TermsFeed is one of the most popular tools for creating legally binding documents such as privacy policies, disclaimer forms, and terms and conditions. The comprehensive set of features and the very intuitive interface enable you to create even the most highly specialized documents in minutes. Read Review
- ⦿Extensive feature set
- ⦿Very easy to use
- ⦿High degree of customization
- ⦿Flexible pricing
Iubenda differs from some of the other options we've featured. It offers a subscription model instead of one off payments. The packages are highly customizable and allow you to add well over 600 different services/clauses that may be specific to your business. There is also advanced compliance with the GDPR and other legislation, but these cost a lot to add. Read Review
- ⦿One of the most comprehensive policy generators on our list
- ⦿Flexible packages with lots of optional add-ons
- ⦿Compliance with important legislation
- ⦿Fantastic value
- ⦿Generous free option
- ⦿Free policy hosting on the company’s servers
Termly is a bit of a mixture between WebsitePolicies and Iubenda. It offers a pretty solid free policy like the former coupled with a fairly expensive recurring billing like the latter, which removes the company’s logo from your policies, allows you to create multiple documents, and features a cookie consent policy. It’s perhaps not the best value on our list, but an excellent choice nonetheless. Read Review
- ⦿Compliance with both US and EU laws
- ⦿Very intuitive interface
- ⦿Regular updates
Knowing what your privacy page needs to cover is one thing, but the real question is what it should actually say. First off, it needs to disclose what information you are collecting and why.
Finally, it pays to be mindful of relevant legislation like the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation.
Pricing and Value
Ease of Use
An extensive feature set is of little use if the software is more complicated to use than doing the work yourself. This criterion looks at everything regarding the general user experience, including the quality and intuitiveness of the user interface, the responsiveness of the site or app, and the overall time required to create the policy documents.
The same goes for the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, which you have to keep in mind if your site is tailored to or at least frequented by children under the age of 13. The US is generally rather lax on user privacy laws compared to Europe, but it’s best to cover all bases.
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COMPLIANCE WITH ALL RELEVANT PRIVACY LAWS
- ⦿ Comprehensive set of tools
- ⦿ Intuitive interface
- ⦿ Downloadable privacy statement templates
You can then enter what sort of personal information you collect from your users. Social media profile info costs another $9 for the policy, while the others are free. Another cost ($24) will be incurred if you use Google Analytics or a similar tracking tool or send emails to your users ($12).
The most notable feature, as well as cost driver is the inclusion of CCPA, GDPR, COPPA, and CalOPPA compliance. The first three cost $29 each, while the California Online Privacy Protection Act optimization will set you back $12.
After going through the third step, the site calculates the total cost of your policy. There are no recurring costs, hence that total is your final price.
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FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM POLICY GENERATION
- ⦿ Customizable disclosures
- ⦿ Text and HTML versions of documents
- ⦿ Social network privacy policies
The most important change, however, is GDPR compliance. You can even enter the contact details of your Data Controller and Data Protection Officer. Unfortunately, there is no CCPA or COPPA compliance available here.
Overall, GetTerms is a great tool with flexible options and a price point for everyone’s needs. The fact that you can get most policies knocked out within minutes, without even having to change pages, is the icing on the cake. We do wish the company offered more legislation compliance documents, though.
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CLASS-LEADING NUMBER OF SERVICE CLAUSES OFFERED
- ⦿ Automatically updates policies
- ⦿ Multiple languages supported
- ⦿ Supports Google Ads personalization management
Services steal the show here. These are split into categories such as advertising, analytics, payment handling, and more. If well over 600 (including a bunch from popular services such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter) are not enough, you can even create and add your own custom ones.
Moving up to the Ultimate licence also gets you a robust terms & conditions generator that comes in eight different languages, has the ability to remove branding from the documents, and offers a user-friendly dashboard to manage and modify your documents.
After choosing your policy type and all the relevant services and compliances (everything from COPPA to GDPR is here), you can integrate it into your site through a footer widget, by directly embedding the policy’s text or by linking to the policy itself. The policies and other generated documents are hosted on Iubenda’s server, which is good because it allows them to be updated automatically as the need arises.
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FREE AUTOMATIC POLICY RENEWAL
- ⦿ Free lifetime automatic updates
- ⦿ Download policies in plain text format for easy editing
- ⦿ Ability to host policies on your own domain
In order to start creating a policy, you don’t need to sign in or log in. To access your policy (or pay for it, in case you go for the Premium option), you’ll need to, at the very least, give them an email address that they can send the finished policy to.
It’s still a good idea to go through the account creation process. It’s very short and allows you to download the policies at any time, choose to host them on your own domain, or benefit from the free lifetime automatic updates if you opt for the Premium version.
It gets better. Even the company’s basic policies comply with international regulations such as the GDPR, COPPA, CCPA, and FTC. The options to download them in plain text or HTML format, use the company’s hosting, or host your policies on your own domain are also completely free of charge.
More importantly, you get free lifetime upgrades to your policies, which relieves you of having to worry about legislative amendments. Finally, not only does a one-off payment of $19.95 add further value to this company, but you also get to remove WebsitePolicies’ branding from your policy documents.
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CAN PREVIEW THE POLICIES AT ANY TIME DURING CREATION
- ⦿ Separate generators for US and UK websites
- ⦿ Policy templates available on the site
- ⦿ Pro+ plan has an excellent Cookie Consent Policy
In order to get started, you’ll go through the standard procedure of signing up with your name and email address. You can start creating your policy even without this step, but in order to manage your policies and subscriptions (if you want to create more than one) it’s best to register first.
In addition to adding unlimited policies and the option to pay for additional hosting domains, it also allows you to embed policies on your domain, remove the Termly logo, and customize your policy style. You also get unlimited monthly visitors covered by the cookie consent policy, multi-language support, an automated cookie scan each month instead of annually, and the ability to scan subdomains.
In conclusion, while Termly may not be the most affordable service on our list, it offers a wealth of features and excellent customization, as well complete legislative compliance for one policy in the free version. With top-shelf generators for privacy policies, terms and conditions documents, disclaimers, and cookie policies, it covers most of the legal documents that a typical site will need.
Yes. It’s usually best to do so, as free policies tend to have several limitations in place. Check our reviews above for some good free and paid solutions.
If you require personally identifiable information from your website visitors, then yes. This includes data such as their full name, email or physical address, date of birth, telephone number, IP address, and credit card number.
If they collect personally identifiable information or are used for marketing, then yes.