Who Do You Use To Create Terms Of Service & Privacy Policy?

by David Birley 9 replies
Hi there,

I've just been looking online - and it would appear that it's important to have a legal Terms of Service and Privacy Policy in place...

Who do you use?

Can you get them Free & just "Change your details"?

Cheers,

Dave
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  • Profile picture of the author wnycarpool
    Hello,

    I'm new and this is my first post. Yes, you can create a generic TOS and PP. Google something like "Creating generic TOS and PP for web site". Making sure your site is compliant with COPA (Child Online Protection Act) is important too.
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    • Profile picture of the author DeenaEsq
      Of course there are places online that offer "free" TOS and Privacy Policies, however, in my opinion, they're worth about what you've paid for them. And I'm not only saying this because this is what I do for a living.

      They don't customize themselves to your business model and practices. They aren't always caught up on the most recent laws and requirements. They just don't protect you as well as you need to be protected in this litigious world (which is the whole point of bothering to have them on your website in the first place).

      I would advise that you spend a little bit of money now and save yourself a lot of money and headache later by hiring an attorney who knows what they're doing.

      Just my $.02...

      If you have any questions, feel free to let me know.

      Deena
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      • Profile picture of the author yank714
        IMO, generic is fine unless you have something like a dating site. No need to dump money into something unless it's absolutely necessary.
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        • Profile picture of the author wnycarpool
          I agree, generic is good and I use generic for simple sites. Unless you're creating a social site for teens I would use generic. Hiring an attorney will cost you a minimum of $500 to write a TOS and PP for your site. I have a TOS (must agree prior to registering) for my carpooling sites and my attorney did review that; however it did cost me.

          Good luck.
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          • Profile picture of the author David Birley
            Hey all thanks for your replies...

            I googled. And Googled. And Googled some more...

            Apart from find this EXACT SAME THREAD on the front page of most of those googlings, I found this site which has a PP/TOS generator...

            Privacy Policy / Terms Of Service Generator : Kinky Solutions : A Student's Perspective by Ben Nadel

            Just insert your company name and state, and click "Generate". It even gives you the code immediately. And, it's free. yeah!

            Dave
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            • Profile picture of the author David Birley
              Whoa!

              I just copied and pasted the URL from the blog in the above post - and it came up with the actual page header text from the site I mentioned (instead of the URL).

              How cool.

              But, it's got the words "kinky" and "student" in it.

              LOL

              Dave

              p.s. the page is worth looking at though...
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              • Profile picture of the author David Birley
                While surfing through my Bookmarks I found this Utilities site - It doesn't have a web address, more just an "IP" address...

                Free Utilities from PriorityDigital.com

                I'm guessing the link will change to say something like: "Free Utlities from PriorityDigital.com"

                The site has (amongst others) a Disclaimer builder, and a Privacy Policy Builder.

                Cheers

                Dave

                p.s. If ever there was a case to approach a website to help them make it look "prettier" this site would be a good candidate :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Dick Doe
    Originally Posted by David Birley View Post

    Hi there,

    I've just been looking online - and it would appear that it's important to have a legal Terms of Service and Privacy Policy in place...

    Who do you use?

    Can you get them Free & just "Change your details"?

    Cheers,

    Dave
    Did a Google and found this:

    OECD Privacy Statement Generator

    Hope this helps.
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