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Privacy Policy Online or Termageddon: Which Privacy Policy Generator Is For You? 

Comparing Policy Generators

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Donata Stroink-Skillrud

Co-founder and President of Termageddon

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.

That’s why so many people turn to Privacy Policy Generators as a more affordable way to comply with privacy laws.

So, without further adieu let’s compare two of the most popular Privacy Policy Generators: Termageddon and PrivacyPolicyOnline.com


PRICING

For many, the decision comes down to pricing. So let’s cover that first; starting with Termageddon.

Termageddon

Price: 

$12/month or $119/year for one license.

Includes: 

  • Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, Disclaimer, Cookie Policy, End User License Agreement for one website or application 
  • Cookie consent banner for up to 50,000 users sessions per month
  • All privacy laws and all clauses
  • Automatic updates
  • Unlimited edits to your policies
  • Policies with no Termageddon logo/branding

Privacy Policy Online

Price: 

Free

Policies Offered

Termageddon

  • Privacy Policy
  • Cookie Policy
  • Disclaimer
  • End User License Agreement
  • Terms of Service (includes Cancellation Policy, Shipping Policy, Refund and Return Policy, and Acceptable Use Policy)

Privacy Policy Online

  • Privacy Policy 
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Disclaimer

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 
  • Termageddon’s Privacy Policy generator informs you whether you need to have a cookie consent banner

Privacy Policy Online

  • Does not offer a cookie consent banner

Support

Termageddon

  • Phone
  • Email
  • Support portal where you can send a message
  • Support portal where you can read support articles 

Privacy Policy Online

  • None 

Privacy laws covered

Termageddon

  • Australia Privacy Act 1988
  • CalOPPA
  • CPRA
  • DOPPA
  • GDPR
  • UK DPA 2018
  • Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 603A
  • PIPEDA
  • VCDPA 
  • 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)

Privacy Policy Online

  • Does not claim to cover any privacy laws
  • Doesn’t cover a single privacy law

Automatic updates

Termageddon

  • 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 

Privacy Policy Online

Expertise

Termageddon

  • 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. 

Privacy Policy Online

  •  Their About Us page says that it was built by a group of web developers who needed to quickly create policies for their clients.

Does it help you figure out what privacy laws apply to you? 

Termageddon

  • Yes. The first page of the Privacy Policy questionnaire helps determine what privacy laws apply to you. The rest of the questionnaire is based upon the disclosures required by those laws. 

Privacy Policy Online

  • No, does not ask any questions about privacy laws

Privacy Policy generation process

Termageddon

  • 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; 
  • Privacy Policy combines all privacy laws that apply to you and does not include separate sections for each privacy law because that practice makes no sense.

Privacy Policy Online

Generator did not ask about any privacy laws, nor even try to attempt to figure out what laws apply to me. 

Asked the following questions: 

  1. Your website/app name
  2. Your website URL
  3. Do you use cookies? I selected “no”
  4. Do you show ads through Google AdSense? I selected “no” 
  5. Do you show advertising from third parties (except Google)? I selected “no” 
  6. Country and state 

The generated Privacy Policy does not comply with any privacy laws as the generator did not ask what information we collect, how we use it, who we share it with, nor does it include any of the other disclosures required by privacy laws. 

The generated policy says that we use third party ad servers or ad networks even though we selected that we do not, which tells us that the generator is possibly broken.

My Privacy Policy also says that we use cookies, even though we selected that we do not.

Also great that the section just stops at “What are Cookies” and provides no further information on what cookies are. 

This Privacy Policy is not compliant with any privacy laws, full of generic information, states the wrong text for the selections that I made, has incomplete information and does not automatically update. 

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About the Author
Donata Stroink-Skillrud

Donata is the Co-founder and President of Termageddon and a licensed attorney and Certified Information Privacy Professional. She serves as the Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association's ePrivacy Committee and the Chair of the Chicago Chapter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

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