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Why Does Your Company Need Terms of Use and a Privacy Policy for Its Web Site?

Posted on June 7th, 2012 | Author: Jeanne Hamburg

Jeanne Hamburg discusses the need for terms of use and privacy policies on company websites in “Why Does My Company Need Terms of Use and a Privacy Policy for Its Web Site?”  TOU govern the relationship between the user and the site owner.  A Privacy Policy advises users how their personal information will, and will not, be used. In the case of a web site with global users whose country’s laws may differ from those of the U.S., the Privacy Policy will take into account all applicable privacy laws. The TOU and Privacy Policy are important documents that govern the relationship between you, as site owner, and your site’s users and if they are well-crafted, you can avoid misunderstandings as well as liability to the user. Rather than giving these documents short shrift, you should invest some time and money into them. With minor updates, they will serve you well for many years to come.

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