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Online Terms and Conditions Checklist

Step 1: Gather Information

As you complete your online terms and conditions, you will need to provide certain relevant information. This includes any policies you may have concerning member accounts, posted content, age restrictions, refunds, cancellations, sales policies, dispute resolution, and more. Depending on the type of website involved, some of these categories may be needed.

Step 2: Answer Key Questions

Use the information you collected to complete your online terms and conditions. We make this easy by guiding you each step of the way and helping you to customize your document to match your specific needs. The questions and information we present to you dynamically change depending on your answers and the state selected. Click below to get started.

Step 3: Review and Post Online

It is always important to read your terms and conditions thoroughly to ensure it matches your needs and is free of errors and omissions. After completing the questionnaire, you can make textual changes by downloading it in Microsoft Word. If no changes are needed, you can simply download the PDF version and sign. These downloads are available by navigating to the Documents section of your account dashboard.

Next, you need to make the terms and conditions available on your website for users to read. There are two ways to do this: 1) by requiring users to first agree to the terms prior to using the site's products or services (called "clickwrap") or 2) by allowing users to implicitly agree to the terms simply by using the site (called "browsewrap"). If the website sells products, collects user information, or allows public posts, it needs to use clickwrap in order to confirm that the terms and conditions have been communicated to the user. Browsewrap is only recommended in cases where the site is restricted to passively offering information. 

Step 4: Periodically Review and Update

It is easy to forget the ins and outs of your website's terms and conditions. Periodically reviewing it will help you stay familiar with any responsibilities or requirements so that you can determine when it needs changes or additions.

As your policies change or new laws pass, you will need to update your website's terms and conditions. At a minimum, websites should do this every year or two, but it is often necessary to make more frequent updates.

Step 5: Complete Related Documents

Websites are also required to have a corresponding privacy policy in place. Privacy policies notify users how their personal information is collected, used, and shared. LegalNature's privacy policy includes language consistent with our terms and conditions to provide your site with maximum legal protection.

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