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The info logged in my host servers

My website host logs information about users visiting my website such as number of visitors, ip addresses, their browser info, geographical info and all that standard stuff. How is this info collected?...
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Writing privacy policy [duplicate]

On my Wordpress site which is basically a news site, I have no forms that i collect info. No registration, no commenting, no contact form... All that is "collected" from users are automatic ...
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Does Facebook's Conversion API Gateway store user PII? How long?

If we implement Facebook's Conversion API Gateway through Amazon AWS, Does this implementation store user PII? Does it store it 180 days? Could anyone tell me more about the retention policy?
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Deleting backups - Request to delete customer data - Data Protection Act 1998

It was brought up today about the customers right to have their data deleted and went on to an interesting talk about backed up data (we have a rolling 93 day window for backups on AWS s3) I was ...
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Small web service, gdpr, privacy policy etc

I have created a simple API based service for developers. And I am stacked for a few days with gdpr and legal stuff. I am using firebase auth, to track users and API usage. I want to show an ads from ...
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Prevent sending referrers when clicking links from my site with an exception for one domain

Let's admit that, for security / privacy reasons, I want to globally set my referrer policy to be "no-referrer". For instance, using Apache's .htaccess's Header always set Referrer-Policy no-...
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Figure out which Instagram users click my referral link

I have an external bio link on my Instagram business page, i want to detect "which" Instagram users click on link and visited my website. Is this possible by analyzing referral link or other ways? , ...
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Does Google AdSense require a privacy politcy and cookie notification popup?

I use to run ads from AdSense a few years ago on a website but because the website was not generating profit so much I stop running the ads. Now my AdSense account has to be activated again because it ...
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What to do if Yandex marks the "privacy policy" page as low quality?

I setup a website by installing WordPress about two months ago. I did not post anything until yesterday, but prepared the "privacy policy", "terms of service" and "contact us" pages. Just after my ...
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My web page does not collect any data. Should I disclose my hosting company (which may log requests) in my privacy policy?

I have a static blog hosted on GitHub. I do not collect any data about anyone. GitHub pretty straightforward states that they do collect some data in their GitHub Privacy Statement. So if a user go to ...
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Is it good practice to block crawling of a website's privacy policy with robots.txt?

I'm not sure whether I should add my website's privacy policy to my robots.txt file or not. I want to follow good SEO practice. I have no reason to hide my privacy policy. Arguments against: I want ...
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As web developers, who is responsible for privacy policies, Ts and Cs, etc? [closed]

Judging by the number of questions related GDPR, privacy policies, etc. and the number of responses pointing to various "generators", it seems that most developers rely on generic, copy and paste then ...
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Does a Server with blank/no website still needs a privacy policy to comply with GDPR?

I run a pet project server with a private website (which is put down for now due to GDPR) that I use to show of artworks that I did. It does not have a user login or anything, only a small form for ...
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Remove Awstats data from previous months in compliance with privacy policy

In cPanel, in Raw Access section I have following configuration. Which I guess means, Remove all the logs of visitors data at the end of month. And it is showing only the data of Feb-2017 in .gz files....
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Lead Generation Forms & Privacy Policy

I have a lead form in my website (A website about High-End Fashion) in which visitors can contact a sales representative about product A. There is no opt-in checkbox, just a couple of text fields (...
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Which country's privacy policy is applicable to my website?

I'm searching a lot but, I am getting different opinions from different sources. Some internet sources are saying, privacy policy applicable to country where your websites's data center (hosted) is, ...
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Adding Google Adsense in a website privacy policy

I am making a privacy policy and for Google Analytics have this as a point which was suggested with a free privacy policy maker: Personal Data Collected: Cookies and Usage Data They did not have ...
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Does using Facebook Analytics (for Apps) require me to update my privacy policy?

As the topic says: Do I need to update my Apps privacy policy if I integrate Facebook Analytics? I can't find anything searching the Web or Facebook's documentation. It only states all data collected ...
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Privacy policy & Web Server Log data on Shared hosting?

I am very confused with how shared hosting works? I asked my web hosting provider that, "How can I delete all my website's web server log files/data which gets automatically generated by APACHE ...
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Google Analytics Privacy Policy When Storing UK Postcode or City With Custom Dimensions?

I am aware that you can not store any individually identifiable information in Google Analytics. I am currently scoping some updates and I wondering if storing a full UK Postcode or City within Custom ...
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Is a privacy policy page really necessary on pages designed for potential hackers?

