Privacy Policies are Required Everywhere
It's a practice of being transparent towards your users about what is happening with their personal data that they are providing you with - knowingly and unknowingly. Here is a comprehensive overview of the legal landscape.
Legal Requirements Regarding Privacy Policies
Usually the trigger is the collection or sharing of personal information like names, emails, images or any other means of identifying a returning user (the way ad networks serve targeted advertising for example). "Commercial" is an often used trigger for privacy policies, which is generally defined broadly in order for it to cover a wide range of cases.
The California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)
Special care regarding children
If your service is also made for children you must comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which requires that operators of websites or online services that are either directed to children under 13, or which have actual knowledge that they are collecting personal information from children under 13: must give notice to parents and get their verifiable consent before collecting, using, or disclosing such personal information and must keep secure the information they collect from children.
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