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Information collected can include, name, email address, physical address, any information collected from tracking scripts such as google analytics, or any data collected if you run an online store. Typically the policy is viewable on a page named privacy-policy and a link to this page is found in the footer on your website.
Privacy Policies should include sections or clauses about how the data is collected, what is done with it and what users should expect.
The policy should include that cookies are being used and that the information is automatically collected. Personal information can be collected through the use of online signup forms. Tracking Analytics, Advertising, affiliate links, and retargeting can all be sources of personal data that is created and stored.
In addition to the collection of data, some sites give users the ability to manage their own data. Sometimes a copy of this data is kept, after the user has requested data deletion, due to legal requirements.
Different countries, unions, and states have various requirements that your site may be subject to also. This can be GDRR, California privacy rights, and requirements for children under the age of 13.
The policy should also include a date stating the last time the policy has been updated.
These services can be free or paid. The free services do not go into much detail and typically do not provide the details required for sites that use analytics or represent a business.
If you have a business site you will almost always need a paid solution. These solutions are very easy to use and price ranges from $70 to $250. The more complex your site is, the more complex the policy will be and the more the policy will cost.
Add Text to Content Area of Page
WordPress Admin Dashboard > Settings > Privacy
Once you have the correct page selected, click “Use This Page”
If you do not go the correct page, review the steps above and ensure you have the correct page set for the privacy page.
Using the footer for links to important pages is a tried and true internet standard. If a visitor is looking for a legal page they know to look to the footer for everything important and boring.
Additional Legal Pages
Terms & Conditions
This is pretty simple it has the © symbol, the year and the name of the website or the name of the company that owns the website. This lets people know that you own your content and they are not supposed to use it without your permission.
This document applies to sites that are using affiliate links or could be paid for blogging about or recommending products and services. If you are an internet marketer, blogger or influencer then you should be familiar with this.
If you run a store or sell services online, there is a chance you may have an unhappy customer. If you do then you need a refund policy. This document goes into the how and why or refunds and returns.
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Steven Johnson, a WP Hosting Reviews senior editor, works from Atlanta and covers all things related to WordPress and Hosting.
He graduated from Georgia Tech in Chemical Engineering, has managed hosting companies and now builds WordPress and Joomla Websites for small to medium companies full time.