Basic Privacy Policy Template

Website Privacy Policy – Basic – No Data (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).

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 Basic Website Privacy Policy, as its name implies, is designed for use with simple websites that do not collect data from or about their users (subject to limited exceptions such as IP addresses, automatically collected by all websites).

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. What Data Do We Collect?
6. How Do We Use Your Data?
7. How and Where Do We Store Your Data?
8. How Can You Access Your Data?
9. Contacting Us
10. Changes to Our Privacy Policy

This privacy policy 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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