FreePrivacyPolicy.com Review (Not What We Expected)

FreePrivacyPolicy.com Welcome to our FreePrivacyPolicy review for February 2020. It sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? An effective, custom privacy policy for your website or business that covers you in case of a liability – all 100% FREE? Turns out that it’s both TRUE and NOT TRUE. Yes, you can get a FREE privacy policy, terms and conditions, or cookie consent form – but there’s a BIG CAVEAT you must know BEFORE USING THIS SERVICE. We created a test website and used FreePrivacyPolicy’s major services. Here, we’ll cover:
  • Free privacy policy
  • Free terms and conditions
  • Free cookie consent
  • Other services: EULA, return and refund, disclaimer
  • Pricing – is it really free? What’s the catch?
  • GDPR and CalOPPA compliance
  • Usability and UX
This review will answer the main question: Is FreePrivacyPolicy.com enough to protect your business from liability and comply with the law? Let’s begin…

FreePrivacyPolicy.com Overview

FreePrivacyPolicy.com creates custom privacy policies and other legal agreements for websites, apps, and other businesses. Talkin of businesses, if you are thinking of opening an LLC but haven’t decided yet, check our comparison between the two leading services. Unlike most services, their simple, intuitive policy generator creates easy to ready and effective documents in just a few minutes or less. The process is easy: Create, Access, Add. That’s it – you’ve got a privacy policy on your website that protects you from most issues. According to our legal team, this is the easiest legal agreement generator they’ve ever used. They claim to be the #1 online privacy policy generator. The numbers don’t lie:
  • 815,000 + website owners served
  • 10,000 + 5-star ratings
  • 95% recommendation rate
FreePrivacyPolicy.com Ratings The service offers:
  • Privacy policy
  • Terms and conditions
  • Cookie consent
  • End-user license agreement
  • Disclaimer
  • Return and refund
FreePrivacyPolicy.com Services And these agreements can be customized for:
  • GDPR
  • CalOPPA
  • Mobile Apps
  • CCPA
  • PIPEDA
  • Google AdSense
Plus all of the other major laws, formats, and 3rd-party services. But is this really all free? Let’s cover the pricing structure so you can see for yourself.

FreePrivacyPolicy.com Pricing

Yes…and no. The answer is: It depends. Yes, it’s possible to create a free policy of everything that you need. But chances are you’ll have to pay at least SOMETHING for your agreement. If you want to completely protect yourself from liability and comply with the law, you have to pay. Let us explain… FreePrivacyPolicy’s generator asks you simple questions and generates your agreement based on your answers. For example, “what kind of personal information do you collect from users”? You select all that apply – EX: email, number, address – and it adds a clause for that in your policy. Now here’s the catch… Some of these options cost money. Here’s a screenshot: Data collected by FreePrivacyPolicy.com Some options are more expensive than others. In general, we found that the more important or complex the clause, the more it cost. Data collected by FreePrivacyPolicy.com So this begs the question. How much does a privacy policy cost at FreePrivacyPolicy? Here’s our test site’s final cost. This is our estimation of a “standard” website (No physical products). We included: Social Media Information Collection Data collected by FreePrivacyPolicy.com Google Analytics and Email Opt-Ins Data collected by FreePrivacyPolicy.com GDPR Compliance Data collected by FreePrivacyPolicy.com Final Price: $62 FreePrivacyPolicy.com's Policy Pricing NOTE – One-Time Fee FreePrivacyPolicy charges a one-time fee. Most sites charge recurring fees. That’s a huge plus. Instead of paying monthly, you pay one low fee and that’s it. They even offer a full refund within 7 days. Personally, we like to pay once and be done with it rather than account for monthly payments.

