Written by Cassine Bering | March 28, 2023
Starting a new business can be exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. There are various different terms and policies that you may need to ensure your business is compliant with the law and protects your interests. It is important you understand the differences between the various terms so that you understand what you already have and what you may need:
Terms and Conditions
These terms are helpful when you have a website. They are the rules that govern how your website can be used by those who visit your website. These can be drafted into your business’s main terms and conditions. However, it is often preferable to list these separately, such as on their own page on your website for ease of reference.
A copyright notice is a statement that informs others that your content is protected by copyright law. This can deter others from using your content without permission and can make it easier for you to enforce your intellectual property rights. A copyright notice typically includes the copyright symbol (©), the name of the copyright owner, and the year of first publication. For example, a typical copyright notice might look like: © John Smith 2023. The notice can be placed anywhere on a copyright work and is often included at the bottom of websites to notify visitors to the websites that copyright protected text or other works are present.
Disclaimers are statements that limit your liability for certain types of damages or losses. For example, you may include a disclaimer on your website that you are not responsible for any errors or omissions in the content or for any damages that may result from the use of the website.
Drafting terms and policies can be a daunting task, but they are critical to protecting your interests and ensuring compliance with the law. It is important to seek legal advice to ensure that your terms and policies are legally enforceable and tailored to your specific needs. With the right terms and policies in place, you can focus on growing your business and providing great content or services to your customers.
Written by Cassine Bering – Solicitor
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