Have a privacy policy or get your Adsense account banned!

adsense-banned In the recent change in the Terms and conditions of the Adsense, it becomes necessary for publishers to specify that cookies are used by Google to collect data in the ad serving process.

So, if you don’t have a privacy policy then go ahead and create one, as Google is quite strict in ensuring that publishers follow their rules else they an the accounts. Taken from Google Adsense blog :

We’ve also added some specific requirements that make it necessary for publishers to post and abide by a transparent privacy policy that users see. According to this policy, publishers must notify their users of the use of cookies and/or web beacons to collect data in the ad serving process.

Off I go! Even I’ve to create a privacy policy for myself and ensure that my account doesn’t get banned.

Update : I’ve created the privacy policy for me. DMA has an excellent online privacy policy generator and I’ve use this form and with in 5 min. my privacy policy was ready.

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14 Responses to Have a privacy policy or get your Adsense account banned!

  1. Nirmal says:

    I already have a privacy policy in the disclaimer page located in the footer.

  2. Thanks for informing me buddy. I will create one right away.

  3. Joel says:

    Good that you mentioned…I didnt read it fully when I accepted in the hurry…I will have to update mine as well…

  4. Sree says:

    Thank you, I updated privacy policy of teck.in accordingly.

  5. Sumesh says:

    Funny, Burst (whom I applied for a few days back) need a privacy policy and I created it. Now I don’t have to worry :D

  6. Jim Karter says:

    I have worked on and and found the main difference. Here is the report at http://www.jimkarter.com/2008-02-27-new-google-adsense-policy-change.html

  7. Venkat says:

    Thanks for the info, getting my privacy policy ready.

  8. Ashfame says:

    Thanks for informing. I am gonna have one for me too.

  9. Rakshitk says:

    Hey, thanks for the information buddy. In a few days time I am going to install google ads, I suppose, it is going to be very helpful.
    :-)

  10. Brown Baron says:

    I suspect a lot of people using Google Ads on their blogs do not know about this new requirement. Stumbled to get the word out.

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  12. yep I too created it for burst sometime back and i did use this excellent tool…

  13. Mike says:

    I was not aware of privacy policy being made a mandatory thing for adsense and i would not have known if i would have skipped this article which i fortunately didn’t :)

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