How to Use the Best Free Privacy Policy Generator

Oh, the privacy policy. It’s the dreaded clump of legalese that must be present on every website that monetizes with any sort of advertising or affiliate program. It’s so important but such a pain to write.

Instead of doing your best lawyer impersonation, why not rely on the best free privacy policy generator to do the hard work for you?

The best free privacy policy generator is FreePrivacyPolicy.com.

FreePrivacyPolicy.com is the site I use for the privacy policies on all of my websites. It’s the easiest and most comprehensive free privacy policy generator I’ve found online.

It’s my favorite free privacy policy generator for several reasons:

  • It asks simple questions with easy checkbox answers.
  • It clarifies confusing terms with a helpful on-screen guide.
  • It emails me the privacy policy directly.

The free privacy policy generator questions are easy to understand and answer. 

This free privacy policy generator will walk you through a series of questions designed to customize your privacy policy for your specific website. The questions are clear and easy to understand.

Each question is followed by a series of check boxes and a fill-in-the-blank “other” option. For most questions, you can choose as many answers as are relevant to your website.

Some of the potential questions include:

  • What personal information to you collect from your visitors?
  • When do you collect visitor information?
  • Why do you collect information?

One of the things that makes FreePrivacyPolicy.com the best free privacy policy generator is the clear and concise explanation they offer for complex terms. For example, there’s a helpful “What’s this?” link next to complex questions like “Are you PCI Compliant” and “Does your website have and use an SSL certificate?”

If you’re following my blogging-for-profit tutorial, the answers to this free privacy policy generator are even easier.

If you’re following my WordPress tutorial, you will be collecting some data for a few limited uses. Be sure to include these answers in the free privacy policy generator!

Question 1: What personal information do you collect…?
Answer: Name and email address

Question: When do you collect visitor information?
Answer: When they subscribe to a newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form and provide us with feedback.

Question: Why do you collect information?
Answer: To improve the website, to improve customer service, to administer contests…, to ask for ratings and reviews of services or products, to follow up… and to send periodic emails.

Question: Are you PCI complaint?
Answer: No. We only provide articles and information. We never ask for credit card numbers.

If you intend to add an eCommerce component to your website, I recommend selecting “No” and “an external PCI complaint payment gateway handles all CC transactions.” There are many excellent payment gateways out there, like PayPal, who can handle these transactions securely. By outsourcing this service, you provide yourself with some valuable legal protection in the case of a data breach.

Question: Does your website have and use an SSL certificate?
Answer: Depends on your host. If you use WP Engine like I do, you can add a free basic SSL certificate to your domain. Although not critical for niche websites, SSL certificates increase consumer confidence in your brand and even boost your SEO!

Question: Do you use cookies on your site?
Answer: Yes. We use cookies to keep track of advertisements, compile aggregate data… If users disable cookies in their browsers, it won’t affect the user experience.

Question: Third-party links
Answer: Occasionally…

Question: Third-party disclosure
Answer: No, we do not sell, trade or otherwise transfer…

Question: Have you added and enabled Google AdSense or Google Analytics on your website?
Answer: Yes. AdSense and demographics reporting. We use them to compile data…

If you are uneasy providing your actual physical address to the CANSPAM compliance section, I recommend renting a PO Box. You can use the PO Box for your address and then you won’t have to list your physical address on your website.

How do I get the policy from the free privacy policy generator?

You’ll need to provide your name and email address at the prompt. Within just a few seconds, FreePrivacyPolicy.com will email you a link to edit or download the completed policy. Download it.

Open a new page on your WordPress installation by going to Pages -> Add New on the left sidebar. Title the page “Privacy Policy” and then copy the completed privacy policy into the text of the page.

Publish and you’re done!

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