Every website that exists on the internet must be legally compliant. It’s the law! Without adequate legal protection for your blog, you run significant risks that could have devastating results. Today’s post will show you the most affordable way to protect your blog with legal templates – within thirty minutes!
Why You Need to Legally Protect Your Blog
The first reason that you should legally protect your blog is that it’s the law. Breaking the law is not on my list of things to do today, and I’m sure it’s not on yours either!
The Internet is a much stricter place today than it was fifteen years ago. Now that so much information exists online, individual privacy is a bigger priority than ever before. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) works tirelessly to ensure that all websites follow information privacy laws – even brand new blogs!
It’s all somewhat overwhelming to know where to start with your blog’s legal pages. Most of us are not lawyers, after all. And most of us don’t have a budget to hire a lawyer either. What to do?
I was in your shoes not too long ago, and I remember the frustration! I kept putting off dealing with my legal pages because just thinking about it stressed me out. This was a big mistake as I could have gotten in serious trouble for blogging illegally.
Luckily, I found the perfect solution to my legal woes – legal blog templates created by lawyer/blogger Amira!
Before I even visited Amira’s sales page, I knew before I was going to buy her legal templates. Why? Because the whole blogging community was raving about them! Some of the highest-earning bloggers in the world use Amira’s templates because they are the most affordable way to legally protect your blog. They are also the most comprehensive!
If you ready to hear about Amira’s legal blog templates from Amira herself, click here. To learn about the three essential legal pages for your blog, keep reading!
Legal Pages Every Blogger Needs
- You’re not using email opt-ins
- You don’t have a shop page
- You’re not selling affiliates
- You don’t have much blog traffic
- You’re not making money blogging
It does not matter! Being a small blog doesn’t exempt you from following compliance laws. If your website is live and you do not have these three legal pages, you are breaking the law.
Just like you wouldn’t open a restaurant without meeting health code standards, you shouldn’t start a blog without meeting minimum legal standards.
It’s that simple!
- Data collection, use, and retention
- Compliance with the FTC
- Compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
- Third-party collection of information
- Regulations for email marketing
- Privacy protection acts for specific states
- Privacy laws for children
- Comment policy
Now more than ever, readers care about their online privacy. Not only is your protecting your blog the legal thing to do, but it’s also a way to build trust with your readers.
What Is GDPR?
GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation, which is the European Union’s privacy compliance laws. You may not think that the GDPR applies to you if you’re an American blogger, but it does! If users from Europe can find and read your blog, you must comply with GDPR laws.
Can’t I Just Use a Free Legal Template?
You might think that free legal templates are the most affordable way to legally protect your blog. Wrong.
Free legal templates are like going into battle with a bicycle helmet. It won’t protect you from much, and you’ll look pretty silly!
Unless you’re a lawyer, it’s hard to tell if a legal template is good enough or will actually legally protect your blog.
Legal protection is one of those things that you get what you pay for. If you don’t pay anything for legal pages, don’t expect them to protect you from much!
The second legal page you should have on your blog is a disclaimer policy. The purpose of this legal page is to lower your liability for how people use your content.
What does that mean exactly?
It means you are limiting the probability of someone suing you for something you wrote on your blog.
I am a mindset and blogging writer, and I often give growth mindset tips here at Pretty Little Grind. Does that make me a licensed psychologist or therapist? No! And that’s exactly what I state in my disclaimer.
My disclaimer legally protects me from possible lawsuits. Suppose one of my readers experienced emotional distress after trying one of my strategies. In that case, I could not be held responsible because I have stated that I am not a mental health professional.
In the same way, fitness and health bloggers rely heavily on disclaimers to legally protect their blogs.
Failed Expectations and Results
A disclaimer also legally protects your blog by protecting you from failed expectations and results. This means that your readers cannot sue you for not achieving specific results.
An excellent example of this is workout programs. They always have failed expectations and results disclaimers that say, “results not guaranteed.”
You also see this disclaimer for courses and coaching programs. Promising specific results with no disclaimer sets you up for legal chaos. Don’t let it be you!
As affiliate marketing becomes more popular, most people are familiar with the concept of affiliate disclosures. You often seem them in the header of blog articles or even on Instagram posts.
