Last Updated on December 24, 2019
You might have thought that law school was too complicated, so you opted for something else entirely instead, something that suits your preferences, tastes, skills, and attention span better. Or, it is also possible that you never really cared much for the legal industry.
Regardless of your degree of interest on legal matters, the law will always be around. Especially for bloggers and website owners, you would never want to be caught in the middle of a legal battle without knowing what’s going on and what the causes are. You also wouldn’t want to be completely powerless in case anybody tried to do anything wrong while on your website.
This is what privacy policies and terms of service are for.
The good news is, unless you are an incredibly meticulous person who wants everything double- and triple-checked by an actual lawyer, there are a number of generators available online that would give you exactly what you need.
These pages actually help your website’s visitors understand what they can and cannot do while on your website. This also helps them understand the scope of your authority. For example, you can tell them what you may do with any kind of information that they submit.
This way, you could avoid a potential lawsuit in case someone suddenly accuses you of using their personal information the wrong way just because you sent them a few promotional emails.
It also gives you the power to hold visitors liable in case they copy any of your content or use any of your material without following your policies about it. Some websites for instance, allow their users to download the images and use them for other purposes, as long as there is a clear citation where the image came from.
This could also be applicable to some of the text that other people may want to quote on their own content. Some however, do not want their material to be used by anybody else outside their own group, and could actually press charges if you so much as save a photo from their page and use it on your own.
With the policies and terms laid out clearly on your website, you can ensure not only the security of your visitors, but that of your own as well.
Create the legal agreements easily and online. No software is required.
Answer a brief questionnaire and generate a complete Social Media Policy customized to your company.