A Privacy Policy is an agreement between a company and its user-base that states how the company collects and uses personal data from the users. Personal data can be email address, first and last name, billing and shipping address, credit card information, or any other kind of data that identifies an individual. If the company collects personal data from its users, or uses 3rd party tools like Google Analytics to collect it, then a Privacy Policy is required by law, regardless of the platform used (website, mobile app, desktop app etc.). Even if a Privacy Policy wasn’t required by law, your site should include a Privacy Privacy because:

  • It’s necessary for SEO since Google requires a site to have a Privacy Policy to rank highly in the search results
  • It’s required by Google AdSense
  • It builds trust with customers and helps a business remember its legal obligations.

To create a Privacy Policy for FREE, follow the instructions below:

1. Generate a Privacy Policy

Unless you’re a lawyer who specializes in Privacy Policy law, it’s not worth writing your own Privacy Policy. Instead, use one of the following sites to generate a Privacy Policy for little or not cost:

2. Convert the PDF to HTML

Most likely the Privacy Policy is a PDF and your website should display it as HTML. If so, the Privacy Policy will need to be converted using the steps outlined below.

Using Adobe Acrobat

  1. Open the PrivacyPolicy.pdf
  2. Select File -> Select Save As Other -> Select HTML Web Page -> Save

Using an online tool

  1. Go to http://www.htmlpublish.com/convert-pdf-to-html/
  2. Select Upload a file to Convert … -> Select PrivacyPolicy.pdf -> Select Convert
  3. Save the html file after conversion completes

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