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Three Legal Pages Your Website Needs
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Which Legal Pages does my Website actually need?
If your business website lacks this legal page, platforms like Facebook could kick you off. Additionally, you might ruin the trust you’ve established with your existing customers.
As the world wide web continues to grow, lawmakers continue to create laws to protect online users. One of the strictest privacy laws in the U.S. is the California Online Privacy Protection Act. It affects any business collecting information Californians. Additionally, if your business website has visitors overseas, you could be fined for lack of privacy by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Europe. Ultimately, it’s crucial to comply with all privacy laws worldwide. Since your website is accessible online, you have influence worldwide. Therefore, you need to protect yourself by ensuring your business website complies.
Your Business Website Needs Terms and Conditions
As a small business owner, a Terms and Conditions page remains a necessary part of your business website. Essentially, this page outlines the rules and regulations of your business website. A website that lacks a Terms and Conditions page can lead to significant legal trouble down the road. Therefore, be sure to have one in place.
For instance, you may not have thought about what to do if someone buys and then returns your product, especially if you’re only selling a few items. However, you need to have clear terms on your website, even if you’re selling one product or none at all.
A Terms and Conditions page should:
- List terms and conditions for your site, including reminders that the content on your site is copyrighted, and therefore, illegal to steal.
- Prevent activity such as rude comments or spamming.
- Explain its refund policy if you sell products or services.
- Provide your contact information and company details.
- Reserve the right to ban certain visitors.
- Inform your customers what you’ll do if you need to take legal action and where that will happen. For example, you don’t want to deal with a legal problem in California if you’re in Texas.
Along with the Privacy Page, find a Texas Business lawyer to write an excellent Terms and Conditions page that will keep your business on track and avoid any potential problems. Don’t hesitate to reach out to Dooley Noted and schedule a free consultation.
Your Business Website Needs a Contact Page
You might be surprised to find out that many websites don’t have a straightforward way to contact the business owner or team member. A business website missing a Contact page can lead to a host of problems. Therefore, avoid unhappy customers and give them a simple way of getting in touch with you to book a service or ask questions. Ultimately, it’s essential to make your contact information as easily accessible as possible. This ensures that your customers can easily get in touch with you and receive the answers they need.
If you have a physical location, it’s crucial to include your address, hours of operation, and even a map on your contact page. You should also list a phone number and email address so that customers can reach you no matter what time of day.
In today’s digital age, many businesses run entirely online. If this applies to you, be sure to include a contact form on your Contact Page. A contact form will allow customers to reach out to you without having to hunt down your email address or phone number.
An ideal Contact Page contains:
- Name of the business or individual
- Contact information such as phone, email, or social media
- The physical address of the business (if applicable)
- Clear instructions on how to reach the desired contact
Why hire a Texas Business Lawyer?
Check your website to ensure you have these three legal pages your website needs. If you do, make sure they all comply with applicable laws that affect your industry both domestically and worldwide.
If you don’t have these three legal pages or they need to be updated, contact Dooley Noted. We can help ensure your website is up to date with the correct information.
The contents of this post, and the posting and viewing of the information on this post, should not be construed as, and should not be relied upon for, legal advice in any particular circumstance or fact situation. An attorney should be contacted for advice on specific legal issues.
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