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8Th April - Deadline to update Privacy Policy !

Discussion in 'Guidelines / Compliance' started by SOULZRIPPER, Mar 24, 2009.

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    In preparation for interest-based advertising, please ensure that your site's privacy policy is up to date by April 8, 2009. Visitation information from publisher sites will be used to create user interest categories, delivering more relevant ads and improving monetization for publishers over time. Learn more...
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    You must have seen this message wehn you visit your adsense account..
    SEMrush

    Well I am a little confused.. Should we have to add just this in the privacy policy ??

        * Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on your site.
        * Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and other sites on the Internet.
        * Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy. 
    
    An this ??
    
    We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
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    Please share your inputs in here..
     
    SOULZRIPPER, Mar 24, 2009 IP
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  2. SOULZRIPPER

    SOULZRIPPER Well-Known Member

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    #2
    Someone help me with this. I just need some idea what should or shouldn't be in the privacy policy... :(
     
    SOULZRIPPER, Mar 25, 2009 IP
  3. Astroman

    Astroman Well-Known Member

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    #3
    I'd like to know too, I have 140 site to update so I don't want to do that twice!

    Also, considering the policy is for vistors to read, should this line etc have the name of your site in place of 'your site'?

    Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on your site.

    Because obviously the person reading it doesn't own the site.

    For instance should I write:

    * Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to abudhabiguides.org users based on their visit to abudhabiguides.org and other sites on the Internet.
     
    Astroman, Mar 25, 2009 IP
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    imm0rtalmask Peon

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    #4
    you have 140 sites? how can you do it?
     
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    BlackMamba88 Active Member

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    Damn, i knew nothing about this.
     
    BlackMamba88, Mar 25, 2009 IP
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    Lordo Well-Known Member

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    I created a privacy policy when I read about this on google adsense website and it has nothing but those three lines :) I hope everyone does this quickly.
     
    Lordo, Mar 25, 2009 IP
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    Powelly Active Member

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    eh? I haven't heard anything... What if my site doesn't have a privacy policy in the first place? Do i have to add one specifically for this?
     
    Powelly, Mar 25, 2009 IP
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    Astroman Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately yes you do, you have to add a Privacy Policy and integrate the new additions if you have Adsense on your site, even if you aren't going to use the new interest based ads.
     
    Astroman, Mar 25, 2009 IP
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    nicholas777 Peon

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    You only have to add the 3 lines that begin with an * and mention that your sites uses 3rd party advertising.
     
    nicholas777, Mar 25, 2009 IP
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    FreeCashTube Peon

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    I do not see this anywhere on my adsense account. Can you provide a link please. Thanks.
     
    FreeCashTube, Mar 25, 2009 IP
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    #11
    With that many sites, I would make a single privacy policy that you link back to from all of them. The privacy policy should list all the sites that in pertains to. So, from your example:
    - say the policy is for "atroman's sites", then list them, so the term is defined.
    - have all the original privacy policy information
    - add: "Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to all of the users of astroman's sites based on their visit to abudhabiguides.org and other sites on the Internet."

    Here is the info about the latest change (the link should have been in the email Google sent you):

    https://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/answer.py?answer=100557
     
    Nonny, Mar 26, 2009 IP
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    Astroman Well-Known Member

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    That's not a bad idea, I might give that a go today. It will make things a lot easier if I need to make corrections.
     
    Astroman, Mar 26, 2009 IP
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    farhajr Well-Known Member

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    what if I dont input the piracy poilcy...will it get my account banned?
     
    farhajr, Mar 26, 2009 IP
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    Astroman Well-Known Member

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    I imagine that eventually some turd will report your site for not following adsense TOS then google will email you saying it's come to our attention bla bla bla then give you 3 days to put a Privacy Policy up there, then take further action if you don't.
     
    Astroman, Mar 26, 2009 IP
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    farhajr Well-Known Member

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    Well thats not been said somewhere or is it?

    @astroman
     
    farhajr, Mar 26, 2009 IP
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    Astroman Well-Known Member

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    Well it doesn't say a turd will report you. :)
     
    Astroman, Mar 26, 2009 IP
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    SOULZRIPPER Well-Known Member

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    Rofl Piracy Policy :D

    Chances are yes ;)
     
    SOULZRIPPER, Mar 26, 2009 IP
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    farhajr Well-Known Member

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    #18
    why? wouldn they block???
     
    farhajr, Mar 26, 2009 IP
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    Nonny Notable Member

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    #19
    A privacy policy for sites using Adsense has been required for more than a year. Adsense can shut down your account if you don't abide by the terms, so the answer is that not having a privacy policy could get you banned. Will it? There's no way for us to know.

    Here is the current wording of the requirement on the Adsense Program Policies page:
    The recent change requires you to add info on the DART cookies and a link to Google's opt-out page.
     
    Nonny, Mar 26, 2009 IP
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    farhajr Well-Known Member

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    there r many adsense publisher websites out there which dont hace a privacy policy page on their website.
     
    farhajr, Mar 26, 2009 IP