Creating Effective Terms of Use and Privacy Policies

There are two key documents or statements that all websites should post before (or at least soon after) going "live" on the Internet. First, your site's terms of use govern your relationship with users, allowing you to set boundaries of acceptable behavior by your users and potentially limiting your liability. Second, you should create a privacy policy, which informs your users of your practices relating to private information and helps you avoid liability under a complex array of federal and state privacy laws. The following sections address these two important documents in greater detail and provide examples that you can follow in creating your own terms of use and privacy policy.

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