5 Free Privacy Policy Generators

One quick and easy way to boosting your SEO ranking in Google is to have a privacy policy page. Now, there are other reasons to have a privacy policy in the first place – like building trust amongst users and ensuring your abiding by the law in certain countries – but where people drag their feet is in the creation of privacy policies.

Some people are entirely unsure what goes in it or don’t even want to spend a lot of money making this policy. Don’t worry though, as there are many free, quick, and easy sites that generate these policies for you. Below is a brief list and why we recommend them.

 

What Goes Into A Privacy Policy?

But before we dive in, it’s important to look at what goes into a privacy policy. It’s these characteristics that I’ll be looking at when making my recommendations. That and if you’d like to make them on your own, here is what they should include:

What info you’re collecting (things like names, email addresses, physical addresses, credit card or PayPal info, and any other relevant information that’s needed for your visitors to interact with your site)

  • How you get this information.
  • Your reason for asking for this information.
  • How you are storing and protecting this information.
  • What information you use and what you keep of users when you update your privacy policy.
  • Who has access to this information. This includes newsletter services, third party tools, and analytical software like Google Analytics.

While some people may not read all of the details, it’s still important to have these details in events that people do. Again, it’s a good way to build trust with people and it’s a painless process when you use one of the websites below.

 

1. PrivacyPolicies.com

Look up privacy policy generators and you’ll likely find this site ranking high on Google and it’s there for a good reason. It’s free to use for personal use and if you’re generating it for a business, you’ll pay a small one-time fee.

But while it’s not free per se, it does make up for it quite a bit. You won’t be getting some generic template that many other websites will spit out for you. Instead, you’ll get a privacy policy generated specifically for you as the template will alter to meet your specific needs.

This makes our list because of that attention to detail. After all, every business is unique and each one will focus on its own different sections.

Check out their site here.

2. Shopify

Yes, the ecommerce site actually has a privacy policy generator that you can use. While the feature is there for those building their stores on Shopify, nothing is stopping you from using the generator for your own purposes. This policy generator is ideal for those who are selling products or services though, so you’ll find the policy to be rather sparse if you intend to gather emails and send newsletters and want a privacy policy for that.

What’s also nice about Shopify is that it also has a generator for refund policies and terms of service. Should you need them, these are freely available. Here is their generator.

3. TermsFeed

If you want to go premium, while avoiding premium costs, you turn to TermsFeed. They create custom legal agreements that are legally binding for users both online and offline. You can make an assortment of policies as well. You’ll get access to:

  • Privacy Policies
  • Terms and Conditions
  • EULA
  • Return and Refund Policies
  • And Cookies Policies

All of these policies are important for their own reasons, but you do want them in everything. The fact that they are all conveniently placed on one site and will adjust to your needs is why this site is in this list.

Check them out here.

4. Free Privacy Policy

Another well-ranked site for online policy generators and a quick worker as well. It’s easy to generate a policy in under 15 minutes using this site as it guides you through some clear and simple steps. This company also complies with Federal and State laws, legally binding initiatives (i.e. the Can-Spam Act, amongst others), while also complying to verification tools that will limit your liability while protecting users.

Here is their site.

5. Privacy Policy Online

The final one, but still a popular one nonetheless. Privacy Policy Online produces privacy policies as the name suggests, but also produces other forms as well. This site gives you access to disclaimers, terms of service as well as email encryption.

But getting back to privacy policies, this generator covers the requirements of affiliate companies. Meaning if you’re getting paid via commissions, Junction, Google AdSense, or other sites, this policy generator can cover you in letting users know that information. Furthermore, you’ll get access to other resources which will ensure you’re complying with the relevant regulations. There’s even an extra resource section allowing you to learn more about privacy policies.

Here is their home page.

Conclusion

As you can see, there is no excuse to putting off making a privacy policy. It’s a helpful resource and these days there are plenty of sites around that make these. If you don’t have a privacy policy you are at best shooting yourself in the foot in terms of not getting ranked as well and at worst violating a variety of privacy and cybersecurity laws.