Have You Updated Your Privacy Policy for Google?

Apr 21, 2009 • 8:21 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google AdSense

Ever since Google AdSense began supporting third-party ad serving technology, via DoubleClick technology, Google has required publishers to update their privacy policies to specify so.

Then more recently with the implementation of the behavioral targeted Google ads, Google said the privacy policies need to be updated. They even posted a help document specifying those details.

Many publishers have already updated their privacy policy, because I think the deadline to do so, may have past. But I am confident many publishers didn't do anything or make any change to their privacy policies. In fact, I am not even sure if I have a privacy policy on this site. :)

Did you update your privacy policy based on Google's request? Take our poll:

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04/21/2009 01:06 pm

There are two places to go to make this a lot easier. First head to Jensense http://www.jensense.com/2009/04/03/new-adsense-privacy-policy-sample-with-interest-based-targeting-included/ to get a sample policy to copy/paste/edit. Then go to smackdown to get a widget that will make sure your list of 3rd party ad providers is always up to date automagically - http://smackdown.blogsblogsblogs.com/2008/06/01/free-google-third-party-ad-providers-widget/


04/21/2009 03:17 pm

I am not sure that many blogs and smaller websites not having forms to enter information do have privacy policies.

Michael Martinez

04/21/2009 11:53 pm

Google made a good-faith effort (in my opinion) to contact all AdSense publishers about this issue. I have not, however, noticed any real buzz with people asking about how to write privacy policies. It would be interesting to know if you folks here at SE Roundtable have seen much discussion.


09/07/2009 07:34 pm

If i don't have privacy policy, still i have to add one?

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