Did You Know That Websites Are Required by Law to Post a Privacy Policy With The Correct Disclosures?

Protect your website or blog from legal problems and fines.

Are you adequately protecting yourself from legal liability you might face because of your website or blog? Do you know which website disclaimers and policies you must post on your site to protect yourself and to comply with new laws? If not, you are not alone. Currently, over 95 percent of website and blog owners are violating state, federal, or global privacy laws.

The rapid growth of the Internet has led regulatory agencies from most major countries to pass tougher privacy policy and disclosure laws for website, blog, and mobile app owners.

These new laws have led to an increase in fines and lawsuits because of outdated, poorly drafted privacy policies, as well as the lack of disclosures.

Website Privacy Policies are Required by Law

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We offer some of the highest-quality website disclaimers, terms and conditions, and privacy policies on the Internet. We help website owners limit their chances of being sued. In addition, our documents can help you avoid legal problems with advertisers, contributors to your website or blog, the Federal Trade Commission, and other state, federal, and global regulatory agencies.

Our website privacy policies, terms and conditions and disclaimers are drafted and reviewed by licensed attorneys and certified privacy professionals to help protect you and your online business.

It’s an unfortunate fact that the more information you put online, the greater the chance you’ll face legal problems relating to that information. Some website owners have incurred fines and faced lawsuits because they did not comply with laws governing website privacy policies, disclosures, and advertising regulations.

In addition to not following privacy laws, many website owners do not properly handle endorsements, testimonials, projected earnings, and other topics. This finding is according to Federal Trade Commission regulations and guidelines put into effect in 2009.

These regulations were designed to shut down and fine website owners who were purposely misleading visitors and customers—a goal, that, of course, benefits everyone. Unfortunately, the new regulations are hurting good people and businesses that are simply unaware of these regulations and the correct legal language to use in their policies and agreements.

Your website or blog is fundamentally a contract between you, your customers, your users, and your visitors. You are accountable for the content you put on your website or blog. Consequently, you open yourself to fines and lawsuits for such things as:

  • Posting copyrighted content that belongs to others.
  • Not following your privacy policy guidelines.
  • Not complying with your own terms of use.
  • Posting defamatory content about individuals or companies.
  • Posting wrong or inaccurate information.
  • Not telling website visitors you get paid for product reviews.
  • The harm a customer suffers from a product purchased on your website
  • Not disclosing you are an affiliate for another company.

Although a blog or website disclaimer does not fully release you from liability, it is an essential defensive tool in cautioning customers and visitors and avoiding potential litigation.

Many legal problems can be avoided if you put into place an attorney-drafted privacy policy, website terms and conditions, disclaimer, or other website documentation required for your type of Internet business.

Here are some of the attorney-drafted website policies, disclaimers and agreements we offer:

  • Website Disclaimer and Blog Disclaimer – Helps protect your website or blog from legal action taken by customers or visitors. More>
  • Privacy policy – Explains how the website or blog owner collects and treats a user’s personal information. More>
  • Website terms and conditions – Describes a user’s legal rights concerning your website or blog. More >
  • Earnings disclaimer – Necessary if you are offering money-making opportunities or financial and investment advice. More>
  • Affiliate agreement – Helps protect the owner of the affiliate program from disputes and potential loss of intellectual property. More>
  • Website advertising agreement – Helps protect website and blog owners when allowing others to advertise on their site. More>
  • Medical or health disclaimer – A must-have for websites or blogs promoting exercise or health-related products and information. More>
  • Video Disclaimer – Will help protect you or your company against legal action when producing a video. More>

Our website policies, terms and conditions and disclaimers are inexpensive insurance against potentially expensive fines and lawsuits from federal, state, and global regulatory agencies, and private parties.

If properly drafted, website policies, agreements, and disclaimers are effective in defending against lawsuits, and ususally will hold up in court. However, you should be aware that many courts, including those in California, consider invalid the language stating that, once a privacy policy or terms and conditions is agreed to, a website can change them at any time without notifying past users.

Instead, the privacy policy and terms and conditions must be agreed to every time they change, or an email must be sent notifying users that if they place an order or otherwise use the site, the new privacy policy or terms and conditions apply. Another area to be aware of is the use of personal or financial information, especially information belonging to third parties. Specific federal and state laws govern this type of information.

In addition to the previously mentioned benefits, good website documentation sends a positive message to your customers, visitors, and members. It indicates that you care about your relationship with them and are willing to post it openly on your website or blog.

Website disclaimers and privacy policies are an affordable means of protecting you from liability and helping ensure that you comply with current Internet laws that govern websites.

For details on a specific website disclaimer, privacy policy, or agreement, see our list of documents on this website’s left sidebar.

Here is how we can help you:

By providing you with some of the highest-quality attorney-drafted website disclaimers, privacy policies, and terms of use on the Internet. Our primary documents were drafted by attorneys experienced in Internet law who have served clients like Pfizer, the Chicago Board of Trade, and Fireman’s Fund Insurance.

There is no other company that offers the quality documents, information, instructions, and training that we do.

Our goal is to help website, blog, and mobile app owners avoid lawsuits and problems with contributors, advertisers, the FTC, and other federal, state, and global regulatory agencies.

Call us today and let us show how we can help you.