Online Business Legal Tips: Top 4 Things To Know

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A beginners’ guide to doing business online.

Website operators are beholden to certain online business and marketing regulations. Some are contractual, others statutory.

Online Business Legal Tip#1: Get A Proper Terms of Service

A website’s “Terms of Service” establishes the most basic relationship between a site and its users. The Terms of Service agreement maps out acceptable use on the part of users and what they can expect from the site.

Online Business Legal Tip #2: Disclaimer & Privacy Policy

In addition to the Terms of Service, a website should contain a Disclaimer or Privacy Policy. The Privacy Policy should address how the site collects and uses information even if no information is collected. In other words, it’s a good idea to post a Privacy Policy on your site even if your site isn’t a commercial endeavor.

Online Business Legal Tip #3: Follow COPPA Laws — STRICTLY!

If your websites collect information and data from minors, make sure you’re complying with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

Online Business Legal Tip #4: If You’re Selling Stuff, Make Sure You Have A Purchase Agreement

If your online business sells products, an appropriately worded “Purchase Agreement” should be posted on the website. The Purchase Agreement should describe your product, the obligations to which the purchaser is agreeing, along with your site’s refund policy, limitations in liability, and terms of guarantee.

Contact An Online Business Attorney

With the policies mentioned above, your online business will be on firm legal ground. When drafting policies, an experienced Internet attorney can help you stay on top of the latest regulatory changes.

Want to speak with the attorney about other online business legal advice tips? Get in touch with Kelly / Warner Law today.

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