scenes, and what the owner plans to do with that private information. For example, does the site owner collect IP addresses to establish a database of user habits to sell to other organizations?
Does the site owner request addresses with the express purpose of selling the list, or are the email address provided for a legitimate purpose, such as sending existing customers relevant
information about product issues and upgrades?
Policy statement pages are particularly useful and are actually required by law in many jurisdictions for sites that operate businesses for catalogs and online shopping. Users must be made aware that when they purchase goods and services, that their purchases are conducted in a secure and safe environment. Further, they must be assured that their personal data such as home addresses, telephone numbers, and credit card information will not be used in any way other than to ship goods and bill for the products. Companies are not permitted to sell private information and must always disclose any mailing lists upon which customers will be placed as a result of purchasing.