Website Privacy Policy Contract Drafting Sample

January 13th, 2012

Many clients want to know whether or not they should use a website agreement forms service, cut and paste their competitors’ website agreement for use on their site or whether they should start from scratch and have their website agreements specifically customized towards their website and the way they conduct business on the internet.

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Welcome to Internet Law Radio.  My name is Attorney Enrico Schaefer.  I specialize in internet law, including website agreement drafting, privacy policies, terms of service, terms of use and other web related contracts.  Today, we’re going to be talking about website privacy policy drafting tips.
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One Response to “Website Privacy Policy Contract Drafting Sample”

  1. Enrico S. says:

    Every new website of every new small business and Internet startup needs a privacy policy. While it is extremely tempting to simply go to another website and cut and paste the privacy policy from that website onto your website, this is typically a bad idea. While there are thousands of sample privacy policy terms which you can access through a simple Google search, none of them are designed specifically for your business model. Before you can draft a privacy policy for your specific website, you need to take an inventory of all the different types of data you are collecting from website visitors and registered users. The best approach is to hire an Internet law attorney who understands how to correctly draft a privacy policy designed specifically for you. While using a sample privacy policy may get you started, you should always remember to have your privacy policy customized as soon as your budget will allow. While our Internet law attorneys are often asked how much does it cost to draft a privacy policy, the better question is how your new company might be affected in terms of reputation if your policy does not match your actions.

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