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When you order something from ComicStands.com, it asks for personal information such as name, mailing address, and phone number. It is not clear whether or not they intend to sell this information to a third party for telemarketing or other purposes. Design a "privacy policy" that you would like to see added to the site. How should the policy be worded? Where (location on the site) would you add this information?

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Customers want to know how personal information will be used, stored, and what security measures are in place to protect their information. In addition, how long their personal information will be kept, if it will be shared with others, and most importantly, how to contact the company are important components. The owner of ComicStands.com has several options in developing a privacy policy. The easiest and most direct is to put a statement on the shopping cart page that states "Your personal information will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the ...

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This solution helps develop a privacy policy for the website ComicStands.com. It helps with the policy wording, placement, and gives helpful links and examples.

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