Some options for generating and automatically maintaining your legal policies for your website

If you are already feeling overwhelmed by the information below, let’s just get on a call!
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Complianz

$ 45

per year

*Complianz is the least expensive solution and if you don’t need a Return or Shipping policy, this will work great for you!

Policies included:

  • Privacy Policy Generator
  • Terms and Conditions Generator
  • Disclaimer Generator
  • Return Policy Generator
  • Shipping Policy Generator
  • Cookie Policy Generator

Cookie Consent Manager: Offers a fine-grained consent management tool to ask consent for cookies that require consent for the visitor’s region.

Languages: Fully translated into over 39 locales

Customer Service: No onboarding help, or live chat, but Complianz seems to respond pretty quick to their priority support by email.

Termageddon

$ 99

per year

*Use my referral link below to save 10% off your first year of Termageddon

Policies included:

  • Privacy Policy Generator
  • Terms and Conditions Generator
  • Disclaimer Generator
  • Return Policy Generator
  • Shipping Policy Generator
  • Cookie Policy Generator

Cookie Consent Manager: None available. You will need to find a separate free tool to manage cookies, like the Complianz free version.

Languages: Fully translated into over 39 locales

Customer Service: Termageddon is a small business so they are always there when you need them. They also are offering all of my clients a free personalized onboarding video chat with one of the founders.

Termly

$ 180

per year

*Termly actually charges $15/month, but I put it yearly here for easier comparison

Policies included:

  • Privacy Policy Generator
  • Terms and Conditions Generator
  • Disclaimer Generator
  • Return Policy Generator
  • Shipping Policy Generator
  • Cookie Policy Generator

Cookie Consent Manager: Create a policy for your cookies, build a cookie consent banner, and deliver seamless cookie consent management while complying with global privacy laws like the GDPR, CCPA, and ePrivacy Directive

Customer Service: No onboarding help, but Termly has great live chat assistance.

f.a.q.

I know you probably have questions, so here are some answers!

Okay, Casey, but which one should I pick?

I wouldn’t recommend a tool if I didn’t personally try it out myself first and do lots of research on it. Each of the three companies listed above I have reached out to personally and chatted with either a sales person, a founder, or a support person for more information.

On my website I use a combination of two.
I use Termageddon for my Privacy Policy, Disclaimer, and Terms of Service and I use Complianz for the Cookie Policy and Cookie consent management. I also considered using Termly for the Cookie Management piece instead of Complianz, but I just tried Complianz first and thought it worked perfectly for what I needed.

I did try out a few other tools that I did not like either because they didn’t auto-update the policies for you when the laws change, or they had poor looking policies and cookie banners. The three tools above all will match and pull styling from your own website design.

Do I really need policies on my website?

Yes. Since you are collecting personal information (e.g. name and email on your contact form), you are required to have a Privacy Policy. Currently, the following laws require Privacy Policies for most websites: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); UK Data Protection Act 2018; California Online Privacy and Protection Act of 2003 (CalOPPA); California Privacy Protection Act (CCPA); Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA); Delaware Online Privacy and Protection Act (DOPPA); Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 603A;

Can my attorney write policies for me instead?

Yes, yes, and yes!

Theses tools are meant for businesses who do not have a regular attorney to do the writing of these policies for them as well as regularly update them.

Can I use a free template I found online?

While I wouldn’t recommend it, you can do this. If you choose to do this, please have your attorney review it for you.

Can we get on a call to discuss this more?

Sure thing! Click here to book a call with me to discuss your website policies:  https://calendly.com/applewoodinteractive/privacy-compliance

Is there a fee for you to add the code from the tool I choose above onto my website for me?

Yes, but I’m not charging the usual new page fee for these since it’s literally just copying/pasting code that you send over to me via email or share with me via one of the tools above.

If you have me do this for you, the fee would be $100 for me to install the proper plugin, and link to up to 4 policies for you. You will need to provide me with the code from whichever tool you choose or share the license with me at [email protected]

I will also configure the cookies banner used on your website (using Complianz or Termly’s tool), and add a link to it at the top of your Privacy Policy as well.

As a part of the $100 fee, I will also go into your Google Analytics account and make sure that is set up to only track IP addresses anonymously, which is another legal requirement. If I don’t already have access to your GA account, you will need to provide me with this.

As with everything else on your website, you can also do all of this on your own – these are all great tools that use a wizard format to tell you what you need to do.

The only thing I cannot help with is configuring your policies for you. That would be me giving legal advice and instruction, which I cannot do. Complianz, Termageddon, and Termly can all help you with this though via email, chat, or phone depending on which tool you choose.

Now that you’ve got all of the information on legal policies for your website, let me know what you’d like to do!