I have a lead generation website. I pass on leads to a third party and noone else. I use jotform. Do I need to state this in privacy policy?

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    Asked on March 22, 2017 at 09:44 PM

    I use google adwords also but not to collect any data or pass on any data.  A person provides their name telephone and I pass that on.  I've stated that I don't pass it on to anyone else in compliance with the data protection act. I don't know what cookies are and I don't collect them for any purpose.

    any help appreciated!

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    Answered on March 23, 2017 at 02:36 AM

    Hello amandauk,

    It would help in a sense knowing where you are passing your leads to. With the data privacy act decided upon by the EU Supreme Court (and invalidation of the Safe Harbor policy, for that matter), they enforce in such a way that no data should be leaked out of EU, regardless whether it is digital or physical data. So with this, they require that the data you pass on to is based on EU servers. 

    The purpose of Google adwords is to give your page a better page rank for search engine results, so this has nothing to do with the data protection policy. But you might need to find out where you are passing your data after you collect them to know if you are in compliance with the EU data protection act.

    Cookies on the other hand are text files retained on computers by browsers containing various information in regards to a specific website visit. Another way to think of this is that a cookie is a message given to a web browser from a web server that is then sent back to the web server whenever the browser requests a page from it. Usually this is for usage when you try to find out or differentiate if the visitor is a returnee or a new visitor. If you are not collecting this information, then you do not need to inform your visitors that you are gathering such information, or in other words, online tracking. You can also learn more about cookies on this page: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/

    If this is sounding still a bit of a jargon for you, please let us know. We'll do our best to help explain things to you in a better and simpler manner.