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Website Terms of Use and Privacy Policy: When Is It Time to Update?


If you have a website or an app, you (hopefully) know that you need to have Terms of Use and a Privacy Policy. The Terms of Use (also referred to as TOU, Terms and Conditions, or Terms of Service) is a contract that users enter into when they use your website/app or any of the features or services found therein. The TOU can limit your liability, set out who owns what, and make it clear what happens if there’s a breach, among other things. A Privacy Policy details what type of information you collect from your users and how you…

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What Is A Contract For?


Let’s say you’ve discussed a potential business opportunity and you’ve come to an agreement on the basic terms with the party on the other side. The basics may include who has to deliver what goods or services, where, when, and how the receiving party is going to pay for it. Now that you’ve gone through the ups and downs of the negotiation process, you’re both eager to get started. Maybe you have the basic deal points recorded in an email or a term sheet that the parties have signed. Why bother with a full-scale contract? Why go through the time…

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Year-End Legal Checklist


As another year comes to an end, there are always business law matters that demand your attention. The to-do list will vary based on the needs of your specific business, but here are some items that tend to apply to most businesses as the calendar turns over to a new year. And of course, we’re here to help with any of these matters. Annual Compliance If you’ve registered to do business as a legal business entity, such as an LLC, a corporation, a Limited Partnership, or a nonprofit organization, be sure to review your annual compliance obligations. Many business types…

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Liability Considerations for Reopening Businesses


As I write this blog post, many states in the U.S. are in the process of partially reopening their economies while dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. Business owners who have taken a financial hit due to the shutdown need to also be thinking about liability when they reopen. If you own a business, one of your worst fears right now is finding out that one of your customers, clients, or employees came down with COVID-19 at your workplace. This is true if your business is a brick-and-mortar or if you or your team has any kind of face to face…

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