Ideally yes. You might be running a blog which writes an article or posts a photograph and allows users or readers comments. Apart from this there is no other activity allowed on your blog. Even in this scenario, your comment system will collect the IP address, Email address and Website name of the commenters. This information is stored somewhere. It can be used by you or someone else or might be shared with someone intentionally or otherwise.
Every blogging platform has some mechanism to track visitors. In addition the blog is submitted to tracking apps like Google Analytics. It is a good idea to let your visitors know about this in details.
- Write it down on your own
- Use a plugin for WordPress
Other notable WordPress Plugins are
Guerrilla’s Legal Pages
A Google search gives lots of options who generate a free policy online. One such website URL is as follows
It features high in Google search results and the presentation is professional enough. They track each act passed by govt and corporations.
Writing down your own policy
Penning down your own policy is actually lots of fun. You can junk the legal tone and write down your thoughts in plain English. Easy enough for most of us to understand. Your policy should primarily cover the following aspects clearly.
- Which visitor info is collected by your website and how
- Who all has access to this info and how they may use it
- If your website has members, the privacy of their personal information
- Info on advertisements on your website and what info they collect
- A link to Contact Us Page
Cover each part in minute details. It is a good idea to read site policy of other websites.
There is only one problem in this approach. There is always a possibility that you must have missed something.