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What Legal Pages  Do I Need For My Online Business

You need to take a look at your website and evaluate it (with or without legal counsel) to determine if you need a specific type of legal page. Here are some thoughts on the most common types of legal pages and when you might want or need them.

1. Do you have a contact form on your website Then you are collecting personal information (email address)and your website need a privacy policy

2. Do you publish information or advice on your website? Then people could rely in correctly on your information or advice and your website need a website disclaimer

3.Do you sell goods or services through your website? Then your website must state you comply with sell and delivery digital and non digital things shipping information in shop cart terms and condition

4.Do you allow adverting on your website ?Then your website should include additional terms and condition for advertisers

5. Do you allow contributors to post on your website? Then terms of contributors

6.Do you allow 3rd parties to market to your website subscription? Then your website subscription need to provide an active release.

7. Are You Blogger or Publish articles or Blog and accept Review or connects ? Then you Must Submit  User Contribution , content policy

8. Is you Website Or Online Business Have Trade Mark or copyright , patent  content  or concept note ? Then you must put trademark copy right policy

9. Populate New Policy and Terms Updation

No matter if you are running affiliate sites, business site, review site or any other type of website, you need to make sure that your website has Legal Pages. it is a business necessity to have these Legal pages

 

Legal pages for websites include things like:

  • Terms and conditions of use
  • Online Usage Of Website
  • Privacy policies
  • Copyright notices
  • Disclaimers
  • Accessibility information
  • Abuse or complaints contact information
  • Trademarks /copyright 
  • Other corporate policies
  • User Contributions
  • Anti-spam policy
  • Specific Terms As Per Services Offer over website  Anything else your lawyers say you should have

 Terms and Conditions of Use

Many websites include a terms and conditions of use document on their site. This explains what actions are allowed and disallowed while using the website. You can include things like:

  • How to credit content and images from the site
  • Whether registration is required for posting content
  • The types of user submitted content that is allowed and disallowed
  • Situations where user submitted content would be removed or changed
  • The use of framed links and deep linking into the site
  • And anything else you'd like to mandate

Keep in mind that while these terms and conditions can be very popular with website owners, except in the case of registration, they can be very difficult to enforce. There have not been a lot of test cases to determine whether deep linking or using content in aniframe is a copyright violation or otherwise illegal. And while taking images and content is a copyright violation, you have to find them first before you can go after them.

But if your site uses a forum, blog comments, or other user submitted content, you should strongly consider having a terms of use document.

Who owns the content and what you can do to get permission to use it

Privacy Policies

Privacy policies are one legal page that any site that collects any type of information from their customers should have. A privacy policy should cover:

  • Your use of cookies and other trackers
  • How you use personal information collected
  • Who you distribute collected information to
  • Contact infomation for erasing private information
  • Information about third-party sites that might collect information (such as advertisers)
  • Editing dates when the document is changed

Copyright Notices

It's very important to include a copyright notice on all of your Web pages.

But that doesn't mean that you need a specific page about your copyright. Most sites that have a specific page about their copyright do so because the copyright is complicated. For example, while we don't have a specific page, There are also other pages on my site that have different copyright ownership details. But since abc Company is a partner in all the pages, they just save time by putting an all-enclusive copyright notice at the bottom of all pages:

©2010 xyx.com, a part of ABC Company.

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Disclaimers

Disclaimers are like a simplified version of a terms and conditions document. They are used on sites where there is a lot of user submitted content that isn't moderated by the site owners or where there are a lot of links to external pages.

Accessibility Information

Many government sites are required to be accessible. And one feature of an accessible site is to have access keys to various parts of the pages. Adding an accessibility key can be helpful so that new customers know what keys do what on your site. Accessibility information pages can also include links to contact pages when a page is inaccessible or help finding alternatives for things like videos or audio streams.

Complaints or Feedback Pages

While these aren't really legal pages, they can be useful, especially for sites that get a lot of customer interaction. Feedback links can help customers by giving them a place to complain before they go to a lawyer, thus reducing legal issues.

Patents, Trademarks, and other Corporate Policies

If your website or company has relevant patents and trademarks, you should have a page that details them. And if there are other corporate policies that you want your customers to know about, you should have pages for them as well.

User Contribution

Any User Contribution you post to the site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. By providing any User Contribution on the Site, you grant us and our affiliates and service providers, and each of their and our respective licensees, successors and assigns the right to use, reproduce, modify, perform, display, distribute and otherwise disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose.

Anti Spam

The document begins by defining spam as "unsolicited, bulk or indiscriminate messages, typically sent for a commercial purpose". It prohibits spam generally, and puts users on notice that automated systems may be used to scan for spam. It gives particular guidance to users in relation to issues like false positives, avoiding spam filters, and the possibility of unwanted communications being received from the service operator.

 

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