1. Google gives more weight to websites with privacy policies.
We’ve found the following policy violation with your app and you need to address this issue by Tuesday April 17, 2012 at 5:00pm PST or your app may be subject to enforcement action.
Platform Policy Team
All bewilderment aside (that Facebook is actually trawling through our business pages), it is imperative that businesses prioritise putting together privacy policies and linking them to any apps where they collect user data such as competition apps, mailing list apps etc.
3. Whether it’s a requirement or not, it’s a good idea to let people know how you intend to use their information.
If someone is handing over their email address to you, they are trusting that you will not misuse their information. If you want to gain someone’s trust, you need to spell out to them how their information will be stored, used and disclosed (or not).
- What information you collect from users,
- Where that information is stored,
- How you’ll use their information,
- Under what circumstances you’d disclose their information to a third party (ie. to employees who work for you so they can undertake admin tasks),
- What the users’ rights are,
- Where they can go to with questions or comments.