– Information collected from the visitors, e.g name, email ID, phone number etc.
– Methods used for gathering this information, e.g registration/ contact forms, cookies etc.
– Reasons for collecting this information.
– Third-party entities involved in collecting user information like Google AdSense
– Links to the privacy policies of advertising programs
– Contact information of the website owner
– The method through which users can block cookies or third-party advertisements
As mentioned earlier, one of the biggest reasons for this is the enactment of privacy protection laws. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), enforced by the European Union has made it mandatory for entities involved in gathering user information to disclose how they collect, share and use such data. This law has been introduced for protecting the personal data of EU citizens. All entities involved in accessing information of EU citizens have to adhere to the regulation, irrespective of their location. It will be pertinent if business owners draft a suitable policy before learning how to display it on their websites.
Method 1: By Creating A New Page
Step 1: Make A New Page
Step 2: Add Text
You now need to add the whole text content of the policy to the page. It needs to be a detailed document which clearly explains the topic in detail. All information being asked for or willingly supplied by visitors needs to be mentioned along with their usage. Each and every method employed for the purpose also needs to be included. This can be a bit difficult for beginners or amateur users who would not know how to draft the document. WordPress plugin development has a solution to this problem. There are various plugins which can be used to generate the content of the policy. Include the name of your business and the contact information and then click “Publish” to create the page.
Step 3: Add The Link Of The New Page
You need to provide a link to the newly-created page on the website. Most interfaces, display this link in their footer so that it is visible on each page. You can adopt the same approach as it will also help save space on the main navigation menu. Add the following link to the footer.php file of your theme:
This is the easiest of the two methods and does not require much effort on the user’s part. WordPress has a feature which can be used for generating the policy for an interface. It can be done using the following steps:
Step 1: Update The WordPress Installation
Go to the admin dashboard and click on “Updates”. You will be shown all the updates available. Click on the “Update Now” tab.
Once WordPress has been updated to the latest version go to Settings> Privacy. You will see a screen similar to the one shown in the image given below.
Click on the “Create New Page” at the bottom of the screen. This will open the following page with the WordPress editor:
Some content has already been included in this part which can be used as a template for framing the policy. You can personalize the content by entering your business or website’s name at the required places.
Step 3: Displaying The Link
Once the content has been uploaded, you can display the link of the new page on the website by using a widget. Go to Appearance> Widgets. Put a text widget in the theme’s footer and include the link and text prompt in it.