Privacy Policy

FreePrivacyPolicy.com’s online privacy policy generator is as simple as it gets for an online terms of service. Just select if you’re a website or an app, select business or individual, enter some information and answer 2 pages of questions. That’s it. Overall, you answer about a dozen or so questions, and the entire process takes less than 3 minutes. Data collected by FreePrivacyPolicy.com Personally, we prefer the question and answer mechanism for generating privacy policies rather than the “check all that apply” method. Here’s why… Business owners are not lawyers. Most don’t even know which terms or clauses the law requires. The “check all that apply” method leaves you open to costly errors that you may not notice until it’s too late. For example, did you know that GDPR requires language in your privacy policies if you have a Facebook page? Most generators ask you to check the box if needed. But FreePrivacyPolicy.com asks “do you have a Facebook fan page?” and automatically adds that clause if you do. Data collected by FreePrivacyPolicy.com Disaster averted! How about the effectiveness and quality? Will their privacy policy protect my business? If you pay for all the necessary clauses, the privacy policies are excellent. They aren’t attorney-level, but no online policy generator is. The free one is NOT ENOUGH to protect the vast majority of businesses. Our final policy included:
  • Type of information collected
  • Third parties
  • Use of cookies and tracking
  • Google Analytics
  • GDPR compliance
  • Collection of data from children under the age of 18
Overall, considering ease of use, effectiveness, and price, FreePrivacyPolicy.com’s privacy policies are excellent, and should give you total peace of mind in all cases. ~$60 is a small price to pay for that. Final Price: $62 Privacy Policy Pricing

Specs:

  • GDPR
  • Google Analytics
  • Email opt-in
  • Social media

Terms and Conditions

The generator is almost as easy as its privacy policy generator. It’s possible to have a fully compliant T&C in less than 5 minutes for your:
  • Website
  • Mobile app
  • Desktop app
  • Facebook App/Page
  • Ecommerce store (Noteworthy)
Right away, a few things jump out at you. First, the policy generator is fully comprehensive. As far as online tools go, you can’t get much better at this price (More on that in a second). As a store or business owner, you can be nearly certain your policy will protect you from just about any liability. Here are a few clauses you can add:
  • Provisions for payment (Including subscriptions)
  • Provisions for user-generated content
  • Copyright infringement notice (DMCA)
  • Protecting intellectual property
  • Provisions for limiting liability
  • Disclaimers (EX: Warranty disclaimer)
Second, creating your agreement is extremely intuitive, especially considering how comprehensive it is. The most comprehensive tools are usually cumbersome with a huge learning curve (Iubenda) or just don’t include necessary clauses. FreePrivacyPolicy.com is the perfect blend of both. Just choose if you’re a website or app: Data collected by FreePrivacyPolicy.com Then, once you enter some basic information, answer the page of questions about your business. Data collected by FreePrivacyPolicy.com That’s it, you’re done. Just one page of questions. Now for the downside… Based on our experience, this site is a bit more expensive than others. That’s a bit unsettling, considering the name is “free privacy policy”, and the main page says “free terms and conditions”. You’re paying for the convenience and ease of use. Overall, $66 isn’t much to protect your business from potentially disastrous consequences. Price: $66 Terms and Conditions Pricing

Specs:

  • User-created accounts
  • User-uploaded content
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Promos

Cookie Consent Solution

Cookie Consent Example Compliance with the ePrivacy Directive (Cookie Law) mandates that all users must provide informed consent before storing their cookie data. As a website or store owner, that means you must clearly and immediately inform them of how you use cookies and other tracking technologies and give them the ability to accept or block these activities. To inform your visitors immediately, you might need a popup that prompts your visitors to read the terms of service and to give consent. At first, we were very skeptical. A free cookies consent solution? That didn’t seem likely from a site that claims a “free privacy policy generator”, but then charges you $60+ dollars. However, it’s actually TRUE! Just choose your compliance: Data collected by FreePrivacyPolicy.com Note that for GDPR compliance, your users must click “I agree”. From there, you customize your information: Customizing your Cookie Consent Then, you just paste your code and that’s it (Sort of): Cookie Consent Preview You will have to adjust your Javascript. This is a bit tricky, so here’s a tutorial. NOTE –Cookies consent DOES NOT make you compliant on its own! Verdict: This is a nice feature. Nothing is better than free. But it doesn’t matter much in the grand scheme of things, and the Javascript learning curve makes it a moot point for most site owners.

