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In this video I'm going to walk you through setting up your Privacy Policy page for the GDPR.

Please note that I do not have a legal background so you should contact a law firm for rock solid legal advice.

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mbouteiller Premium
Absolutely excellent Marion. This worked quite well.

I need to change the Permalink for my Privacy Policy but I can't see where to change it. I think I need to learn how to change to the Classic WordPress version,,, I think that's the previous version.

I deleted my old Privacy Policy and have the GDPR Privacy Policy, the permalink is something like "Privacy Policy 2".

Thank you for your great tutorial.

Monica
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MarionBlack Premium
Install the Classic Editor plugin, Monica.
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CathH1 Premium
Thank you for this training Marion. I'm back after a long spell away and trying to get my head round all the changes. I notice that the privacy policy looks very different in your video from what it does now. Is that because you have added extra things like your contact details at the bottom of the policy or is it that WA have just updated and changed the template?
TY
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MarionBlack Premium
I think it's a bit of both, Cath. Welcome back.
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CathH1 Premium
Thanks Marion, It's brilliant to be back but gosh its changed and all the new compliance ooosh :-(
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fyre Premium
Thank you, as always Marion. Your tutorials are always clear & succint---a tremendous support for my ADD brain. The only hiccup I had was my own doing for a new site. I made my Privacy "Page" a "Post" by accident. I used the "Post Type Switcher" wordpress plug-in and it fixed my mess up easily.
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MarionBlack Premium
I like that plugin, Jennifer. It does exactly what it says on the tin and you can deactivate and even delete it, once it's done its job.
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fyre Premium
Just call me fyre :) if it suits you. Everyone does, in all my lives ha. I was acyually going to ask if I should remove it, instead of just deactivating but, I decided to take notes (&add; links) on my editing board in my project managment app. ..that way I never forget I already fixed "THaT" booboo before and can help someone else with greater ease as well.
Thank you again Miss Godsend. I know people tell you all the time but, you have been much appreciated since I arrived at WA several years ago.
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Jewelia Premium
Thank you, Marion. If I see that you have a tutorial on a topic I am working on, I always watch your training first. Even when I think that I can figure out things on my own, I find very useful details in your videos which I would have missed if I didn't watch. Thank you for continuously sharing your wisdom with the WA community.

~ Julia
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MarionBlack Premium
Thank you very much for your support.
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Sherion Premium
I was looking at your website to see if I did this right and at the bottom of your site this is there...We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. How do I get that to show up on mine. I think I am confused somewhere. Thanks in advance

I think I found the answer hat is a cookie consent but is that only for EU countries or here for the US too?
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MarionBlack Premium
This is something that we need to address too as our websites are visible all over the globe, not just USA. I created this video some time ago but I've since switched to Cookie Notice by dFactory.
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LayoA Premium
thanks Marion, that was easy to follow but I keep seeing my Privacy policy in a box within the "privacy policy" on my website...been knocking my head off to correct it but cant, if u don't mind can you help me check maybe you might point me in the right direction, I also followed your tutorial for the GDPR...

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many thanks
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MarionBlack Premium
You're not the only one this has happened to, Layo. Find my comment on this thread, it will help you get it sorted out.
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LayoA Premium
Good to know it’s not an error on my part, phew! Thanks Marion.
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Joy3 Premium
Hi LayoA. This happened to me too. Here is how to correct it. Do not put the url as indicated on the template. Put the name of the website, highlight it and click on that little chain at the top under your title(see below) . In the attachment it is 5th from the left, but in the full picture it is 9th from the left. You will get a box where you will enter your url (copy it from the address box of your website page). Move your mouse away from the box and click.
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MarionBlack Premium
It really needs to be the URL of the Privacy Policy page not the home page.
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PodgeNPeter Premium
Hi Marion

Great Training as usual, I have one slight problem though. I thought I'd followed the training exactly but for some reason which I can't quite figure out, the checkbox doesn't appear under the comments. I've checked it in incognito and it's not there. I have the GDPR plugin and that checkbox appears fine but the "Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment" checkbox is missing. Any ideas where I might have gone wrong?
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MarionBlack Premium
I'm not using that myself so I don't know how to get it to appear.
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PodgeNPeter Premium
Hi Marion

