Posts Tagged ‘website agreements’

Privacy Agreement Lawyer Update: You need to tell web visitors what information you’re collecting and what you’re doing with it.

Monday, February 25th, 2013

One of the most often-overlooked website agreements is the privacy policy or privacy agreement posted on your website.  You’re privacy policy is incredibly important.  A privacy policy lawyer knows how to gather the information from you in order to determine what particular provisions need to go in your privacy policy.  You cannot cut and paste someone else’s privacy policy or use a privacy policy form or template to draft your privacy policy.  The reason is simple.  Everyone runs their website different from others including their competitors.  You may be using Google Analytics to collect data.  They may be using some other analytics program.  You may be collecting email addresses.  They may not be collecting email addresses.  You may be sending a newsletter with those email addresses.  They may be turning those email addresses over to advertisers.

The fundamental promise of a  privacy policy is this.  Your lawyer or attorney will tell you that you need to identify all of the data that you are collecting about web visitors, registered users and others who visit your website.  You then need to disclose exactly what you are doing with all of the information collected.  If the information is personal identifiable information, which essentially means that it is information personal to the user which could, along with other information, be used to identify the user, then you have special requirements you must comply with

Contact a privacy policy lawyer today  in order to better understand your options for your very important website agreement known as the privacy policy.

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Use a Website Agreement Template to Get Started on Your Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Monday, February 11th, 2013

You have a website that generates a lot of business and goodwill with your website visitors. But you need website agreements to identify the terms that your website is being offered to consumers on. A website agreement template, either a template for a terms of use, terms of service or privacy agreement, a good way to start brainstorming the issues that you need to address. While a website agreement template can get you moving in the right direction, a website agreement attorney is critical to bringing the website agreement project home. Every terms of service, terms of use and privacy agreement must be customized for your specific business model. It doesn’t do you any good to cut and paste your competitor’s privacy policy agreement, terms of service or other website agreement if you have variations between the two business models. Moreover, you don’t know where your competitor got their website agreement template from. It might not be very good or very customized at all.

Website Agreement Lawyer Tips:

  1. Terms of Use Agreements:  Everything you need to know about how to draft a TOU or TOS.
  2. Why Website Agreements Are Important:  One internet lawyer’s perspective.
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Your Privacy Agreement Lawyer: What needs to go into your privacy policy for your website?

Monday, February 11th, 2013

As a website attorney who specializes in a variety of different internet and website related issues, I think the most overlooked item for most companies is their privacy policy. A privacy policy agreement needs to contain certain essential items in order to provide you maximum protection and comply with the law. Unlike your terms of service (TOS), a privacy policy has some mandated items required by state and federal law. You do need to identify what information you are collecting from website visitors in your privacy policy agreement. An attorney or lawyer can help you understand what types of information your website does collect. If you just offer information to website visitors, you may only have Google Analytics type privacy disclosures. If you are allowing users to register for your website, you’re collecting personally identifiable information which you need to develop privacy policies around.

A good privacy policy lawyer who specializes in website agreements can help you get started. Contact one of our lawyers today.

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Website Agreement Forms Are for Companies Who Can’t Afford Legal Services

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

You need a website agreement that is going to capture the essence of your business model. Many companies – when they’re looking for these initial website agreements, especially when they’re start-ups – go to the Internet and look for a website agreement form or to a website that offers a variety of website forms on them in order to craft their website agreements.

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Terms of Service “TOS” Drafting Tips

Monday, June 25th, 2012

A terms of service or terms of use website agreement is very, very important. It’s perhaps one of the most overlooked items for start-up companies and small businesses. As well as large businesses who have a website which becomes a primary portal for their website visitors, as well as an e-commerce portal for them to do business and take money.

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Is it Legal to Copy a Terms of Service, Terms of Use or Privacy Agreement from Someone Else’s Website?

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

We get contacted from prospective clients almost on a daily basis asking if it is OK to use a website agreement form or copy and paste someone else’s website agreement into their own website. Is it illegal to copy someone else’s terms of use and place it onto their own website? Is it illegal to copy someone else’s privacy agreement and put it on their own website? The answer is that it depends on whether or not the person who you are copying from has copyright protection, copyright ownership in those website agreements.

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An Internet Lawyer’s Tips for Protecting a Website

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Welcome to Internet Law Radio where we discuss the hottest topics in Internet law.  If you are facing an Internet law issue, cyber law complaint, website or e-commerce issue, we have an Internet lawyer and website lawyer ready to help.

This is Brian Hall, an internet law lawyer with Traverse Legal, PLC, a law firm that represents companies who operate websites and have internet businesses throughout the United States. Today, I will be providing tips for those looking to set up and protect a website.   Continue reading An Internet Lawyer’s Tips for Protecting a Website »

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Website Privacy Policy Contract Drafting Sample

Friday, 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.

Welcome to Internet Law Radio where we discuss the hottest topics in Internet law.  If you are facing an Internet law issue, cyber law complaint, website or e-commerce issue, we have an Internet lawyer ready to help.

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. Continue reading Website Privacy Policy Contract Drafting Sample »

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