2 Jan 31, 2009 01:11
I made a shot at this a few years ago. This is just my attempt and I'm no lawyer.
My site is a commercial site in that I sell products and services through it. (I'm a photographer and sell prints and stock photos directly through the site, and also use it to promote art fairs etc where I sell stuff.) Being a cmmercial site raises the ante a bit, I doubt that I would be so detailed if I just had a personal site.
This is integrated with my static website, so it does not apply only to the blog:
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I did some research at the time about privacy policies etc and tried to hit the major topics.
It's been a while since I looked at that and, reading it now, I'm not sure if the Information Sharing section is 100% correct. What I was getting at is that comments can by syndicated and appear in aggregators etc. I'm not sure that member profiles would ever be subject to disclosure - but better safe than sorry, right?