I have to write the Privacy Policy for a website. I am thinking of using something along the lines of a template I found here on wiki.dot.

If I use this template, and insert our company name, will this be considered 'duplicate content' because I'm thinking others have use this as well?


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Probably, yes. However, it is only one page so by itself it won't hurt you. If you have lots of pages with duplicate/low quality content this just makes it worse by adding another page to the mix.

You can always block that page from being crawled and indexed with robots.txt and x-robots.tag to prevent Google from considering that page in its algorithm or make it a canonical URL of that template you linked to. Both would solve this problem.

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