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How do I legally protect my startup before signing up users?

You’ve been provided many quality answers on the overall approach to legally protecting your startup. I wanted to expand on one area that was broadly covered—Terms and Conditions I think this particular aspect of business planning is especially important. Here’s why you need to incorporate it before signing up users.

  • Terms and Conditions are a legally binding contract between you and the consumer which means anything you outline in it must be accepted by the user before they can access your website.
  • This contract can help prevent abuse to your site. Things such as spam or posting inappropriate content can be avoided simply by outlining the rules from the very start. You want to maintain the professional reputation of your site, and this is a great way to do it.
  • You can clearly indicate who owns the content on the website. You can specifically indicate that the content is protected by an intellectual copyright so others can’t “steal” the information from your site and use it under their brand or in some other way.
  • This contract allows you to terminate any accounts that don’t follow the rules you outline in the Terms and Conditions.
  • You can protect your website from liability by indicating in the Terms and Conditions that you aren’t responsible for certain errors in the content or information presented.
  • You can indicate the governing law for your website based on the jurisdiction that applies to the terms you’ve outlined.

Namely for websites, Terms and Conditions are especially important. You should seek the counsel of a business attorney to help you compile a strong Terms and Conditions contract to include on your website. It can help you avoid issues in the future.

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