It's not the plugin one that's the issue. It's the checkbox that's supposed to show up with the new WordPress update, once we've selected the privacy page in the settings, privacy, select an existing page section of WordPress. I've just tried it on my test site and it worked perfectly so now I'm thinking it could have something to do with the theme (darn it) which hasn't had an update in some time. Could that be the issue?
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MarionBlack Premium
It's important to keep your theme, plugins, and WordPress up to date. Make sure you backup first.
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TopCat66 Premium
Thank you Marion. Very helpful. I have successfully updated my Privacy Policy thanks to you. I have also copied and adapted it to my other websites, but there it works kind of differently. On blogger, I made a new Page, copied and edited it, but then the Dashboard is totally different. So I used the Layout mode to make a new widget in the Sidebar, and there I added a Pages widget, so that the new Privacy Policy is permanently shown in the sidebar along the blog posts. What I am unsure about is the following: if you now access a website many have a pop-up window asking you to first accept the Privacy Policy. Is this necessary? Certainly it won't hurt, but I don't technically know how to do that.
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MarionBlack Premium
I don't think the popup is necessary as long as you have the consent box on the comments form.
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CarolMeador Premium
Your video made things very clear, Marion. Thanks so much. I have a question, though. I saw a newer GDPR policy page from Kyle this afternoon. Shouldn't we be using that one instead? Can I just edit my existing privacy page, delete all of that content, copy and paste the new content, and then publish my edited version? Will it work that way?
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MarionBlack Premium
In the video, I'm using the Privacy Policy template in Site Content which was added a couple of days ago. Is there something newer than that?
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CarolMeador Premium
That's the one I used, too, Marion. I think I saw a different one today that was much more dense print (unlike most of our posts that have shorter paragraphs) and didn't have the "Who Am I" heading on it. It was only about two long paragraphs and didn't have any subheadings. Didn't look like Kyle's posts. I'll have to go back to my notices and see if I can find it. I'm wondering if it might have been something from another website and not anything to be concerned about. Carol
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MarionBlack Premium
It doesn't sound anything like the one we have in Site Content, Carol.
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CarolMeador Premium
No, it isn't. Come to think of it, I printed some stuff from the links Kyle sent in his post. I bet that was what I was thinking of. I thought it was strange that there would be another one so soon, and not in our usual format at all. Carol
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MarkA1 Premium
Thanks, Marion! Very informative training. I spent most of yesterday trying to figure all this out, including the plugin, but I think I've got it down now. I've done it to my first site, so now I just have to get the other one done. At least I understand the process better now.
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MarionBlack Premium
Yes, the second one is much easier than the first.
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DebbieRose Premium
Thanks Marion. I had a bit of a glitch when I went to update my menus. Couldn't do it....said "Bad Request". I just ended up deleting the original Privacy Policy and adding the new. The site looks fine now with the new policy in place. I think its a theme problem. I need to update it.
Debbie
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MarionBlack Premium
It's important to keep your themes, plugins, and WordPress up to date. Remember to backup first before you update.
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MKolofsky Premium
Thank you for this training.

A few questions:
1. Under mailing lists. Should I just enter AWeber as my autoresponder or do I need to link to their privacy policy page?
2. Third parties - I'm not really clear what this is. Do I need to list every affiliate site someone might click on on my site?

Thank you for putting in the time to do this training. I appreciate it!
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MarionBlack Premium
Yes, add a link to Aweber's privacy policy.

Third parties are anyone else that you share your visitor's information with. For most of us, it's only Google Analytics and our autoresponder service so we don't need that section.
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MKolofsky Premium
Great! Thank you so much! I appreciate all of your help!
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JeffL61 Premium
Once again, Marion you created great training on the subject of the new and required GDPR Privacy Policy page that is needed to be updated on all of our websites.

It is always easy to follow your training as you articulate all of your thoughts quite well.

Thank you for taking the time to provide this video tutorial to members!

Jeff
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MarionBlack Premium
Thank you, Jeff.
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Crazyhaggis Premium
Hi Marion thanks for posting this training. I've followed your tutorial but the privacy page has disappeared and seems to have been replaced by this Who we are page. Is this correct?
Also do we need the cookies warning that Loes advised on her info earlier on this?
I'm finding this whole thing very confusing.
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MarionBlack Premium
Yes, there's a new Privacy Policy Template in Site Content. This is what we should use as a guide to comply with the GDPR.

The Cookie Directive has been around for awhile and it still applies. We need both.

If you have not seen this already then read what Kyle has said on the subject.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Marion I am NOT , however I wish I had her talent. But I can help by answering.
The Who We Are is the new privacy policy.
I agree with you on the confusion. I am sorry I can't answer about the cookies part.
Good luck
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Marion, I did a post on this. I found that there are a number of changes that most people should do. Many of us are single people. All the We, ours etc need to be made single ie I, my etc.

Also I noted somewhere that Google Analytics is a third party auroresponder. Well I didnt' add them so did you?

And I left some things in such as the Mailing list. Most of us, if we aren't already, will have these. And Third Party. What I did was include some sentences reflecting the fact that at the moment these aren't used but if they become used the clauses will be amended.

My post is
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MarionBlack Premium
Good points Helen. We each have to make our own decisions as to what we put in our privacy page.
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