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  1. #1
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    November 30th, 2010
    Orlando, Florida
    Privacy Policy Statement & Terms and Conditions
    I am about to launch my first site and wondered if there are some good boilerplate affiliate oriented website privacy policy statements plus "Terms & Conditions" statements to comply with the legal side?

  2. #2
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    January 18th, 2005
    Don't use "boilerplate." Use a privacy policy (and terms) that are accurate and relevant for your web site.

    Here is the Privacy Policy that I posted on my newest site (some formatting didn't carry over here). It's based on earlier versions for other sites I operated, which in turn incorporated edited versions of text I found useful from several other sites' privacy policies.

    Privacy Disclosures

    Information Collection & Use

    Simply stated: We don't know who you are, and we don't track you.

    Registration: Visitors do not need to register or disclose any personally identifiable information at this web site.

    Server Technology, Cookies, and Log Files: This web site does not use tracking "cookies." However, like all web sites, each time you click to request a web page from this server (and each time a web page loads a graphic image), information about that "request" is stored in a "log file" (logged data includes the date, time, IP address, page requested, browser and OS information, and the referring URL). The log-file information does not identify individual users. We use this log-file information, to analyze trends, to administer the site, and to gather information about the interests and preferences of our audience.

    Third Party Collection of Data: This site's web pages display some content and/or advertising which is directly served or delivered by third parties, such as and These advertisements are delivered through script code in this site's HTML web pages, which cause your computer to request the advertising information from the third party's server. These third parties usually deliver a cookie to your computer, and log your request activity in their log files.

    Third Party Web Site Destinations: This web site includes thousands of "web links" to other web sites operated by many other individuals, companies, and organizations. Almost all of those sites use cookies and log files to track your activity, and some may also utilize other strategies to track and monitor your use of their web sites. Some of the links to external web sites pass through intermediaries such as and Commission Junction, which also track your click, store a cookie, and transfer your request to another web server. These intermediaries (and their cookies) are later checked if you make a purchase at the third party destination web site, and if so, the intermediary stores information about that transaction so that the third parties can account and pay us an advertising fee in exchange for directing customers to their web sites. Some merchants share aggregate purchase information with us; for example, reports the specific items that were purchased by consumers that were referred from this web site; we use this information when updating this web site's content and advertising. However, these third-party merchants do not share any personal identifying information with us.

    Information Sharing and Disclosure

    This web site does not collect or share any personally identifiable information with third parties. The only information "sharing" occurs in the manner specified in the preceding paragraph. We do not link aggregate user data with personally identifiable information.


    You may choose to block the collection of some information by our advertisers, by configuring your web browser to refuse to accept or return "cookies," or by utilizing third-party "Internet Security" software which may block some third-party advertising and some trackable links to third-party web sites. If you use this technology, you will not see some relevant content seen by other visitors to this web site, because your software will edit, delete, or alter the content as it is loaded into your computer.

    More About Cookies

    A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. This site does not place or retrieve tracking cookies. However, as noted above, when some third-party advertisements are displayed at this site and when you click on external web links, persistent cookies are used by those third-party sites (and some aggregate data made possible by use of those persistent cookies is used by this owner of this web site.) You can configure your web browser to block any "third-party cookies," or to block all cookies (but by doing so, you will likely be unable to use certain features on other web sites). You can remove persistent cookies by using utility software or by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” file. Third-party web sites may also track and cross-match your cookie and "clickstream" data with other data you disclose to those third party web sites (for example, stores information about the pages you view and the products you buy, to suggest other related merchandise which may interest you).

    Clear Gifs (Web Beacons/Web Bugs)

    This site does not directly utilize (but advertisers may utilize) a software technology called clear gifs (sometimes called "web beacons" or "web bugs"). Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive (where users can view them, though not easily), clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages and are smaller than the size of the period at the end of this sentence. Advertisers may tie the information gathered by clear gifs to any personally identifiable information which they have obtained. You may be able to block this technology by using third-party "Internet Security" software.

    Legal Disclaimers

    We reserve the right to disclose any information in our "log files," as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web site.(Since we don't gather any personal identifying information about you, we can't inform you if this occurs.)

    We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the information submitted to us. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect any information gathered in our "log files," we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

    In the event that this web site goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, the information collected by this web site will likely be among the assets transferred.

    Changes in this Privacy Statement

    If this site decides to change its privacy policy, those changes will be posted to this privacy statement and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently.


    This web site was created and is maintained by ----

    You can contact ---- ; for urgent issues, call ------------
    Last edited by markwelch; February 15th, 2011 at 09:58 AM.

  3. #3
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    November 30th, 2010
    Orlando, Florida
    Thank you, Mark.
    Thanks for the reply and context of your PP. I was looking for a PP that had appropriate language that was unique to the affiliate marketing experience. I then would take it and modify or append accordingly. Thanks for the help.


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    You should be able to find something here: Google

  5. #5
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    March 6th, 2011
    Newark, OH
    I found this site to be a good starting place for a Privacy Policy
    You will probably need to tweak it some, but it is compliant with the terms of Google AdSense. Hope it helps!
    Last edited by 2busy; March 6th, 2011 at 09:14 PM. Reason: Unlinked URL (affiliate site)

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