Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

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hello guys

do I need to have terms of use and privacy policy on a marketing blog?
where do I get simple templates for there from?
I am not collecting emails
#policy #privacy #terms
  • Profile picture of the author DogScout
    Having a privacy policy is mandatory in the US or if any of the ads you run require it (such as Adsense, for example). A TOS is good, not mandatory (as far as I know) but without one, some users will not know what they can and cannot do, leaving you without recourse for anything not explicitly illegal in your jurisdiction. (Even that becomes ambiguous if the site visitor is in a different jurisdiction than you and you haven't stated what jurisdiction differences will be resolved in.) Look at other PP and TOSs in your niche and jurisdiction and write one that corresponds with your needs for free, or there are several on-line lawyers that have templates you can search for. 'on-line privacy policy templates (jurisdiction)'. Etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author KOLKOL
    Thanks dude. And if I have an online shop that deals with customers from all over the world, not the US, should my privacy policy and terms of use be created by the US laws or the laws of the countries Im trading to.

    And if Im located in France per say, and I trade to americans should my pp and tou be created by the US or French laws?
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  • Profile picture of the author Ben_R
    not just the US dude england too - in fact anywhere where google is
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  • Profile picture of the author ashokpobox
    A privacy policy is a legal document that discloses some or all of the ways a party gathers, uses, discloses and manages a customer's data. The exact contents of a privacy policy will depend upon the applicable law and may need to address the requirements of multiple countries or jurisdictions. While there is no universal guidance for the content of specific privacy policies, a number of organizations provide example forms or online wizards.

    Welcome to Manzinetworks.com - Connecting People Globally ...

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  • Profile picture of the author DogScout
    Make the jurisdiction where you are. That way to resolve a dispute, they are the ones that have to come to you.

    Here is a simple sample:

    Our Privacy Policy
    The web site has created this Privacy Policy in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy.

    The short version is: We do not sell or give away your name or any information about you, to anyone, without a court order.

    If you have any questions or concerns about any part of this web site or need any assistance in reference to any sales or downloads, please feel free to e-mail us at:


    When you send us e-mail we won't keep or share your e-mail address with anyone outside of web site staff. We'll only use your e-mail address to respond to your requests for information.

    Information Collection:
    When you browse, read pages or download information on our website, we automatically gather and store certain technical information about your visit. This information never identifies who you are. This information is collected for statistical purposes only. Some of the information we collect and store about your visit is listed below:

    >The Internet domain and IP address from which you access our website
    >The type of browser and operating system used to access our site
    >The date and time you access our site
    >The pages you visit and
    >If you linked to our website from another website, the address of that website.

    Sometimes we use "cookies," which are small amounts of text stored on your computer. The only cookies we use are to inform your browser that you have visited the site previously. A Web server can only retrieve information from a cookie it created. It can’t look at other cookies to gather more information.

    Site Security:
    We monitor visits to the web site to identify any attempt to tamper with it.

    We accept no personal information to this site.

    We would only try to identify you personally when required to do so by a law enforcement investigation.

    Tampering with the web site web site is against the law. If anyone tries to tamper with it, they may be punished under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986.

    Links to Other Sites
    Our website has links to many other web sites. When you go to another site, you are subject to the privacy and security policies of that site. web site cannot attest to the accuracy of information provided there.

    Linking to a web site does not constitute an endorsement by web site, or any of its affiliates or sponsors, of the sponsors of the site or the products presented on the site.

    Use of the site means you agree that any disputes will be resolved in (State/Provence) (Country)
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  • Profile picture of the author DogScout
    You can get more complicated than that, but doesn't 'sound' as if you need to.
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  • Profile picture of the author KOLKOL
    Thank you VERY MUCH.
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