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    A privacy policy is essential if you have adsense ads on your site, not so much if you don't.

    The main thing for a google compliant privacy policy is having an 'opt-out' tracking link and links to advertisers privacy policies. It doesn't hurt to have a 'we won't spam you' and a 'log files are kept...' statement too as well as mentioning cookies. I don't think it matters about having the same content as it is a privacy policy that is required and not part of the site's main content, you'll have a different domain name in it so that makes it unique(ish) anyway

    Example (you're welcome to copy it):
    Code:
    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
    <html xmlns="XHTML namespace">
    <head>
    <title>(domain-name.tld) Privacy Policy</title>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
    <meta name="description" content="(domain-name.tld) Privacy Policy" />
    <meta name="keywords" content="(domain-name.tld) Privacy Policy" />
    <meta name="robots" content="noindex, nofollow noarchive" />
    </head>
    <body>
    <!-- PP START -->
    <h1>PRIVACY POLICY</h1>
    <h2>(domain-name.tld) Privacy Policy</h2>
    <p>We respect your privacy and are committed to safeguarding your privacy while online at <strong>(domain-name.tld)</strong>. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for <strong>(domain-name.tld)</strong>.</p> 
    <h2>Log Files</h2>
    <p>We may use log files to track visits to <strong>(domain-name.tld)</strong>. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, track user&#39;s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to any personal identifiable information. 
    <br>
    Note: We may be legally required by law to make log files and other details available, we will comply with such requests upon receipt of official legal documentation.</p>
    <h2>Cookies</h2>
    <p><strong>(domain-name.tld)</strong> uses cookies to remember your visit details. Advertising services such as Google Adsense also use cookies on <strong>(domain-name.tld)</strong>. We have no access to and cannot control these cookies.</p>
    <h3>What is a Cookie? </h3>
    <p>A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer&#39;s hard disk so that the website can remember who you are. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the &quot;lifetime&quot; of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number. Cookies can help a website to arrange content to match your preferred interests more quickly. Most major websites use cookies. Cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you.</p>
    <p>There are two different types of cookies:<br>
    1) Session Cookies: These are temporary and are erased when you close your browser at the end of your surfing session. The next time you visit that particular site it will not recognise you and will treat you as a completely new visitor as there is nothing in your browser to let the site know that you have visited before. 
    <br>
    2) Persistent Cookies: These remain on your hard drive until you erase them or they expire. How long a cookie remains on your browser depends on how long the visited website has programmed the cookie to last.</p> 
    <p>For more information on configuring your browser, see <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=1> or the documentation for your browser. We are not responsible for the content of any third-party websites.</p>
    <h2>Beacons</h2>
    <p>This site does not use beacons, however, advertising services such Google Adsense may use beacons on <strong>(domain-name.tld)</strong>. We have no access to and cannot control these beacon logs.</p>
    <h3>What is a Beacon?</h3>
    <p>A beacon is a transparent image file used to monitor your journey around a single website or collection of sites. They are also referred to as web bugs and are commonly used by sites that hire third-party services to monitor traffic. They may be used in association with cookies to understand how visitors interact with the pages and content on the pages of a web site.
    <br>
    For example a company owning a network of sites may use web beacons to count and recognise users travelling around its network. Being able to recognise you enables the site owner to personalise your visit and make it more user friendly.</p>
    <h2>Google Adsense and the DoubleClick DART Cookie</h2>
    <p>Google, as a third party advertisement vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on this site. The use of DART cookies by Google enables them to serve adverts to visitors that are based on their visits to this website as well as other sites on the internet. To opt out of the DART cookies you may visit the Google ad and content network privacy policy <a title="Advertising and Privacy – Google Privacy Center" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html">here</a>. Tracking of users through the DART cookie mechanisms are subject to Google&#39;s own privacy policies.</p>
    <h2>Advertisers and Affiliate Companies</h2>
    <p><strong>(domain-name.tld)</strong> uses outside ad companies to display ads, such as Google Adsense. These ads may contain cookies that are collected by our ad companies, and we do not have access to this information. To the best of our knowledge, we follow all ad and affiliate company privacy policies. Please check their websites for respective privacy policies.</p>
    <h2>Links to Advertisers and Affiliate Companies Privacy Policies</h2>
    <p><a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html">Google&#39;s privacy policy</a><br /><a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/">Doubleclick&#39;s privacy policy</a></p>
    <h2>Email addresses</h2>
    <p>This site does not collect or require your email address to use this free service.</p>
    <h2>Outgoing Links</h2>
    <p><strong>(domain-name.tld)</strong> may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our visitors to be aware that when they leave <strong>(domain-name.tld)</strong> to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by <strong>(domain-name.tld)</strong>.</p>
    <h2>Disclaimer</h2>
    <p>This service is provided as is, without warranty or guarantee of any kind. The use of this service is entirely at your own risk. We cannot take responsibility for any direct, indirect, accidental or consequential  damages or loss, or for any misconceptions resulting from the use of, or inability to use, this service. Your statutory legal rights are not affected.</p>
    <p>&nbsp;</p>
    <p>Copyright &copy; 2010 (domain-name.tld) All Rights Reserved.</p>
    <!-- PP END -->
    </body>
    </html>
    Save this as pp.html for instance (if using java, below) or any other convenient name to link to. I think the above pretty much covers most things even if it is generic it can be altered to suit. Replace (domain-name.tld) with your domain name (obviously) with a 'find & replace' and make any changes necessary if, for instance you collect email addresses you should include a 'we won''t spam you' statement and what they're used for.

    Just use all the bits between the <body> and </body> tags if you want to paste into an existing page to keep the layout of your site

    If you don't want it as part of your main site pages then put it on a java pop out script, ideal for mini sites too.

    Put this code in the webpage header, before the </head> tag:
    Code:
    <script type="text/javascript">
    function PP()
    {
    window.open("pp.html", "WinE", "width=650,height=600,toolbar=no,scrollbars=yes,resizable=no")
    }
    </script>
    You can change the size if required, then put this code were you want to link to it:
    Code:
    <a title="Our Privacy Policy" href="javascript:PP()">Privacy Policy</a>
    It works for me anyway, I use a variation on pretty much every domain and I don't think I've been penalized yet (touch wood).

    @Will - If you use the rel="nofollow" in all the links that should help when using one sites' policy and linking to it.

    BTW, for those that wonder, I did copy and paste this from a number of different sources.

    EDIT: That didn't go as well as I'd hoped so I've attached a zip copy...
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    If I can't be a good example, I'll just have to be a terrible warning...

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    I think the original question was regarding including a privacy policy link to comply with Adsense. In this respect, you need to make your user's aware of the Dart Cookie that Adsense uses.

    Anyone is welcome to link to my generic privacy policy and use rel=nofollow if you like in the link.

    As regards exposing your network, then I think it is better to not to try too hard to mask it since there are so many ways that your sites could be connected e.g. via PR checking, searches on your own keywords, Adsense on your sites etc. So trying to hide may red flag you for special attention maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DomainMagnate View Post
    I know, but I'm extra paranoid/cautious
    I try not to interlink sites excessively
    Surely they would know anyway based off the websites your adsence account is display ads on?

    I have mine all aiming towards an off site page. I thinking I should change this. IN all fairness I have totally forgot about it, until I came across this thread!

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    Thanks UncleP for this awesome tips..... really helped me a lot. and thanks for your emails bro...

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    Thanks for removing my confusion.

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