- Customers are expecting more transparency and honesty, regardless of the law.
I’m not a lawyer and none of the information in this article should be interpreted as legal advice. Please do your own due diligence to determine if or how much of this information is relevant to your circumstances, and whether you should seek professional legal advice.
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- Prepare with your Data Audit
- Tips for Etsy
FIrst: Prepare your Data Audit
If you’ve decided to make any changes to what you collect or the tools you use, make sure your Audit reflects this.
Yes, you’ve told them what you’ll do! But you still need specific consent for that marketing. Under the GDPR (if it applies), it’s probably not legal for you to follow that policy. (It also would be against the Etsy Terms, if you’re an Etsy seller!)
Do what you say, and say what you’ll do. Easy!
If you’re giving any other information (like a summary of your newsletter subscription policy on your sign up form), it should be legible and positioned somewhere the user is likely to see and read, like above the “submit” button. Don’t hide it away below the form in tiny font!
All this is important to make sure the consent they give you is valid! If they can’t easily find or understand your privacy policies, then they can’t consent to them.