As lawyers ourselves, we realize the immense costs of personalized policies written by legal counselors. They can cost thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars. These are large sums of money which could have been invested elsewhere. Especially in the case of small businesses, these expenses can have a huge impact on day-to-day operations. It’s inevitable that not all small businesses can afford to hire legal firms to write in-depth, personalized documents.
GDPR & CCPA Compliance
Ideally, though, you will want to go with a generator which covers both of these two international acts, as they are the cornerstones of modern data protection laws. Fortunately, both Termsfeed and Iubenda are compliant with both laws.
In terms of comprehensiveness, we can only really recommend the first two top picks in this article. The rest of them tended to skip over many of the important clauses required by law.
Thankfully, most generators come at a reasonably affordable price, especially if you compare it to hiring a lawyer. We’d say that all of the paid generators on this list are worth the money, but it’s still up to you to decide which is the most cost-effective option for your business.
It’s great for all businesses – ecommerce to bloggers to mobile apps and because TermsFeed does a great job staying up to date with laws they’re fully compliant with all countries (US, UK, Europe, etc). TermsFeed covers all digital businesses and websites and provide a comprehensive suite of options.
It generates high-quality legal documents within minutes, and it has affordable pricing. We covered the platform in greater detail in our TermsFeed review.
- Free (Basic policy – does not contain GDPR & CalOPPA clauses)
- $30-$70 (Custom policy – fully compliant with international law)
- Free and paid documents
- 6 different types of legal agreements
- Export to 4 available formats
- Terms & Conditions generators also offered
It’s also relatively affordable compared to its alternatives, as you only have to pay once for top-toer legal content. Competitors such as iubenda (featured at #2) have decided to go for a subscription-based model instead, giving TermsFeed a clear advantage over them in terms of cost.
Another big advantage of TermsFeed is the fact that once you buy a policy, you will be the owner of it. You can copy it and paste it onto your website or mobile app however you please. The same sadly cannot be said for iubenda, coming in at #2, which forces you to link to their website in order to use your policy.
- Very simple to use
- Affordable one-time cost for legal document generation
- Only pay for what you need
- Intuitive interface, even for people who aren’t tech-savvy
- Free policies not as in-depth and comprehensive as premium policies
- Free (Basic policy – does not contain GDPR, CCPA or CalOPPA clauses)
- $27/year (Custom policy – fully compliant with international law)
- Free and paid plans for one or multiple sites/apps
- Offline viewing options
The primary reasons why we did not rank it higher than TermsFeed are that it’s not exactly intuitive to use, it’s expensive in the long term, and you are never the full owner of your generated policy. With iubenda, you will have to integrate the policy onto your website with alternative methods such as a widget, embedded text, or through a link.
Due to the high degree of customization options, you will likely have to set aside multiple hours to finish your policy, as iubenda requires you to list absolutely ALL of your personal data collecting processes. Unlike TermsFeed, it’s highly specific, and you need to have a good overview of your business to use it effectively.
- Support for multiple languages and countries
- Hundreds of legal clauses crafted by a team of legal experts in international law
- Always up-to-date and compliant with the latest regulations
- Beautiful user-friendly interface
- Limited basic/free plans
- Recurring payments or payments on a monthly/yearly basis
Pricing: Free (basic plan), premium policies start at $50
- Free with available paid add-ons and installation options
- Easy to read and understand policies
- No payment or sign-up involved
- Only pay for the add-ons you want
- Comprehensive legal coverage
- Questionnaire is long, takes a while to fill out information
- Free policies don’t include all clauses
If you’re running an ecommerce shop on a budget this is a good start, but keep in mind you may still be vulnerable to legal issues as Shopify’s option is not as comprehensive as others.
- Simple form generates custom privacy policies quickly
- Tailor-fit for e-commerce websites
- Can sign up for a free trial of Shopify
- Access to other helpful tools like logo creators, HD photo galleries, and more
- Fast and very easy to use
- Only for e-commerce sites
- No option to add extra clauses
Best for Apps
5. Firebase App Generator
In fact, Firebase itself comes from Google. It’s nice of them to provide an option (mostly catered towards apps), but if you want one that will really protect you then we suggest Termsfeed or Iubenda.
- Built specifically for mobile apps
- Simple one-page form with integrated third-party service providers
- Supports multiple OS’s and app types
- Takes only a few minutes to set up and customize
- Limited list of third-party services
- Does not generate privacy policies for SaaS/web apps or websites
Another popular choice on the net, Privacy Policies provides free or paid privacy policies for businesses and individuals. Unlike other free generators, it doesn’t use a template, avoids confusing legalese, supports multiple languages other than English, and can be accessed online or downloaded in a variety of formats. Plus, you can get custom GPDR/internationally-compliant privacy policies for a reasonably small one-time fee.
Overall, it’s pretty decent as an alternative, but falls flat in every category compared to our top 2 picks.
It’s a blanket option that covers a lot of cases, but there isn’t a lot of customization available. While it’s not bad, you can do a lot better.
They are also one of the only companies to offer an affiliate program that lets you earn commission on your referrals. Website Policies uses an easy 3-step process and is available in free, paid, and bundle options.