- the type of data you’ll take from your readers (likely to be name and emails for blog comments and newsletters; along with cookies that track advertisements if you’re with Google Ads or another ad network and things like plugins)
- How you will use the data.
- How the user can ask for their data be deleted.
- What you’ll do if there’s a data breach.
I have three blogs so at first, I was a bit baffled about what my privacy policies should look like. The first thing I did was made a list of the data I collected for each of my blogs. e.g.
When bloggers leave a comment they leave an email address and name via a Plug-In.
When bloggers enter a giveaway, they leave their email address and/or social handles via Rafflecopter or my blog commenting system.
When bloggers sign up for my newsletter, they leave their email address.
When I work with bloggers on blogger outreach I collect their bank details and postal address.
When bloggers visit my site and see adverts via cookies.
It’s not the most user-friendly (it’s in HTML code so you have to copy it into the HTML text version of your blog) and you will need to read it through as there was some US-specific guidance which I deleted. However, I used the template as a base and reworded a few parts so it was a bit more user-friendly.
*Updated* When I first published this post, a few people got in touch to say that they didn’t feel my policy included all the information it needed. My attitude to GDPR is that it will keep being a learning curve for me but I am currently…
I hope this blog post has proved helpful and do let me know if you need any more GDPR tips! I’m certainly not an expert but I hope blogging my experiences might be useful!
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