How To Create A Privacy Policy To Comply With AdSense TOS




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Did you know that AdSense require you to have a privacy policy on your Blog or website if you display their ads? Failure to have a privacy policy could see you account being closed and all earnings forfeited.

To be honest i didn't know this until recently and have just added a privacy policy to my own blogs.Here is a quote from the AdSense T.O.S. :


"We've also added some specific requirements that make it necessary for publishers to post and abide by a transparent privacy policy that users see. According to this policy, publishers must notify their users of the use of cookies and/or web beacons to collect data in the ad serving process. This change relates to advertisers' use of innovative products and features like Gadget Ads and other offerings in the future."
As ever this was something i knew my readers needed to be informed of and as most people wouldn't know were to start when writing a privacy policy i looked for and easy form you could copy and add to your blog.I actually found something much better.

While browsing around i found a 'Privacy Policy Generator' all you need to do is add your blog address and your email one click and you privacy policy is ready to be added to your blog or website.

I will show you how to generate a privacy policy and how to add it to your blog.I will also show you how to Back-Date the post so it wont be on your home page or in your recent posts.

Generate your privacy policy.

Remember you can get all these tips sent directly to your email and stay a step ahead.Its quick easy and of course a free service provided by Google just fill in the form below the post.

Click Here you can see the Privacy Policy Generated for me.

How to get your Privacy Policy.

Click Here to go to the Serprank Generator Page.

You will be asked to provide 3 sections of information as shown in the image below :

Adsense Privecy Policy Generator


Part 1 : Self explanatory add your Email and URL

Part 2 use of cookies : I clicked yes for this because although this blog does not collect cookies directly gadgets like hit counters and stat analyzers do.This shouldn't count but to be honest it makes no difference if you click yes or no.If you say you don't collect cookie info but you actually do it could spell trouble, If you say you do but you don't it means nothing.

Part 3 Advertiser Information : Just tick the boxes of the advertisers you use.If your reading this post i will presume you use AdSense.I added Amazon because i use them somtimes and i also use Clickbank.I also clicked Chitika, although i don't use their ads at the moment i intend to in the near future.So click the ones you use you can always go back if you sign up to another one.

Once this is filled up we click 'Create My Privacy Policy' and you will get your complete policy, copy the whole lot and you are ready to add it to your blog.

Adding it to your blog.

Create a new post for your blog and paste in the copied policy, title the post 'Privacy Policy'.

Back-Date the post.

You don't want the post showing up on your home page or in your recent posts so you can back-date the post.

To do this you click 'Post Options' under the post editor as seen below, here you can change the date.

You can set the date back a few months (I checked the date of my first ever post and set it to the day before so its the first post on the blog).

Change blogger date and time
In the image you can see the date is 1/5/10 you could just change it to 1/5/09.

Once you have changed the date publish the post and your privacy policy is in place.

Please spread the word of this as i don't think many people know it's required an visitors to your blog will thank you for the information.

You can Re-tweet this post to your twitter with the button at the top of the post or share it on Facebook, Digg, Stumbleupn and others with the buttons below the post.

Here is a link you can copy and add to your blog it leads directly back to this post :
<a href="http://www.spiceupyourblog.com/2010/01/google-adsense-can-ban-you-for-not.html" target="_blank">Get A Privacy Policy Page</a>

If you want to copy this Entire post and publish it on your blog you have my permission.
(Please link back here.)

That's it i would like to know if you were aware of this AdSense requirement let me know in the comments.If you need more help you can also leave a comment i'm always glad to help.


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21 comments:

  1. Wow i always hear of people getting banned from adsense for clicking their own ads but i didnt realise you could get banned for this.

    I have shared the post and i will add the link to my blog to let my friends know once i get my own policy thanks.eddie.

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  2. hai please visit my site weather i put the privacy policy perfectly. http://ultramobileworld.blogspot.com

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  3. I simply adoooore your blog!! I discovered it few days ago,and it's the first page i open when i turn on my computer,in the morning.I guess after 1 month i'll have the best romanian food blog by following your tutorials :))Thank you soooooo much for sharing all this PRECIOUS knowledge with us.I wish you a happy new year,and from now on,i'm your biggest fan!

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  4. Thanks Ana for your nice comment and Happy New Year !

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  5. thank you for useful information about adsense.it will help me to earn extra money

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  6. Hey, thanks for the tip, i have posted it on New page option instead of post. It looks great!

    Check it out. It's on the top of the page!

    My blog: http://pakistanbloggers.blogspot.com/

    Direct link: http://pakistanbloggers.blogspot.com/p/privacy-policy.html

    Also check the "latest news".... :D

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  7. A million thanks you. Never knew of such thing not till now. I guess I am lucky to know that. My friends must all know and here about this.

    Thanks again.

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  8. THANK YOU! Very useful info!!

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    http://www.softwaretricks.net/

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  10. I am a new blogger and learning as I go. I had no clue about the privacy policy. Thank you for posting the info here and supplying the privacy policy generator.

    I added this site to the 'links I Follow' on my contact page. I also posted this information in the Google Product Forum on Blogger.

    www.stigmabegone.blogspot.com
    www.clareyxmas.blogspot.com

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  11. Thank you admin. I created the privacy policy for my blog.

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  12. Thanks for the information!!! I had no idea it was mandatory to have one. Phew! Saved myself from being banned by Google.

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  13. I've made a Privacy policy for my blog, then I submit to google adsense but my blog still rejected for the fifth time

    about what makes a blog a person can be received by google adsense?

    Thanks

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  14. God bles you. ur a life saver . I have never eaver heard of this privacy policy stuff, i just noticed it in a comment and decided to search for it. I have done it for all my sites. I am so stupid!

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  15. I never knew a Privacy Policy was important so i didn't include it in my blog not until i started reading some adsense tips and discovered its importance. Thanks for revealing this

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  16. Dear sir,

    Thanx a lot for this valuable post. I have created privacy policy as per your guidelines. I was in confusion that if I have to create a separate page for privacy policy or I can make it in a post. But after reading your post I did it as per your guidelines.
    But I have one more problem. I have wallpaper blog which I have just started and in thumbnails on main page only the post name is clickable and not the image thumbnail. I want that image thumbnail should be clickable and must go to the next page where it goes after clicking the post name. Please have a glance of my blog and provide your expert advice.

    Please help me as I am a big fan of yours and also a regular visitor of your site.

    Thanx

    http://www.gethdwallpapers.in

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  17. I also use google adsense advertiser on my blog
    thanks for share this information with me, I will make a Privacy Policy in accordance with the Google want
    always success for you

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  18. Thank you for the information, it make me easier to create a privacy policy for my own blog.

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