- Now over 200 sold!
- Get your website GDPR compliant quickly
- UK-expert-drafted template for reliability
- Easy to edit to your own requirements
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How Does It Work?
This is one of our best-selling templates, with over 200 sold!
This template creates a robust and detailed policy, suitable for all types of commercial and non-commercial websites. As a bonus, it also includes a cookies policy at no extra cost.
David, our co-founder and lawyer of twenty years, has drafted this template. This ensures that you can rely on the document being up-to-date and comprehensive. Our free guidance notes are detailed and offer a clause-by-clause explanation of the template. They make completing the final draft quick and easy. Just click on the link for a copy of the guidance notes: guide to this template.
The GDPR & the Data Protection Act 2018 are here
For further information on the key changes being made by the GDPR, please read our blog article here. If you are a digital marketing agent or part of a marketing team, then please have a look at our detailed free guide on GDPR for Marketers here.
For information on the likely level of fines from the ICO for GDPR and data protection breaches, see this great article from ITPRO: https://www.itpro.co.uk/general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/31025/gdpr-fines-how-high-are-they-and-how-can-you-avoid.
Using our template
This template comes in Word format. Download it at the click of a button once purchased. You can then easily edit it to suit your needs.
We provide a full money-back guarantee if you are not happy with your template document for any reason.
How and when to use our template
This template is a good choice for e-commerce websites. It also works for blog websites or forums and other non-business sites. The policy is there so your visitors know what you do with the information they provide you when they visit your website. In it you would outline what information is kept and how the website will process and use this information.
The template will tell the visitor what you will do with the information. Also it advises if you are going to:
- give it to third parties that are affiliated with you; or
- if you will just keep it within your own business.
What else do you need?
Selling via the Internet will mean that, in addition to dealing with data protection, you may also need our templates for:
If you need all of these templates, you may be interested in our discounted bundle for website compliance, which contains all of these and more at a hefty discount.
To check out our other e-commerce and internet templates, click on the link.
FAQs on Privacy and Data Protection
Below, we answer some of the most popular questions on the Internet about privacy policies.
It is a legal requirement to comply with data protection laws when handling data. Almost all organisations commercial or otherwise handle data. The policy serves several purposes: one is to let people know how you handle their data; the other is a legal requirement – to obtain their consent to your handling their data in the way outlined. Without the first, you cannot have the second.
- register with the ICO for your data handling; and
This document should tell customers, at the very least, the following:
- what information you are collecting,
- how it is collected,
- what it is used for, and
- if their data is shared with any third parties.
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- What data you are collecting from people, be that email, telephone numbers or addresses;
- Who that data is shared with, for example does another company collect this data on your behalf? You could share that companies name;
- What category the date you have collected comes under. Are they customers or are you their customer?
Your contact details! How can your customers get in touch with you? Provide them with an easy way of contacting you. This can be via email, telephone or postal address.
- tell visitors your website, customers, suppliers and other contractors what you do with their data;
- by telling them this, obtain their permission to use their data in this way; and
- thus, be evidence that you have their permission to do this to their data.
- check your registration with the ICO covers this use – update it if necessary.
The law changed with the Data Protection Act 1998, when a much wider definition of “data” was brought in, meaning virtually any data about a person or organisation is personal data. As a result, it is getting very hard to think of any scenario where a business or other organisation does not collect, process or use data in any way.
If you are a business that processes customer or contractor data then you will be responsible for that data.
These are the same thing.
People often think of these as being the same thing. However, this is not quite right. A data protection policy is an HR policy – part of your staff handbook and one that tells the employees:
- how they can use customer data and comply with the law, and
- also how you handle the employees’ personal data.