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oik-privacy-policy

Generate a privacy policy page, compliant with UK cookie law (EU cookie directive) for use on your website

What does this plugin do?

It helps with the creation of a Privacy Policy page for your website. It provides sample text, which you can edit, then generates a WordPress page, adding it to your chosen menu. Checkboxes help you to easily select/deselect the content.

Can I deactivate the plugin when I've created my page?

YES. You can deactivate the plugin when you've generated your page. If you chose to retain the shortcodes in the sample text then you will still need to use the oik plugin.

From where did you get the sample privacy policy text?

The text was obtained from a document called Sample3_privacy_policy.doc, downloaded from Business Link's sample privacy policy page. Since May 2012 the page is no longer accessible. Download a PDF version from oik-plugins

The wording for the Cookie categories sections came from the ICC UK Cookie Guide

Is it OK to use this text?

Yes, Business Link provided a number of samples. The introduction page for the Sample IT policies, disclaimers and notices page said: This guide gives sample wording for common internet-related statements and notices. It outlines the main issues that these notices should cover, which in turn will help you to write your own statements tailored to your business' needs. These sample internet policies and notices can be used and modified without copyright infringement.

You can still find this same text on NI Business Info - sample IT policies, disclaimers and notices

Which of the cookie categories do I need?

  1. Category 1 definitely. WordPress uses a number of cookies
  2. Category 2 if you use Google Analytics or similar
  3. Category 3 if you use cookies to remember user's choices
  4. Category 4 if you use targeting or advertising cookies

Note: For Category 2, 3 and 4 you need to obtain consent. For Categories 2 and 3 you can obtain consent by functional use.

How do I obtain consent?

I recommend using a WordPress plugin such as cookie-control or eu-cookie-directive

Where do I find the list of cookies my site uses?

You should do a cookie audit. Either use the cookie-cat plugin or perform a cookie audit. For more information on cookies that WordPress websites may use visit the cookie-cat website

Can this plugin generate other policies?

The WP-Policies plugin provided a number of policies, including:

  • anti-spam policy - policy on SPAM
  • disclaimer - no representations, warranties, or assurances; limitation of Liability
  • DMCA notice - Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998; respect the individual property of others
  • e-mail policy - policy on emails
  • earnings disclaimer - you may not get rich with this product
  • medical disclaimer - talk to your doctor
  • terms of use - website terms and conditions of use
  • testimonial disclaimer - policy explaining how testimonials may be used

These may be added to oik-privacy-policy plugin in the future. Let us know your requirements.

Where can I find more information?

If you are in the Northern Ireland then see Northern Irelance Business Info sample IT policies, disclaimers and notices The documents stored on this site appear to be exactly the same as those which were on the UK business link website.

The following link worked until May 2012, when Business Link broke it Business Link sample IT policies, disclaimers and notices

For cookie directives see:

ICC UK Cookie guide ICO guidance All about cookies

Requires: 3.0.4 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.7.1
Last Updated: 2013-11-8
Downloads: 21,155

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