Monday, March 9, 2020

Free ToS Generator Reviewed: Avodocs

My evaluation of the Avodocs free ToS generator.  First impression is that the interface is very user-friendly and there is a live preview which highlights the changes you make in real time. Not only is this feature very convenient, it also automatically educates you to become a better drafter yourself:

So, how is the final generated document? Let's review.

  • What liability protections are included? Disclaimer of warranty, limitation of liability, indemnity. 
  • Free preview without having to fill in fields or give email? Yes, live preview with redline, one of the best among the free ToS generators.
  • Can be used for both website and app? Yes.
  • Appears professionally-written?  Yes.
  • Plain English? Yes.
  • Explanations/instructions?  Yes.
  • Level of customization? Very Good.
  • IP ownership provisions? Yes.
  • IP provisions for user-submitted content? Yes. 
  • Acceptable Use Policy? Yes.
  • Procedures re copyright infringement? Yes.
  • Right to modify Terms at any time? Yes.
  • Right to terminate/ban any user account at any time? Yes.
  • Refund policy or free trial option? Yes, basic, non-customizable free trial & refund clauses are generated within the ToS.
  • Governing Law set close to your headquarters? Yes, works good for USA-based platforms. No provision for jurisdiction/venue.
  • Arbitration clause included? No.
  • Ecommerce-specific provisions? Yes.
  • Can host the ToS on your own platform? Yes.
  • ToS include the generator author's links/acknowledgements? No. 

(User-friendly, good deal of liability protections and ecommerce provisions).