The FTC has mandated that all affiliate products must be disclosed to the target audience. This includes affiliate links, sponsored content, and promotions.
Many bloggers think it is enough to add a disclaimer to the heading of each post. (Hint – it’s definitely not!)
In addition to disclaimers on your blog posts, your disclosure page must acknowledge your right to promote affiliates. If not, you are not meeting FTC legal standards.
Are you ready to legally protect your blog with a customizable disclosure template? Amira’s legal disclosure template is the most affordable (and most professional) disclosure template available anywhere.
Amira’s legal templates have been featured on some of the best blogs on the Internet! She is a full-time lawyer AND a full-time blogger who knows precisely how to protect your blog from legal troubles.
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Terms & Conditions
The third legal page for legally protecting your blog is the terms and conditions page. This page might be the least understood out of all three legal pages!
The best way to think about terms and conditions is as a legal contract between you and your reader. This page is a bit like the rules by which your website operates.
Intellectual Property Rights
Your terms and conditions page is also where you legally protect your intellectual property – i.e., your content.
Plagiarism is alive and well in the world of blogging. I have seen scores of bloggers complain about having their work plagiarized. But, without detailed terms and conditions, they’ve had no recourse for stopping the content thieves.
Buying a well-written terms and conditions template is the most affordable way to legally protect your blog against plagiarism. Amira’s disclosure template will provide you with the legal right to send a cease and desist letter to your plagiarist, among other options.
Purchase and Refund Policies
A well-done terms and conditions page should explain your policy for financial transactions on your blog. This includes your purchase, cancellation, and refund policies. Setting up your legal pages from day one will legally protect your blog from financial disputes – that is IF they are written correctly.
Never, ever sell anything on your blog until you have clearly communicated your policies on your terms and conditions page.
As a blogger, you should always reserve the right to prevent a user from visiting your blog. Consider it your “right to refuse service” that all businesses retain. This right should also extend to your courses, memberships, and social media groups.
Protect yourself against legal action from people who would otherwise destroy your business. Don’t think it can’t happen to you! Without legal protection, there’s nothing more dangerous to an entrepreneur than a disgruntled client.
Amira’s Terms & Conditions template was made with bloggers in mind. It has everything you need to lay the ground rules for your blogging business. You can download and customize it within minutes and be on your way to legal compliance in no time!
Don’t wait until you NEED legal protection. After all, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Protect your blog before trouble comes knocking!
The Terms & Conditions template costs less than the price of a WordPress plug-in. Which do you think is more important?
Get the Terms & Conditions Template here. (Pssst…it comes with three BONUS templates!)
Best Value: The Legal Bundle
Are you starting from scratch and need all three legal pages?
Don’t worry, that was me, too!
One day, I finally decided I needed to make sure that I was legally protecting my blog. Boy, was I in for a surprise!
Thank God I fixed my legal pages before I got myself in any real trouble. My blogging business could have easily ended before it even started.
But learning about my own non-compliance was just the beginning of my problem. How was I going to write three comprehensive legal pages without any legal experience? I consider myself a decent writer, but legal jargon is a whole different beast!
I couldn’t use cheap, flimsy legal pages, and I couldn’t write them myself. (Hiring a hella expensive lawyer was totally out of the question.) So, I started researching the best legal blogging templates on the Internet – a search that quickly led me to Amira.
Amira was instantly relatable, professional, and knew exactly what I was looking for. I loved that she wasn’t selling me a legal blogging course (who has time for that?!) – just the sleek, powerful legal pages that I needed!
A blogger herself, Amira knows precisely what kind of protections a blogging business needs. She has a big heart for small-business owners and goes the extra mile to protect your blog, 1000%.
Typically, I unsubscribe from blogger emails after buying their product, but Amira’s! On top of writing the best, most affordable legal templates out there, she consistently gives me great blogging tips in my inbox.
Is the Legal Bundle Worth It?
I’ve made some purchases I definitely regret in my blogging business. But my legal bundle for my blog is one of the best investments I’ve made – no question!
Get everything you need to protect your blog in this comprehensive legal bundle. Still unsure? Click on the link and learn about all the freebies that Amira is throwing in with your purchase. (Hint – it comes out to way more than three templates!)
Legalize your blog in thirty minutes and never worry about compliance again!
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