The honest truth about website terms
There are a lot of moving parts to starting a business, and it’s easy to push these terms pages to the back of your mind (or the bottom of your to do list!). But as a life coach, neglecting to include these items on your website can really be asking for trouble. You often need these terms to fulfill certain legal or professional requirements. At the very least, they help to limit your liability in the case anything were to go wrong.
Get a disclaimer
As for a disclaimer, having one is important because it limits your liability if someone uses the information on your site and has a negative outcome. Especially if you’re a weight loss coach, a disclaimer is very important!
If you’re a Life Coach School certified coach, I have good news for you! You actually already have access to templates for these documents on the Certified Coach website.
I can’t tell you exactly where those are located on the site, as I’m still in the midst of certification myself. But I know they’re available, and that would be the easiest way for you to create these pages on your website.
All you have to do is download the provided templates, input your business information, and then add the content of those terms onto the appropriate pages of your website. If you need help with that last step, let me know here.
In case you’re wondering, I’m not affiliated with TermsFeed. From my research, it simply seems to be the most straightforward, user-friendly option for generating terms out there. It’s free to generate basic documents, and any additional clauses you want to better protect your business are just a one-time fee.
Most other services I know of have subscription options only, so this is a great feature of TermsFeed.
Have a lawyer look over these!
I’m not a lawyer by any means. This post is just meant to provide information about law designed to help you understand the legal issues around internet marketing and owning a website. But legal information isn’t the same as legal advice, which is applying law to an individual’s specific circumstances.
I’ve done a lot of research to make sure this information is correct and useful to you, but I must include here that I ALWAYS recommend consulting a lawyer if you want professional assurance that this information is correct (or your intepretation of it is accurate).
So…don’t rely on this information as legal advice. I’m not endorsing myself as of any particular legal understanding. This article is just intended to be for entertainment purposes only.
Hope this was helpful!
If not, then go check out TermsFeed to generate those terms! Then have a lawyer look them over.