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How do you protect your site from the FTC?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by ironsaber26, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. ironsaber26

    ironsaber26 Newbie

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    I'm creating a site that reviews software and has affiliate links to purchase said software. I believe that I need to add a privacy policy, TOS, and an affiliate disclosure. Is that correct?

    What software do you use to create these policies?
     
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    you know what mate this is million $ question put up this question is so important today because you probably dont wanna get sued by the FTC.There is also a case about penny auction offers on how to get avoided by the FTC while running those offers i wanna hear the answer too.
     
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    Mate,you need to write above any review,that you are paid to post that review,wich will dramatically lower the sales...but hell,that's how the game is today...
     
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    ironsaber26 Newbie

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    I don't think that's correct as long as you include an affiliate disclosure statement in the footer.

    I'm wondering if there's any software that available that creates the proper legal documentation.
     
  5. pen---

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    Privacy generator for Google, Adsense Clickbank, Commission Junction, Azoogle, Adbrite, Chitika, Widget Bucks, Linkshare, Kontera, Amazon
    Code:
    http://www serprank com/privacy-policy-generator/
    I do have some sites but I hadn't care about disclosures yet....

    maybe ... tell the truth ... maybe with .truth{font-size:1px}??
    it's up to you :bonappeti
     
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    To be honest I would put a disclosure line in the footer plus include a longer disclosure page in addition to privacy, contact, removal request...
     
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    ironsaber26 Newbie

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    It seems that the link you provided takes care of the privacy policy and affiliate disclosure. I hope that's enough to avoid a lawsuit!
     
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    where can you read it's good for disclosure too?
     
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    ironsaber26 Newbie

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    When I generated the policy it stated the programs that I'm affiliated with and that I have no control over how they use cookies.

    If this is enough to pass off as affiliate disclosure, I'm not really sure.
     
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    that is far from the disclosure...
     
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    ironsaber26 Newbie

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    I'm going to do some research now and try to get this figured out!

    AutoWebLaw Pro seems to be the best option for covering all ground but it's a bit too pricy for me at the moment.
     
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    Search for earning disclosure