Sample Blog Terms and Conditions Policy

Don't overlook the legalities when setting up your blog

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If you take a trip around the web, you'll notice that a lot of websites and blogs include links (typically in the site's footer) to a terms and conditions policy, which serves as a disclaimer to protect the site owner. Some sites use detailed, specific terms and conditions policies, while others use a shorter, more generic version.

It's up to you to decide the level of protection you need and then enlist the help of an attorney to create the best terms and conditions for the use of your blog. A sample blog terms and conditions policy can get you started.

Sample Blog Terms and Conditions Policy

Every blog needs a Terms and Conditions policy published on its page, especially if it contains advertising. Some advertisers, such as Google AdSense, provide specific verbiage that must be placed in the Terms and Conditions of sites that host its ads. Those advertisers supply you with the text you must use. If you don't accept advertising, a simple policy resembles this:

"All content provided on this blog is for informational purposes only. The owner of this blog makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site. The owner will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. The owner will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information. These terms and conditions of use are subject to change at any time and without notice."

Sample Privacy Policy

You may also include a separate Privacy Policy or incorporate the information into the Terms and Conditions. If you don't collect email addresses and other information from your visitors, a simple privacy policy suffices, such as:

"We do not share personal information with third-parties nor do we store information we collect about your visit to this blog for use other than to analyze content performance through the use of cookies, which you can turn off at anytime by modifying your internet browser's settings. We are not responsible for the republishing of the content found on this blog on other websites or media without our permission. This privacy policy is subject to change without notice."

However, if you collect any information from your visitors, you need a robust privacy policy that adheres to the EU's General Data Protection Regulation.