March 5, 2008

Sample Website Privacy Policy You Can Use (AdSense-friendly)

A Sample Website Privacy Policy You Can Use

Howdy friends! As promised in my last blog post, New AdSense Policies - Are You Fully Compliant?, here's a sample website privacy policy that you are free to use on your own website or blog.

This free website privacy policy sample template is yours to use as you wish!

- All I ask is that you be kind and link back to this site if you decide to use it. ;)

Note: It doesn't matter how you link back. Adding me to your blogroll or whatever is totally fine. Also, feel free to make any changes to this sample website privacy policy that you feel are necessary for your own site or blog.

Also, if you think that I've left out anything important in this privacy policy sample, please leave a comment below to let me know about it!
Free Sample Website Privacy Policy

Here's a free sample privacy policy you can use for your own website or blog. Please be kind and link back to me if you decide to use it. Also, be sure to make changes wherever necessary!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Be sure that the link to your privacy policy is in a place where your readers can easily see it. Don't try to hide it anywhere! Your privacy policy link should be visible (and clickable) on all pages. But at the very least, make sure that it's easily seen (and clickable) somewhere on your home page.

Remember, your website privacy policy is there to protect YOU!

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Our Privacy Policy

As a fellow Internet user myself, I totally respect your online privacy. So it goes without saying that I'm fully committed to safeguarding your online privacy while you're here at the (insert website URL here) website.

And that's precisely why I've decided to include the following, which discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for this website.

Log Files

Like most standard websites, this website uses log files. These include: Internet Protocol addresses (IP addresses), browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and the number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movement in the aggregate, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc., are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Web Cookies and Beacons

Web cookies (also known as HTTP cookies, or just cookies) are parcels of text that are sent by a server to a Web browser, and then sent back unchanged by the browser each time it accesses that server. In other words, a cookie is a piece of data stored on a user’s computer that is tied to information about the user.

Web beacons are objects that are embedded in a webpage or email that are invisible to the user, but allow checking that a user has viewed the page or email. Other names are web bug, tracking bug, tag or page tag.

This website does use cookies. Additionally, some of my business partners (for example, advertisers) may use cookies and web beacons as well. This site has no access to, or control of advertisers' web cookies or web beacons.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. Please check your browser's help section for instructions on how to do this.


This website contains links to other websites. Please be aware that I am not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. I encourage you, when you leave this website, to read the privacy policy (or privacy statement) of each and every website you visit, as this particular privacy policy applies solely to this particular website.


I use outside advertising networks and companies in order to display ads on this site. These ads may contain cookies and/or web beacons in order to collect data in the ad serving process. These such cookies and/or web beacons are collected by the companies and/or advertising networks, themselves. I do not have any access to this information.

I currently work with several advertising networks and companies, such as: (list them here if you wish). If you have any questions, please check their websites for their respective privacy policies.

Webmaster Contact Information

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the (insert website URL or website name here) privacy policy, please feel free to contact me at (insert proper contact info. here).


Anyway, I hope that's helpful! Having a good website privacy policy is very important. Be sure to be honest in everything that you do, and don't try to trick or fool your visitors, as it very well may come back to haunt you.

Like the old saying goes, "Honesty is best policy." And that's a fact, Jack.

Note: This is just a sample website privacy policy. You, as a website and/or blog owner, are solely responsible for your own website privacy policy. I've merely supplied this sample website privacy policy as an easy guide for you to use for free.While it should suffice for most sites, you should obviously make sure that all your own bases are covered properly in your privacy policy statement (privacy policy notice).

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  1. Oh thank you for sharing this Aaron. I am a Newbie Aaron, Please tell me how to solve my problem. I am using privacy policy generator in I have read it carefully and it's good enough also like yours. But how about to protect our article from someone who just wanna copy paste it? is it also possible to include it in the privacy police. How should I make the sentence? Thanks in advance Aaron ^_^

    1. Hi Pretty Dwi Yossusanti. First of all, my apologies for not getting back to you sooner. I somehow totally missed you comment.

      As for protecting your content, you can check for copyright infringement by using Copyscape is a free plagiarism checker. You can also defend your site with a plagiarism warning banner from Copyscape. The URL for that is here:

      They also offer an option called Copysentry that will automatically monitor the web for copies of your pages and then email you as soon as they appear. This is not free, however. It's $4.95/month.

      Other than that, there's not much more you can do as far as I know. The bottom line is that if someone wants to copy and paste your content, they will, unfortunately. The best you can do is make sure you have a copyright notice on your site and then check the web periodically to see if your content is copied elsewhere.

  2. Awesome tips Aaron! This is the kind of white label seo that I'd follow. Why don't you update this post so you can also take advantage of the Freshness update by Google? It can certainly help.

    1. Glad you liked them Debra. Thanks for stopping by! And thanks for reminding me to update this post. I've got other sites going on right now and this one has kinda taken a back seat recently.

  3. Hi Aaron, may you please confirm how I can link this back to you so you get recognition

    1. Hi Crazedmom. It doesn't really matter to me how you do it. If you want, you can just put a link to my site on your privacy policy page mentioning that I have a free sample privacy policy if anyone needs one.

      Or you can link to me in a post or something. I'm not real particular...just glad the sample privacy policy helps fellow bloggers. :)

  4. Hello Aaron, I really appreciate the privacy policy, I've installed it on my blog and a review site I'm starting. I linked back to your site on both of course. You have a really interesting blog, and I think I can learn a lot from your posts. This is just what I was looking for,thanks again.

    1. You're quite welcome, Steven. I'm glad it was helpful. Best of luck with everything! :)

  5. Just copy paste this policy on my website replacing old policy which i got written from professional writer. This policy is much better than my old policy page

  6. Thanks, I think this is what I was look for and will certainly link back. I was trying to figure out why I only had one ad unit on homepage and having done research online it may be due to the missing policy.

  7. This is so helpful I will definitely use this and I will happily link your site. I was having such a hard time figuring this privacy stuff out until I found your site. Thanks.

  8. Thank you so very much Aaron. You have helped me with this while I'm building my first site.

    1. You're welcome, Pompy! Wishing you the very best on your site! Btw, don't know how I missed your comment until now. :(

  9. Thank you! Using and linking back to you.


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