Privacy Page

How To Write Your WordPress Privacy Policy

The Privacy Page is an entirely voluntary feature on most blogs, a way for internet users to sign up to receive updates or opt out of certain service features. A privacy policy is frequently requested by website visitors, and many sites have made some attempt to make their privacy policies easy to understand and informative. Unfortunately, however, not all websites have implemented privacy laws that will protect website visitors. A privacy policy can be written in plain English, but even then there are loopholes that may leave you exposed.

For example, a privacy policy should include what happens to personal information you provide on the website, and how such information will be used in advertising. It should also explain what you plan to do with cookies or other tracking software that automatically collects and reports user data. If your use of such tracking software ends up harming users, the consequences of those actions should also be outlined in your privacy policy. Unfortunately, most companies have no plans to update their privacy policies. This means that if a privacy policy is used and then unenforced, the site is not legally responsible for any harm or damage that may occur because of that policy.

If your business operates from a mobile app, including an iPhone or Android smartphone, you will need to add a privacy statement to your mobile app. When using a WordPress plugin to create a custom WordPress theme, or if you choose to use the “All In One SEO Plugin” on your website, it is easy to add a custom privacy statement to each page. Anytime you collect personal information from a visitor, whether it is through a form submission or through the privacy statement in your mobile app, you must clearly outline the manner in which that information will be used and under what circumstances it may be shared.

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