Having a web business does not save you from the normal perils of having a brick and mortar business, such as being sued, robbed or getting caught in not complying with the law. In many ways it is more dangerous than having a real life location. You expose your business to millions of users, many different laws and court systems.
1. Make your website a brochure site with limited interactivity. Just being accessible from a State is usually not considered to be sufficient minimum contact. Granted, in this Web 2.0 world, this is like saying don’t have a website at all.
Now, before you start copying all the legalese on allbusiness.com
remember that each internet business is different and you may need a
whole set of other provisions. Some of their provisions might be
useless for your purposes. For example, if you don’t provide
information that could be construed as legal advice, you wouldn’t need
products, you may need more specific terms designed for such products.
Finally, if you are in the business of distributing, selling or
advertising stuff that is not really suitable for the under 18 crowd or otherwise regulated,
there are a lot of other things to worry about.
**This post is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice**