FreePrivacyPolicy.com Review (Not What We Expected)
Welcome to our FreePrivacyPolicy review for February 2020.
We created a test website and used FreePrivacyPolicy’s major services. Here, we’ll cover:
- 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?
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.
According to our legal team, this is the easiest legal agreement generator they’ve ever used.
- 815,000 + website owners served
- 10,000 + 5-star ratings
- 95% recommendation rate
The service offers:
- Terms and conditions
- Cookie consent
- End-user license agreement
- Return and refund
And these agreements can be customized for:
- Mobile Apps
- 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.
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:
Some options are more expensive than others. In general, we found that the more important or complex the clause, the more it cost.
Here’s our test site’s final cost. This is our estimation of a “standard” website (No physical products).
Social Media Information Collection
Google Analytics and Email Opt-Ins
Final Price: $62
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.
Just select if you’re a website or an app, select business or individual, enter some information and answer 2 pages of questions.
Overall, you answer about a dozen or so questions, and the entire process takes less than 3 minutes.
Personally, we prefer the question and answer mechanism for generating privacy policies rather than the “check all that apply” method.
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.
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
- 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
- Google Analytics
- Email opt-in
- Social media
Terms and Conditions
It’s possible to have a fully compliant T&C in less than 5 minutes for your:
- 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:
Then, once you enter some basic information, answer the page of questions about your business.
That’s it, you’re done. Just one page of questions.
Now for the downside…
You’re paying for the convenience and ease of use. Overall, $66 isn’t much to protect your business from potentially disastrous consequences.
- User-created accounts
- User-uploaded content
- Intellectual property rights
Cookie Consent Solution
Compliance with the ePrivacy Directive (Cookie Law) mandates that all users must provide informed consent before storing their cookie data.
To inform your visitors immediately, you might need a popup that prompts your visitors to read the terms of service and to give consent.
However, it’s actually TRUE!
Just choose your compliance:
Note that for GDPR compliance, your users must click “I agree”.
From there, you customize your information:
Then, you just paste your code and that’s it (Sort of):
NOTE –Cookies consent DOES NOT make you compliant on its own!
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:
Then answer a few questions about your app:
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!
- 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
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.
- 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.
- 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.
Q: Is FreePrivacyPolicy.com actually free?