One of the most frequently asked questions we get here at Renegade Legal is about what legal documents a business needs to have on its websites. Instead of answering it in a single post, I’m publishing a series of posts on the topic.
1. It is Required by Law
Fines can reach tens of thousands of dollars PER VIOLATION – meaning, for example, a separate fine for every single e-mail address collected without adequate notice and consent. You can easily hit a million dollars in fines with only a 2,000-person e-mail list, so yes, this is kinda serious.
2. It is Required by Major Content, Advertising and Sales Platforms
3. It’s a Binding Contract
I do understand that this stuff is complex and difficult, particularly for those just getting started. But it’s a real issue affecting most of your businesses RIGHT NOW, and ignoring it won’t make it go away.
To the contrary – by operating without having the mandatory legal documents on your site, you’re exposing yourself (and potentially, your clients) to significant legal and financial risks.
And stay tuned for our next post on Terms and Conditions!
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