Sample Blog Privacy Policy

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A blog privacy policy tells visitors to your blog about the kinds of information that is collected about them while they're on your blog. For most bloggers, a simple privacy policy like the sample blog privacy policy below is enough. If you display third-party ads or collect and share any kind of information about your blog visitors such as email addresses, however, then you need to have a more explicit privacy policy that clearly explains what information you collect and how you use or share it.

Many blog advertising opportunities require you to publish a specific privacy policy on your blog. For example, ​Google AdSense provides specific privacy language to blog publishers that explicitly explains how Google uses information collected about your blog's visitors. Even if you don't participate in an advertising program that requires you to publish a privacy policy, it's a good idea to have one.

A generic sample blog privacy policy is provided below, which you can tweak to publish on your own blog. Keep in mind: This sample blog privacy policy was not written by an attorney, and it's always best to have an attorney provide specific language for the best protection.

Sample Blog Privacy Policy

Use the following as a starting point, and amend to suit your blogging practices:

We do not share personal information with third-parties nor do we store information we collect about your visit to this blog for use other than to analyze content performance through the use of cookies, which you can turn off at any time by modifying your Internet browser's settings. We are not responsible for the republishing of the content found on this blog on other Web sites or media without our permission. This privacy policy is subject to change without notice.