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Protect Your Website: Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

Sam Mollaei, Esq., #1 Highest Rated Business Lawyer

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10 Lessons (29m)
    • 1. Course Introduction

      2:53
    • 2. How to Make the Most of this Course!

      1:27
    • 3. What is a Terms & Conditions Agreement? What Does it Do? Who Needs it?

      4:05
    • 4. 5 Reasons Why It's Necessary for your Website to have a Terms & Conditions

      4:24
    • 5. How to Create Your Terms & Conditions for Your Website

      3:33
    • 6. What is a Privacy Policy? What Does it Do? Who Needs it?

      3:06
    • 7. 3 Reasons Why It's Necessary for Your Website to have a Privacy Policy

      2:30
    • 8. How to Create Your Privacy Policy for Your Website

      3:25
    • 9. Course Summary & Wrap-up

      1:01
    • 10. Legal Disclaimer

      2:11

About This Class

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Do you currently run a website or looking to start a website? 

Do you want to protect your website? 

Do you want to write a Terms and Condition or Privacy Policy for your website without costly lawyer fees?

Over 90% of websites and blogs are in violation of a state, federal, or global privacy laws because of inadequate Terms and Condition or Privacy Policy on their website.

Terms and Conditions is a set of rules between you, the website owner, and the visitors of your website.

Having a Terms and Conditions protects your website by preventing abuses, it sets a notice to your readers that you own the content on your website, it allows you to terminate user accounts, sets governing laws, and most importantly, limits your liability.

Having a Terms and Conditions makes sure you’ll have some kind of disclaimer aimed at limiting your liability in case there are errors in your online content.

According to most countries’ privacy laws, including United State’s, you are required to have a written Privacy Policy on your website

Privacy Policy discloses some or all of the ways the website owner gathers, uses, discloses, and manages a user’s data. A privacy policy fulfills the legal requirement to protect a website visitor’s privacy.

Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy are a must for every website or online business.

★ Student review by Dana Peterson, "Thank you for putting this course together and for providing the sample documents to use. I put it to use right away on my own blog. The course was easy to follow and understand."

★ Student review by Sharona Moss, “Sam did a great job providing me all of the specifics of what to do to protect my website. I love how he included so many samples of different things like terms and conditions and private policies. He is clear and concise and I like how he explains it in a way for people without a law background to understand the information. Thank you!"

► WHO AM I?

My name is Sam and I’m a business lawyer in Los Angeles who represents entrepreneurs, creative artists, and business owners with their new and existing businesses.

As a business owner and entrepreneur for over a decade, I have found the legal aspect of business to be daunting and confusing. 

After consulting and teaching business law for many years, I decided to combine my passion in video production and teaching to create online courses to make the legal aspects of business as easy and approachable as possible.

I have a strong passion in sharing my secrets and I hope to inspire you to succeed in your business. I know your time is valuable so I don’t fill up my courses with useless jargon — you only get the necessary information you need to succeed.

Sign up and find out for yourself why so many people are taking and recommending my courses.

► WHY DO I NEED TO TAKE THIS COURSE?

You are in process of building a beautiful website for your business, when the developer asks for your Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. 

You’ve spent weeks perfecting the landing page, writing your bio, and other online content.

But what about that legal fine print you see linked to the bottom of every website? You doubt anyone will ever read it but you know it’s necessary. 

So do you really need to create a Terms and Conditions page for your website?

Privacy especially will be increasingly important over the next several years and entrepreneurs will increasingly find themselves liable for all kinds of things if it is not drafted correctly.

You can also save money on not having to hire a business lawyer. By taking this course, you don’t need to consult a business lawyer when you’re running a website. Knowing how to protect your website will save you a lot of time and money.

► COURSE TOPICS

  • What is a Terms and Condition Agreement?
  • What Does a Terms and Conditions Do?
  • Who Needs a Terms and Conditions?
  • 5 Reasons Why You Need a Terms and Condition?
  • How to Create Your Terms and Condition?
  • Usable Sample Terms and Condition You Can Use for Your Website
  • What is a Privacy Policy?
  • Who Needs a Privacy Policy?
  • 3 Reasons Why You Need a Privacy Policy?
  • How to Create Your Privacy Policy?
  • Usable Sample Privacy Policy You Can Use for Your Website
  • And much more...

What makes this course unique is that it’s a comprehensive course on everything you need to know about protecting your website as an entrepreneur and website owner or blogger.

