The ‘publicly accessible information’ clause in a privacy policy functions as a warning/disclaimer/indemnity clause, and is designed to protect the company from liability for the user’s voluntary sharing of personal information through publicly -accessible blogs profiles etc. The first element is to inform/warn the user that specified features of the site are accessible by the public. (It would be prudent to place this warning on the page where such information is entered by the user as well.) Testimonials may be included as well. The next step is to disclaim any liability for the content posted by the user, and the use made of this content by others. The third step is to require the user to indemnify the company for any losses (etc.) suffered by the company as a result of content posted by the user. The basic message to the user is two-fold: NOTHING you post will be kept private and YOU are 100% responsible for the consequences of what you post. Not all privacy policies will contain this clause. If no information supplied by the user will become accessible to the public, then this clause would not be included. If there is a possibility that material could be posted for public viewing in the future, a modified version of this clause could be included in the privacy policy e.g. “from time to time [PRODUCT] may offer publicly-accessible blogs…”