When developing or building a website, there is a huge amount to consider to make sure it plays the role you want it to in attracting and retaining customers. But UX and responsive design aside, you’ll also need to make sure you dot the i’s and cross the t’s from a legal perspective. Here are the five key legal documents that you would expect on a website: .
This document governs how you provide the website and its content and how visitors may use your website. You may either include in the website T&Cs or create a separate acceptable use policy to set out rules in preventing the unauthorised reproduction of material and undesirable user behaviour (for example, hacking, reverse engineering, introducing viruses and uploading illegal or defamatory content).
Separately from the website terms & conditions, these documents specify your terms of sale and how the customers can order the goods, services or digital content from you. Sometimes you may require an end user licence agreement to govern how an individual end user may use your goods, services or digital content if you provide to a business.
This document will provide the key information about your business, operation and offering in a digestible manner, which is especially important if you sell directly to consumers.