Don’t worry, it’s clear and simple.

► WHAT YOU GET

  • Over 12 video lectures clearly explaining how to protect your website and step-by-step instructions on how you can create your own Terms and Condition and Privacy Policy without a lawyer!
  • Lifetime access, ask questions, and see the newest information available about protecting your website!
  • Avoid paying a business lawyer upwards of $350 an hour for general legal advice
  • Quick actionable resources and links to help you protect your website
  • Ask me, a business lawyer, questions directly. I’ll be updating the content of this course based on your questions. By enrolling in this course, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and get personal feedback.
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Discounts on future courses
  • 30-Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with my course for any reason whatsoever, I will offer you a full refund. No questions asked.

► What are you waiting for? 

Every day you wait is costing you money!

★ Enroll right now!

Transcripts

1. Course Introduction: you are in process of building a beautiful website for your business when the developer asks for your terms and conditions and privacy policy, you've spent weeks perfecting the landing page, writing your bio and other content for your website. But what about the legal fine print? You see links at the bottom of every website. You doubt anybody will ever read it, but you know it's necessary. So do you really need to create a terms and condition page for your websites? Everybody? My name is Sam Ally and welcome to my course, protect your website terms and condition and privacy policy. I'm a business lawyer and over the past five years have helped numerous entrepreneurs and website owners create terms and conditions and privacy policy for the websites. I made this course to help entrepreneurs and website owners just like you, protect your website so that you can profitably and successfully run your websites or blawg . Simply put the terms and condition Page sets the rules for using your website. While most websites seem to have one, there's actually no old legal requirements for defining terms and condition. However, for gathering users personal data, your card to have a stated privacy policy. Terms of condition may not be required by law, but it's still smart and sometimes necessary. Thing to include these pages can limit your liability should consumer take you to court as well as protect your rights to the content contained on your website. Considering a court will look at your website terms to determine the contractual turns between you and your customers, you'll want to take this page seriously enough for it to hold up in court. In this course, you will learn what in terms of condition agreement is what a terms of condition agreement does. Who needs a terms and condition? Five reasons why you need in terms of condition and, of course, guide you and even provide is simple terms. In addition, agreements you can use for you up sites will also cover a second page you will need for your website called a Privacy Policy. I'll cover what our privacy policy is when you need a privacy policy. Three important reasons why you need a privacy policy and I'll even provide a sample privacy policy you can use for your website again. My name is Sam on a business lawyer in Los Angeles who represents entrepreneurs, creative artists and business owners with the new and existing businesses. If have any questions whatsoever, feel free to post it on the course discussion board with that, let's get started. 2. How to Make the Most of this Course!: I want to provide a preliminary course of action issue. Take with this course. First, you should skim through the lecture, look over the titles and lecture descriptions to help you familiarize yourself with the course before you begin. Skimming. Allows you to look over the general on main ideas with this course and will significantly increase your productive ity once you know exactly what you're expecting. Second, watch the whole course and take notes as needed. I know your time is valuable, so I didn't fill up this course with useless jargon. You only get that necessary information you need. Everything I'm provided in this course is necessary in helping you protect your website. The Terms and Condition and Privacy Policy Agreement. Third post any questions you may have on the course discussion board. Take your notes and review it. If you have any questions, feel free to post it on the course discussion board. Answer every discussion question that is poster on their on a daily basis and lastly, take action. But the end of this course you'll be well equipped unknowing how to protect your websites. So take what you learned in this course and put into action. Keep learning, keep asking questions and take action. You got this 3. What is a Terms & Conditions Agreement? What Does it Do? Who Needs it?: So what is a terms and condition agreement? Simply put, the terms and condition agreement is the rules that one must agree to in order to use websites, mobile applications and other online platforms. There are several names for this kind of agreement, and all names refer to the same agreement. These include the terms and conditions terms of use in terms of service. Consider your terms of condition agreements, a legally binding contract between you on your users. Those are the visitors of your website or registered account users of your website and include all the disclosures you need to keep your website or mobile app away from abuses or misuses, including spam or other fraudulent activities. These agreements include guidelines for acceptable behaviour, rules against user abuse and many other useful sections. In other words, Terms and conditions tells the user that you're not responsible for anything bad that happens when using Europe site while a privacy policy is required by law. If you collect personal data from users in terms of condition, agreement is not mandatory by law. However, you want to make sure you have an agreement in place between you and the visitors of your Web site to make sure you're completely protected from any legal issues. So what is it? Terms and conditions dio first and foremost protects the website owner from legal liability . The fact that you have above site means that you're offering service or second information to your visitors. So you want to make sure you haven't in cremated between you and anybody that visits your website to protect yourself from any liability. For example, if somebody depends on some kind of information you provide on your website, you may be liable. So you want to have in terms of condition on your upside that says that you will not be liable for any incorrect or missing information. Second, in terms of condition provides the necessary intellectual property rights from users. There are certain intellectual property rights such as cooperate. They are very important for your website. Having in terms of condition gives notice to your visitors that you are entitled to all the content on your website. 