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Old 10-19-2016, 09:40 PM
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You're a web developer. How do you know the law?

Assuming most web develpers aren't lawyers, where do they get the legal forms for people sites? Do they just basically copy and past a Terms of Service?
 
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Assuming most web develpers aren't lawyers
That's a totally wrong assumption!*

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where do they get the legal forms for people sites? Do they just basically copy and past a Terms of Service?
Which legal forms are you talking about?

If you are talking about pages like terms and privacy policy then yes, most of them are copy pasted or generated from privacy policy page generators, etc.


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Old 10-20-2016, 02:14 PM
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Yeah there's plenty of sites out there just give it a Google and ensure you read the whole thing incase it bites you back in the future. Also, give it a reasonable tweak to avoid duplicated content x99 +
 
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Old 11-11-2016, 04:47 AM
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Due diligence is a necessary evil no matter what country you are in or what you think the laws are.

Privacy policies are a must as they contain the data protection details that you assure the customer (and google) that you have in hand. Any site that receives personal info at any level needs to protect that info.

Plenty of stuff out there for you use. Google doesn't penalise you for having a T&C or PP similar to another. Penalties come for copying homepage content etc that should be unique, and even then you would need to copy 1000 words plus for it to even register.
 
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Old 11-17-2016, 11:30 AM
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Yes, most of the sites (specially the newbies) usually check other sites to know what actually they have to write in the privacy policy pages and with little modification and the type of business/work they are involved in, they write it.
 
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Old 11-20-2016, 07:23 AM
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For my websites I searched for a good privacy policy, terms of use, and affiliate disclosure. When I found the right ones, I just copied and pasted them. Of course I had to make some minor changes such as website names and dates.
 
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I am not a developer but my question is how do we know our developer that we hired is not breaking the law when they are making the changes we requested or worked out in the contract?

It would stink if one day you get an email threatening to sue you for millions.
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I am not a developer but my question is how do we know our developer that we hired is not breaking the law when they are making the changes we requested or worked out in the contract?

It would stink if one day you get an email threatening to sue you for millions.
So let's know the law on that one ... is there anything that we can have the developer sign that truly protects us from that? Assuming the ones doing the suing will go after who has the money who would likely be you and not the guy who did the developing for you.
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I would say ask a lawyer about this question as I don't give legal advice out.
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In my part of the world, even if a web developer does something wrong (e.g. Copyright violation) it still is ultimately the site owner's responsibility. Standard safeguard against this is to to have an indemnity clause in the agreement with the developer. So you may get sued, but you retain the right to recover the damages from the developer.
 
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I repeat...DUE DILIGENCE.
 
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