Simple Privacy Policy Template (No Cookies)

Website Privacy Policy – Basic – No Cookies (GDPR-Ready)


This document has been reviewed and updated for improved compliance with the GDPR, coming into force in May 2018. Key new features include details of data subjects' rights under the GDPR, important information on the retention of personal data (i.e. for how long it will be kept), and an updated clause on subject access requests (including GDPR-specific wording to reflect the fact that normal subject access requests can no longer be charged for).

Greater detail about your use of personal data should also be provided under the GDPR. If a user of your site is required to provide personal data under a contract or by law, this should be noted in section 6 of the policy, along with the possible consequences of failing to provide it. Also note that if any automated decision-making (including profiling) is undertaken using personal data, that should also be explained, including how decisions are made, their significance, and their consequences.

At present, the template includes optional provisions for the Data Protection Act 1998 regime and the GDPR. These options will be removed, leaving only GDPR references, when the GDPR takes effect in May 2018.

This simple Website Privacy Policy has been designed for use with basic websites that only gather limited information from their users, without employing cookies. A useful example may be a site that uses a basic contact form to allow users to make enquiries.

Optional phrases / clauses are enclosed in square brackets. These should be read carefully and selected so as to be compatible with one another. Unused options should be removed from the document.

This Basic Website Privacy Policy contains the following clauses:
1. Definitions and Interpretation
2. Information About Us
3. What Does This Policy Cover?
4. [Your Rights]
5. Data Collected
6. How Do We Use Your Data?
7. How and Where Do We Store Your Data?
8. Do We Share Your Data?
9. What Happens If Our Business Changes Hands?
10. How Can You Control Your Data?
11. Your Right to Withhold Information
12. How Can You Access Your Data?
13. Contacting Us
14. Changes to Our Privacy Policy

This document template is in open format. Either enter the requisite details in the highlighted fields or adjust the wording to suit your purposes.

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