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If you own an online business, chances are you won’t have an in-house legal expert. Instead of turning to larger (and expensive!) legal experts, here’s why you should consider using my legal services: I provide legal guidance, support and advice on some tricky issues such as e-store terms and conditions, at a competitive and upfront price.

At Base Legal, I aim to serve quality legal documentation, representation, and other value added services which are customised to suit your budget. Whether it’s legal services for mobile device apps or website and app user agreements, I am your number one choice when it comes to quick legal solutions.

You no longer need to put up with mediocre legal service from unsympathetic lawyers when it comes to legalising virtual storefronts. My online legal services take care of all the variables that go into drafting a clear and enforceable legal document for your online business. Incorporation, trademark, copyright or the website, I make sure that your online business stays legal on all fronts.

The Features & Benefits of engaging with Base Legal

  • Competitive cost – my pricing structure is clear to give you peace of mind.
  • You save time – I offer a very wide range of services, so you won’t need to find separate legal services
  • My legal experience - You can be confident that you are receiving the best advice for your online business.
  • Reliable and dependable - I offer you consistency and continuity so you can rest easy knowing you’re in good hands.
  • Communication - once I send you a detailed draft, we can talk through any questions you have about the document, so you are comfortable & confident with the contents. Not only that, just pick up the phone and call me for any additional information at any time.

This is how I can assist you with these specific services, unique to eBusiness:

Website user agreements:

A website user agreement is a document that sets out the terms that governs the use of your website. They are a must if you have a high functionality website, for example, online courses. Your website is an asset to your business and separate from your product or service.

Do you provide your products and services purely online? Do you use an automated site to provide these to your customers? If you answered yes to either of these questions, a website user agreement is recommended for the following reasons:

  • Protecting your business – due to the sole reliance on technology, a website user agreement protects the intellectual property embedded in your website, and includes disclaimers regarding third party interference and internet down time. All of these factors could be out of your hands, however you need to be prepared for them
  • If users communicate with each other on your website, you should protect yourself in case issues arise between them.
Terms and Conditions:

This is a legal term you may have heard before. It is the agreement between your business and your customer. It is important for online businesses and mobile device applications (apps) providers because there is no other method of communicating with your client.

Here are the top four functions of a Terms & Conditions document:

  • They assist in reducing the potential of disputes or claims by reducing ambiguity and setting clear boundaries and expectations that your client agrees to prior to entering into a business relationship with you as a provider of a product or service
  • They give enforceable rights so that you can recover payments, as it is seen as proof of the engagement
  • For app creators, they are needed for App stores
  • They are written individually to cater to how your business operates – so we can’t take a 'one size fits all' approach

It’s important to note that there are requirements that need to be complied with under Australian Consumer law when creating terms and conditions. Non-compliances can result in penalties, which you can avoid by engaging me to create your terms and conditions for you.

Software licences:

The best analogy for a software licence is to consider it like a rental agreement for a house! Software licences are used when app creators or software developers want to give people the right to use their creations. I have worked with several clients who develop apps exclusively for specific industry and private use, not through App stores.

Do you want to allow people to use your software? If so, you’ll need a software license that:

  • Provides clear guidelines about use
  • Specifies who owns the softwareOutlines what ongoing services are offered (updates, maintenance)
  • Outlines what ongoing services are offered (updates, maintenance)Stipulates what the user is authorised to do (can they make changes? etc)
  • Stipulates what the user is authorised to do (can they make changes? etc)
Privacy Policy:

Last, but certainly by no means least, is your privacy policy. The purpose of a privacy policy is to demonstrate that you comply with legislation regarding the collection, use and disclosure of your clients’ personal information.

The wording must be clear and contain no legal jargon. This is to ensure your client understands exactly what you plan to do with their information. Using plain English in your privacy policy will also ensure you are compliant with the law.

You must ensure the document is available as soon as practicable to the time when the information is collected. If you have an online business, this means it needs to be available on your website.  Many third party payment providers will also need to have access to this document.

Legal services for online businesses are often times the most time consuming. Base Legal caters to the online industry, and can help you save hours off the drafting process. So, call me right away to get more information on my legal services and to get legal assistance.