Sample Privacy Policy

A Privacy Policy is a document informing visitors to your website what information you collect and what you do with that information.  Very simply it is a short description of what you are doing to observe visitors to your website. I am going to share with you a comprehensive Sample Privacy Policy for your own use.

Decide what types of details you might need to collect from your visitors.  You will keep their name, address, contact number, and e-mail address when they fill out a survey, sign-up for your web page or sign-up for your newsletter.  If they make an order on your website, you will need to gather their credit card number and/or social security number.

Select an appropriate format for your privacy policy. In many cases, it is as simple as looking at your competition and seeing what they are doing. However, do not plagiarize their information. Instead, just use their privacy policies to get concepts, and then personalize them to your own use. There are also various free layouts and sample privacy polices all over the Internet.

Free Sample Privacy Policy

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Sample Privacy Policy

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What this Privacy Policy Covers

Privacy policy covers processing your personal data that we collect when you are on a website and when you use services provided by the website.  It also protects any of your personal data that may be provided to us from other resources.

Tips and Important Points

  • Copying a privacy policy from some other website is not a good idea. It can lead to legal issues or copyright violation cases in future.  Legal cases can be expensive and time consuming. Pay attention to copyright and intellectual property violations as they are becoming strict day by day.
  • The privacy policy should be well composed and use good language. It is important for the content of the privacy policy to be free from any punctuation errors or grammatical errors.
  • Make sure privacy policy must be relevant to your website and this should be shown clearly in privacy policy.
  • Sometimes accuracy problem found with privacy policy on sites. If your privacy policy declares that you will not share information with any third party sources then make sure you follow it.
  • Remember to update the privacy policy to indicate any changes in the way your company gathers or manages data from customers. It is essential to ensure your privacy policy remains precise and up to date. In case, if the way you manage information changes, it is important to upgrade the privacy policy document.
  • While you do changes in the privacy policy, you shall be aware of any effect on existing information in line with the previous plan.  If the new changes affect the way you handle old information, you need to seek authorization from the people.
  • Provide a clear web link to your privacy policy from each web page of your site.
  • If you are not sure whether your privacy policy is in compliance with appropriate laws, you may want to have an attorney review the policy.