This is a guest post by Aditya Mahesh.
With the way technology is evolving these days, it is no surprise that people are worried about online fraud, identity theft, and the misuse of their personal information. They need to be assured that sensitive data will be protected when using technology, and this applies to web surfing as well.
1. Explicit that you won’t sell or give away any user’s e-mail addresses. This is self-explanatory, people don’t want their e-mail addresses to spread across the web, so don’t release e-mail addresses.
3. Make sure that you say that you are NOT responsible for the privacy policies for any sites you link to.
6. Make it easy to read and understand. If you throw in a lot of legal jargon, people won’t understand it and it will be useless.
Some points added by Daniel:
8. Depending on the content of your site you might want to add that the use of your site is intended for people who are eighteen (18) years or older (I am not talking about porn… but rather language that might not be proper to kids, or business websites or blogs where the user engage in financial transactions, for instance).
9. If you plan to contact people that access your site for any reason, make sure to add a clause mentioning that. Some bloggers contact people leaving comments on their blogs, for instance.
Please note that the author of this article is not a lawyer, but rather a fellow blogger sharing his experiences with the privacy policies he has created for many of his blogs.
Aditya Mahesh is the founder of BlogOnExpo.com, a social media site for “Make Money Online” articles. If you want traffic and links to your make money online blog or want to find more make money online articles, check it out.
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@Ganha, thanks for sharing it.
@Victor, yeah perhaps point 9 was badly structured. I changed it now.
Daniel, thanks for your answer.
By the way, I think point 8 is far away from the theme of the post.
Young, that point does not related to pornographic content alone.
If you curse on your blog, for instance, it might not be suitable for kids to read it.
Great! It’s the small things that matter for bloggers over time and missing these little things can be problems down the road. Thanks for covering a barely discussed topic.
I wonder how many of us never even considered the importance of this.
Awesome Article… Thanks
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Other than that everything is great.
Of course if you don’t have such a policy (or you have a poorly written one) just write posts advising others to have privacy policies and then everyone will assume you have such a greatly written policy that you can afford to hide it from the rest of the world.
nice article.. thanx
I have recently started my blog and I had never given much thought to this. I agree that a lot of it is common sense but given the world we live in today, makes it that much important.
Thanks a lot!
Your post has just gotten me thinking seriously about it!
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