Website Bundle

Everything you need to know about getting a Website Bundle on Goodlawyer: pricing, scope of work, benefits, and frequently asked questions.

  1. What is a Website Bundle?
  2. Pricing and Scope
  3. What is the Process?
  4. Why does my business need these documents?
  5. Frequently Asked Questions
  6. Book your Website Bundle

 


What’s in the Website Bundle?

The Website Bundle includes the two most critical legal documents required to operate a website or app — a Terms of Service agreement and a Privacy Policy.

A Terms of Service agreement establishes the legal relationship between your business and the people who visit your website or use your app. They can be relatively simple or extremely complex, depending on the nature of your business and the relationship with users. 

Privacy Policies are required by law for most websites. They outline how personal data is collected, stored, and used by the website or app. Privacy Policies are becoming increasingly important as the general public becomes more conscious of their personal data, and government regulations get more strict. 

 


Pricing and Scope

These two agreements are very closely related, so it’s generally faster for lawyers to draft them together than to draft them separately. That means that when you bundle, you save! 

At Goodlawyer, part of our mission is to always provide upfront fixed prices for legal services, so we've created basic and complex Website Bundles to give business owners more choice and more control.

 

Basic ($1,560 + Tax)

$1,251 legal fee + $309 service fee

  • Save $180 with a basic Bundle

Where customization efforts exceed the "basic" threshold, the Website Bundle moves to the Complex tier outlined below.

Complex ($2,860 + Tax)

$2,303 legal fee + $557 service fee

  • Save $620 with a complex Bundle

Where customization efforts exceed the “complex” threshold, a custom price quotation is suitable. Your lawyer will always seek your approval on custom quotes before proceeding — no surprises.

Included

  • Project kick-off call to gather information, advise you, and answer questions
  • Your website and/or app’s customized Terms of Service
    • See the difference between a basic and complex Terms of Service here.
  • Your website and/or app’s Privacy Policy
    • See the difference between a basic and complex Privacy Policy here
  • One round of minor revisions 

Not Included

  • Completing legal research or providing a formal written legal opinion
  • Additional work or questions following the completion of the Terms of Service and/or Privacy Policy
  • Revisions to either document if you make any changes to your website or app


What’s the process?

  1. Book a call. Pick a time for your project kick-off call with a good lawyer.
  2. Design your agreements. Your lawyer will help you understand exactly what you need.
  3. Receive your agreements. Receive digital copies of your new Terms of Service and Privacy Policies, ready to add to your website or app.

Why buy a Website Bundle?

Establish rules and rights.

This is where you state your rules for using the website and the actions you can take against users that break those rules, like terminating their accounts. An example could be removing a user that posts abusive or defamatory comments.

Limit your liability.

You can limit the damages if a visitor ever sues you for having inaccurate information on your site or app. Set maximum amounts for payouts and exclude specific types of damages that pertain to your business.

Set the governing law.

Clearly state which jurisdiction governs your business. This also establishes which laws your website or app is following and which courts will govern legal proceedings.

Avoid costly disputes.

Keep any potential issues out of the courts by including arbitration provisions. You can reduce the costs of disputes and minimize negative exposure to your business.

 


Frequently Asked Questions

Are Terms of Service required by law?

Terms of Service aren’t required by law, but that doesn’t mean that you don’t need them. If you are ever sued by a user of your site or app, you would point to your Terms to protect yourself. Without proper Terms, there is no way to prove the agreement between users and your business. It’s your word against theirs.

Can I just use agreements I find online?

Online businesses usually have their own complexities and nuances that can’t be captured in a standard or automated template, or by copying another site’s agreements. The only way to ensure you and your business are completely protected is to have Terms that are custom tailored to your website and/or app by an experienced lawyer who knows what to look for.

Are Terms of Service legally binding?

Yes. Generally, agreement to the Terms is established in the form of a browse-wrap agreement wherein the user, by using the site or app automatically agrees to the terms, or a click-wrap agreement when the visitor signs up for an account. Terms of Service might become void however if the visitor or user is unknowingly forced to agree, if the terms of the agreement are unclear, or if the terms in the agreement are not legally valid. It’s important to get your Terms of Service drafted by a professional who can ensure your Terms are rock solid.

Where should I put my Terms of Service and Privacy Policy on my website/app?

While there are no exact requirements on where your Terms of Service or Privacy Policy need to be on your website or app, there is a legal requirement that it not be hidden and be easy to access for all visitors and users. Most websites will link to their terms and policies in the footer. Most apps will either include it in a settings or about menu, the app listing on the app store, or on the app’s accompanying website. 

How do Terms of Service relate to the Privacy Policy?

Privacy Policies and Terms of Service documents are closely related as they both govern the relationship between your business’ online presence and your customers’ online visits. It is extremely common to get both documents drafted at the same time for increased efficiency and minimized costs.

As a Canadian business, do I need to comply with GDPR, CCPA, and other international data regulations? 

Although your business is exclusively in Canada, all it takes for you to be in breach of GDPR or CCPA is having a resident of the European Union or California submit personal information on your website or app. Something as simple as signing up for your newsletter and giving you their email address mandates that you must adhere to GDPR or CCPA. A good lawyer will be able to identify if you need to have GDPR and CCPA compliance in your Privacy Policy.

Will I be able to communicate with my lawyer after the kickoff call?

Yes, absolutely. You can use the Goodlawyer platform to send messages and files. If substantially more communication is needed, your lawyer may request another call.

 


"Great experience and super efficient to use. Communication and affordability are outstanding,  wouldn't hesitate to use for any future legal service needs!"

Andrew, August 2020 — 5-Star Google Review


 

Are you ready to start protecting your website or app?

Book a Website Bundle

 

Your lawyer will assess your situation and make recommendations on which complexity tier you should consider accordingly.

 

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