tells your site visitors how their data is used and protected on
your site. Like Amazon Associates, many advertising and affiliate
programs ask that participating websites include a privacy
policy, so you must publish one.
how you can add one to your WordPress site without too much
disclosing how your site collects, handles, and processes the data
of website visitors and customers. This could be information you
collect through cookies, registration, comments, subscription
forms, and more.
The policy describes, in detail, whether the information is kept
confidential or is shared with or sold to third parties. For
example, if you’re building an email
list, you need to state in the policy what you do with that
information (e.g., you won’t sell it, but will use it for your
Suppose you’re an affiliate for Amazon or any other third
passing a site visitor’s data automatically to the affiliate when
they click on your affiliate link.
There are three main reasons why you’d include a privacy
policy on your website:
- It’s required by law in your country of residence.
- It’s required by the third-party services you use on your
- It increases transparency and trust with your site
For the first two, you’ll need to do a little research to
ensure you include the right information and clauses in your
based on your country of residence and where you do business.
(Disclaimer: We don’t claim this post to
constitute any kind of legal advice. Readers are advised to consult
with a local lawyer for more detailed information.)
Many website owners started publishing privacy policies when
WordPress included the page by default a few versions ago. There
create one and generic templates you can download from various
In this post, we’ll go over how to use the default page in
your WordPress site.
template in the main installation of their software and
instructions on how to edit it.
First, log in to WordPress and click Settings
> Privacy. You’ll see that WordPress has
First, you can use the default policy option. Click Use
This Page to publish it as-is.
Second, you can use the default policy as a foundation and
customize it for your WordPress site. Click Edit
here to open the page editor.
WordPress also includes instructions on how to modify the policy
for your website, making it easy to include or delete the
information that applies to your site.
After reviewing your changes, click Publish to
save your changes and make the policy live on your website. Your
WordPress site, such as in the footer menu.
clicking Create New Page.
WordPress opens the page editor to a blank page, and you can
click Publish to make the policy live on your
You can also use a third-party tool to generate your privacy
policy. You’ll need to copy and paste the text into a new page on
your WordPress site. Some are plugins that integrate directly with
your WordPress site, while others are generators that will let you
download the policy to your site. You can copy and paste it from
the downloaded version.
These tools are ideal if you need to create terms and conditions
for your site if you need to create multiple policy pages (such as
ones for GDPR compliance or healthcare information security
less than 5 minutes. Choose the template, enter your website and
business details, and click Save. That’s it.
People use WP Legal Pages to
and conditions page, and more.
The creators of this generator regularly monitor laws, acts, and
regulations around the world to keep it updated with the latest
information and requirements. Use TermsFeed to create your privacy
policy and then download it or host it with them for free. You can
and more with TermsFeed,
covering any kind of WordPress website.
WP Auto Terms can help you create a range of policies for your
conditions, cookies policy, and more. Use it to create a basic
links usage terms.
Shopify provides several free tools to website owners, including
website and contact information, and the generator does the
You can even sign up for a 14-day free trial of Shopify at the
same time if you want, or not. It’s up to you. Be sure to select
the ‘skip the free trial’ option if you don’t want it.
Once you click the Start free trial button,
The way we think about our digital data is changing every day.
It’s critical to make sure your WordPress site protects your
visitors’ data and clearly explains how you store and use it.
WordPress site. You can use the built-in option from WordPress or
try out one of the third-party generators to create or update your