Know the Common Legal Mistakes Made by Bloggers 

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As a legal blogger, you are sharing your legal knowledge with a large audience who need legal help. However, that doesn’t mean legal bloggers don’t make mistakes that can hurt their companies. For example, the first legal mistake made is not having a Privacy Policy. A Privacy Policy covers what personal information such as names and emails a legal blogger collects from visitors.

It also informs visitors how the legal blogger will use the information. This means how you will use their information to market or sell to third party websites. Failing to have a Privacy Policy on your website could cause you a potential lawsuit because you haven’t properly disclosed the information. Here are some other legal mistakes bloggers make:

No Disclosure and Disclaimer on Your Website 

The second legal mistake bloggers make is having a website without an appropriate Disclosure and Disclaimer. Many legal bloggers understand that bloggers must have a disclosure statement when they are posting affiliate links on their site. Thisis required by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). However, you may not know that you need a Disclaimer to protect you from being sued.

No Terms and Conditions 

The third legal mistake bloggers make is not having any Terms and Conditions on their websites. You must have either “Terms of Service” or “Terms of Use” on your website. Whatever term you choose to use, you are explaining some information regarding where the lawsuit will be settled. For example, if you live Chicago, but a client in Nevada wants to sue you. Your Terms and Conditions will explain the lawsuit will be settled in Illinois. Other information explained in Terms and Conditions include intellectual property rights, indemnification clauses, right to terminate anythird-party links.

Using Free Legal Templates Aren’t the Way to Avoid These Legal Mistakes 

Many legal bloggers who want to avoid making these mistakes will often search legal templates online to use. This is another mistake. Yes, Privacy Policy, Disclaimer and Terms,and Conditions are available online. However, these templates are specific. They include general information that may not be relevant to your business or website. This means you seek to protect your business, but general information in the templates won’t provide legal protection.

Obtain Legal Bundle from a Lawyer 

The best way to avoid these legal mistakes is to hire a lawyer to complete a legal bundle. Getting customized Privacy Policy, Terms and Conditions and Disclaimers will fully protect your business. The legalese in each of those disclosures will be specific to your business. Also, you will have the peace of mind of knowing that you have done your due diligence and can be trusted by your clients and potential clients.

Hire Gupta Law Group to Assist You 

If you are planning to or already have an existing legal blogging business, contact us at rayguptalawgroup.com. We are in Chicago, Illinois. Our law group will discuss the types of Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers you need. We will customize your information to protect your business and meet all laws. This means that you can focus on your business with the peace of mind that you’re not making the common legal mistakes that some bloggers make.

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