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Every web site needs “terms of use” and a “privacy policy”. Many companies are tempted to just “borrow” from a similar company’s web site.  

However, this can be dangerous because: (1) the other site’s legal terms may be outdated, (2) the other site’s legal terms may not be 100% applicable to theirs, and (3) the other site’s legal terms may simply not be that good.

While each web site is unique, in most cases they are 90% similar to other sites.  As such, prior templates can be used as a starting point to save time and money.

The art, however, is knowing what 90% is the same, what 10% is different, and how to deal with that final 10%.

Because we are able to anticipate the amount of work done for many commerce projects, we have put together a flat fee package for web terms of use and privacy policies that might be right for many clients.

Summary of Flat Fee Web Terms and Privacy Policy Process

Web Terms of Use allow companies to define their rights and obligations, as well as contractually bind users.  A privacy policy allows a company to comply with an array of data and privacy protection laws, as well ask inform users how the company uses their information and data.  This is a company’s best chance to contractually protect itself, and should not be “punted” or taken for granted. We have been helping web-based companies and a wide range of other businesses for many years, including assisting in the creation and revision of web terms and privacy policies.   As such, we are able to handle the creation of many web site Terms  and Privacy Policies on flat fee basis.  This allows our clients to better manage expenses and prioritize their resources.

Flat Fee Terms of Use and Flat Fee Privacy Policy

For the flat fee listed below, we will:

  1. send you a questionnaire to gather information about your site
  2. based on your response, prepare the Terms and or Privacy Policy, and
  3.  after you review, we can make minor changes at no charge.

In addition, we don’t charge for our consultations with you to ensure your application will have the best chance of success, and that your registration will be as broad and as strong as possible. Where applicable, the Flat Fees are as follows:

1.  Basic Business Site Terms:     $750

This is for a basic web site that does not include a shopping cart or social media

2. eCommerce Site Terms:      $1,250

This is for companies who sell products or services directly through their sites.

3. Social Media site Terms: $1,000

This is for companies who allow users to post media, comments, etc. on their site.

4.  Social + eCommerce:  $1,500
5.  Privacy Policy:    $500

Includes US-compliant privacy policies based on typical operations and industries.  HIPAA, PCI, etc. would be extra.  

Discount of $300 if we prepare BOTH the Terms and Privacy Policy at the same time.


All web sites need Terms of Use and Privacy Policies, but many business owners are afraid of paying unknown, possibly huge legal fees. To ensure against potential “sticker shock” of a huge legal bill, we tell clients upfront what costs to expect to from us to prepare these important policies and agreements (see above). Some companies try to minimize costs by doing it themselves or by using online services like, rather than working with competent legal counsel. The danger with online services or “do it yourself” instead of a legal expert to assist you is significant.  Only experienced lawyers who routinely deal with these issues and matters can adequately advise you. With our flat fee services, you get the best of both worlds: trustworthy expert advice and assistance to walk you through the entire process of creating web Terms and a Privacy Policy tailored to your company at an affordable, transparent, and predictable cost.

Limitations – Caveats

In some instances, a flat fee is not appropriate.  In those situations, we would tell you in advance what costs to anticipate.  Plus, the flat fee covers the initial preparation only, and not significant revisions or additional documents.


All flat fees must be paid in advance.  Invoices or requests for retainers for future work needed will be sent in accordance with our standard billing process. As a courtesy, we accept most major cards and can accept online checks – but don’t increase our charges if that’s how you choose to pay.

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