It’s difficult these days for modern businesses to succeed without having a website. Even if you’re not planning on selling products on your business’s website, there’s still certain legal requirements you need to meet.
In this article, we’ll cover all the things you need to include on your website to ensure that you’re complying with the law.
1. The right details
First things first, you need to make sure the information you publish on your website is accurate. The same laws relating to false and misleading advertising also apply online, meaning that you can face serious penalties if you make any false claims about your business. Further, you should make sure that any details you publish about your company online are accurate, such as your ABN, company name, or office address.
2. Terms and conditions of use
4. Copyright notice and disclaimer
You’re not legally required to display a copyright notice on your website, but it’s in your best interests to do so. The content you post on your site forms part of your business’s intellectual property, which means it is worth protecting from misuse or infringement. Placing a short notice on the footer of your website asserting your copyright will inform users that you take infringement of your content seriously.
It’s also wise to have a disclaimer on your website, which will notify users that you cannot be held legally responsible for the content on your website. This is particularly important if your business has a blog or posts other advisory content.
A website is one of the most important assets your business has. Even if you don’t sell your services or products online, your website will play a key role in how you market your business and provide information to customers. In this sense, it’s important to not only with the law, but also to legally protect your business - and having the right documents is the best start.
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Author: Jackie Olling - Senior Content Marketing Manager
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