The reality is no matter how small your blog is, you must comply with the law and you never know who might come across your website and decide to sue. Why risk it? Legally protecting your blog is so important and having the right legal pages is one vital step in this process.
While I discuss the three main pages, Amira goes into a lot more depth on her blog and I think it is a worthwhile read so you can learn more about legally protecting your blog or online business.
Three Legal Pages Your Blog Needs
- CAN-SPAM Act—deals with email marketing
- General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)—European law
- California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)—California law
You will see at the bottom a disclaimer I have included on this post that indicates that although I am a lawyer, I am not your or anyone else’s lawyer and that no attorney-client relationship is formed. This protects me from anyone trying to claim that I have provided them legal advice through the information in this post.
A Disclaimer is particularly important if you are an affiliate for anyone, because you are required by the FTC to disclose your affiliate relationships and the commissions or incentives you receive when someone clicks on your affiliate links. You will need to include these disclosures in your Disclaimer page.
Terms and Conditions
The Terms & Conditions page tells visitors about your website’s rules and constitutes an agreement between you and anyone that visits, uses, or purchases from your website.
This page covers your intellectual property rights, refund and exchange policies if you sell any products, the fact that you can terminate someone’s use of your site at your own discretion, and how legal disputes will be handled.
I did try though, and it caused me an endless amount of frustration and cost me a lot of time that could have been spent elsewhere.
Now can you imagine trying to draft these pages without having at least a law school background? A nightmare, right?
That is why I highly recommend all bloggers and online business owners use the legal bundles created by Amira of A Self Guru. Amira is a lawyer, like me, but unlike me, she is actually trained in this area and has the experience necessary to craft legal pages that will protect your blog or business.
Investing in her legal pages was extremely worthwhile and I only wish I had made the jump sooner. Her templates are super affordable and easy to use, in other words, easy to customize to your blog or business. I recommend at least investing in her Starter Legal Bundle. The bundle contains the main three legal pages you need along with some awesome bonuses.
Going to do more with your blog, like guest posts or hiring freelancers? Then I think it is worthwhile to check out her other bundles or individual templates, like her Guest Blogger Legal Template or Independent Contractor Contract Template.
Disclaimer: Although I am a lawyer, I am not your lawyer and no attorney-client relationship is established with you in any way. All content in this post and on this website is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not legal advice.