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For myself, I look at the website as a type of calling card, if you will and have always ran the business with the documents. The website may be the biggest part of the business, but it's a tool, in my opinion, not the actual business. Does that make sense? You'd have to have everything appropriate for the business and the website would be covered in that.
It may depend on your geographical location as much as WHAT your business/website is and what service or information you provide. Good question-it never occurred to me to do it this way.
Anyone else have an idea? Does anyone else go about this the same way and how?
My head says that if we had to do legal stuff for both the website AND a business, even less people could afford to start a business (legal fees alone would put potential businesses out before the begin) or they'd do it illegally until they were shut down.
... I may have misunderstood because of the legally compliant vs. privacy policies, etc. Sorry about that. I am not deleting unless and until I know I jumped the gun.
Great question, still. Can you look at other websites that are similar to what you want? What are you wanting it for? Sales? Comments? Information? Collecting information? Selling collected information?
I'm no legal eagle, and was just wondering what peoples experiences were and if they have any recommendations that they could provide.
Thank you once again
There are a number of free policy generators (some are templates, some ask you some questions to fine-tune the needs for your site).
Even if you write it on your own, you need to cover some basic items:
Of course one would hope that you actually DO everything you say you do.
There's more that can be covered, but you get the idea.
Thank you very much for you reply.
I've decided to go with a generator rather than build my own. After doing a bit of research the ones I was looking into were https://termsfeed.com and https://www.iubenda.com. I was wondering if you have any experience with online generators and if there was one to recommend?
Thank you again.
Sorry, I don't have a generator to recommend. I have boilerplate text that I developed over the years and I use it on my client sites. You could try a couple of them and see what they produce, comparing how they are different.
There are plenty of online examples, so it should not be hard to find a starting point, and then keep adjusting from there.