Internet Business Package
INTERNET BUSINESS PACKAGE
There are certain basic legal projects that you need to have in place before you launch a new web business:
Company Formation: Just as with a traditional company, in order to shield yourself from liability and present yourself to the world as a professional concern, you should consider forming a formal entity before launching your website. We will help you select the appropriate type of entity for your business, and we will prepare and file the necessary documents to make it official.
Legal Disclaimer: This is the notice to users informing them of the risks that they take in visiting your website, buying goods through your site and/or using your services. It places the responsibility for identified risks squarely on the shoulders of the user. Each business is different, and Hrbek Law will help you identify the specific concerns and liabilities from which you need to shield yourself.
DMCA Language: The Digital Millenium Copyright Act requires that you give notice, to those who believe that you have infringed their copyright, of the formal statutory procedure for raising an objection and requesting that the material be taken down from your website. The posting of this language and establishment of adequate take down procedures are a critical guard against a copyright infringement claim.
Shipping & Return Policy: In order to accept credit card payments on your website, you need to comply with credit card association regulations. Shipping and return policies are critical, and must be clearly explained on your website. You also need to understand your fulfillment obligations and the limits to your authority to process a credit card transaction. We will counsel you on how to comply with the applicable rules for merchants.
Risk Management: Whatever your business, you need to brainstorm with an attorney about the potential risks, so that you can adequately protect your company from potential litigation and other liabilities and threats to the survivial of your business. Your business model may need to be tweaked to afford you the best protections. Hrbek Law can give you essential practical advice in this regard.