Why You Need These 3 Legal Pages for Your Blog

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It saddens me when I see people who have awesome brands and blog but no legal pages on their websites. Every website, including blogs need these three important legal pages. Here are 6 reasons Why You Need These 3 Legal Pages for Your Blog:

To Disclaim yourself from Personal Liability

In order to deny personal liability in cases where someone relies on the information on your website, you must have a proper disclaimer in your legal pages.  You need to make it clear that all information on your website is for “educational and informational” basis only. For example, if you are giving people tips on how to make money, homeschooling, or dieting; you don’t want to get sued because someone took your advice and lost money, their kid failed a test, or they didn’t lose any weight.  This is why disclaimers are important to have.

To be in Compliance With the Law

Legal pages are not optional. State and Federal laws require you to have them for your website. New bloggers have the tendency to procrastinate on getting their legal pages together for their blog. Just like any other violation of the law, if you do what is required by the law, you are susceptible to fines and lawsuits.

To Protect Your Intellectual Property Rights

https://heycrystallace.com/blog-legal-pages-website-legal-bundleAnything that you create for your website, all of the content on it is yours. You own it. But what happens when someone comes along and tries to steal all your your hard work? You take the appropriate legal action. I talk about that more in this blog post. This is another reason why it is important to have right legal pages in place for your blog. It allows you the opportunity to outline your intellectual property rights and let others know that your content cannot be stolen, misused, or reproduced in any way. 

To Explain Your Website’s Rules

You need to be clear to visitors about what is and is not allowed on your website.  This way if someone violates your Terms of Use you can take appropriate legal action towards them. Also, this protects you because the intentions of the information on your website are clear. An example of this is spam behavior on your website or using abusive language. This information is typically found on a website’s Terms of Use page.

To Disclose Your Affiliate Relationships

You are required by the FTC to disclose your affiliate relationships. This means that anything that you publish on your website to gain compensation or incentive for like an affiliate link or sponsored post, must be announced to the consumer. Ultimately this is done to prevent misleading advertising. You would disclose these things on an Affiliate Disclaimer.

To Protect User Privacy

When a consumer visits your website, cookies collects information about them. This is done by both your website and any third-party applications you may be using.  You  must define what type of information is collected from your website, how it is stored, and how that information is used. The consumer has the right to be informed about these processes upon visiting your website. You would outline these things on a Privacy Page.

So to sum it all up you need a Privacy Policy, Website Disclaimer, and Terms of Use for your blog. Luckily, I have all three pages in my Website Legal Bundle for a discounted price.

This is the best deal because it saves you the painful time and money of getting your blog together legally. As a blogger, your time is best spent blogging, not trying to write legal jargon.

Ideally, you want to have these legal pages the day you launch your blog but if you have already started your blog you want to grab them sooner rather later. These legal pages are too important to procrastinate. If you’ve been getting by without them consider yourself lucky.

 If you have any questions about blogging legally, you can find me in my Facebook group. It is a community of bloggers helping each other blog profitably and legally.  So Let me know if you need my help with your legal pages.

Always secure the bag,

from the lawyer next door,
Crystallace Fenn

FTC: I participate in an affiliate marketing program. If you choose to make a purchase as a result of clicking a link, I may receive a small commission of the sale. This helps me run my blog and I don’t talk about things I don’t actually use.

Legal Disclaimer: Although I am a lawyer by profession, I am not YOUR lawyer. All content and information on this website is for informational and educational purposes only, does not constitute legal advice and does not establish any kind of attorney-client relationship by your use of this website.

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4 Comments

  1. Such an informative post! I’ll be tending to my blog later, after reading this ?

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    • Thank you!

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  2. Hi Crystal! Thank you for this information. I definitely need to update my blog as soon as possible. I had not even thought of how much of this I need.

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    • You’re very welcome. Please let me know if you have any more questions.

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