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Creating a blog or a website is such an amazing journey and can make you feel independent and prideful! With a blog, you are able to speak your mind and help others with their problems. Hopefully to a point where people visit your site often to continue to get valuable information!
However, there are mistakes that a lot of bloggers make, and one of them is not protecting themselves or their website legally.
When I first started my website, I had NO clue how important it was to legally protect myself and my blog. I already had a lot to work on and I did NOT want to worry about creating my own legal pages. (And unless you are a lawyer, I strongly recommend NOT trying to write them yourself either).
After searching for hours online for free templates to legally protect my website, I decided to abandon all research and have someone type out my legal pages for me…. Until I found out that it would cost me upwards of $750 (or more) to hire a lawyer to do this. No newbie blogger wants to drop that much money before they even have their first blog post up.
I know I sure didn’t.
Then I came across The Legal Bundle which was created by Amira at ASelfGuru. Amira is not only a lawyer by profession, but she is also a blogger herself, which immediately made me feel better about purchasing her legal templates. And on top of that, her templates were by far the most affordable option for the absolute best quality that I could find online.
After purchasing her templates, I was able to download them, fill in my information, and get every one of the legal pages on my blog in under 15 minutes. I couldn’t believe how crazy easy it was.
It saved me hours upon hours of trying to write my own templates and afterward I felt more secure than I would have to try to figure it out myself.
The best part is, you can keep the Legal Bundle forever. And if you have more than one site, you can easily update the information to comply with each individual website.
I was one of the lucky newbie bloggers because I never used free templates that would get me in trouble, nor did I waste an eternity trying to type them out myself (yuck).
With that information, I want to break down each individual section/page that will be on your website to legally protect yourself, and your blog.
Side Note: You can NOT just copy and paste someone else’s legal pages. That is considered Copywrite infringement and can open you up to a lawsuit.
A Disclaimer page is extremely important on a blog because it denies responsibility for an action. For example, it protects from a lawsuit if someone completed an action that was stated in a blog post and it resulted in them losing money, getting hurt, etc.
You will need a disclaimer for your particular niche and for the topics you discuss throughout your website.
In order to comply with FTC guidelines, you must have affiliate disclosures and disclaimers on your site. This will advise your readers that the information you are providing is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended to be professional advice.
Terms and Conditions –
The Terms and Conditions page is also very important because it serves as a legal agreement between you and the visitors on your website.
This page tells your readers what your rules and conditions are for your website and the consequences that will occur if they are violated. Some of these items include the intended age of your readers, Copywrite laws, sales transactions, and more.
The template will lay this information out clearly for your visitors so that there is no misunderstanding of what is expected of them when visiting your site.
All of that being said, I would encourage you to try out The Legal Bundle for yourself to make sure you can legally protect yourself and your blog. This will give you the peace of mind knowing that you are legally protected, and will save you a lot of time and headaches.
I hope you enjoyed the information and I would love to hear from you! Let me know in a comment below what your experiences are with legal pages and if you are going to try out the Legal Bundle!
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