What is a Privacy Policy?


One must-have for entrepreneurs with a website is a privacy policy.

In 2018, the European Union forced the world to take privacy policies seriously via the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) laws.

Even if you do not live in Europe or advertise, it is worth consideration.

We empathize with you for having a ton on your plate but sparing a few minutes on this can save you headaches in the future. Plus, plug and play policies are readily available in numerous virtual Contract Shops.

What is a Privacy Policy?

A privacy disclaimer is a short statement that declares two things:

  • Type of data collection — the kind of information you collect from visitors.
  • Your intentions with visitor data — what you or your business will do with that information.

Every website collects data. By collecting cookies from IP addresses, your site generates insights via your web host and Google Analytics. If your blog contains advertising, allows comments, or asks for emails, you will be in legal trouble with the Federal Trade Commission for not having legal disclaimers.

Moral of the story: It's a good idea to get a privacy policy and be transparent with your readers about what you are doing (or not doing) with their information.