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How To Get A Disclosure and Privacy Policy For Your Website or Blog

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Are you looking to create a privacy policy for your blog or website?

Want to know “how do you create a privacy policy page for your website”? We are going to share a popular free privacy policy and website terms generator so that you can use it to generate a privacy policy page for your website or blog. It is also the one that we use on our blog and websites.

We are not legal professionals and this information in this post should not be construed as legal advice.

Website terms and disclosures are a very important part of blogging that you don't want to skip.

What are website terms and disclosures?

Website terms and disclosures are how you tell the people reading your blog or website how you use their personal information, how you make money with your site and other necessary information.

Some common policy and disclaimers you might need on your blog are as follows:

  • Disclosure Policy: This is a written statement that makes clear the relationship between the website and any party that compensates the website for recommendations. Compensation could come in many forms including cash, free products, access to services, or gifts.
  • Privacy Policy: A Privacy Policy is a statement on your website that informs all visitors how you plan to store their information, collect it, and share it.
  • T&C: A Website Terms & Conditions statement (Terms of Service) is an agreement between your users and your website that specifies rules that a site user must agree to if they are using your site.
  • Cookie Policy: A cookie policy is your declaration of what cookies you use on your site and what you will use them for.

Why do you need website terms and disclosures?
There are legal requirements for disclosures on blogs and websites, so you want to make sure you have these requirements covered. Additionally, we have always felt that transparency with your audience is the way to go!

Whats a free website terms and disclosures option?
Since the needed disclosures have changed a lot in the past and still change often (I'm looking at you, GDRP and CCPA), it can seem like an insurmountable hill to climb to stay compliant. Thankfully we found a solution that works with customizable legal policies (with a free option even) called Termly.

More about Termly:
One of the major reasons we use and recommend Termly is that they take care of letting you know what is needed so you don't have to make any guesses as far as what terms and disclosures you need on your blog. They have a free option, but they also have a paid option with more features (that we use).

Termly offers a free generator for your Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy, T&C, Disclaimer, and/or Return & Refund Policy if needed! It offers top-tier security for all types of blogs and websites and updates with the new laws as they are released.

To The Point:
Over the years that we have been blogging, this is one of those things that used to really drag us down. We thought we could just take care of this ourselves, but have learned that our time is best spent on our community and creating content, instead of worrying about this legal aspect of blogging. Having Termly handle our disclosures and policies is the way to go!

Heather Reese
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6 Comments

  • Published my first post yesterday thanks to your course. Working on my second post today and have many topics to come in the near future. Thank you for your help. I hadn’t thought about the privacy policy until I discovered it in your information. I will be moving forward with that.

    Question: When I quote from books and authors that I’ve read, do I need to get their permission first or just give the book or author credit? Thanks!

  • I think these simple baby steps is good here. I need to take the information slow. It sounds like it will work out and I will succeed.

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