What Should You Include in a Privacy Policy Page?

June 5, 2018

A simple website privacy policy page should contain these information.

  • Provide details about what data you collect on your website.
    • Explain how this data is collected – For example, it could be through site logs, cookies, web beacons, signup/registration forms, comment forms, etc.
    • Explain why you collect this information – This could be for improving your website, improving user experience, etc.
  • If you use third-party ad networks like Google AdSense, you may also be serving cookies and web beacons on your website to serve targeted ads.
  • Explain if your users could opt-out of these cookies. If so, then you might add the links to opt-out pages on your site and third-party advertiser websites.
  • Finally, tell your users how they should contact you if they have any questions or concerns regarding the privacy policy.

You can find dozens of privacy policy generator or templates that let you easily create a privacy policy page. All you have to do is enter your own site name, business name and other details. While a privacy policy template or generator gives you a head start for creating a privacy notice, you might also enhance it by providing more details about data usage by different plugins you use.

Also, WordPress 4.9.6 comes bundled with a privacy policy generator, which allows you to quickly create a privacy policy page on your website.