How to Create a Privacy Policy Page

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Hey everyone!

A quick tutorial coming your way on a crucial aspect of your website – setting up a privacy policy page. With the ever-evolving privacy laws worldwide, like the EU's GDPR and various US regulations, having a clear and compliant privacy policy isn't just good practice; it's a requirement.

Whether you're just starting out or updating an existing site, I'll guide you through creating a standardized privacy policy page that meets these legal standards.

In this video, you'll learn:

  1. The Importance of a Privacy Policy: Why every website needs a compliant privacy policy page and how it affects your audience's trust and your site's legality.
  2. Accessing the Privacy Policy Template: I'll walk you through finding the privacy policy writing task within your Wealthy Affiliate Hub, showcasing the ease of starting with a template.
  3. Customizing Your Policy: Step-by-step instructions on updating the template with your website's URL, your contact information, and ensuring it reflects the specific ways you handle visitor data.
  4. Publishing Your Policy: Tips on how to correctly publish your privacy policy as a page (not a post) to ensure it's easily accessible but not part of your blog roll.
  5. Updating and Maintenance: How to keep your privacy policy current with your website's growth and changes in data handling practices.

Have questions about setting up your privacy policy, drop them in the comments below. :)

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I guess I am confused. On my footer I have all of the legal disclaimers, so I have both a link to my Privacy Policy page and to the Cookies, they are not the same. In order to be GDPR compliant, you need to install a plugin that enables the popup when visitors land on your homepage and get a prompt whether they accept cookies or reject them. Both CookieBot and CookieYes charge a subscription per domain, this can be an expensive monthly payment if you have several sites, so my question here and to the community was (I posted it a month ago) what program is free to install so we can be compliant without having to pay a monthly fee eternally. This is required by Google to run ads. Please help!!!

You shouldn't have to pay for a "cookie" plugin, if you have a privacy policy in place and if you are not collecting or using cookies, or using it for tracking.

But you can get one of the free cookies plugins in wordpress, there are several available to you and you don't need a cookie pop-up in Google Ads in order to use it.

Thanks for your reply, Kyle! What I understand is that Google will not allow us to run Google Ads, formerly called AdWords, or YouTube Ads if we are advertizing our products and services globally AND we are not GDPR compliant. For this, the privacy policy is not enough, you need to pay for a fee and outsource CookieBot or CookieYet so visitors have the option to accept or reject cookies. Is there a FREE WordPress plugin that allows for this popup so I can avoid the monthly fee, it comes to a lot when the fee is only for one domain. And of course, if I am doing paid traffic I want the cookie tracking to make decisions about my offer and how I could adjust it to perform better. I didn't say the popup is on Google Ads, I said that Ads scan your website for this cookie popup so visitors are in control of whether they want to be tracked or not, so this is a popup that you copy from CookieBot and paste the code in the script of the CookieBot plugin on WordPress. The popup will appear on your website when visitors land there, NOT on the ad, but it is a requirement from Google to have it in place on your website in order to run Ads, and esp in the EU as we wouldn't be compliant. We simply select EU from the list of countries before installing. I am on the 14-day free trial but don't want to end up paying hundred of dollars for this legal requirement for years without end... I hope I have expressed myself clearer. Is there a free plugin for WP?

I'm also wondering about this, and when there will be more advanced training for those of us who do need to update our privacy policies with more detailed and specific information.

The cookie disclaimer is a must for our Google ad account to stay compliant and not get shut down. That's why I was asking here if there is a free plug in, maybe WA could negotiate one with some software provider so it gets installed automatically on WP :)

Kyle, hi there,

I hope your day is going swimmingly.

I have been progressing slowly but surely.

One burning question regarding Website Structure and Organisation, are we expected to finish posting all the sub-topics under each section (Introduction; Choosing Profitable Niches; etc.) listed adjacently (screenshot)?

I ask because, this is what I have been doing diligently, sub-topic by sub-topic (6 done so far) .

Am I doing it right?

You are not required to post any of those, those are just suggestions and ideas as to how you can build out your website framework. So they are there for guidance and you will have lots of really great ideas there, but they are not "required" pages/posts to build out, you are in full control of that. :)

On the post the Privacy Policy and other items are scattered on the page. Is there a way to edit that. I went through doing the Private Policy again now I have more than one on my website. How do delete the wrong ones. selfempowermenthub.com.
I also need to delete my original hubs. I started over , Now I understand what I'm doing. The new way of training is excellent.

To edit posts or pages on your website, you will need to log into the back office of your website. You can do this through the SiteManager (Websites => SiteManager).

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites

Within your back office, you will have a tab for both Posts and Pages within your main menu. (see attached). You will simply want to click on either one of those, to see a full list and to manage your respective Posts and Pages associated with your website.

Upon going into the Posts or Pages manager, you will see a list of all of them. You can edit them by "hovering" over top of the post, and then you will click on the "Edit" button. (see attached)

You can Quick Edit, Trash or View them from this hover menu. You can also click the main post or page title if you want to go into the editor.

I hope this helps you out here!

Some great info and an excellent video, Kyle. As always--thank you!

Jeff

No problem Jeff!

Thanks, Kyle! 😎👍

Thanks Kyle!

No problem! :)

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