14.3.08

Privacy Policy For Adsense Publishers To Use

Just came to know from Jennifer Slegg's blog - JenSense - that Google now requires site owners who publish Adsense to post a privacy policy on their sites so as to advise visitors specifically about cookies and web beacons.

These new Adsense terms and conditions changes came about recently, and I believe publishers will be required to post this privacy policy notice on their sites probably by March 28. For more details I recommend you
read them at Jennifer's site. She's done a good job deciphering Google's new program policies and explaining the changes in an easy-to-understand post.

Jennifer has kindly offer an AdSense-friendly
sample version of a privacy policy that readers are welcome to use on their own sites.

Below is the sample privacy policy where I have filled the blank space with the name of this blog:


Privacy Policy for The NextPost.com

The privacy of our visitors to The NextPost.com is important to us.

At The NextPost.com, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you visit The NextPost.com, and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.

Log Files
As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Flock), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.

Cookies and Web Beacons
We do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site. This could include only showing you a popup once in your visit, or the ability to login to some of our features, such as forums.

We also use third party advertisements on The NextPost.com to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing Singapore real estate ads to someone in Singapore, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing vacation ads to someone who frequents vacation sites).

You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.


Of related interests:
Now You Can't Google With Other Ads...
Adsense Is Googling Again

37 comments:

Hiroshi said...

i'm just using a pre-written privacy policy from a privacy policy generator. :P

Just adapted to my site...

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Colon said...

Thanks for the info... I'm changing my private policy now...

adult dyslexia said...

I haven't even heard that yet! Thanks for the update! Is there a punishment if you don't do it or just the liability?

Michael said...

Yeah...besides the privacy policy I think Google in general is cracking down on quality this year. 2008 is the year to make sure your website or blog is up to the quality test or you should plan to take a nice slap.

Mike
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Markk said...

> adult dyslexia: Wait until March 28 for Google to say something about this new policy.

Children's toys said...

I wasn't aware of this 'til I read your post, so thanks for that! I've considered running adsense before so it's good to be kept up to date.

Barb said...

I wasn't aware of this at all. I'd better get on and sort out what I have to do.

Crown Listings said...

Thanks for the info!

make money online said...

i just placed my privacy policy a few days ago.. the funny thing though is that i have not accepted the adsense policy changes.. well, i have up to may 25 to accept it.. got to read it thoroughly.

jollyjo said...

Thanks for sharing...was not aware of this at all...

admin said...

I just took adsense off http://www.theofftopic.com/

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Google Success said...

Thanks for the update. Would it deter the guys who do cookie stuffing on their pages? And how Google would crack down on them?

Anonymous said...

It was a pain in the butt to manually to have to add all those privacy policy links for Google Adsense. It's a good thing that sites like these have translation of terms of service lol.

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bonky said...

is blogger need privacy policy too ?

Teenage Love said...

I didnot know it. Though I have not signed up for Adsense yet, I am planning to do so. I am thankful that you pointed this out. Though I have a privacy policy, I think I will now have to revise it after seeing your post. Thanks. Another thing, did you know that having privacy policy actually helps a bit in SEO as well. HE HE HE.

erp said...

Hey there. This is a nice blog. Keep up the good job!

How to Invest said...

I am simply using a pre-written privacy policy as well. it makes it simply and doesn't require much time. On a side note I think this is pointless as most internet users don't even know what a cookie is.

Poker Site Guy said...

One of your commenters says that google is cracking down on quality of sites...

...Matt Cutts is predicting that 08 is gonna be a clash of seo and spam...

Kinda of like the google bomb meets the Search King...waiting to see the results of this movie!

E. Mastack

Online Poker Sites said...

...changing my policy as we speak.

Added your rss to google reader!

Cheers!

J.Loaduky

Poker Bonus said...

...lots of cookies coming from the ads. As for Google Adsense...yes there is definitely some info take on visitors.

...the big concern is what are the 2 linking giants gonna do with it?

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Caroline said...

Thanks for the policy. I did not know you needed it and this made it so easy to add.

Sarah said...

Google adsense has been a little ridiculous all of the hassle doesn't seem to be worth it and I have read several times that adsense actually can lower page rank which seems crazy because it is owned by Google.

Hottest Wife said...

Thanks for this. I wouldn't have read the terms as carefully as you did, but it's probably a good idea for all webmasters to make this sort of information public anyway.

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Thanks - great resource!

Chauncy said...

Very nice info. What website do I go to for a pre-written privacy policy generator?

Park City said...

good to know, time to go change mine as well.

Jimmy Davison said...

This is all a bit worrying really, i hate change, I 'm going to delve a little deeper into this, thanks for the update.

Markk said...

> Sarah: Don't be misled by what you read. Using Adsense does not lower your PR. The Internet is full of misleading info, if I may say so.

> Chauncy: Please read the post again. It's indicated there for you to follow.

Worlds Best Binoculars Blog said...

Yeah, I'm actually using JenSense's privacy policy on my blogs. If you think about it, that was a pretty good viral marketing idea. Not many people want to write a privacy policy, so buy offering one for free JenSense is getting tons of free links. Why don't I come up with these ideas?

ami said...

Suppose it doesn't hurt to put a privacy policy on one's webpages. It is actually said to improve click through rate

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Supreme Solutions said...

gotta love google, they know what they're doing.

FYI To all if you're not using a SOCKs proxy server I strongly suggest requesting Google to erase all cookies from THEIR server.

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Jennifer said...

I wasnt aware of this till I read this article. Why google wont inform these over the mail?

Any how thanks and let me see..
Jennie

Trends Depot said...

i will make the change immediately. thanks!

Japan Streetwear said...

This is great to know. I too, feel that this is generally the way things are going. You better be quick to adapt, or get left behind.

Free said...

Thanks for this, I'll look at changing.