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A Privacy Policy and a Terms of Use (also known as a Terms and Conditions or a Terms of Service) are vital components of any mobile application, desktop application, e-commerce store, and SaaS business. Specifically, a Privacy Policy is required by law if the applications, e-commerce store, or SaaS business collects personal data from its users. Personal data includes information that can identify an individual, such as name, email address, billing and shipping address, credit card information…etc.


I can just copy one I find online, right?


Privacy Policy and Terms of Use are not one-size-fits-all documents. One of the most common mistakes a business can make is posting a Privacy Policy that does not provide an accurate overview of the business’s privacy-related practices. This often happens where a privacy policy is copied and pasted from another website or from one of the “privacy policy generators” available online. A Privacy Policy, however, only provides real legal protection when it is a “say what you do; do what you say” document that accurately reflects how a company collects, stores, uses, shares and if applicable, protects customer or visitor data. Furthermore, having an inappropriate Privacy Policy is as bad, if not worse, than not having one at all. When an improperly drafted Privacy Policy is used, the business also risks the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) taking action against it for “deception” whenever the Privacy Policy contains inaccurate data and does not correctly reflect and describe what actually happens with personal data collected through the business. 

On the other hand, a Terms of Use is a contract between a company and the users of its services, website or product, which should contain provisions that will provide it legal protections such as disclaimers of liability and warranties. It seems obvious to state it is a bad idea to sign a contract without truly understanding its terms, and an even worse idea to willingly enter into a contract drafted for another company’s unique needs and concerns by “borrowing” another company’s Terms of Use to use for your own business. Only an attorney that takes the time needed to truly understand how a company’s services, app, website or products function, can effectively advise on how to ensure a Terms of Use is effective, including all the protections necessary and legally binding. A well-drafted Terms of Use can function as a form of insurance against the many hidden risks and nefarious parties looking to exploit non-compliant businesses.

How We Help


At Carbon Law Group, we can help you create a Privacy Policy and a Terms of Use that are specifically tailored to your business’ unique needs and concerns. Our attorneys take the time to truly understand your business and communicate to your web developers to ensure the accuracy of the documents drafted. We draft our Privacy Policies the right way, to truly reflect our clients’ specific data collection practices, and help them avoid FTC investigations, class action user lawsuits, or both. When a business has both a well-drafted Privacy Policy and a tailored-made Terms of Use, it can ensure its business is legally compliant, legally protected, and its users properly informed.

Carbon Law Group is experienced in addressing concerns about:

  • CalOPPA: California Online Privacy Protection Act
  • GDPR: EU General Data Protection Regulation
  • CCPA: California Consumer Privacy Act
  • The Privacy Rights for California Minors in the Digital World Act (Eraser Law)
  • California Business Code

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Carbon Law Group, APLC

1001 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100 #3200

Los Angeles, CA 90017

Carbon Law Group, P.C.

840 Apollo Street, Suite 100,

El Segundo, CA 90245

Carbon Law Group, P.C.

2500 Broadway Building F, Suite F-125,

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Carbon Law Group, P.C.

4195 Chino Hills Parkway #1135

Chino Hills CA 91709

(323) 543-4453

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Phone: (323) 543-4453 | Fax: (323) 488-9784 | Email:[email protected]

Located in Los Angeles, California, the law firm of Carbon Law Group PC. represents clients throughout California, including, but not limited to the cities of Los Angeles, El Segundo, Torrance, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Culver City, Long Beach, Irvine, Costa Mesa, and Orange County, Los Angeles County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County and San Diego County.

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