So you’ve taken that bold step to design and get your website up and running.
But many entrepreneurs just stop there. You shouldn’t.
In any case, if you fail to protect your site, it could cost you more money in terms of data loss or lawsuits by customers.
Your site is a work of art– it’s a valuable marketing tool and an investment that cost you time and money. The last thing you want is to see is your hard work ruined by hackers, electronic thieves or lawsuits brought against you by customers.
While you can’t undo the damage done to your website, you can always take measures to prevent it. Even basic protection steps will safeguard you from litigations brought against you by customers using your site.
Here are 3 ways to protect your website:
A copyright notice appears on all your website pages and shows that the content on your site is owned by you. It confirms authorship of whatever is on your website.
Much as the law does not require you to have a copyright notice on your website, it’s the only way you can stop others from infringing your work.
If you don’t have a copyright notice, it allows visitors to steal your data and use it on their websites and even claim copyright over it.
A business lawyer knowledgeable in copyrights and trademarks can give you advice on how to create a copyright notice to safeguard your site.
- Definition of keywords and word phrases: This is important to avoid ambiguity or misinterpretations.
- UserRights and Responsibilities; This covers proper or expected usage, accountability for online activities or conduct, outline of privacy policies concerning personal data as well as payment details related to subscription or service payments.
- Disclaimer; this spells the limitation of liability for any damages or losses incurred by users.
It’s also a legal requirement for customers’ protection. Some of the personal information which must be safeguarded include name, address, marital status, date of birth, contact information, ID number as well as the financial record and medical history of your customers.
A Business Lawyer On Your Side
If you have a website that need protected or feels your business requires protection, talk to a business lawyer at Mollaei Law.
Mollaei Law is a law firm that specializes information of LLCs and Corporations, drafting and reviewing contracts and agreements as well as registering trademarks and responding to your business legal questions.