Website Policies and Terms of Use

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Website Policies and Disclaimers

terms of Use | Privacy Policies | Disclaimers | Tracking | Cookies

Whenever a website collects information from site visitors, it is imperative to comply with relevant privacy policy laws. Privacy and appropriate terms of use effect all businesses with an online presence and many states such as California have statutory privacy policy requirements. Our website attorneys assist with how to comply with privacy laws, enforce privacy policies, and mitigate risk.

  • Acceptable Use Policies (AUP)
  • Forum Community Guidelines
  • End-User License Agreements (EULA)
  • Cookies and Tracking Disclaimers
  • Age-Restricted Sites
  • Jurisdiction and Venue Selection Clauses
  • Privacy Policies
  • Terms of Use (TOU)
  • Terms of Service (TOS)
  • Copyright (DMCA) Policies
  • Business-specific Website Disclaimers
  • User-generated Contact Safe Harbor

Flat-Fee Website Legal Protection Packages

Although the billable hour is still used by the majority of attorneys (including us for matters that are dynamic, difficult to clearly define the deliverable, or dispute-related), we believe in transparent, clear pricing for those matters where we can define the deliverable or legal service requested. 

Depending on your unique matter and overall goals, as well as budget, our billing methods are transparent and clear upfront, so we can effectively and efficiently resolve the dispute, effectuate a transaction, or deliver on a fixed-fee.



Types of Website Disclaimers

Terms of Use (ToU) | Terms of Service (ToS)

Website terms and conditions specify the rules governing use of a website. Because every website and every business is different, our Internet Lawyer's custom-draft terms of use specific to your business model and website. Terms of Use are a way to protect your business by limiting liability if a customer/user were to wish to take legal action against your website or business for some reason.

Although there’s no actual legal requirement for defining the terms and conditions for using your website, having an accurate Terms of Use may assist in defending against legal actions taken against you. Terms of Use vary depending on a number of factors but on the most basic level include the following:

  • Limitation of Liability
  • Permitted Use
  • Copyright
  • Governing Law
  • Privacy Policy 

Privacy Policies

A privacy policy is your company disclosure statement to inform customers how their personal information will be collected, stored, managed, disclosed to third parties and used on the site. Your privacy policy should be unique to your business and informs the site user what specific information is collected, whether it is kept confidential, and whether or not any of the information is sold to anyone else. 

The exact contents of each privacy policy will depend upon the applicable law and may need to address requirements across both geographical boundaries and legal jurisdictions.

Other Website Disclaimers

Website End User Payment Terms

Copyright Policy (DMCA Policy)

Acceptable Use Policy (“AUP”)

End User License Agreements (“EULAs”)

Forum Community Guidelines and Disclaimers


Cookies and Tracking Disclaimers

Cookies are an essential part of the technology that makes the Internet work and web browsing an enjoyable experience. They make it possible for websites to keep track of preferences without forcing users to log in visit. Cookies allow sites to remember user names and enable online stores to keep track of items we’ve put in shopping carts. For website owners, they provide the necessary data for some of the most popular analytic tools, among other things. Beyond the cookie conversation, there are many forms and types of online disclosures that our Internet attorneys can assist with, including counsel on:

  • Adware
  • Spyware
  • Phishing
  • Ransomeware
  • Willing Disclosure
  • Cookies
  • Web Bugs
  • Tracking Software

EU Cookie Legislation

If your business is based (or you live) in Europe and your site uses Cookies, you're likely aware of "The Cookie Law." The Cookie Law is a piece of privacy legislation that requires websites to get consent from visitors to store or retrieve any information on a computer, smartphone or tablet. It was designed to protect online privacy, by making consumers aware of how information about them is collected and used online, and to give them a choice to allow it or not. The EU Cookie Legislation requires 4 actions from website owners who use cookies:

  1. When someone visits a website, the site must let them know that your site uses cookies.
  2. The site must provide detailed information regarding how that cookie data will be utilized.
  3. The site must provide visitors with some means of accepting or refusing the use of cookies in your site (consent/opt in).
  4. If site visitors refuse to opt in, the site must ensure that cookies will not be place on the visitor's machine.

Age-Restricted Sites

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) is a United States federal law enacted October 21, 1998. The act applies to the online collection of personal information by persons or entities under U.S. jurisdiction about children under 13 years of age. It details what a website operator must include in a privacy policy, when and how to seek verifiable consent from a parent or guardian, and what responsibilities an operator has to protect children's privacy and safety online including restrictions on the marketing of those under 13.

While children under 13 can legally give out personal information with their parents' permission, many websites – particularly social media sites — disallow underage children from using their services altogether due to the cost and work involved in complying with the law.

  • Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
  • Dot-Kids Act
  • FTC's Children's Privacy Website
  • "Eraser Button" Law

General Internet-Law Counsel

  • Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
  • Right to Financial Privacy Act
  • Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
  • State-specific Laws


  • Electronic Communications Privacy Act
  • Video Privacy Protection Act
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights