8 Reasons Why You Need a Privacy Policy On Your Blog

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8 Reasons Why You Need a Privacy Policy On Your Blog

As users become more aware of the importance of protecting their personal information online a privacy policy becomes a necessity. No matter the size of your site or the actions you take, you must let users know what type of information you are collecting and how you will use it. This is best practice, more importantly for legal reasons but also because it is an effective way to demonstrate your transparency and strengthen the bond of trust with your customers. Here are 8 Reasons Why You Need a Privacy Policy On Your Blog.

  1. A blog should have a privacy policy because it communicates the intent of the owner. Users are entitled to know the nature of the information collected, personal or not, as well as their functions;
  2. A privacy policy is required by law in many jurisdictions, including the United States, for sites that sell online;
  3. It informs users that the site owner is not responsible for any content on external sites. If a user decides to follow links that lead to other sites, they are no longer protected by the original site’s privacy policy;
  4. The privacy policy makes it possible to announce that the owner of the site or third-party advertisers may use cookies, which make it possible to collect data on the browsing habits of users;

5. Google services, such as Google Analytics, Google AdWords, and Google AdSense, require the inclusion of certain privacy rules in your policy. When you use the services of Google AdWords (advertisements), you must comply with its regulations. In case of non-compliance, Google reserves the right to block your ads and may even, in some cases, delete your account. Also, some affiliate programs and advertisers may refuse to work with you, if you do not have a proper up-to-date privacy policy on your site.

6. Your online privacy policy explains to users:

  • The information you collect
  • The way you collect it
  • How you store and protect it

You must inform users who visit your website, what data you will collect, and how you will use it. You must have a clear, detailed policy and the information must be understandable for all types of visitors.

  1. The purpose of the Privacy Policy is to assure users that their data will be collected for a specific purpose that they will know about and that you will always do so with their consent, protecting their privacy. The data cannot be transferred to third parties, and they will only receive information from you. Web pages and blogs are being legally regulated to give the user security.
  2. You want to be able collect data (and you probably already do). If user data is stored, you will be able to know what your web statistics are, have subscriptions by email, and registrations on your platform. If you’re already collecting emails then you need to implement the privacy policy to comply with the established law and guarantee the security of the data collected.

Are you ready to protect your blog with an up to date Privacy Policy drafted by a real lawyer? Luckily, I have drafted one and it is available today! In addition to a Privacy Policy, you also need a Terms of Use and a Disclaimer to have your blog legally protected. I talk about that more in depth in this blog post. Because every blog and website needs these three forms, I have bundled them together in my Website Legal Bundle with a special discounted price.

from the lawyer next door,
Crystallace Fenn

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