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Basic Privacy Policy Template for General Webite Use

Updated on February 16, 2016
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In this day and age, everyone seems to be building websites. There are more ecommerce sites and blogs than ever before. One aspect of a new website that must be implemented is a privacy policy. This protects both you and your visitors from any misunderstandings. Here is a sample privacy policy which you can adapt to your own needs:

Privacy Policy

This policy will help you understand how we collect, use and protect the information you give us.

Information Collection

We collect non-personal information only from visitors who use their email addresses to subscribe to our site. We will never ask you for personal information such as banking or credit card info, addresses or phone numbers. This site uses cookies to collect non-identifiable information such as the type of device from which you connected to us, the browser you used or the time and date. Cookies are small files which are sent to your browser and stored in your hard drive. These cookies do not harm your computer in any way.

Information Usage

The information you provide us-your email address-is only used to communicate with you. We may use it to send you news or updates of our site or to ask for feedback. We will never trade, sell or rent your information for marketing purposes with any third parties.

We also use non-personal information to improve our site by customizing the user experience, tracking trends and study use patterns of the site. In the event that this site is sold or acquired by another company, your information will be transferred along with the site.

Information Protection

We have security measures in place to prevent your information from being accessed by any unauthorized parties. Your account is also protected by your password. We also use such security measures as encryption and firewalls to further protect your account and information. There is always the risk of firewalls and security measures being breached and by agreeing to our privacy policy, you agree to assume these risks.

Your rights pertaining to the use of your information

You have the right, at any time, to unsubscribe and prevent us from contacting you further. This right does not extend to any third party sites you may have linked to through our site. In the event that you access another site through us, the other site’s privacy policy will apply.

Changes to our privacy policy

We have the right to change any part of our privacy policy at any time. We may notify you of any changes by email according to the email address you provided. We may also notify you of changes by posting a notice on our site. It is suggested that you check the site periodically for updates.

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      crackerjack9 2 years ago

      I just learned how to reply to my comments so I wanted to thank you for yours. I'm really glad you found it useful!

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Thanks a ton for writing this post.

      I needed this sort of information :)