Yes! You can use Termly for free to generate 1 policy for 1 website through our Basic plan. Our Pro and and Pro+ plans, on the other hand, are paid subscriptions, and allow you to create unlimited policies for unlimited websites and access our full suite of compliance tools and features.
Absolutely! Each Termly policy is handcrafted by licensed attorneys, with state, federal, and international regulations in mind, and is customized specifically for different business types and platforms.
Currently, users cannot upload policies that they’ve written themselves onto the Termly dashboard. This rule is for the protection of your business, as crafting your own policy, or changing the language of one that we have built, may impact the legal validity of the document.
The time it takes for your custom policy to be fully crafted will depend on the type of policy you wish to create. The following are approximate estimates of how long your policy will take to craft in full:
Terms & Conditions – 13 minutes
Refund & Return Policy – 7 minutes
Disclaimer – 11 minutes
Yes! Termly recognizes the importance of ensuring that every aspect of your brand – including your legal policies – aligns with the vision that you’ve worked hard to cultivate. With our Pro and Pro+ plans, you get the option to customize the look and feel of your policies to align with your company’s unique personality.
You’ll have the chance to customize your policy when you first create it, or you can visit your dashboard and edit the look of your policy at any time.
We do not currently allow users to add custom clauses to policies, as doing so could put the legal validity of that policy at risk.
Don’t worry, our team of attorneys are constantly on the lookout for legal changes. When changes are made, we automatically update all of your relevant policies.
Where your policy can be accessed depends on your plan and personal preference. With our Pro plan, you can choose to have your policy hosted by Termly or embedded directly onto your own website. On the other hand, if you choose to take advantage of our Basic Plan, your policy will be hosted on our servers.
If you subscribe to our Pro or Pro+ plans, we’ll give you an embed code that you can easily paste onto your website wherever you want.
If you use our Basic Plan, or if you choose to have Termly host your policy, we’ll provide you with a link you can place on your website or app that leads to the respective policies you have built.
One way to obtain user consent to your policies is by advertising them in a consent banner. This banner can advertise what policies you have, along with links to those policies, and ask users whether they agree to the content of those policies or not.
Another way to ask users to agree to your policies is by posting links to them and a checkbox asking for user consent in places such as a signup page.
Yes! As any changes – big or small – will result in what is legally considered an entirely new policy, you need to inform your users of these changes. Luckily, Termly makes this super easy. Just update the policy, enable notifications, and voila! Termly will make sure a dismissible consent banner appears on your website each time you update your policy
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a data privacy regulation based in the European Union (EU). It applies to all companies who market to, collect information from, or do business with residents and citizens of the EU.
The sweeping legislation is the most comprehensive privacy law to date, and outlines strict guidelines for how businesses should handle consumer data, and disclose their privacy practices to users.
Any business that collects the data of residents or citizens of the EU needs to comply with the GDPR.
While the GDPR is based in the EU, it may apply to your business. The law was designed to protect the rights of EU citizens, so if you have users in the EU, you are subject to comply with the GDPR.
The six key features of the GDPR that will likely affect your business are the following:
- Stronger user rights
- Stricter consent requirements
- Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs)
- Data breach notifications
- Privacy by Design (PbD)
- Appointing a Data Protection Officer (DPO)
We have a guide to the GDPR that gives you an in-depth look into the key features and requirements of the regulation.
The enforcers of the GDPR threaten massive monetary penalties for non-compliance – up to 20M Euros or 4% of your company’s annual gross revenue.
Termly’s services address a few key components of the GDPR, including:
- Clear and transparent privacy policies
- Data Subject Access Request (DSAR) forms and procedures
- Cookie consent
Under Article 6 of the GDPR, your data collection and processing must be based on one of the following:
- User Consent
- Legitimate Interest
- Contractual Necessity
- Vital Interest of the User
- Legal Obligation
- Public Interest
If one of the other five bases doesn’t strongly apply, we recommend you rely on user consent to gather and process data. Furthermore, if the data you collect is sensitive personal data, you must first obtain user consent to collect it.
Sensitive personal data is any information that can be linked to an individual and regards his or her:
- racial or ethnic origin
- political opinions
- religious or philosophical beliefs
- trade union membership
- genetic data
- biometric data
- health data
- sex life or sexual orientation