- 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)
- 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.
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.
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 to make sure I’d included everything I had needed to-and reworded a few parts so it was a bit more user-friendly.
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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