The privacy policy component

The privacy policy component, whose option icon is shown in figure 1, creates a privacy policy based on a standard template.

Figure 1. the privacy policy option icon

A privacy policy details how you use data supplied to you by visitors to your site, and reassures them of your compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Editing a privacy policy

Above each privacy policy is a privacy policy bar, as shown in figure 2.

Figure 2. a privacy policy bar

Click on the privacy policy bar to open the privacy policy window, as shown in figure 3.

Figure 3. the privacy policy window

The privacy policy window lets you change the following settings:

Modification date
The date the policy was modifed. This date should be updated when you make any non-trivial change to the privacy policy.
Data controller
The legal name of your organisation.
Contact address
The contact address for the data controller.
Further details
Details of how you use submitted data, how long you keep it, and who you share it with.

Click OK to apply the changes to the privacy policy. Click Cancel to return to the page without changing the privacy policy.