I have a system setup on my server where users who consistently refresh the page at a ridiculously high rate are redirected to a special page where they have to wait a certain amount of time or to ...
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Privacy Policy and Terms of Use for subdomains in USA

I have a site which has two sub domains. One is forum and another is listing site. The main site has privacy policy. Do I need to have separate privacy policy and term & conditions page for each ...
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Collect personal data in europe using google forms

Since there have been issues regarding web service providers that store personal/confidential data of users outside of the European Union, I am somewhat precarious. Am I allowed to collect personal ...
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What are some good resources for generating privacy policies and terms of use? [closed]

We've determined that our website needs a privacy policy and a terms of use page to protect our interests. Are there automated tools that will generate these for us? How do we go about creating ...
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Privacy Policy for an english site that is located in france but is owned people in Italy

I'm really having some difficulties with the Privacy Policy for my site, the website in question is written in English but hosted in France, in additional to this the website is owned by people in ...
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Does it affect privacy policies or legal liability when we can identify users through analytics?

Currently we are using Google Analytics and provide a simple template generated privacy policy, i.e. standard policy on cookies, anonymous tracking, etc. Some more advanced solutions such as mixpanel ...
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Should Google Analytics be considered in a site's privacy policy?

Should one consider data being collected by Google Analytics when writing a privacy policy for a website using GA? I lean towards no because that data is technically being collected and stored by ...
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Would using a template for a Privacy Policy be considered as duplicate content?

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 ...
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Mailing list and privacy

I'm going to start a mailing list for my website and I'm concerned about my users' privacy (regarding their addresses, contents not allowed, etc.. I'm kind of new to these things). Is there any ...
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FB login and privacy policy

I'm bulding up a site, where the ONLY ONE method for log in, is the fb login button. Now i'm wondering if i need to make users check and read the my own site's privacy and policy before and accept ...
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What's the worst that could happen with no Privacy Policy [closed]

We build websites, and some that accept user data and/or allow creation of accounts with personal information. What's the worst that could happen if you don't have a Privacy Policy on your website? I ...
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Is it safe to have no TOS or PP?

I have coded my own forums from the ground up. I have tried my best to make my code as secure as possible and encrypting everything I can. I want to use this forum for a Minecraft server. I have one ...
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Is there any advantage/disadvantage to using robots.txt to disallow access to legal pages such as terms, privacy policy, etc.?

As I understand, having repetitive content is a detriment to search engine placement. Given that many websites that use similar or even identical "Terms and Conditions" and "Privacy Policy" pages due ...
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What benefit do you get from posting terms of service, privacy policy, etc.?

Just wondering why you'd post terms of service, privacy policy, etc. on a website.
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When does a website require a privacy policy and/or terms of use?

I am curious to know if every website should have a privacy policy and/or a terms of use page. What are the legal implications if a site doesn't have them? Are there certain categories of websites ...
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Cookie being assigned on website

I am updating our privacy policy and was checking what cookies were being assigned to visitors from our website. I found one that I am unaware of. It is a Drupal 6 site and there is no module being ...
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Privacy Policy & Terms - Holder of the treatment

I have a legal question: Often I see in Privacy Policies and Terms of Conditions the point/field entitled: "Holder of the treatment." Usually in the "Holder of the treatment" field, websites puts ...
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What do I need to write for a privacy policy page on my website? [closed]

I am currently developing my record label's website and I'm sure I need a page on there about what information I will collect. The website has no log ins or any interaction from the user apart from ...
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Privacy policy and terms of use language

I have a Czech registered business with which I'm serving a web app mostly (but not exclusively) targeted to Italian customers. The server is in Amsterdam. The site will be multilingual (with 4 ...
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Are there specific legal issues for web developers working on sex dating sites?

Say I have created many ordinary websites which are not related to any dating/sexual content. Are the rules and regulations for a developer the same when making a sex-related dating site? I'm ...
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Google Analytics usage disclosure in privacy policy

This "Google Privacy Center" states that: All website owners using Google Analytics are required to have a privacy policy that fully discloses the use of Google Analytics. At the Google ...
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Merchant's affiliate marketing policy template

A client of mine is a merchant, and we're going to test the waters with an in-house affiliating program. We need to create a policy document that affiliate marketers must agree to before they're ...
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Privacy policy generator

Does anyone know of a all-in-one privacy policy generator that they have used and can recommend?
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How can I make my website compliant with various data protection and spamming laws?

On our website we collect an awful lot of personal information. People upload their CVs, and when they use their social networks to log in, we collect information from there too. We use this ...
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How to hide dns when someone whois me by use domainsbyproxy? [closed]

i register domain with godaddy and i use addon privacy protect by domainsbyproxy but still show dns server when whois? how to make its to private?