1/3 most important in terms of condition puts users and visitors of your website a notice for upside policies. Imagine you website as a playground and the visitors are the kids on your playground, so you want to make sure you have the right rules so that nobody gets hurt, especially you in terms of condition. Agreement typically contains sections related to the following topics. Used the rights and responsibilities proper, or expect a usage of websites and potential misuse. I can ability for online actions, behavior and conduct payment details such as membership or subscription fees, up top policy describing procedure for account termination disclaimer and the Matich in of liability. Clarifying that the sites legal liability for damages incurred by users. A limited and user notification upon modification of terms. So who needs a term in condition? Pretty much anybody who owns a website or operates upset or blawg needs in terms of condition. So if you're one of upsets or blawg and you want to protect yourself from any legal issues , you should have in terms of condition set in place. 4. 5 Reasons Why It's Necessary for your Website to have a Terms & Conditions: because of the importance of the terms and condition. Here are five reasons why you should have a terms in addition for your website, if you own of up site or if you're a blogger, reason Number one prevents abuse in terms of condition. Acts as a legally binding contract between you and your users. This is the agreement that sets the rules and guidelines that users must agree to and follow in order to use an access your website or mobile app and this agreement, you can include the necessary sections to inform users of the guidelines of using Europe site or mobile up. What happens if users are abusing website or mobile up and so on. Some example of actions of abusive users can include spamming other users posting defamatory content, stealing content along with many other abuses. Also, if your website or mobile APP hosts content that is generated by users, you could include the section in your terms of condition to inform users that harm from language won't be tolerated as well as spending on their users. All of these can result in having those users who are found abusing your website temporarily banned Reason number two Own your content as a website owner. You are the owner of your logo, the content, the designing the website and so on. The terms and condition. You can inform users that you are the owner of such content and that the content he own is protected by copyright laws. Reason Number three Terminate accounts You can also includes determination clause. This clause informs users that abusive accounts will be terminated and banned from using your upsides. The termination clause is aimed at websites that have a registration section. The termination clause is aimed at websites that have a registration section, for example, when a user has to register before using or accessing certain sections of the website as you can disable or band abusive users based on the activity of their accounts. Reason Number four It sets the governing law. Usually the governing law clause of in terms of condition agreement refers to the address section or area that applies to the terms presented in the agreement. For instance, if you're upset is operated by registered business in the state of California, then the governing law of your turns, a condition would be presented something like this. These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of the United States of America and the laws of the state of California and lastly and most importantly in terms of condition limits your liability terms and conditions. Agreement commonly include a warranty disclaimer that tries to limit the website owners liability in cases where errors are found in the contents presented on the website, you'll want to have some kind of disclaimer aimed at limiting your liability in case there are errors in your website content. This will be some kind of clause that says you can't be held responsible for any errors in content or that the information provided is accurate, complete or suitable for any purpose. Also, if you allow visitors to post content to Europe site, you'll want to add language that limits your liability from their offensive postings. I should add a disclaimer that you don't endorse an Army SLA zero for the statements made by third parties. So again, this kind of clause notifies users that the owner can't be held responsible for any errors in the content provided and for the information provided being accurate, complete or suitable for any other purpose. 