Also known as a website terms of service, this agreement at a minimum should typically address the following nine issues.
2. Who owns the rights to the content on your site? It’s important to note that this issue is more complicated than it seems on its face. For example, if you’ve embedded a YouTube video on your site that was created by someone else, chances are you’re using it under license because you are not the copyright owner. Similarly, stock photos are typically used under license.
3. If a visitor accesses your site via a mobile app (e.g. on a smart phone or tablet), what special restrictions are you placing on such use that are different than if your site was access via a desktop or laptop computer?
5. What’s your policy on cyber-bullying and other forms of online harassment? How will you handle complaints when such misconduct is alleged to have occurred at your site?
6. Do you limit or prohibit obscene and offense content from being posted on your site?
7. If a site visitor commits misconduct that leads to a lawsuit against you or your business as the site owner, who is responsible for paying for your defense?
9. If there is a dispute, should it always be resolved in court as part of a lawsuit? Or are there some conflicts you want handled through alternative dispute resolution (e.g. mediation and arbitration)?
Of course. However, these are some of the key issues you should address.
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