Privacy Policy

This is our standard website privacy policy template, designed to aid compliance with data protection legislation, and now updated for the GDPR or General Data Protection Regulation.

This template includes disclosures about the categories of personal information that are collected, website cookies, the ways in which that personal information may be used, the persons to whom the personal information may be disclosed, the security measures used to protect the personal information, and much else besides.

More information about privacy policies

Our privacy policy document is designed for use in relation websites which collect and process personal information. Its purpose is to help website operators meet their obligations under UK data protection legislation. This document has been used on hundreds of thousands of websites.

The privacy policy document covers, amongst other things, the following matters:

  • categories of personal information collected by the website;
  • information about cookies used by the site;
  • details of how personal information is used;
  • identification of the legal bases for processing personal information;
  • details of specific situations in which personal information may be disclosed to third parties; and
  • information about data retention policies.

Please read the notes accompanying the privacy policy very carefully. You will of course need to adapt the privacy policy to suit your website and business. It may not be suitable for websites which collect or process large volumes of personal information or sensitive personal information; nor may it be it suitable for websites which make complex or unusual or unexpected uses of personal information.

In relation to cookies, the privacy policy includes a statement to the effect that users consent to the use of cookies. However, this will not necessarily satisfy the cookies consent requirement under the new cookie laws.

Data protection law is not straightforward, and if you are in any doubt you should take professional advice.