As a business owner, marketer, or web publisher, you are responsible for protecting the privacy of your customers and website visitors. This means that you need to put a privacy policy on your website and make sure that your customers know about it. It is important to point out that not all privacy policies are made equal. You need to make sure that your customers know exactly what information you collect and why you are collecting it.

The Basics

At the most basic level, you need to have a privacy policy somewhere on your site. If you are using a CMS (Content Management System) like WordPress or Joomla, look for the ‘Privacy’ settings in the general settings area. You can also put a privacy policy in the footer of your site if you prefer. Either way, make sure that it is easily accessible and visible to your visitors. If you have more than 500 visitors per month, you may also want to consider putting up a privacy policy banner on your homepage. A privacy policy should not be mistaken for a security policy, but it does provide some information about how you use and protect any personal data that you collect.

Where Do I Put It?

Depending on your website or blog, you may want to put the privacy policy in a number of different places. For example, you may want to put it at the top of the page, near the header, or at the very bottom of the page. The key is to put it in a place that is easily accessible and visible to your visitors.

Why Do I Need To Put It There?

One of the primary goals of having a privacy policy is to educate your visitors about what information you collect, how you use it, and why it is important they understand these things. In order to do this, you need to make sure that the privacy policy is easy to find and accessible to your visitors. This is especially important if you have a blog or website focused on technology as most people using these platforms are likely to be searching for terms surrounding data protection and privacy.

What Do I Need To Include In It?

If you are writing a policy for the EU (European Union) then you need to include some information about how your website or blog handles personal data. You also need to include the country where you are based and a full description of your rights under GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations). When writing a policy for the EU then you also need to check that you are compliant with the law in all relevant domains (data storage, collection, and use).

How Do I Compliant?

Firstly, you need to ensure that all data processors and data controllers within your company are compliant with the GDPR. This includes everything from your hosting provider to the individual employees who process and store customer data. If you are using a third party to provide a service for your website or blog, then they should also be compliant. You can find a full guide on how to make sure that your entire company is GDPR compliant here. If you are looking to host your site or blog on a cloud service, such as Google Cloud Platform, then you will need to make sure that your hosting provider is GDPR compliant as well.

Additional Considerations

There are several other aspects of a privacy policy that you need to consider. For example, what do I do with the information that I collect? Do I make any money from it? How about the security of the information? Who has access to it? What are my responsibilities under the law?

If you want to write the perfect privacy policy, then you need to make sure that it answers all of these questions and more. Consider putting together a legal team to help you navigate these complex documents and regulations. With the right guidance, you can ensure that your business is compliant and that you are meeting all of your obligations under the law.