2016/12/13

Beginners Guide: Adding a Terms and Conditions Page on Your Blog


For any newbie, starting a blog can feel like crossing a mine field.  With so many things and improvements to be done.  If you're main goal is to make money from your blog, then adding a Terms and Condition page should be top priority in building your website.

Probably the least read pages of all blogs and websites.  Most websites have a Terms Conditions page, even though it's not actually a legal requirement.

Note:  You are required by law to have a Privacy Policy if you're gathering user's personal data or if you have advertising on your website.

Should you be taken to court, these pages can limit your liability and protect your rights to the content included in your website.

Key Components of Terms and Conditions

The content of your Terms and Conditions will be unique to your particular website.  You will find common themes throughout, despite your chosen category.

Copyright

This is a page you should look into especially if you're making money from your website.

Limit Liability

This is a disclaimer removing your liability from errors in web content.

If you allow visitor's to post content on your website you need language that limits your liability from any offensive postings.  A disclaimers that you don't endorse users and aren't responsible for the statements made by third parties.

Privacy Policy

If you're adding any kind of advertising to your blog (including affiliate advertising) or you're collecting information from a subscription box, you need a Privacy Policy.  This will tell the user how the information will be used or not used.

Quick Tips to Creating Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions Generators

See some options below:
Ask an Attorney

A lawyer can create or review your Terms and Conditions, making sure they cover your specific needs.

Read more in the series:

Submit a Sitemap to Google Webmaster Tools

Install Google Analytics to Your Blog

Add Share Buttons to Your Blog Using Add to Any

Add Terms and Conditions Page on Your Blog


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