Yet, as part of your website legal documents, it’s important to have a separate membership agreement in these instances to protect intellectual property and other legal rights. A good contract will reduce lawsuits and the likelihood you’ll get into trouble with the FTC or another government agency.
This membership contract spells out exactly what the buyer is getting with the purchase (e.g. a license to use X), what happens when membership ends, and many other important key terms that are unique to the membership itself (as opposed to all website visitors).
A skilled Internet business lawyer can draft a custom website membership contract that’s specifically designed to protect you and your venture.