For larger budget groups and those who enjoy pro bono legal services, generating TOS content that protects the organization and provides the site visitor with the proper degree of disclosure, creating TOS content is not a difficult task.
But what about everyone else?
Let’s see if we can take some of that pressure off with a few resources to help you create a TOS:
[ilink url=”http://www.generateprivacypolicy.com/”]Free (but requires email validation based registration): generateprivacypolicy.com is comprehensive and makes the final copy available after you’ve created and validated an account.[/ilink]
[ilink url=”http://www.termsofservicegenerator.com/”]Fee based: termsofservicegenerator.com does provide a good final product but my experience has been that it isn’t that much better than most of the free options.[/ilink]
To be clear, the best option is have a document crafted by a legal professional that specializes in that area of law and practices in your state of incorporation but in the end, something is better than nothing and what you really want to avoid is:
- copying someone else’s TOS and substituting your name.
- stick your head in the sand, pretend it doesn’t matter, and not have one.
- make one but don’t include a link at your site (a good location is a static footer link next to your copyright notice).