Now that we have that out of the way…
OK, that is all!
Yeah, I’m joking, I’ll be giving you some help with this. But, you should have this on your website before you EVER go live. (You can see mine here.)
WordPress themselves have worked on a nice template that you can access from your WordPress Dashboard by going to (replace
We have suggested the sections you will need. Under each section heading, you will find a short summary of what information you should provide, which will help you to get started. Some sections include suggested policy content, others will have to be completed with information from your theme and plugins.
Who we are
Our website address is https://YourBrandsName.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
We DO NOT share any personal data with anyone.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
Contact the owner: firstname.lastname@example.org (Put Your Email Address Here)
DISCLAIMER: ONCE AGAIN I AM NOT A LAWYER AND SHOULD NEVER BE LISTENED TO FOR ANY LEGAL ADVICE OF ANY SORT… EVER!!! PLEASE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF LEGAL PROFESSIONALS. THEY ARE OUT THERE AND STUDY THIS LEGAL STUFF FOR A REASON. LET THEM DO THEIR JOB SO YOU CAN DO YOURS.