I've had a bunch of people ask me where to get a privacy policy for their website. So I am sharing mine with you so you can use for your site.

If you're collecting email addresses and such this policy outlines what you do and don't do with people's personal information.

Simple put your company or websites domain name in the bolded areas.

Here's the privacy policy:

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which (add name here) collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a "User") of the (add name here) website ("Site"). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by (add name here).

Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, place an order, subscribe to the newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site.

Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, credit card information. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously.

We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Web browser cookies

Our Site may use "cookies" to enhance User experience. User's web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

DoubleClick DART Cookie

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on (add name here)

Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to (add name here) and other sites on the Internet.

Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL – http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site.

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on (add name here) send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs.

Other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons ) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and / or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

(add name here) has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. (add name here) privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

You can opt out of all communication with (add name here) simply be leaving this page.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

How we use collected information

(add name here) collects and uses Users personal information for the following purposes:

- To personalize user experience. We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.

- To improve our Site. We continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.

- To improve customer service. Your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.

- To process transactions. We may use the information Users provide about themselves when placing an order only to provide service to that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the service.

- To administer a content, promotion, survey or other Site feature. To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.

- To send periodic emails. The email address Users provide for order processing, will only be used to send them information and updates pertaining to their order. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

Sensitive and private data exchange between the Site and its Users happens over a SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures.

Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.

Third party websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site.

In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website's own terms and policies.

Advertising

Ads appearing on our site may be delivered to Users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile non personal identification information about you or others who use your computer.

This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy policy does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Changes to this privacy policy

(add name here) has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will send you an email. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us here. (add contact link)

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Thanks for sharing, Leo. Your privacy policy is comprehensive to me and covers everything that I'm trying to do.
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Thank you Leoemery for sharing your Privacy Policy. It's really helpful and makes things a lot easier. All the best in your endeavors.

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Thanks a lot Leoemery! That thing Privacy Policy page was keeping me stuck for while.
Your template resolved my problem, and great things is free.
All The Best on The Way and at WA!
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THANK YOU!! I was looking online and found a Privacy Policy generator and the process was so confusing. It took me 30 minutes to get to the end and wasn't sure how to finish it out about the tracking part. This helped me out tremendously!! :-)
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I have had a privacy policy page for awhile but recently noticed a 404 issue.
It is in the link that says, "Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL – http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

I removed the link and just have it listed as it is (in black/white)
Has anyone else had this issue?
Is it okay to mention the google privacy_ads but not provide an actual link?
Help!
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Thanks Leo! What a great Privacy Policy. I'm using this on my website. Appreciate that you shared this.
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Thank you man. I'll will use it at my WA Site.
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Thanks much better than the one I had.
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Thanks Leo,
I've copied this over and I'll have a closer look.
This seems to cover more than Kyle's version, so I may use it later when I add more functionality.
I really appreciate this!
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This copy covers more than what is included in Kyle's version. I'm not sure now which one I should use though.

Since a lot of people use this copy, the same rule about non-indexing applies, right? What does non-index mean?
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OK, I will have to compare them, yours looks great also! Thanks!
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As long as you clearly tell people what you do with the info you gather then you're fine.
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I am already using the privacy policy from one of the earliest lesson from Kyle, how is yours better, as it were? Would it to be to my advantage to change over to yours? Thank you for giving us the choice, yours does look very well thought out! I realize people are quite concerned - Re - Privacy!
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I just shared mine for those who may not have one. I'm sure Kyles is fine
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Wow Leo... this little bugger really covers the whole gambit! Very nice of ya' to share it with us!!!! Sure do thank ye!
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