SSL certificate necessity
I have one question: if I have a eshop, which collect personal information about visitors, credit cards, etc and has not SSL, can I be in PLA? I think no, however I have two similar client's eshops and one has message: "Account suspended due to policy violation" and the second is OK and in AdWords I see click from PLA.
They offer similar products, same technical background, xml feed is OK, adwords sync OK. I am not sure if Czech republic is different.
Re: SSL certificate necessity[ Edited ]
April 2016 - last edited April 2016
for product-listing-ads, a valid https/ssl/tls certificate is required
if any website collects user data -- regardless of the target-country;
for example, credit-card details, email or shipping addresses during
e-commerce check-flow, etc.
https/ssl is only required on pages that actually ask for and collect such data.
otherwise, https/ssl is not required.
collecting or using personal information irresponsibly,
such as without proper proper https/ssl security, is
a policy violation and grounds for a disapproval or a
(permanent) suspension from the program, at any time.
the automated systems may take awhile to crawl and verify
all policies with respect to an item, image, business, or site --
so, not seeing a disapproval or suspension status does not
necessarily mean that a product, business-model, or website,
is not violating a policy.
importantly perhaps, a single disapproval or suspension, can be due
to multiple issues with a supply-chain, item, submitted data (feed),
site, e-commerce, account, merchant, business, or business-model.
potential policy violations by others may be reported directly to google.