Is your website legally protected?

Is your website legally protected?

Question, love:

Do you have a professionally written, tailored privacy policy, website disclaimer, and terms & conditions on your website?

If you’re totally covered, congrats!

But if you either don’t know what you need, or you’ve put some policies together yourself and don’t feel confident about it, don’t fret.

This is a 100% judgment free zone ; )

Is your website legally protected?

As I always say, once you know better, you can do better. And that’s all that matters here. You’ve taken Step #1: you’re here to learn more about building a legally protected business and having a legally protected website.

I know what you might be thinking….

That you don’t need website policies right now. You don’t have the time. You’re not even sure anyone looks at them.

Maybe you can skirt by not being legally protected a little longer.

But hear me out. I’m here to make sure you get what you need to have a legally protected website while protecting yourself and your business.

You’re in this for the long haul. So treat it like it ; )

Here’s what you might be thinking right now:

—> I don’t have time to fill out legal docs. It probably takes forever! Actually, my legal templates take less than 15 mins to fill out. They take a lot less time than you spending hours Googling, copying, pasting, and tossing & turning at night ; )

—> These templates probably take a lot of work on my part. Nope! They’re “fill-in-the-blank” and the “blanks” you’re filling in are your name, business, website URL, etc. I’ve done all the boring legal writing for you ; )

—> I don’t need website policies because no one will even read them. The point isn’t whether or not someone actually reads your policies on your site. It’s whether you had legit, professionally-written website policies available to them that were clear to read and true.

The truth? You’re legally required to have most, if not all, of this language if you want to:

  1. Not break the law; or be in a position to defend yourself (aka. get paid, protect your content) if something goes wrong.

If you don’t have this language in place on your website, you’re risking the opportunity to get someone to ‘agree’ to something by visiting your website.

And that can make you vulnerable down the line when you want to reject someone’s refund request, go after their theft of your words/writings and more.

3 Major website policies that protect your business | Is your website legally protected?

So let’s review what the 3 major website policies are and how they work to protect your business.

The 3 major website policies are:

  1. Privacy Policy
  2. Terms & Conditions
  3. Website Disclaimer

A privacy policy tells your site visitor how you handle the collection of their personal information. Like their name, email, or IP address. So if you collect email addresses, use Google Analytics (or similar), or have a contact me form on your website, you’re required to have a legit privacy policy.

Terms & Conditions is a policy where you lay down the law. ; ) It’s your chance to spell out your refund/return policy, protect your content, and also address your payment policies. You’ll need Terms & Conditions on your site no matter what. But if you ever want to sell anything from your site (i.e., digital download, products, etc.) — this is an absolute must.

A website disclaimer is NOT a health disclaimer. This is a common misconception, for sure. Yes, the language “….check with your doctor before…” is definitely a part of any good website disclaimer.

your website disclaimer is the place where you explain who you are, what you do, and what you don’t do

But whether you’re a business coach, wellness pro, or creative, your website disclaimer is the place where you explain who you are, what you do, and what you don’t do. That way, it’s up to your visitors (and eventual clients) to choose (at their own risk) to work with you and implement your advice.

If you have a website disclaimer on your website that’s 1, 2, or even 3 paragraphs, it’s severely lacking.

A lot of people write me and say, “oh yeah, I have a disclaimer already!” But when I peek at their site, they don’t have anything close to what they need.

I know it’s so tempting to copy and paste and try to put these website policies together yourself.

But unless you have a legal background or degree, you seriously run the risk of putting something together that’s anemic, at best.

Most DIY policies I see people put together themselves are lacking, disorganized, and tough to read. And if a policy is disorganized and tough to read (and you can tell it’s a garbled mess), you run the risk of those policies not actually holding up in court.

I’ve created an easier solution for you. My Total Website Solution is a discounted package that gives you all 3 major website policies you need in 1 shot.

You’ll watch along with the How-To Video Tutorial that comes with each of my DIY legal templates and fill in each policy in 15 mins or less.

So what are you waiting for? Grab the Total Website Solution now and in less than an hour you’ll have a legally protected website!

Any questions?

Message me and ask! I’ll check my inbox and get back to you ASAP.

The importance of a legally compliant website cannot be overlooked! Copyright infringement can lead to legal troubles for any website and it’s important to understand what your copyright protects and what copyright laws are when using content or original works created by others.

Copyright registration can play a vital role in protecting your product or course content (and if you’re wondering “Can I copyright my website?” – the answer is yes!) Deciding on what to copyright can be tricky. My motto is to register the key stuff – your money makers. If you have a piece of content that qualifies for copyright protection, you can submit a copyright application to the US Copyright Office for a filing fee.

PS. In order to have a legally protected website, you need a professionally written, tailored-to-you privacy policy, website disclaimer, and terms & conditions. My Total Website Solution gives you all 3 website policy templates AND a video How-To Tutorial so you’ll know exactly how to quickly fill them out.

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