Lawsuits and legal penalties against big and small websites are on the rise. The Internet explosion has also led to an significant increase in fines, judgments, and lawsuits by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other government agencies.…
We offer some of the highest quality website and blog disclaimers and policies in the country. We help protect website and blog owners from being sued; in addition, our documents will help you avoid problems with advertisers, contributors to your website or blog, the Federal Trade Commission, and other state and federal agencies. The disclaimers and policies on this web site are drafted by licensed attorneys to comply with state, federal and Internet laws.
Some Website Disclaimers and Policies are Required by State or Federal Law.
Many website owners have received legal blows from government organizations because they did not comply with regulations concerning proper website disclaimers, policies and documentation.
In addition to not following government guidelines, many website owners do not handle endorsements, testimonials, projected earnings, and other topics properly according to the Federal Trade Commission regulations and guidelines put into effect in 2009.
These regulations were designed to shut down and fine those website owners who were purposely misleading visitors and customers; this of course benefits everyone. Unfortunately, the new regulations are hurting some good people and businesses that are simply unaware of these regulations.
Your website or blog is fundamentally a contract between you and your customers or visitors. You are accountable for the content you put on your website or blog, and, consequently, open to legal problems and litigation for things such as:
- Posting copyrighted content that belongs to others.
- Posting defamatory content about individuals or companies.
- Posting wrong or inaccurate information.
- Not telling website visitors you get paid for product reviews.
- A customer gets harmed from a product purchased from your website.
- Not disclosing you are an affiliate for another company.
Although a blog or website disclaimer does not fully release you from liability, this document is an essential defensive tool in cautioning customers and visitors and avoiding potential litigation.
Here are some of the attorney-drafted website policies, disclaimers and agreements we offer:
- 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>
These website policies and disclaimer templates are inexpensive insurance against potentially expensive fines, penalties, and lawsuits from government organizations and private parties.
Also, good website documentation sends a positive message to your customers, visitors, and members that you care about your relationship with them and are willing to post it openly on your website.