Many business owners start selling their product because they’re passionate about what it does and want to release it into the world. However, not many of them pay much mind to the legal implications of their product, how it’s marketed, and the user data it collects. With the increased number of GDPR fines, one can no longer afford to be remiss about personal data compliance. However, staying compliant can be expensive and it’s not always easy to figure out without expensive lawyers.
The solution by Australia-based company Humaan called GetTerms provides no-code privacy policies and other policies. It aims to help online businesses stay compliant with privacy laws whilst focusing on their business rather than paperwork.
— GetTerms.io (@GetTermsIO) September 20, 2019
Staying compliant at a low cost
GetTerms offers three packages:
You can also find free templates of privacy policies for websites, apps, SaaS, eCommerce, blogs, cookie policies, and others on the GetTerms website. They can be accessed by clicking on the menu icon in the top-right corner of the landing page.
Under certain privacy regulations, you must disclose what types of log data you collect, how and why you intend to use it, and any third parties you may share it with.
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— GetTerms.io (@GetTermsIO) March 31, 2021
As you can see from the file, the free policy is quite generic, but it doesn’t purport to be anything else. Other tools like Juro’s offer more comprehensive policies made with legal design principles in mind, but the GetTerms product doesn’t require the assistance of a web developer, as it’s a no-code solution.
Whether you’re looking to leverage UGC for your next social media marketing campaign, there are a few legal considerations to stay mindful of — yes, even if your users submit content they understand will appear on your platform.https://t.co/vwbuqcjbAu#privacy #GDPR pic.twitter.com/ZA41odFaBj
— GetTerms.io (@GetTermsIO) April 28, 2021
The ease of use and good value is the main advantage of GetTerms, and that’s what makes it a good one-size-fits-all product for smaller businesses and personal websites and blogs. The free policy can also help people get a sense of what privacy policies are all about. People who have some knowledge of privacy laws can add to it if they want.
GetTerms doesn’t require signing up or creating an account, which is a testament to the provider’s respect for the privacy of its users. However, the free product doesn’t guarantee compliance with these laws by itself. The $49 package is the only one that offers that.
Photo credit: The feature image has been taken by Kelvin Han.
Sources: Luke Irwin (IT Governance) / G. Dautovic (Fortunly)