How do you create a privacy policy without spending a lot of money on lawyers?

There are definitely some affordable options out there for you. A good privacy policy makes users feel confident visiting your website/app since it clearly outlines how your service will collect and use visitors personal information.

Just to preface, I work at this startup called LawTrades that has helped 100’s of businesses (mainly website owners and app developers) get their privacy policy done at affordable rates.

Based on our data, you can expect to get one drafted by a real startup attorney from $249 – $499. We use software to help lawyers run their practice more efficiently which in turn saves folks like you real money. To get started, all you have to do is post a request here.

So everyone knows to get a privacy policy but did you know that having the wrong privacy policy up could cost you thousands down the road?

Your Privacy policy needs to be custom tailored to your business’ use. Downloading just any old privacy policy could may put you in trouble if you do something that isn’t outlined in your document.

Going to an experienced startup lawyer and creating one from scratch would be the best route to protecting yourself and your company. But at the same time, there are services like Docracy that offer pre-made privacy policies to use on your site. The problem is you will run into the same issue using a cookie cutter document that is not clear and usually longer than it needs to be.

FYI, the average privacy policy takes approximately 10 minutes to read.

Here’s a useful infographic that analyzes the top 1,000 website privacy policies to give you a better understanding: 

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Here’s a useful Medium article that goes into more detail on this topic: The Importance of Privacy Policies for Websites and Apps.

Hope you find this answer useful! Feel free to shoot me a message if I can answer any further questions 🙂 or visit LawTrades!

Best of luck with the venture.