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There are websites of all shapes and sizes, but they tend to fall into one of three general categories. This includes websites that 1) allow visitor interaction without needing to register an account, 2) have visitors create accounts to interact, and 3) sell (products or services) or collect (donations) something.
You don’t really need to know too much about the legal jargon and language used as the tool will ask you certain questions (fill-in-the-black, radio, and checkboxes) to complete the policy.
For those of you who want to know, you are basically letting your website readers know what you do with their information. Here are a few questions you will need to answer.
- Do you collect any information when people visit your website? Perhaps you collect email addresses for a newsletter.
- What kind of information do you collect? Names, email addresses, mailing addresses, etc.
- What do you do with that information? Do you collect it for future email promotions? Do you sell that information? People want to know what you will do with any information you collect from them.
To create your policy go to FreePrivacyPolicy.com and click the big ‘Click Here To Get Started‘ button. Simply read through the questions and answer accordingly. It is obviously made for websites and is very easy to understand (not much legal jargon that doesn’t make sense to a normal person).
(Note: You will be shown a sales pitch, two actually, after completing your policy. If you are not interested just scroll to the bottom and click ‘No thanks’ like I did.)
You will see a visual editor with the completed policy and an HTML coded version. Simply copy the HTML code to your clipboard (Control + C) and paste that into your page HTML.
WordPress Users: You’ll find this option as ‘Text’ in the upper right corner, next to ‘Visual’, of your Page editor.