Module 2: Checkpoint 29—Privacy

Conformance: Mandatory


The footer must contain a link to a privacy statement that covers:

  • the scope of the privacy statement (e.g. 'This privacy statement applies to personal and other information collected on [the agency's] website:')
  • the circumstances in which personal information is collected, by whom it is held (e.g. your agency and/or third party agencies or web services) and any choices users may have as to whether such information is collected in the first place
  • the uses to which collected personal information may be put by the collecting agency and the circumstances in which it may be disclosed
  • the collection and use of statistical information, including users' IP addresses
  • a statement that cookies and/or offline storage are used if that is the case and relevant implications of that (if any)
  • users' rights to request access to or correction of personal information held by the website's owning agency
  • contact details for such purposes.

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Risks of non-conformance