3 Legal Tips for Your Online Business

//3 Legal Tips for Your Online Business

3 Legal Tips for Your Online Business

Thinking of starting an online business? Before you launch your website and go public, it’s important to first make sure you’re complying with federal, state and local laws. To do so, consult with your Tampa business lawyer and read-up on our tips.

1. Declare the controlling state
Somewhere in your contract or on your website, the controlling state should be declared. In the event that you were to be sued, this would prevent the plaintiff from determining which state law applies. After all, you don’t want to have to go to court on the other side of the country for an offense that might not even withstand in court in your state.

2. Set up a business checking account
In most states, including Florida, business owners are required to handle all business transactions through a separate business account in order to receive the most business deductions and maintain corporate protection. Like your Tampa business lawyer will tell you, don’t mix business and pleasure. Keep your business finances and personal finances separate. This is one of the best ways to ensure your business’ safety and to avoid facing penalties and fees.

3. What’s your privacy policy?
Always establish a privacy policy. Because most online business collect information in some way, shape or form, it’s important to protect yourself by legally establishing a privacy policy. This privacy policy will let your website visitors know what information you will and will not collect. In the event that you change your privacy policy, it’s important that you make your audience and website viewers aware. Consult with your Tampa business owner on how to best go about constructing a privacy policy.

Have any tips you’d like to add or questions you need answered? If so, tweet them to us at @FreshLegal, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram. To schedule an appointment with a member of our legal team, visit www.businesslawyertampa.com or call (813) 448-1042. 

By | 2017-12-26T18:00:06+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

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