I am going to take a wild guess and assume that in the 21st century, your business has a website…If so, keep reading because this template is for you!
“Terms and Use” or “Legal” – we see them at the footer of every website we visit and there is a reason for that. As a business you need to set expectations with your users for how they can behave on your website, to limit your liability and protect your intellectual property.
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 the 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.
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- Disclaimers and waiver and release of liability, so you set the tone from the start (see full list below). Their actions, their responsibility.
- Content standards to make sure everyone plays nice and treat one another with respect (and complies with the law) if there is any community interaction.
- The right to use your materials for only the way they were intended.
- Options for return policies and guarantees so you can stand by what you offer while protecting your bottom line.
- Membership program protections as an option if that aligns with what you offer.
- Set the law of what states will apply to your website, so you aren’t defending your website on the other coast.
- Technology – reminds uses you cannot prevent technology problems or inaccuracies.
- 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 offering 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 actions to maintain the safe space for your community.
- Content Warnings – should be used when the content may be sensitive or explicit in nature.