5. How to Create Your Terms & Conditions for Your Website: So let's get to the main part how to create your terms and condition When it comes to creating your terms and conditions. There are three common race to go. First, you can copy it from another website. Since practically every website has a terms of condition page and no one seems to ever read it. Why not just lift awarding from someone who has the same former business you do who looks like they know what they're doing as tempting as this, Maybe it's not a good idea. For starters, it's copyright infringement to take content that's not in the public domain or content. That's not yours. More importantly, if you copied your terms and from another website, you may not be able to rely on it to protect your business in court. While you can't copy terms conditions from anyone, it is smart to look at some examples from similar businesses in your line of work. This will give you a sense of why you need to include in your own. The second way is to use the terms and condition generator. Considering how many's websites there are that will generate in terms of condition for you , there's no real reason to ever copy from another site. Anyways, you can simply Google terms and condition generator, and you'll see countless options to choose from. These sites will put together at basic terms of condition for you, and in some cases this will be a decent, suitable option, particularly if you're not actually conducting any business from your website. For example, if your website just advertises your services, the last and best option is to have an attorney draft and for you. In some cases you want to have a lawyer, create or at least review your terms of condition to make sure they meet the specific needs for your business, as well as what you intend your website visitors to do with the website. In my opinion, small businesses should think about getting an attorney if they are involved in e commerce . For example, if you're selling a product or service on your websites or if your website gathers websites , users personal data or if your websites is talking to an audience under the age of 13 for this one, special rules apply for marketing to minors, and you'll want to make sure you're compliant. The law and your website reflects this. So again, if you have any of those three scenarios, if you own a e commerce website or if you're up site gathers personal data or if you're upside talks to minors under the age of 13 you'll definitely want to have a lawyer drafted for you or at least review it. Swen Summary, while in terms of condition agreement is not so legally necessary. Unless you're collecting user data, it is wise and sometimes necessary to have a terms and conditions statement for your website. It's not complicated to put one together, and you can use either an online generator or use the simple terms of condition I attached to this course. However, if you decide to use the terms and condition generator or if you do, use my sample about highly recommend contacting me or another business or online lawyer to review it before you post it on your website, 6. What is a Privacy Policy? What Does it Do? Who Needs it?: as website users become increasingly a rare of the importance of protecting their personal information online. The need for websites to include comprehensive privacy policies is more important than ever . Even if you have a simple blawg and only collect subscriber email addresses for monthly newsletters, it's important to lay users No what information you gather, how the information will be used and who will have access to it in a privacy policy. A privacy policy is a legal document that this closes some or all the ways the website owner gathers uses. This closes and manages a user's data. That privacy policy fulfills the legal requirements to protect a website. Visitors Privacy Personal information can be anything that can be used to identify an individual and can include the name, address, date of birth, mayoral status, contact information, financial records, credit information and medical history. It also includes a websites policy on how it collects stores and release his person information. It collects and informs the client what specific information is collected and whether it is kept confidential, shared with other websites or sold to other firms or companies. What's important about privacy policies is that the exact content of a privacy policy depends on the law in your legal jurisdiction. Most countries have their own laws and guidelines of who is covered, what information can be collected and what it can be used for. That privacy policy is a must for every website or online business in general. The statement is several paragraphs long explaining to this I users and customers exactly how the information will be used. While many of us trusted outside to revisit to protect your personal information, whether our email address, mailing address, personal preferences or building for mission, we still expect to see some confirmation that our details will be protected in writing. While many website visitors are probably guilty of not reading a privacy policy in full, we still feel more secure knowing one is in place. Should we need to refer to it? So who needs a privacy policy? Anyone who owns operates website or block needs a privacy policy. And don't forget if you operate. If upset United States, it's required by law to other privacy policy, so make sure you know left behind and make sure your abiding by the law 7. 3 Reasons Why It's Necessary for Your Website to have a Privacy Policy: So why would you need a privacy policy? First and foremost for most countries, including United States, it's required by law. Second, one of the biggest concerns among visitors to upsides is how they're person. Information is going to be used in today's world of trying to be anonymous and expecting privacy from outsiders. The privacy policy is that much more important to many of upset users and online customers . One of the main reasons website needs a privacy policy page is to disclose the website owners intent. People have a right to know what information is being traced behind it scenes and what the website owner plans to do with the private information business websites and blog's Should all includes some kind of privacy policy, specifying what they will do to protect the information. They gather from visitors, customers and users not just for legal reasons, but third, because acts as another effective way of being transparent and building trust with your customers and readers. For example, there's a site owner collect I P addresses to establish a database of user habits to sell toward organizations. Does the site owner request addresses with the express purpose of selling the list or are the email address is provided for a legitimate purpose. Such a sending existing customers relevant information about product issues and upgrades. No doubt some bloggers have upside owners mistakenly believe, because they don't collect any information that they don't need a privacy policy at all. However, your visitors will not know you don't collect the information unless you tell them so again . Here we have three very specific and important reasons why you need a privacy policy again . It's required by law, especially for live in United States. Don't forget that privacy matters, especially the advance of technology, and his Internet becomes more more prevalent. And third and most important, it builds trusts with your customers. 