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Website Legal Documents

Internet Lawyer Mike Young’s articles about businesses using various website legal documents for protection.

The articles identify the types of website docs to use, including website privacy policies, terms of use, refund policies, and many more.

In addition, Attorney Young discusses what to include in each of these documents in order to reduce business legal liability exposure that arises from having content on a website.

If you need such legal protection or your existing site docs are overdue for a professional review, it’s probably time to contact Attorney Young. Note that he uses his skills and experience as website lawyer to provide website legal protection for many clients on a flat fee basis.

Website Privacy Policy: Time Waster?

By Internet Lawyer, Website Lawyer, Website Legal Documents

Think a website privacy policy is a waste of time? Perhaps if you read all of them. Did you know it would take you about a month to review all of the privacy policies for the sites you will visit this year (e.g. Google Privacy Policy)?

Frankly, that’s ridiculous…and one of the reasons why some people don’t read website privacy policies.

However, you’re often giving up important legal rights under these policies. Many talk about the site you’re visiting taking your personal information, selling it to others, or tracking you when you leave the site to surf elsewhere.

If you own a website or blog, it’s important to have a transparent website privacy policy because you will have visitors to your website who will want to know what the heck you’re doing with their information.

It’s a trust factor. Make sure you earn it.

Website Leasing – How To Make Extra Income With Your Idle Sites

By Internet Lawyer, Website Lawyer, Website Legal Documents

website leasingDo you have a website that really isn’t a priority to develop? And you don’t want to sell it because you like the domain name or the idea behind the site that got you to register the domain name in the first place? Why not become an Internet landlord by website leasing?

Yes, you can lease your site to someone who will use it to drive traffic to their business.

Website Leasing Tenant Types

There are two kinds of great prospective tenants for leasing your website.

1. There’s someone who already has built up a competing site and would like to use your site to drive more traffic to their main site.

2. There are brick-and-mortar entrepreneurs who will lease your site to drive traffic to their local business (restaurant, dentist office, auto repair, etc.).

Site Leases Mean You Keep Ownership

With website leases, you can generate some additional income without giving up ownership of your domain’s registration.

Get The Website Lease In Writing

Working with a qualified Internet lawyer, make sure your website lease agreement is in writing and protects your interests. If you’re going to be a landlord, even in cyber space you need to act like one.

Website privacy policy news you can use

By Internet Lawyer, Website Lawyer, Website Legal Documents

Website attorney privacyTalk with your Website attorney about these developments. As I mentioned the other day discussing seven Internet biz trends you should watch for in 2011, three U.S. government agencies are gearing up to crack down on the Internet…the FTC, the FCC, and the FDA. The FTC has just come out and endorsed the FCC’s plan to regulate the Internet.

Now it gets more interesting on two fronts today…

1. The Obama Administration’s Department of Commerce released an 88 page report that supports the FTC’s plans … plus plans to create a new government Privacy Policy Office. Implementation would include additional funds for the FTC to enforce privacy laws against Internet business owners.

2. The United Nations is exploring ways to control the Internet and using the WikiLeaks fiasco as the reason for doing so. They want to create a new international group that sets uniform standards and then enforces those standards on the Internet.

What should you do?

Have your Website attorney review your site. Get your ducks in a row by making sure your website privacy policy is accurate and that you follow it when dealing with website visitors and clients. That way you’ll be prepared.

To your online success!

-Mike the Website attorney

Do you make this website copyright mistake?

By Website Lawyer, Website Legal Documents

web lawyer copyright registrationAs a Web lawyer, the #1 mistake I see Internet business owners make when protecting their website’s content from pirates is to put a copyright notice on the site and do nothing more.

Although a notice with the word “Copyright,” © symbol etc. is a good first step, it’s a baby step when it comes to protecting what you own.

If you’ve got a U.S.-based website with text, photos, graphics, and/or eBooks, there’s one more important step you must take for peace of mind.

To learn what you need to do, I’ve created a new special report called  “How to Quickly and Easily Protect Your Internet Business With U.S. Copyrights.”

Of course, if you have any particular legal questions about copyrights, consult with your Web lawyer.

To your online success,

-Mike the Web lawyer

Website Privacy Policy: Do You Have a Good One?

By Internet Lawyer, Website Lawyer, Website Legal Documents

website privacy policyYour website privacy policy is one of the most important website  legal protections you have on your site.

Key Issues You Should Cover in Your Website Privacy Policy

If you don’t have one, get one immediately. If you do have a privacy policy, review it to make sure it accurately describes what you’re actually doing with information collected from visitors to your website.

  • Do you collect information from your visitors?
  • What about cookies?
  • Or how about data for your advertisers?
  • If there’s Google Adsense on your site or third party banner ads, think they’re collecting info from your visitors? If so, what are they doing with it?
  • And do you collect e-mail addresses, credit card numbers, names, addresses, etc. as part of your ecommerce?

get website legal protection

Some business owners use a website privacy policy template if they can’t afford to retain an Internet lawyer to draft a customized privacy policy designed for their business.

Related Article: 5 Warning Signs You’re Using The Wrong Website Legal Documents

What’s a website privacy policy template?

It’s a form, typically generated by a computer software program, that covers most major privacy issues faced by online entrepreneurs.

If you do use website legal forms software to create your privacy policy, be sure to use a program that (a) is up-to-date, and (b) includes forms that were professionally prepared by an Internet lawyer.

The big issue that one sees with most software is that the information is old and outdated. There are marketers selling website legal forms software that’s 5 to 6 years old. U.S. Internet law has changed a lot in that time frame, particularly privacy policy requirements. These old software programs have gaping holes in the types of protection every website owner needs in a privacy policy.

In short, you should seriously consider having your website protected by customized privacy policy prepared by a qualified Internet attorney.

Related Article: 7 Keys To Picking The Right Internet Lawyer For Your Business

To find out which legal documents your website should have (or existing site docs that need to be updated), the first step probably should be to set up a phone consult with Website Lawyer Mike Young.

website privacy policyWebsite Legal Forms Generator

The next best thing (if you can’t afford an Internet attorney), is to use a software program like Website Legal Forms Generator to create your website privacy policy and other site legal documents. Attorney Young created the forms generated by the software…and those forms were updated by him this year to reflect changes in Internet law.