Free basic website policy
Very easy to use
Flexible pricing for websites and apps
Bilingual policies available
TermsFeed is widely considered to be the best policy generator on the market. The site has been operational for nearly a decade, offering paid and free policies, TOS generators, and more. Its minimalistic design hides a powerful set of tools and is one of the main reasons it’s become a one-stop-shop for anyone looking to add a policy to their website.
The site is famous for its quick four-step policy generation process. First up is the platform selection: Is it going to be a website or a mobile app? You can select both. Then, you’ll need to enter some basic information so the app can start filling out your policy.
You can then disclose what information you’re planning to gather from your users. There are a lot of options on this screen, from analytics tools, newsletters, and ads to specifying what kind of transaction methods, if any, are used on the website.
Moreover, support for different markets and policies is outstanding. The form asks whether you require GDPR compliance or compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act, as well as whether you’ll be collecting information from minors. It covers all the bases, so you don’t have to worry about adding extra text to the generated policy.
Finally, the checkout process is fast. The site will add up your total cost in case you select any of the paid options, and all that’s left for you to do is enter your email and payment information.
An app policy costs $9 right off the bat, while clauses for advertisements, payments, and analytics add $24 to your total. The collection of social media data costs another $9. On the flipside, TermsFeed offers several free templates even for unregistered users.
The entire form is shorter than one page. It takes mere minutes to complete and for you to receive your policy.
It’s worth mentioning that the generator has been updated to be GDPR-compliant. Other free tools include a terms of service generator and a refund policy generator. Both are designed in a similar, simplified fashion and allow you to generate a policy without creating an account with Shopify.
As you can probably guess, the whole experience is as streamlined as it gets. This may very well be the most user-friendly form we’ve ever used. It’s especially great that you don’t need an account with Shopify to use this tool. But finding the tools takes a bit of snooping around, as the link is all the way down in the footer of the website under the Support section.
Termly’s policy tool is very robust without intimidating beginners. It’s on par with TermsFeed when it comes to features and policies while going into more detail with some topics.
For personal data collection, Termly offers its own servers for storing and deleting data (per request). This and the usage information page allow you to add custom fields on top of the comprehensive pre-made list.
The UI is pleasant and beginner-friendly. There are two neat details that help the app stand out. The first is a progress bar, which updates in real time whenever you click on a checkbox or fill out a text box, keeping you updated about your progress as you fill in the form.
You can click on the Preview button at any time to get a quick look at your customized policy. The preview screen will update as you go and include all the information that you enter into the form. And if you get stuck on anything, you can get in touch with Termly’s support team by clicking on the bottom-left button, which opens up a live chat window.
With the free plan, you’ll be limited to one policy hosted directly on Termly, but with automated updates and annual cookie compliance. Upgrading to a paid plan removes the Termly branding and gives you unlimited policies that can be embedded on your website and updated on a monthly basis. This plan also creates a log of user consent in case of a legal dispute.
Once you’ve settled on a policy you want to create, including the pricing plan, all you have to do is fill out a single page with a few checkboxes and text fields. The policies are available in English and Spanish, with US and UK markets covered separately.
You can select the types of data that you’ll be collecting from your website visitors, disclose whether you use third-party services and targeted advertising, and name the countries where the data is stored. The terms and conditions generator also includes cookie policies and fields for GDPR compliance.
Sadly, there are no specific fields for compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection rule and CalOPPA, so you’ll need to add those sections manually. Considering the fact that this service isn’t free, we expected those sections to be included.
But some users might not like the font size that the GetTerms.io team chose for its app. It’s significantly smaller than what many are used to. Other than that, there really are no downsides when it comes to usability.
The most comprehensive package costs $49, and you’ll need it if you want your site to be GDPR-compliant. It also adds fields for user-generated content and a data footprint, with more details for nearly all other basic options.
Finally, if you need a bilingual policy, you’ll need to pay an extra $10. One language or market is always included in the package, so be sure to select the right one when creating your policy.
The first problem with that approach is that a policy needs to be a custom fit for the platform. It needs to meet certain criteria depending on what’s being collected through the site or a service. It needs to be written in a certain manner. Examples of privacy policies are just that – examples.