The minimum legal terms you NEED for your website

by Jun 16, 2016

Website Terms and Conditions

Today we’re talking about the minimum legal terms you need for your website.

The reason you would have a legal terms on your website is to reduce the risk to your business, so it’s not a small thing. It’s actually really important to the viability of your business into the future.

For an example,  I recall a man in the UK who got sued by a company in the US out of a court in Australia because of comments he made on his website. He had no legal terms to protect himself.

One of the key things you can do is use your Terms of Use is to designate your governing law, the relevant law for your website. So if you’re based in the US, you want some law relevant to the US. If you’re based in the UK, you want it in the UK. If you’re in Australia, you want it in Australia. That’s one key thing that Terms of Use can do for you.

The other thing is privacy. Privacy is pretty important.

There are a lot of people out there concerned about how that information is used. Whether you are legally required to protect your client’s privacy or not, it’s a really worthwhile investment to do that.

The quickest way to notify people how you do that is to have a Privacy Policy on your website.

The more products or services you offer through your website, the more terms and conditions you can use to help limit the risk to your business and to better manage the expectations of your customers. 


How can Onyx Legal help you?

We can help you in putting together both the Terms of Use and a Privacy Policy. We can also talk to you about any other terms and conditions you might need for your website.