8. How to Create Your Privacy Policy for Your Website: So how do you go about creating a privacy policy that probably reflects your business? Or blawg? Although a privacy policy is a legal disclosure document that the purpose of informing and protecting consumers, it's just as important to ensure your policy is well crafted to be read Herbal, an understandable as well as accurate. Readers and customers want to find the policy helpful if they can't decipher the meaning behind the legal jargon. So again, there's three ways you can create your privacy policy. First, you can copy it from other website has already discussed under the terms of condition lecture. As tempting as this. Maybe this is not a good idea besides the fact that it's cooperate infringement. If you copy at privacy policy from another website, you may not be able to rely on it to protect your websites in court. The second way is to use a privacy policy generator if you're unsure how to best create a solid privacy policy for your website, there are a number of companies specializing in the service, including snap terms dot com, whose focus is to make legally protecting Europe sites simple and affordable. If you don't have the time or inclination to ensure your privacy policy covers everything. Seeking the support of a dedicated service can be a great investment on the third and best way is to have a lawyer drafted for you or use a simple privacy policy I attached to this course and the simple privacy policy providing this course. All the falling clauses are included to protect your users. Policy introduction are learning your business organization or blawg and what your website does. Your collection method, whether its automated collection or via form your customers or readers for Louds. How you store your information. Your customers and readers want to know you make every effort to store their person information in a safe and secure database. So there's a detail about how you store your data on your servers. Also, if and why the information will be shared, which it almost certainly will be. One. The most common mistakes people make in writing their privacy policy is making their statements, such as who will not share your information with any third party, particularly if you are running a business. There will be many legitimate reasons to share. Use the information in the day to day running of your websites from providing their postal address to a courier if that purchase the product to your bank as the handle credit card purchases. Also, there's information about your contact details to make it as easy as possible for anyone with questions regarding real privacy policy to contract to you, I remind you that you should have me or another lawyer review it before you post your privacy policy on your website. If you have any questions about this, feel free to post it on the course discussion board. 9. Course Summary & Wrap-up: before you again. I want to give a legal notice. The legal information presented its for informational purposes only and should not be construed to be former legal advice or substitute for legal counsel. Information on this video is not promised or guaranteed to be correct or complete, nor does it create an attorney client relationship between you and Malaya Law. This video is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the state of California. As legal advice must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case, nothing provided her and should be used as a substitute for advice off competent counsel. If you need legal advice, please contact a lawyer directly. Malala especially disclaims all liability in respect to actions taken or not taken based on any of the contents of this course. 10. Legal Disclaimer: all right there, we have it in this course. We've discussed how to protect your website with a terms of condition agreement in a privacy policy, over 90% of upsides and blog's are in violation of states, federal or global privacy laws because of an inadequate privacy policy. As we discussed, there are three ways you can go about creating your own terms and condition and privacy policy. You can either copy it from another website as tempting as this. Maybe it's not a great idea. You can also use the terms. In addition of privacy policy generator, these generators will put together a basic terms of condition or privacy policy for you. And in many cases, this will be a decent, suitable option, particularly if you're not actually conducting any business from your website, where the best option is to ask a lawyer. Or you can use a competitive terms and conditions or privacy policy attached to this course . In my opinion, small businesses that are involved in any commerce should think about getting an attorney. Please give me mind that if you do is decide to use the generator or if we do decide to use my sample with highly recommend contacting me or having another lawyer review it before you post it on your website. Every websites needs our unique, and documents, including terms of conditions, privacy policies and other contracts must be tailored to your websites, industry and structure to be the most effective in protecting your company from liability, especially privacy will be increasingly important over the next several years, and entrepreneurs will increasingly find themselves liable for all kinds of things if it's not drafted correctly or have users acknowledged that they have read it. I want to remind you that if you have any questions whatsoever, please feel free to post it on the course discussion board. You also encourage to contribute to this course and ask an answer as many inquires as you like on the course discussion word again. I thank you for going on this journey with me. I wish you the best of everything. Talk soon