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Let me guess – you’ve heard of that must-have, annoying legal page on your website that has some legal jargon. By now, you’re probably rolling your eyes and thinking this doesn’t really pertain to you. I’m sorry my friend, but if you want your website and business to be protected, you absolutely need this.
A new business owner? You need it. A small-town blogger? You need it. A website with only 10 monthly visitors? Yep, you need it too.
A Terms and Conditions policy protects your business by telling website visitors what they can (or can’t) do with your content.
You’ve worked so hard to create that blog post, capture on-brand photos, and pour your heart out through your website copy. And it would be absolutely heartbreaking for someone to steal all that hard work.
With a Terms and Conditions policy, you are protected in the unfortunate circumstance of someone sharing or using your content illegally. Should you ever need to send a cease and desist letter or claim copyright infringement, this policy allows you to do that with confidence.
Terms and Conditions aren’t required by law. But as a business owner, I don’t want anyone stealing what I’ve worked so hard to create. I’m sure you feel the same! Having Terms and Conditions on your website will give your business the protection it absolutely deserves.
Sure, there are free Privacy Policies and Terms and Conditions out there that you can download. But the ones I’ve come across looked spliced and diced and put together with fluorescent duct-tape that screams, “I know I’m supposed to have this, but I obviously don’t know what I’m doing.”
Along with no guarantee that it protects you, using a free, confusing, or disorganized template makes your visitors lose trust in your business very quickly.
Christina Scalera is the lady lawyer behind The Contract Shop. She’s spent countless hours developing all of her templates and contracts with photographers, designers, wedding pros, coaches, and more in mind.
Now that you’ve got that final piece of the website puzzle, do you want an expert to make sure the rest of your website is in tip-top shape? Apply for a free website audit here.