Certain third-party services that you may have on your site such as Google AdSense require privacy policies to be implemented. Either check to see if all of the ones that you use require one or just be safe and include one anyway.
If you’re gathering information from users, it’s best to be as transparent as possible with them. You don’t have anything to hide, so don’t make it seem like you do. Let them know exactly why you need their information and what you will and won’t do with it.
While a generator may not give you exactly what you need, it will at least give you a really solid starting place. From there, you’ll be able to edit it to match the wording and style of your website.
Once you’ve generated your policy, there are a few things that you need to do and keep in mind when placing it on your site.
- Make sure that it’s true: Privacy policies can be legal issues, so read through your new policy and ensure that everything in it is true. If you’re caught lying, you’ll pay the price.
- Use conversational language: Nobody wants to read through a bunch of legal language. Sure, it’s necessary, so don’t delete it. But, we recommend adding headers above sections in the policy that can describe what the section is about in a few words. For example, a section about your personal information policies could have a header saying, “We won’t sell your personal information. Ever.” Just try to get the point across in a transparent way.