Privacy Policy Page (What It Should Have In It)

Every website should have a Privacy Policy Page. Learn the basics in this blog post.
privacy policy

Let me start by giving a disclaimer…

READ FIRST – I AM NOT A LAWYER AND THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE. IF YOU CHOOSE TO USE THIS POST TO PUT YOUR PRIVACY POLICY PAGE TOGETHER, I (C.J. HALLOCK) OR ANY ONLINE PROPERTY ARE TO BE HELD RESPONSIBLE. WHEN IT COMES TO THE DIFFERENT LEGAL PAGES FOR YOUR WEBSITE, YOU SHOULD ALWAYS SEEK PROFESSIONAL HELP.

Now that we have that out of the way…

You NEED a privacy policy!

OK, that is all!

Yeah, I’m joking, I’ll be giving you some help with this. But, you should have this on your website before you EVER go live.

The different laws about what you must disclose in your privacy policy or any of the other legal pages are subject to change on a regular basis. Please remember to have your pages looked over by a lawyer on a regular basis to keep yourself safe.

WordPress themselves have worked on a nice template that you can access from your WordPress Dashboard by going to (replace uronlinebrand with your name in the URL BELOW.)

https://uronlinebrand.com/wp-admin/tools.php?wp-privacy-policy-guide

Inside this page, you will find a very detailed Privacy Policy Guide that can help you. When you first land on the page you will see the introduction (Copied from my current dashboard / December 26,2018)

Hello,

This text template will help you to create your web site’s privacy policy.

We have suggested the sections you will need. Under each section heading you will find a short summary of what information you should provide, which will help you to get started. Some sections include suggested policy content, others will have to be completed with information from your theme and plugins.

Please edit your privacy policy content, making sure to delete the summaries, and adding any information from your theme and plugins. Once you publish your policy page, remember to add it to your navigation menu.

It is your responsibility to write a comprehensive privacy policy, to make sure it reflects all national and international legal requirements on privacy, and to keep your policy current and accurate.

Privacy Policy Free Template

Below you will see the awesome Privacy Policy template that WordPress.org has put together for free. This may change from time to time but you can find it in your dashboard by following the instructions above and see the most current template for a Privacy Policy page.

Source: WordPress

Who we are

Our website address is: https://UrOnlineBrand.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

We DO NOT share any personal data with anyone.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Contact the owner: you@uronlinebrand.com

DISCLAIMER: ONCE AGAIN I AM NOT A LAWYER AND SHOULD NEVER BE LISTENED TO FOR ANY LEGAL ADVICE OF ANY SORT… EVER!!! PLEASE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF LEGAL PROFESSIONALS. THEY ARE OUT THERE AND STUDY THIS LEGAL STUFF FOR A REASON. LET THEM DO THEIR JOB SO YOU CAN DO YOURS.

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