3 Ways to Protect Your Website

So you’ve taken that bold step to design and get your website up and running.

That’s fantastic!

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:


Copyright Notice

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.

business lawyer knowledgeable in copyrights and trademarks can give you advice on how to create a copyright notice to safeguard your site.


Website Terms of Use

Terms of Use refers to the rules which web visitors must comply with as they access the services or products on your website. It’s a legal document which is also used as a disclaimer against any possible litigation brought against you by web visitors.


The terms of use agreement will include the following;

  • 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.


Website Privacy Policy

You’ll probably need a contract lawyer seasoned in business law to help you draft a Privacy Policy for your website.

Privacy Policy is a legal document which will safeguard your business against any litigation from web visitors or customers. It reveals how your business gathers, uses, discloses as well as manages customers’ data via the website.

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.

If you don’t have a privacy policy for your website, you risk losing your customers as well as being sued for not protecting your customers through a privacy policy. A business lawyer should advice you on how to structure your privacy policy based on features on your website and nature of business.


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.