Monday, April 6, 2020

Free Privacy Policy Generator Reviewed: TermsFeed

My evaluation of the TermsFeed free Privacy Policy generator. Sample policy generated here, using only the free options.

I.                   REGULATIONS ADDRESSED


COPPA (Children’s privacy)
- Cookies
- Advertising

-  GDPR (EU users)
-  CCPA (California users)
-  CalOPPA (DoNotTrack disclosure)
-  Direct marketing

II.                LOOK AND FEEL:

·         Preview without having to fill in fields or give email? No. Must fill in fields and give email. 
·         Formats offered:
o    DOCX
o    HTML
o    PDF 
o    Copy text to clipboard
o    They’ll host unique URL with your generated PP
·         Allowed to host PP on your own platform?  Yes
·         PP includes the generator author's links/acknowledgements? No
·         Excessive ads/popups? No

III.             CONTENT:

·         Claim to be written by a lawyer? No
·         Appears professionally-written?  Yes
·         Plain English or legalese? Balanced
·         Explanations/instructions/help/hints?  No
·         Level of customization? None – LOW– Adequate – Too Much. Must pay for legally required provisions.
·         Right to modify at any time? Yes
·         Can be used for both website and app? No, website only. Must pay to add app.
·         Addresses cases of selling of PINo
·         Newsletter optionNo
·         Security issues disclaimer? Yes
·         Effective Date? Yes
·         Contact Us field?  Yes

IV.              VERDICT: 2/10

The free version is inadequate. Does not address the most important privacy regulations.