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5 Blogging contracts you need to protect your blog!

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It is scary how many people believe “online businesses” (like bloggers) are exempt from legalities. No way, Jose! In fact, due to the massive amounts of commerce that is engaged in online, bloggers need to be even more mindful of the legalities and accompanying documents needed to protect their business.

Here’s a quick rundown of five legal documents bloggers need to protect their blog!

#1 and #2 Website Bundle

This bundle includes both a Privacy Policy Template and a Terms of Use template.

Website Bundle (GDPR Compliant)

The Terms of Use/Service template is to be used by any business owner having an online website.  This policy is a legal document on the terms and conditions of your site and products.

This is SUPER important to have if running any business online ESPECIALLY if you are an online only business with a shop, etc.

It addresses topics such as:

  • Who you are
  • What you do
  • Addresses Privacy Policy
  • Intellectual Property Licenses
  • Contact Information
  • No Warranties
  • Limitation of Liability
  • Governing Law
  • and more!

The Privacy Policy template is to be used by any business owner having an online website.  This policy is a legal document on privacy law that discloses the way you gather data, use and manage data of your website visitors and customers.

This is SUPER important to have if running any business online ESPECIALLY if you are an online only business with a shop, etc.

It addresses privacy law topics such as:

  • What information is collected ( internet traffic data, cookies)
  • Customer/visitor personal information
  • Testimonials on site
  • Information collection, use and sharing
  • Access to information
  • Security
  • Registration
  • Orders
  • Survey and Contests
  • and more!

#3 Model Release

Model Release

This Model Release for Bloggers allows a photograph subject to easily and legally give permission for use of their photographic images for use on the blog.  Releases blogger of any claims by subject for compensation.

#4 Affiliate Program TOU

Affiliate Program Terms of Use Template

This document is an Affiliate Terms of Service template to be used by any business owner having an online affiliate program.  This policy is a legal document that outlines the terms and conditions of your affiliate program.

This is SUPER important to have if running any business online with affiliates!

It addresses the following topics:

  • Description of program
  • Enrollment
  • Links on Affiliate Site
  • Program Requirements
  • Responsibility of affiliates
  • Ordering processing
  • Advertising fees
  • Fee payment
  • Policies
  • Identifying self as affiliate
  • Limited license
  • Reservation of rights
  • Term and termination
  • Compliance with laws
  • and more!

#5 Collaboration of Work Agreement

Collaboration of Work Agreement

This Collaboration of Work Contract is for between two businesses collaborating on a product for sale.  The work can be an eCourse, webinar, eBook, published book, etc.  The contract allows for defining of the item and responsibilities.

Provisions include:

  • Title of work
  • Type of work
  • Scope of work
  • Hosting, customer service, and marketing responsibilities defined
  • Communication and consultation requirements
  • Feedback requirements
  • Deadline for final work
  • Timeline of feedback
  • Copyright shared between collaborators
  • Agreement to not infringe upon others
  • Defined percentage of profit share
  • Dispute resolution
  • Legal action procedures
  • Venue and jurisdiction
  • and more!
5 Blogging contracts you need to protect your blog!

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