The policy describes, in detail, whether the information is kept confidential or is shared with or sold to third parties. For example, if you’re building an email list, you need to state in the policy what you do with that information (e.g., you won’t sell it, but will use it for your purposes.)
- It’s required by law in your country of residence.
- It’s required by the third-party services you use on your site.
- It increases transparency and trust with your site visitors.
(Disclaimer: We don’t claim this post to constitute any kind of legal advice. Readers are advised to consult with a local lawyer for more detailed information.)
First, you can use the default policy option. Click Use This Page to publish it as-is.
Second, you can use the default policy as a foundation and customize it for your WordPress site. Click Edit here to open the page editor.
WordPress also includes instructions on how to modify the policy for your website, making it easy to include or delete the information that applies to your site.
These tools are ideal if you need to create terms and conditions for your site if you need to create multiple policy pages (such as ones for GDPR compliance or healthcare information security compliance.)
You can even sign up for a 14-day free trial of Shopify at the same time if you want, or not. It’s up to you. Be sure to select the ‘skip the free trial’ option if you don’t want it.
The way we think about our digital data is changing every day. It’s critical to make sure your WordPress site protects your visitors’ data and clearly explains how you store and use it.