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What's in this guide?
Terms and conditions generally set out the rules for users of your app, including how they can use your app, what's considered prohibited and a disclaimer to limit your liability.
- Collection of personal information
- Use of personal information
- Disclosure of personal information
- Security of personal information
- Third parties access to personal information
- Opt-out rights
Does your company belong in this list?
However, the more complex your business practices are, the more you may benefit from legal advice. If you collect a lot of personal data or your user base is far-reaching then a lawyer could make it easier for you to ensure compliance with multiple regions.
Privacy policies are legally required under most countries' legislations. So, even if your intended audience is Australian, regional regulations may apply to you and your business.
The most effective way to handle this is to err on the side of caution and comply with the strictest regulations. The Australian Privacy Principles (APP) form part of the privacy protection framework in the Privacy Act 1988 and apply to any organisation or agency the Privacy Act covers.
- Be clearly expressed and up to date
- Set out the types of personal information that your app collects and holds
- Set out how the app collects and holds personal information
- Set out how a user may access personal information held about them and seek correction
- Set out how an individual may complain about a breach and how you will deal with a complaint
- Set out if the app is likely to disclose personal information to overseas recipients
- Lawpath. Lawpath is an online legal resource for small businesses and entrepreneurs. It also offers free samples of legal documents. The first document is free and you can sign up to access customisation options.
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