Privacy Policy Seals

Privacy Policy Seals for Websites. Free vs. Paid.

This blog post will be covering privacy policy seals for small, medium and large businesses. If you’re a small business, you may be wondering, “Why not copy/paste a privacy policy for free?” The answer is a legal one. You don’t want to misguide or misinform your customers. Imagine if a lawyer was one of your customers? Here comes a lawsuit! The reason for this blog post on privacy seals is to help your website increase more sales by increasing consumer confidence and to protect your company from lawsuits. You should be able to find a privacy seal that fits your company’s needs in the list below. We’ll start with the smallest and end with the largest. Please note that some companies charge a one-time fee while others charge a monthly fee.

Side note: We only cover privacy policies in this post. If you are looking for trust seals like security seals & business verification seals, read our blog post Trust Seals for Websites.

List of Privacy Seals


Privacy-Policies-logo
https://privacypolicies.com/
PrivacyPolicies.com’s website is outdated so I’m not 100% sure they are compliant with all the latest laws. PrivacyPolicies.com has a free version; however, they do mention, “Your privacy policy needs to be tailored to your website.” These guys are probably the cheapest ones out on the market.

Pricing – $19.95 one-time fee


Professional Privacy Policy logo
https://www.professionalprivacypolicy.com/
Professional Privacy Policy is owned by Trust Guard. Trust Guard is a major player in the trust seal industry. The way this works is you’ll answer a bunch of questions. From there the software will generate HTML code which you copy and paste into your site.
You can see Planet Marketing’s privacy policy here. We used ProfessionalPrivacyPolicy.com. Click on the privacy seals to see what it looks like.

Privacy Seals

Pricing – $47 for one privacy policy or $97 for unlimited privacy policies.
If you decide to get other trust seals, look at Trust Guard’s bundled seals.
Disclaimer: Planet Marketing is partners with Trust Guard and has much lower pricing vs. going straight to TG’s site.
$29/mo for Quarterly Scanning + Bundle (Security seal, Privacy Safe seal, & Business Verified seal)
$99/mo for Daily Scanning + Bundle (Security seal, Privacy Safe seal, & Business Verified seals)


verasafe logo
https://www.verasafe.com/enterprise-privacy-verification
Verasafe will write you a customized privacy policy. You’ll be personally contacted and work with a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP). Verasafe will provide a fully compliant privacy policy tailored to your website. This service is not for the small business. Here is what Verasafe’s privacy policy will look like. Go ahead and click on the privacy seal. You’ll see how beautiful it will display.
Privacy Seal
Pricing – $2499/year


truste logo
https://www.truste.com/
Truste takes privacy to a completely different level. It’s basically for large sized companies that have an HR department. They actually look at the flow of information within your company. Based off the findings, they will write a privacy policy for you and make sure you are in compliance with all the latest laws. They have workshops on privacy and privacy risk. If you are dealing with company mergers, financial records, banking, medical records, SSNs, or anything that needs to be private for the consumer, choose Truste. Don’t choose any of the other sites listed here. Truste will also look at your internal operations.

Learn how the TRUSTe Privacy Platform will help your business safely collect and use customer and employee data across your enterprise. They don’t just focus on the customer, they also focus on the employee.You can watch the Truste video here: https://www.truste.com/resources?doc=517

Pricing – Depends on the size of your business. It’s probably really expensive so bust out you flea market negotiation skills.


If you don’t see a privacy policy company here, add it to the comments and we’ll consider adding it to the list. If you have any questions, comments, or complaints about any of the companies, let us know!

2 thoughts on “Privacy Policy Seals for Websites. Free vs. Paid.”

    1. We had looked into Merchant Safe. We felt they should at least show a seal on their own site, which they don’t. The $39.99/mo for the seal may be a good price, it’s just that they do not provide enough information to justify the price.

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