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Disclaimer, Privacy Policy? What do i need?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by spoon22, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. spoon22

    spoon22 Regular Member

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    What do i need for a website targeting the english market?

    - Disclaimer
    - Privacy Policy
    - About Us

    ???

    And what happens if i don't have these pages on my site? Do i have to pay a fine?

    Looking at the bottom of this website: http://www.themanicmarketer.com , i'm a litle bit confused. This guy has around 10 legal pages. What do i need and what isn't necessary?
     
  2. spoon22

    spoon22 Regular Member

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    Nobody?
     
  3. Talsin

    Talsin Regular Member

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    For most sites a Privacy Policy is enough, though personally I include email and external link categories in my privacy policy.

    You shouldn't need a disclaimer unless you are doing something that specifically does need one.
     
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  4. SpmHosting

    SpmHosting Newbie

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    Those 3 are enough!
     
  5. kitteh101

    kitteh101 Regular Member

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    Just copy the Privacy policy and disclaimer from a website doing something similar to yours than put it into word and rewrite them and tweak words so it is your content LOL
     
  6. momba12

    momba12 Junior Member

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    You will not get a fine. However, if you want to use G00 gle Adsense, you will need a
    privacy policy (you can find a plugin to generate that)
    ThinK about adding in TOS to make goog more happy.
    Contact page (you can use plugin contact form 7)
    About Us page

    If you want to sell stuff, you will want to put in some FTC disclaimers in there too. To also protect yourself, you may want to add in the disclaimer that you get paid a commission of people click through your links, blah blah, yada yada.

    You can find some one FTC disclaimer and alter it to fit your site.

    All that should cover you for basically anything.
     
  7. SahL

    SahL Elite Member

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    No you wont get a fine if you dont put all that.

    but its recommended that you use a privacy policy page.

    Disclaimer is not necessary.

    An about us page would be good.
     
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  8. markhenry121

    markhenry121 Elite Member

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    You should use the privacy policy which is very important.
     
  9. Donkey Kong

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    That basically enough for a normal site, and defending on what kind of information you're providing, for example like, health info, you need more legal claim that just those pages, and
    You forgot Contact us which is a major one, search engine like google will get smart on those sites who don't have enough legal pages and stuff.

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  10. chrishas

    chrishas Registered Member

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    If you don't know what to write, you can copy another site's page and edit/replace your info. Wordpress has a few plugins that make this easy. One is WP Privacy Policy which will generate a privacy policy quickly - this includes the statements that Google is looking for. Another is WP Legal Pages which will generate all of pages you might need after you put in your information. Both are easily found w/ a search.

    Include Privacy and About Us at a minimum. Use a picture in About Us and at least 3+ sentences (350+ words is better).
    Include Disclaimer if your site has anything to do with health, or it's making big claims for results - especially with money.
    Include Terms of Service / Terms and Conditions if you ask or have your visitors to do anything. Or just include one to be super safe.
    Include a notice that you may receive compensation from clicking on an ad somewhere in one of the above, if it's not already included.

    Stick your links in your footer and remove them from your page navigation and you're all set to go.
     
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  11. paulcarter97

    paulcarter97 Regular Member

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    You can find this kind of thing plugin in wordpress. You can add ALL OF THE LEGAL things in one click of a button lol.
     
  12. orlandolongwood

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    If you are targeting the American market, the above advice will keep you out of trouble. If you are targeting the UK (or EU in general) market, then I suggest reading and using http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/bdotg/action/detail?itemId=1076142085&type=RESOURCES. If you are located in an EU country you should use and follow the EU privacy stuff, even if targeting a US audience.

    If you are in a non-EU, US, or Commonwealth country, then make extra sure your whois matches your content us page to keep from being flagged by WoT. Since their data integrates with Facebook for link screening and more people are using their plugin, a bad score from their minions can hurt.
     
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    privacy policy plugin covers most of what you need. Depends on what your site is doing really.
     
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    Those three are essential for a perfect web page ..
     
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    "WP Legal Pages" works great. Normally it's ~$20, but if you search BHW, you can download version 1.0 then update to 2.0 which has all the legal docs including PP, FTC, terms of use, etc that you would ever need.
     
  16. markhenry121

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    We know that privacy policy is the statement, which is responsible for disclosing some of
    the ways, from which one specific party can manage the data of their clients and customers.
    Therefore, I can say that privacy policy should be the best option for you in this case.
     
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    Do we also need "contact us"?

    Where should I put these on my site?
     
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