Are you contemplating which legal documents you need on your website?
You may also be thinking “isn’t that just legal mumbo jumbo at the bottom of websites”? Do I really need them? The short answer is not technically, but they are smart things to include. We’ll explain why.
But first, let’s begin with defining the 3 main legal documents:
Terms & Conditions:
To limit your liability and to state the terms under which you do business, including delivery, return and refund policies. If your site uses a forum, blog comments, or other user-submitted content, you should strongly consider having one.
You never know, the information you publish could be out of date; any advice you offer may be misused or misinterpreted by your visitors; and so on. Most websites provide information, so you should probably have, at least, a general Website Disclaimer to protect yourself and your business.
So, how do I know which one I need?
The infographic below from Legal 123 asks you 6 simple questions and if you answer ‘yes’ to any of them, it will let you know which legal document you need for your website.
Source: What Legals Do I Need for My Website? from Legal123.com.au