You’ve noticed them way down at the bottom of a webpage, stuffed somewhere between “About Us” and “All rights reserved”. You’ve probably ignored them on most, if not all, of the web pages you have visited in your time because, hey, that’s just boring lawyer stuff, right?
Although it may seem counterintuitive, you must also remove any responsibility from yourself for the information presented on your website. Sure, you stand behind your company 100%, but even though information may be accurate now, it could end up being inaccurate at some point in the future, and that information could get overlooked when editing your website content, meaning that without this part, you’d be legally liable. Users need to be aware that not all the information on your website may be completely accurate all of the time.
Finally, it’s never been more important to make your users’ data secure. Security hacks happen every day, so inform your clients exactly how their information is used, as well as protect your company from liability should the data be stolen via hacking or otherwise. Hacking is far too common these days, and we must do our best to protect both our clients and ourselves should it happen to us.
There you have it, a great starting point to begin forming your company’s terms and conditions. Protect yourself and you’ll be surfing the web as cool as a cucumber.