What Legal Protection do I Need on my Website?
Most online (and offline) business owners have a website. If the business were bricks and mortar, it would be the shopfront. Because it is our storefront, we have to set down the special rules that relate to that space. Just like a store says, “No Smoking,” “No Food or Beverages Allowed,” or “No Photographs.” We can do this by creating a document called “Website Terms and conditions.” It is a contract between you and your website visitors, so they are put on notice about the rules of the website.
Website documents cover things like: 1. Your content - there is a clause in there about copyright and ownership. 2. Disclaimers - because people have selective memories, or poor memories, or read something else into what you are saying and you want to say it perfectly clear for them. 3. Other legal stuff - like age of visitor (over 18 years). The other thing websites do is collect information. Information like cookies and tracking info (remembers who you are + any settings), User Agent (tells the website what browser + operating system you are using), Browser Fingerprinting (similar to user agent but goes more in-depth such as fonts you use and etc, things that make your browser unique) email addresses, names (and other personal information) just to name a few.
Woah. Who would have thought that?
If you need to see how they are placed on my sites just check out drcatecole.com or sisterinlaw.com.au and scroll down the bottom and check it out. If you would like to purchase both documents - click here.