The Importance of Legal Pages

by | Sep 21, 2020 | Uncategorized, Digital Agency | 0 comments

Legal pages, such as privacy policies and disclaimers, are legal must-haves on every website. They are designed to help establish trust between website owners and website visitors while protecting them both. If a website is found without legal pages or is not kept up to date, it can be the target of site plagiarism or a lawsuit. Below are four reasons why you should keep your website legal pages up to date.

1. It’s the Law

Your website needs its legal pages kept up to date to remain compliant with US laws and international laws. All websites, such as online stores, blogs, and streaming platforms must comply. If not, you as the website owner can face expensive fines and stressful lawsuits that can be damaging. Remember, legal pages are not optional. They are required by law.

2. Protect Your Content

Plagiarism is rampant on the internet. Website thievery is a real threat, especially if your website is connected to a small but growing business. With the right up to date licenses or copyright policies, you can protect your content from being stolen and misused. Legal pages can also help reinforce your legitimacy as a business and can offer you a defense against scammers claiming you ‘stole their content’.

3. Secure Customer Privacy

Customers value their privacy. They will not give their personal information so readily during a face-to-face transaction. More so on the internet, because they fear their personal identifiable information can be misused. You can allay those fears and gain their trust by keeping your legal pages, such as a privacy policy, up to date. This will tell your customers that they can trust you to keep their information safe and private.

4. Cover Your Liabilities

Mistakes can be very costly for you and your website. A simple human error can be seen as an attempt to mislead, and you can be sued for it. What you say and how you say it can be used against you when misunderstood. To stop the potential lawsuits from coming your way, you must have an up to date disclaimer in place to cover your personal liability.

If you are unsure of what legal pages you need for your website, please feel free to contact us so we can set you up with the right legal pages.