How to write good privacy policy ? Best Privacy Policy Examples

Posted By: KP On September 13, 2011 Under Internet, Web Master Categories

Privacy policy is a document, sometimes legal, showing how you care about visitors/users’ collected data. A privacy policy should be written very carefully. This article will show you what to write in privacy policy and some examples of good privacy policy.

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When does a website require a Privacy Policy ?

  • When you store or ask for user’s personal information like name, phone, address, email id.
  • When you store cookie in user’s browser.
  • When you display advertises that stores cookies in user’s browser. (e.g. AdSense Dart Cookies)
  • When you have many external links.

What to include in Privacy Policy ?

  • Be clear on cookie storing.
  • Be clear on sharing of user personal information. If you have permanent tie up with any third party for the user data mention that. (e.g. We share data with xyz survey company which does survey for our company OR we share our data with xyz company which is parent company of our company.)
  • Be clear on what type of advertising you display. Warn user about redirecting to third party advertiser sites whose content is out of your control.
  • If your website deals with user personal data (user’s uploads/social activity) be clear on your action in case of crime investigation. (e.g. Though we don’t share any of your data, unless it’s permitted by you, but in case of legal action we will support official authorities as much as we can in investigation by providing information required. )

Privacy Policy Example:

TeraBug Privacy Policy:

  • We respect your privacy. We won’t use your E-mail id and name other than sending you news letter ( if you have subscribed ) or contact you in reference to any issue which is currently open or was open in past between you and TeraBug.
  • We won’t share your personal data e.g. E-mail id, Contact Number with any third party which is not related with
  • We display some paid advertisement on the website,which may lead you to some external website.We are not responsible for the content of the external website.
  • Google, one of our third-party advertisers, may add a cookie to determine targeted advertisements based on your preferences and your visit to our site and other sites on the internet. You can choose to opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.
  • Our newsletter will always include a link for opting out anytime. As soon as you opt-out we will remove your e-mail id from our database.

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