It might sound complicated, so how do you go about getting one? Hiring a lawyer is the first option you probably think of, but it’s quite expensive to hire one especially if you’re just starting out or have a website that doesn’t bring you any money yet.
Is there an alternative? Yes. I recently came across WebsitePolicies.com and found it to be a pretty interesting and more importantly useful tool. In short they help you create all necessary essential legal policies such as:
2. Terms of service policy
3. Refund policy
Here’s how it works: Once you choose the policy you need, you’ll go through a very simple questionnaire where you provide some details about your website and how you operate it. It looks like this:
Once they have all the details about your website and/or business, they will automatically create a customized policy to reflect and cover all aspects of how you run your website. This is by far the best feature of this tool – a custom tailored policy created specifically for you. Unlike generic templates you may find elsewhere this policy will cover all aspects of your website and business.
Did I mention that the service is free for personal use? You can use it for your personal websites without having to pay anything! Policies for commercial websites require a small payment but you will receive a wide range of additional disclosures that cover a variety of commercial related aspects of your website. And of course it’s just a fraction of what a lawyer would charge you.
Quite a useful tool to have, so check it out.
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Nice article. Typically, what should be the jurisdiction for a business website? Is it the place where the business is registered? in such case, any legal notices need to be issued from the country where the business is registered?
That’s a fantastic post. Useful information. Thanks for sharing.
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