going to collect from you and they are going to use these. By clicking accept, you are giving permission to use it.
We will discuss it in detail in another article.
So, lot’s of countries legalized it by various acts, and these are compulsory for any kind of site. Such as, America has the “Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002”, to ensure the protection of users information, and European countries have “The EU Cybersecurity Act” and GDPR or “General Data Protection Regulation”, to do the same.
According to these acts, a website not only just has to have the policy pages, but also it should be easy to navigate and find on a website. And, the language should be easy to understand to their users. And, if needed, it should be in multiple languages.
These acts also state that, if you are collecting information from a minor, or collecting any sensitive information, you have to take additional measures or consent to do so.
So, there you go. Now you know why you need policy pages on your website. You can comment below if you have any questions. If you like this please share it with your friends.