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Sample messages for your privacy policy

It can be hard creating a privacy policy for a new website owner. It’s time-consuming and effort-consuming.  First, keep in mind that your privacy policy needs to help your visitors understand what kind of data you’re collecting, for what purpose, and why they should know about this. 

Your privacy policy’s content can change depending on where your visitors or customers live, or where you live. There are a lot of regulations to consider and a lot of laws to keep in mind when writing a privacy policy. But, if you’re still struggling with a privacy policy, then this guide will give you access to a number of sample messages you can use.

How to use this guide

This guide serves as help for website owners who are struggling with creating a privacy policy. It doesn’t serve as legal advice and is only to be used as a recommendation. If you’re looking for legal advice or legal help, then we recommend talking to an attorney. 

Avoori can’t offer customized help for each website owner. This guide serves as a recommendation only.

Before you begin

  • You need to consider adding a cookie banner to your website to inform the visitors about the cookies you’re using and to get visitors’ consent before placing non-essential cookies. 
  • There are some sample messages here for Analytics users and for online store owners which may not apply to you. 
  • If your website uses third-party services using code injections or connected accounts, then check how these platforms manage their data. 
  • All of Avoori websites need data to work properly and therefore collect data.

Analytics

If you’re going to use Google Analytics on your Avoori website, then you might collect a lot of data that can have a personal trait. Here’s the kind of messages you can write for that: 

Our website collects data in order to power our website analytics, this data can include:

  • Your IP address
  • The web pages you’ve already visited before coming to our website 
  • Information about your device, browser, and network

It can also include other information like:

  • Clicks
  • Behavioral pattern
  • Scrolling
  • Timestamps
  • Internal links
  • Pages visited 
  • Searches

This information is shared with Google and Avoori which work together as our website analytics provider.

Cookies

If your website uses cookies, then you need to let your customers and visitors know that. This message sample we include covers only the cookies that Avoori has access to and not third-party services and cookies that you might have on your website.

You can customize the message as you see fit.

For a customized experience, our website uses cookies and similar technologies. Cookies are small files of texts that are downloaded to a device when a visitor checks a website or even an app. 

  • We have required cookies which are always there and used to help serve this website to you. 
  • We have a performance and analytics cookie to help us understand site traffic, your activity on our website, and other information. 

Customer accounts

If you power customer accounts on your website, then you must have access to a list of data. This message helps you list the data you’ll need to power a customer account.

When creating a customer account on our website, you agree to share your personal information in order to improve your checkout and customer experience. You might share with us information like:

  • Email address 
  • Phone number 
  • Name
  • Physical address and shipping address 
  • Credit card information 
  • Your size etc (if it’s a clothing brand) 

This information is shared with our hosting provider Avoori so they can provide this website service for us and for you. 

Emails

Abandoned cart emails

If your customer has an abandoned cart, then this email will them know when they’ll receive an abandoned cart notification from you and how they can unsubscribe from it:

After you get an abandoned cart, you’ll receive an email regarding the matter within 24 hours. Here’s when to expect an email or a notification: 

  • You enter at checkout your email address 
  • You add products to your shopping carts 
  • You leave the website without completing your purchase and without filling your billing information 

If you receive this kind of email, then you can unsubscribe from it at any time by clicking at the bottom of the email.

The email usually has a link that will redirect you to our website so you can complete the purchase and pick it up where you’ve left if off last time.

Marketing emails

If you have a newsletter and use email marketing to send your subscribers marketing emails, then you can use this sample message for that purpose: 

When subscribing to this newsletter, you agree to receive marketing emails regarding updates, new products, and so on. You can unsubscribe from this at any time by clicking at the bottom of the email and clicking unsubscribe. 

Your contact information is shared with our email marketing provider, Avoori, so they can send emails on our behalf.

Order and account emails

If your customers completed an order, then let them know that they might receive a message from your store like:

When completing your order, you might receive an email from us about your account activity or order. Here’s the kind of email you might receive from us after creating an account and resetting your password:

  • You’ve made a purchase
  • Your order has been shipped 

You can’t unsubscribe from these emails as they’re a part of your account creation and are vital. 

Our hosting provider has access to your contact information so they can send you emails on our behalf.

Fonts

If you’re collecting information to help with your visitor experience when it comes to font display, then you can use this sample message:

For better user experience, our website uses Adobe Fonts and Google Fonts in its font files. We might have access to your personal data if the server used has font files stored in it. Here’s the kind of data we have access to:

  • Your IP address
  • Information about your device, browser, and network

Visitor data

For customers

If you want to explain the kind of data your website collects and how it’s used when it comes to fulfilling orders, then you can use this sample message:

In order to fulfill your order and process it, we’ll need a list of your personal information so your order can be confirmed. Here’s the kind of information we’ll need: 

  • Email address 
  • Phone number 
  • Name
  • Physical address and shipping address 
  • Credit card information 
  • Your size etc (if it’s a clothing brand) 

This information is shared with our hosting provider Avoori so they can provide this website service for us and for you. When filling out information on checkout, information might be auto-completed because of what you usually type with Google Places API in order to improve your checkout experience on our website. 

For website visitors

If it’s just a simple visitor you’re dealing with and not necessarily a customer, then you’ll have access to less personal data. Here’s the kind of messages you can use for that purpose: 

Our website is brought to you using Avoori’s hosting services. Therefore, your personal data is collected using Avoori when using our website. Here’s the kind of personal data we have access to:

  • Your IP address
  • The web pages you’ve already visited before coming to our website 
  • Information about your device, browser, and network

We get access to this information in order to improve our platform and give you a more personalized visitor experience. We share it with Avoori for that purpose as well since they’re hosting our website.

Next steps

After you create your privacy policy, it’s important to share it on your website under a page called privacy policy. 

You can learn more about how to create your policy page by going to your settings and policies on your website.

 

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