Legal Steps You Cannot Skip

  • Meg Jensen 
  • 6 min read

Are you wondering why it would even matter to you if you’re protected?

Maybe you’re not sharing anything that’s super important.

Maybe you are just putting your thoughts out there, offering some cute freebies you made and collecting email addresses, and going on with life with your blog as your side hustle.

Or….

Maybe you’re a small business owner who has decided it’s time to expand your reach online and you’re growing an online audience using a blog and your website.

Well, if you don’t have these 3 pages – Terms and Conditions, Disclaimer, and Privacy Policy – on your blog, you’re breaking the law.

That’s right.

I was shocked when I first learned this too.

I ran a blog that was all about my opinions and thoughts on life back in 2011-2013 and I didn’t have these pages.

It would’ve been a nightmare.

There is no playing dumb when it comes to legal online compliance.

So how is one to obtain personalized Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy, and Disclaimer pages without hiring an uber-expensive lawyer?

Enter Amira!

This woman saved my blog.

She saved me from a nightmare.

I am so thankful for this bundle that she prepared as a business lawyer herself.

Not only did she prepare templates, but she has also created customizable templates that she ACTUALLY guides you through setting up in a matter of minutes.

Now you’re probably wondering why you need these pages.

Let’s Break it down:

PRIVACY POLICY

privacy policy

Did you know that you are required, by law, to display a privacy policy even on a simple blog?

WHAT IS IT AND WHAT DOES IT DO?

  • It is a legal statement 

    that informs the visitors and users of your website how you collect and use their personal information. You are required to disclose this information by law.

  • It is mandatory because 

    you are gaining access to people’s personal information that identifies them, and they have the right to know how you collect and use this information.

  • EVERY Website and Online Business must have a GDPR compliant privacy policy posted on their site 

    to comply with the privacy laws and protect themselves from lawsuits.Several state and federal laws require it. You could be audited by the FTC and fined for failing to have a proper Privacy Policy page on your website. 

DISCLAIMER

disclaimer

Your disclaimer creates compliance between you and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

WHAT IS IT AND WHAT DOES IT DO?

  • You get a comprehensive disclaimer policy for your website! 

    A Disclaimer limits your legal liability for the content you publish. It informs the visitors of your website that all content posted is for educational and informational purposes only.

  • A Disclaimer is often forgotten by bloggers, coaches, marketers and online entrepreneurs resulting in lawsuits 

    such as when someone relies on the information published on your website and expects the same results. 

  • You get the affiliate disclosures you need to comply with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requirements. 

    Under the FTC, you are required to disclose your affiliate relationships, third party links you publish on your website and your financial rewards, commissions or incentives you receive when someone makes a purchase from your affiliate links. This Disclaimer template includes these affiliate disclosures along with other disclosures to protect you from lawsuits and legal violations.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

terms and conditions

This is often overlooked, but this serves as a legal contract between you and the users of your site.

WHAT IS IT AND WHAT DOES IT DO?

  • You get a comprehensive Terms and Conditions

    (also known as Terms of Use or Terms of Service) policy for your website! Terms and Conditions are your website rules – what you permit and what you do not permit on your website. They encompass your Privacy Policy and Disclaimer + serve as an agreement between you and your website users.

  • Terms and Conditions are extremely important on your website TO EXPLAIN

    1) your intellectual property rights to your content and protect it from copyright infringement and other legal disputes, 2) your right to terminate anyone’s use of your website at your sole discretion, 3) your refund/exchange policies for the products and services you offer on your website, 4) your dispute resolution process such as where and how you will handle legal disputes 

  • By having a comprehensive Terms and Conditions on your website, you prevent lawsuits 

    and limit your risk of legal liability for any errors, omissions, and inaccuracies found on your website. 

LET’S COMPARE

The value of Amira’s bundles is undeniable. Check out this comparison chart she put together.

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THE BUNDLE

legal bundle

Get all three of these PLUS 9 bonus templates for FREE! That’s a $2,675 value.

Everything you get in this bundle:

– INSTANT ACCESS to a CCPA and GDPR Compliant Privacy Policy Template 

VALUE $500

– INSTANT ACCESS to a Disclaimer Template VALUE $500

-INSTANT ACCESS to a Terms and Conditions Template VALUE $500

+ 9 SPECIAL BONUSES WORTH $1,175 THAT YOU SIMPLY CAN’T AFFORD TO MISS!

-BONUS #1.  GDPR Visitor Rights Policy, VALUE $150.

-BONUS #2. GDPR Compliance / Email Marketing Policy, VALUE $150.

-BONUS #3. Cookie Policy,  VALUE $100.

-BONUS #4. Earnings disclaimer, VALUE $75

-BONUS #5. Testimonials and product reviews disclaimer, VALUE $75

BONUS #6. Sponsored posts disclaimer, VALUE $75.  

-BONUS #7. Lawful Use of your website clause, VALUE $150

-BONUS #8.  Third party Links Disclaimer, VALUE $150

-BONUS #9.  Mandatory Arbitration clause, VALUE $250

CONCLUSION

With the way the world is today, this is not an area I would advise messing around with. From my personal experience, I can tell you to do it right the first time.

Spending a little money now and have complete peace of mind that you are compliant is worth it, in my opinion.

XO,

Legal Steps Every Website Owner Must Do - Don\'t be caught in a legal battle because you skipped these 3 non-negotiable pages on your website.

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Meaghan (Meg) is a former conventional classroom, award-winning educator that is passionate about education. Meg is a homeschooling mom and remote ESL teacher, and she shares her wealth of knowledge and passion for education to help other like-minded people.