Privacy Policy

A website privacy policy (or data protection policy) helps build trust in your website and ensures your visitors personal data is protected. Use this straightforward privacy policy template for any e-commerce, blog, chatroom or other website that asks users to disclose personal information. As well as reassuring online customers and users, it can also ensure that you have their permission to store cookies on their computer. The website privacy policy aims to make your internet business compliant with UK privacy laws and covers key issues such as use of personal data, links to other websites, passwords and security.

When to use

Use this website privacy policy:

when you collect personal information on the website to make sure you comply with data privacy legislation

What it covers

This website privacy policy covers:

the nature of data collected by the site

the use of data

linked websites

data security and access

cookies (optional)

transfers of data outside Europe

What is a website privacy policy?

A website privacy policy outlines your business practices in relation to the collection, storage and use of personal data gathered on your website. Examples of data include names, dates of birth, contact details or credit card details. It sets out the purpose of data collection on your website, the types of information collected and the scope and limitation of data processing on your website.

Do I need a privacy policy?

The collection and use of personal data by online businesses in the UK must comply with the UK data protection laws. This policy is designed to allow the website operator to comply with the fair processing obligation and to obtain the user’s’ consent to that processing as required by law.