EULA (App Store Apps)

If you’re looking for an affordable EULA for your app, look elsewhere. FreePrivacyPolicy.com’s EULA’s are high-quality and easy to read. And the agreement generator is extremely intuitive, fast, and simple. Anyone, even with 0 experience, can create a fully comprehensive EULA for an app on Google Play or Apple App Store. Choose desktop/mobile and enter your business’ info: Data collected by FreePrivacyPolicy.com Then answer a few questions about your app: Data collected by FreePrivacyPolicy.com That’s it. Your EULA is finished. The entire process takes about 2 minutes. And it includes all of the necessary clauses to protect your app/business. But be warned. This is NOT a CHEAP service. If you’re an app with user-created content that wants to be available in the major app stores, you will pay upwards of $100. On the one hand, this is good value for what you get. But compared to some competitors, this is very expensive. However, it’s so fast and easy that it might be worth it. If you truly value your time, this EULA will fully protect you and give you peace of mind. If that’s worth $20 or so, then go right ahead! Price: $102

Specs:

  • No exploitation or modification clause
  • No copy or use unless for personal, non-commercial use clause
  • Available on app stores
  • User-created content
  • Collecting personal information
  • Intellectual property trademarks

Disclaimer

Data collected by FreePrivacyPolicy.com This service is extremely important to affiliate marketers, bloggers, and other eCommerce pros. Especially ones in the space of fitness, health, or medical advice. Most disclaimers services ARE NOT reliable. That’s why it surprised even us. It has all of the main clauses you need to disclaim liability for the accuracy of your information AND for affiliate sponsorships. This was by far the simplest service on and the end product was affordable and effective. Now for the downside: They don’t cover all affiliate programs. We were disappointed to not see Rakuten or Awin on the list. Data collected by FreePrivacyPolicy.com Price: $48 EULA Pricing

Specs:

  • Affiliate links
  • Medical information
  • Product reviews
  • Paid ads

Return and Refund Policy

The return and refund policy generator is a bit lacking. Sure, it’s simple and fast. But there are few available clauses. You can customize:
  • Length of time
  • Conditions for refund
  • Refunds for discounted items
  • Exchange for a new product
If you’re a simple web store, then it’s fine. But if you have complex services or refund terms, you’ll need an upgrade. Price: $56 Return and Refund Pricing

Specs:

  • 30-day refund
  • Not used or damaged
  • Receipt or proof of purchase
  • Sale item refund
  • Exchange for new product

Verdict: Is FreePrivacyPolicy.com Legit?

FreePrivacyPolicy.com is a fast, intuitive, and fairly comprehensive service. The documents were mostly high-quality and should protect your website, app, or business in the vast majority of cases. If you need a simple, fast legal agreement generator that will get the job done right, this is easily one of the best choices online. If you’re a business with complex needs, consider upgrading to a competitor like Iubenda. Also, this is a personal opinion, but the fact that it’s called “free privacy policy” when the free agreements are practically useless is a bit off-putting. If you are looking for better alternatives, check our review on Iubenda.

All you have to do is answer a few simple questions about your business and your Website Privacy Policy or Website Terms & Conditions agreement is created and ready to be added to your web site. In fact, for most people it takes less than 15 minutes.

F.A.Q

Q: Can you create your own privacy policy and terms of service?

A: Yes, you can create your own privacy policy, but it is not recommended. Do you know every clause the law requires? Do you know the specific legal terms to use? Do you know which laws apply and do not apply to your situation? It’s best to use a real lawyer. If you can’t afford one, use an online generator.

Q: What is the best online privacy policy generator?

A: Free Privacy Policy is great for small businesses and websites. If you’re a large company with complex needs, we recommend Iubenda.

Q: Do I need a privacy policy on my website?

A: Yes, you need a privacy policy if you are collecting users’ private data.

Q: How much does a privacy policy cost?

A: A good privacy policy will cost anywhere from $50-$100 online. There are NO good FREE privacy policy generators.

Q: Is FreePrivacyPolicy.com actually free?

A: Yes and no. You CAN get a free privacy policy, but they aren’t actually enough to protect you from liability. The free policies do not cover all of the important clauses like GDPR or CalOPPA clauses.
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