Australian Websites and Legal notices

As a website owner, you need to ensure your website complies with current Australian legal requirements.

What type of legal documents does your website need?

You should have three legal notices:

1. Privacy Policy

This notice will explain to your website visitors, how you are going to use the information you collect from them. This includes the use of ‘cookies’ on your website. A cookie is a small file placed on the web browser which collects information about browsing behaviour. Your Policy needs to comply with the latest Australian privacy legislation as required by the Australian Consumer Law.

2. Website Disclaimer

To limit your liability from the information you publish and to protect your copyright.

3. Terms and Conditions

To explain the terms under which you do business as required by the Australian Consumer Law.

Who can provide you with the legal documents for your website?

A lawyer is the person required to write these types of documents for you. We recommend consulting with your business solicitor. If you prefer, you can use our affiliate law firm: Legal123.

Legal123 offers an online service that can provide you with the specific legal documents you require. We suggest the Website Legal Package as a starting point. From experience, most of our clients find the Website Legal Package enough to cover them for their small business website. If need be, they can also customise your legal documents to suit your industry.

Visit Legal123, and check out their Legal Packages available to purchase online.

The following infographic will help you understand the legal documents required for your website.

Disclaimer: This information and its content and linked material are presented for informational purposes only and are not a substitute for legal advice.

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