Create Custom Website Policy Statements for Free

Regardless of the kind of website that you run, whether or not it is your intention to make any money from your website in any way, it is clearly in your best interest to make sure you are covered from a legal perspective. Lawyers can be very expensive and generic templates can be inadequate.

This is where Website Policies steps in, creating custom policies and agreements for your website. And yes, you can get started for free.

The Easy Policy Wizard

Understandably, you don’t get dedicated access to a professional lawyer to draft up whole new documents for your online business. However, the agreements offered through Website Policies are drafted and maintained by lawyers, so you can be sure that the legal language contained within is in line with what is required.


These are not wholly generic policies either, because you are given the opportunity to go through a quick wizard to customize the agreements to fit your website or product. The questions are asked in a survey-like fashion using everyday language that nearly anyone can understand. Based on the information you provide, the resulting policy is available for download immediately and you can implement it right away.

Privacy Policy

At this time, Website Policies has a total of three policies in its catalog for you to use: privacy policies, terms of use policies, and refund policies. The process to create a privacy policy is fundamentally the same as the process you’d take to create the other two.

A privacy policy is required on just about any kind of website, including blogs, since it discloses “some or all the ways your website… gathers, uses, discloses and manages a customer or client’s data.” You are required by law in most jurisdictions to protect the privacy of your customer or client. And a blog reader is a “customer” in this context.


The wizard starts by asking some basic information about where you are located and the name of your website. These will directly impact what you might need to include in your privacy policy.

After that, you’ll go through a series of pages that will ask you different questions about your website or product. These are typically all multiple choice with a few that allow for multiple selections. You’ll be asked if users can create accounts on your website, for example, and whether or not your website uses cookies. The whole process only takes a few minutes.


Once you are done, you simply enter your e-mail address and an activation message will be sent to your inbox. Clicking on that activation link will direct you back to the Website Policies website where your customized privacy policy will be available for download. You can copy and paste your choice of the HTML code or the plain text version. Alternatively, you are also provided with a direct link for your custom privacy policy, which is hosted on Website Policies.

Terms of Service Policy

Just as a privacy policy is a fundamental element that nearly every website should have, a terms of service policy (sometimes called a terms of use agreement or terms and conditions) describes the rules that a user must follow if he or she wishes to use your website or product.

Also serving as a disclaimer, this kind of policy is legally binding and protects both you and the user by clearly outlining those rules.


The questions in this wizard are very similar to those for the privacy policy, asking if users can publish content on your website or if you have an age requirement. One key difference is that you have the option to add additional disclaimers to your policy, like statements about indemnification, dispute resolution, intellectual property rights and prohibited uses.

Refund Policy

If you sell any products or services, both physical or digital, through your website, then it is in your best interest to have a refund policy in place. This makes it clear (and legally compliant) how, why and when a customer may request a refund.


A refund policy outlines what a customer has to do in order to get their money back. If you have a 30-day, no questions asked, money back guarantee, it is imperative that you state the rules and restrictions on such a guarantee through your official refund policy.

Again, the wizard here works in a very similar way, except the questions are geared more toward whether or not you offer refunds, how many days do customers have to ask for refunds, and whether or not you offer additional services after the initial product purchase.

Is It Really Free?

For basic, personal use, you can create your website policies through this service absolutely free of charge. The stipulation is that you must retain the link and credit back to as part of any policy you generate through the site in order to use the free license.

The more important stipulation is that there is a $14.95 one-time fee if you wish to have a commercial license. There are several circumstances in which a commercial license may be required, like if your website sells products or services or if your terms of service policy needs certain additional disclaimers. These are all clearly indicated as such as you go through the wizard.

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