There are a handful of legal must-haves for every online business to protect itself and be legally compliant. A couple of these things I mentioned earlier this week in All Up In Yo’ Business. One being terms and conditions. No matter the nature, every website needs a terms and conditions. The terms and conditions are your agreement with your website visitors about what they’re able to do and not do on your site.
Similarly, a disclaimer for your site is a must-have. It’s common for this to be included in the terms and conditions, or it can be in the footer or elsewhere on the site. Above all, a disclaimer is important if your website gives advice to visitors. The disclaimer helps to ensure your visitors don’t hold you responsible for the advice they take. Most importantly, if you give professional advice for a living, having a disclaimer is highly recommended to protect your professional and business liability.