Privacy Policies are required by law in most countries, with some having stricter laws than others. Chances are you will fall under the scope of at least one of these privacy laws.
For example, Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became law back in 2016 all over the European Economic Area (EEA), and has affected businesses around the world.
At Step 1, select the Website option or App option or both.
Answer some questions about your website or app.
Answer some questions about your business.
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Moreover, under most privacy data laws, particularly for those doing business in the EEA or in the State of California, anyone using your site must be informed about their rights when it comes to their personal information. Your business doesn't have to be located in those locations, you simply have to be doing business there.
Consider the fact that the user's browser is collecting information that the user went to your blog. Your blog itself, depending on the platform, may record the fact that a user dropped by. The IP address might be recorded. Cookies might be placed onto the user's computer.
Additionally, suppose you use social sharing tools to share your content on social platforms like Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat. In that case, the blog platform gets a hold of the user's private data through its integration with those platforms.
If you allow comments on your blog, then you're actively asking for user input and data. A user comment form such as the example below is just another way your blog gets a user to give up personal data.
Here's an example of how this can look:
This is a requirement of laws, as well as third-party platforms that host websites, blogs and mobile apps.