The answer, as with many legal questions, is: it depends. If you’re a business owner and want to better protect your bottom line, hiring knowledgeable counsel can help. You can count on the New York business lawyers of Rosenbaum & Taylor.
- Postal address and email address
- Other contact information
- Date of birth
- Social Security Number
- Marital status
- Medical information
- Financial and credit data
One of the most important features of your policy will be clarity. The wording used must make it abundantly clear what customers should expect from your company. An attorney will be able to help ensure the language is unambiguous and succinct.
The policy should inform the customer what sorts of information are to be gathered. Be specific so the customer is aware of his or her rights. Also, inform the customer why the data is collected and what it will be used for. Finally, you should convey any security measures your company has to safeguard the client’s privacy.
It’s also a good idea to let customers know how they can access the data collected. Your customers should have a way to opt out of this information collection. Be sure it is explained to them how the opt-out process works so they can take advantage of it if they want. Lastly, provide ways that customers can request that their private information will be deleted.
Protecting Your Company’s Best Interests
Once the policy is finalized, it can be published and communicated with customers. Again, your attorney will advise you on the correct way to do so. That’s the comprehensive level of service you can expect from Rosenbaum & Taylor.
Reach out to our New York business law attorneys to learn more about privacy policies today.