“If your business is not on the Internet, than your business will be out of Business- Bill Gates”
Online business or e-commerce business is the new way of taking your business to the next level. Everyday thousands of mobile applications and websites are hitting the global audience directly on their smart phones; even most of the traditional businesses are now widening their horizon through online and e-commerce business. From food to entertainment, from imparting education to beauty and wellness, from investments to expenses tracking, from health and fitness to language learning and machine coding, from fashion to hospitality services, from multi vendor products platform to customized services and many more business are now going online via website and android or ios mobile applications. This contemporary form of doing business gearing up more quickly in the current covid-19 pandemic period, when it is typical to reach physically to the public, online business is the only and easiest way to reach the potential business audience.
Having said that it seems easy to design and develop the website and/or mobile application according to the business model and customer preferences but at the same time one need to be very careful while drafting the website/mobile application policy. The website/mobile application drafting is as technical as its programming and business need to understand the sanctity of the same.
What is Website/Mobile Application?
Why Online Business Platforms needs Website/Mobile Application Policy?
The Legal Prerequisite of having Website Policy
What Constitutes a Complete Website/Mobile Application Policy?
- Disclaimer of the Website/App: A disclaimer is a statement/notice informing the user of any product or service of the possible consequences of the same. The law mandates the display of a disclaimer in certain cases, such as where there is an inherent risk of harm to one’s health (the warnings displayed on cigarettes are a prime example), but are used commonly in all product and service literature. A disclaimer helps to clearly establish/limit one’s rights and liabilities with respect to the user of a particular product or service. It is used in situations which involve an element of risk or uncertainty.
Advantages of Website/Mobile Application Policy
- Curtail Legal and Other Risk– A well-drafted web policy helps you in avoiding ambiguity and minimizing legal risks.
- Builds Transparency- It discloses how a customer or client’s personal information will be collected, stored, and disclosed to third parties and used on the site.
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