Whether you’re leaning in to the benefits of virtual events or you’re itching to get back to in-person events as-soon-as possible, you should focus your energy on serving your community.
As we adjust to our new normal, an agreement will provide the peace of mind that comes with setting clear expectations with your attendees, limiting the liability of your business and team, and protecting your time + investments in the process.
3 Easy Steps to be Legally Aligned:
- Access your legal vault, the home of your contract template purchase (plus any of its updates).
- Watch the video tutorial and fill out your contract template in minutes, while gaining an understanding of what it all means. Because with knowledge comes confidence.
- Use the step-by-step checklist in our implementation guide. You’ll never have to wonder if you filled out the contract template correctly or second guess what’s next as you implement the contract seamlessly into your business.
Stay in the know. Whenever there are updates to a contract template you have purchased, you will get an email and have instant access via your legal vault.
- Describe everything you offer, but have the ability to adapt as needed (COVID-proof).
- Publicity waiver so you can share the impact you’re making with the world.
- Options for upfront payment or payment plans to fit your vision.
- Disclaimers and waiver and release of liability, so you set the tone from the start (see full list below). Their actions, their responsibility.
- Options for any ability to transfer their investment to another person.
- Content standards to make sure everyone plays nice and treat one another with respect.
- The right to use your materials only the way they were intended.
These disclaimers are excellent to be used not only in your agreement but also on your website and event materials distributed to your attendees. This tip (among others) is also in your Implementation Guide.
- Assumption of Risk – states that the community member assumes all the risk of their access and any subsequent actions they choose to take as a result of the influence, information, or educational materials provided to them.
- Educational and Entertainment Purposes Only – states that is for educational and entertainment purposes only. This is especially important when it may appear as medical, legal, or financial advice that you specify you are not acting in any professional capacity.
- No Guaranteed Outcomes – states you are not guaranteeing any outcomes. It is crucial to get specific with community offerings here. For example, if they anticipate they may lose weight, overcome mental illness, make or create income, or anything else.
- General Disclaimer – a more sweeping disclaimer, to say you expressly disclaim any liability for any direct, indirect, or consequential loss or damage incurred by community members from their participation or use of your offering.
- Community Contributions – for any interaction between community members, you want to express that you cannot control their opinions. With that said, you can ensure they comply with a code of conduct and take action to maintain a safe space for your community.
- Content Warnings – should be used when the content may be sensitive or explicit in nature.