When you sell products or services online, your business website can blow up into a nightmare if you’ve got the wrong content on it.
Because you can end up in court defending yourself in a civil lawsuit. Or get slammed by a government agency after violating laws and regulations you probably didn’t even know existed.
So, how do you protect yourself when doing business online?
There are several simple steps you can take with the help of an experienced Website Lawyer.
However, one of the most important to start with is a professional Website Legal Compliance Review performed by the attorney.
A comprehensive review will let you know what you’re doing right and what you need to change to prevent legal problems.
One of the positive side effects of fixing things identified in a compliance review is that you increase credibility with prospective customers. Because many of the issues that are legally problematic are also red flags that scare away purchasers.
When should you have a website legal compliance review performed? If your site has never had one done, the answer is “as soon as possible.”
What if your site has already been reviewed for legal compliance? Reviews should be done at least annually, particularly if you’re adding or changing site content.
Even if your site is static, understand that ecommerce laws and regulations are not. In other words, what was legal a year ago, might be an issue now, especially if you’re selling goods or services to consumers. Or selling in higher risk niches (e.g. health, gambling, make money online, etc.).
Now if you need help with your website, the first step is to set up a phone consultation with Website Lawyer Mike Young.