Do you understand the FTC rules that apply to your website?
“I’m a small business, do I really need legal notices on my website?”
The short answer? Yes.
The long answer? Here it goes…
First off, as a business owner you want to protect what matters most. And of course, you don’t want to start off breaking the rules, right?
If you ever find yourself in a legal battle, your website terms and disclaimers will come under scrutiny. Lawyers will be looking to determine the contractual agreements between you and your customers/users. You want to make sure your pages will hold up in court.
Additionally, legal notices build trust; not only between you and your users, but also with the third parties you may be conducting business with or across. Google™, Facebook™, PayPal™ and any other corporation will expect the proper legal notices are in place on your website if you interact with them in anyway. Also you will want to ensure you are operating within the FTC guidelines if you engage in any e-commerce, online marketing or advertising.
Keep in mind, legal pages are not something you will ask your web designer to set up for you. It is your choice, of course, to read them, understand them and know which ones to include on your website; but keep in mind, if there is ever an issue, it is not your web designer that attorneys will target – it is you.
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And remember, after you have done your due diligence and ready to set up your legal pages, you might want to consult with your attorney.