So you’re looking for a solution to help you with your website policies? Well done! Acknowledging the need to comply with privacy laws and respect the data of your website users is the first big step a website/business owner needs to take. Now that you’ve taken that step, what’s next?
Well, all that’s left to do is find a provider that can scan privacy laws around the globe, identify which ones apply to your website, generate policies with all the required disclosures, and update each of your policies accordingly as laws change or are created.
There’s one clear winner for this undertaking, and that is *drumroll*… a privacy attorney.
HOLD ON, DON’T LEAVE!
Privacy attorneys are ideal because they’re the only ones who can offer legal advice in addition to website policies. Unfortunately, the fees associated with that legal advice can be hard to swallow if your name doesn’t rhyme with Beff Jezos.
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For many, the decision comes down to pricing. So let’s cover that first; starting with Termageddon.
$12/month or $119/year for one license.
- Cookie consent banner for up to 20,000 users sessions per month
- All privacy laws and all clauses
- Automatic updates
- Unlimited edits to your policies
- Policies with no Termageddon logo/branding
- Not compliant with any of the privacy laws they cover
$5/month or $149/year plan
- Acceptable Use Policy
- Includes the privacy laws they cover
- Can edit your policy
- Customizable disclosures
- End User License Agreement
- Terms of Service (includes Cancellation Policy, Shipping Policy, Refund and Return Policy, and Acceptable Use Policy)
- Acceptable Use Policy
Cookie Consent Banner Offered and Features
Termageddon (in partnership with Usercentrics)
- Covers the following privacy laws: GDPR, UK DPA, ePrivacy Directive, CCPA/CPRA, PIPEDA
- Includes: website scanner for cookies
- Automatically blocks certain cookies until a user accepts those cookies
- Includes: consent and preference tracking
- Includes: Do not sell my personal information banner
- Includes: option to change the default text in the cookie consent banner
- Includes feature for changing consent settings or withdrawing consent
- Does not offer a cookie consent banner
- Support portal where you can send a message
- Support portal where you can read support articles
- Contact form on website
Privacy laws covered
- Australia Privacy Act 1988
- UK DPA 2018
- Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 603A
- Colorado Privacy Act (will cover once it goes into effect)
- Connecticut SB6 (will cover once it goes into effect)
- Quebec Law 25 (will cover once it goes into effect)
- UCPA (will cover once it goes into effect)
- Automatic updates offered on all policies
- Updates have been made on time for every new privacy law and regulations.
- Has a state privacy bill tracker
- Does not claim to auto-update policies
- President – Donata – Donata is a licensed attorney and Certified Information Privacy Professional, as well as the Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Committee. She is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a member of the American Bar Association’s Science and Technology Council, and a member of the ABA’s Cybersecurity Legal Task Force.
- No employees listed on website
Does it help you figure out what privacy laws apply to you?
- No, the interface just asks you which of the three laws they cover that you’d like to comply with (based solely on the location of the privacy bill, not whether or not you need to comply with it).
- First page of the questionnaire actually helps determine what privacy laws apply to you;
- The questionnaire includes all of the questions needed to create the disclosures required by the privacy laws that apply to you;
- We don’t make assumptions nor insert generic information for these disclosures;
- We’d have to pay for the policy to view it so we can only view the preview, which has the titles of the sections but no actual text. What’s interesting here is that:
- We were not asked anything about how we secure personal information, but we do get a section for security of personal information so we’re going to guess that all of the information there is random
- They have separate sections in the policy for each privacy law – this can work now but will not work when there are multiple privacy laws that apply to us or when more privacy laws are passed. This usually also ends us duplicating a lot of the information and making the policy unnecessarily long.
- We were not asked about the legal bases of processing personal information, which is required under GDPR.