Get A Free Privacy Policy For Your Blog / Website
By on October 17th, 2007

In almost every website that you visit you will see a privacy policy which states to a user how information is collected and how it is used after a user has visited a website, and any other privacy related concerns that need to be addressed to the user.

Blogs in general do not have any sort of privacy policy. Even though it is not compulsory it does make an impact on end users if you have some sort of privacy policy for your blog.

Many bloggers must have made use of the free Disclosure Policy Creator from http://www.disclosurepolicy.org/ which helps you create a Disclosure Policy whether or not you get paid to write certain content on the site.

privacy-policy With regards to Privacy Policy, companies usually hire lawyers or professional copy writers to write up a privacy policy, but in case of bloggers it is not affordable, so here is a simple little service that allows you to create a privacy policy free of cost.

Just a note that Privacy Policy, Disclaimer, Disclosure and Terms of Use are totally different things so you should create separate pages for these, you should not mix up all of these.

Before I reveal the source for creating a free privacy policy for your blog / website, I would also want to stress few facts with regards to having a simple privacy policy.

Respecting User Privacy

In short tell the user how you respect their privacy policy and take steps to ensure that their critical information is not misused.

Cookies

If your blog / website uses and stores cookies on users PC, disclose this up front.

Tracking / Statistical Data Collection

If your blog / website uses tracking or statistical websites like Google Analytics or any other such websites to track users, make a small note on what information is collected by which tracking software and disclose that you will not share the information.

Commenting Policy

Make a note on how users can comment on your site along with making it clear that comments approval are at your sole discretion.

Credit Card Acceptance or Not

Tell the user up-front whether or not you accept credit card details from the user as part of providing a service to them.

External Sites

If you link to external sites make it clear that you are not to be held responsible for the external content.

That pretty much sums it up. You can have your own privacy policy that tells users what your blog / website does in protecting the user based on how your blog / website collects information.

If you want to generate a simple and Free Privacy Policy WebDevTips provides you with a very simple interface that does this. All it requires you to do is provide your website name, check a box if you accept credit card payments and provide a webmaster email address.

It’s that easy you can get your own privacy policy in less than 10 seconds. But that said do modify and add more from the above pointers so that it should reflect your own blog / website. So what are you waiting for create your own Privacy Policy now.

If you liked this tip do leave me your comments and tell me about it.

Update: You can also create a privacy policy using DMA privacy policy generator.

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  • http://www.online-tech-tips.com Aseem Kishore

    Thanks for the info, this is an important yet mostly neglected part of blogging. Appreciate it!

    • keith

      Glad you liked it Aseem

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  • http://www.blogfully.net Barbara Baker

    Thanks so much for this article. It is just what I was looking for.

  • http://www.outofbox.in ashish

    Thanx ,It’s a great pool of information,finally i have updated my privacy policy :)

  • http://www.imatrimonyblog.com iMatrimony

    Great advice!! In researching for a post on my blog, I realized I need a Privacy Policy and advised my readers to do so as well. Creating my Privacy Policy today!

  • http://utpal.net/blog Utpal Vaishnav

    Thanks for sharing the great resource for creating privacy policy.

    I just had a look at it and found that it takes care of most of the things that a personal blogger would require :)

    Best,
    Utpal

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    its great web, thank for privacy policy generator.

  • http://www.generateprivacypolicy.com Mark

    Or you can use http://www.generateprivacypolicy.com to create your free privacy policy.

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    Please help for Private Policy for my blog

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    Was looking for a privacy policy for my websites because I use adsense on my webpage. I searched for a topic so I landed on you page. Thanks for the http://disclosurepolicy.org link.

  • http://womenwhoski.com Savanna

    Hey there!
    Your article was great and got me going as I set up my first blog site.
    You rock!

  • http://theoneandonlyb.wordpress.com Byron Martin

    Excellent – Thanks for mentioning the great privacy tool.

  • Andy Bradbury

    Hi Keith, this is a valuable post, I was able to make a privacy policy for my blog in 3 minutes, much faster than other privacy policy online resources I’ve used before.
    Andy

 
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