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Google Adsense - You now must have a Privacy Policy

Postby kenmac » Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:40 pm

Hi All - Just read this on another forum.

Recently, Google has changed their TOS for adsense publishers.

They are now requiring you to have a privacy policy on any website that displays adsense ads.


Here are the changes straight from Google if you care to verify!

See Section 1. and reference the last couple sentences.
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Postby CorpRebel » Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:13 pm

Thanx Ken!

Wasn't really aware of THAT one. Just more work as usual and AdSense is finally starting to be more hassle that it's worth these days for me. :evil:

At Eric Giguere’s Personal Blog he has a privacy policy "plugin" for WordPress ...

Thanx again for the "heads up"!

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Postby cynthiap » Sat Mar 08, 2008 7:09 pm

Wow, thanks Ken. I accepted the new terms and didn't even bother to read them. :wink:

I would have never known if you hadn't pointed it out. I didn't know what a privacy policy should look like, so I did a google search and I found this sample that you are allowed to use freely on your site, if anyone needs one. ... rs-to-use/
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Postby valg » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:17 pm

Thanks for this information!
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Postby Shaye ~ proud wahm » Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:16 am

Fantastic. I have been distracted a little lately and this did not even register on my radar. The power of a good forum at work


Shaye :D
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Postby angienewton » Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:49 am

I'm so glad you posted this because I am going to start using Adsense and did a lot of reading on it this weekend. Now I have a privacy policy in place on both my weight loss/fitness website and blog and I have one more blog to add it to. I *think* the privacy policy that I have will work but if you care to take a peek and let me know if I'm missing anything, I would appreciate it.

It's linked at the bottom page of

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Postby angienewton » Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:50 am

Oh and I meant to also mention that I am quite shocked at how many blogs and websites that use Adsense don't have a privacy policy.
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Postby karynsolo » Fri Sep 26, 2008 12:35 am

I always put a privacy policy on my sites, many people will not email me or even consider purchasing unless I have one posted. Cannot blame them as nobody wants spam and certainly they want to know that what information they give me will be protected.
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