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    Writing up my own terms?

    As some may know from previous topics of mine. I am starting my own Affiliate program.
    Well, Judgment Day is approaching. And I was curious to know would it be wrong to write up my own terms? I do not wish to get a lawyer to write up the following. About us, Media kit, Privacy Policy, Why you should Advertise, Why you should become a publisher, ect ect.

    Is this the acceptable, to avoid/postpone a lawyers involvement until we gain notoriety and are completely off the ground? Thank You. Regards.

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    Re: Writing up my own terms?

    Originally posted by Rampage
    I do not wish to get a lawyer to write up the following. About us, Media kit, Privacy Policy, Why you should Advertise, Why you should become a publisher, ect ect.
    you dont need a lawyer to write the about us, media kit, Privacy policy or why they should advertise ect ect...


    Is this the acceptable, to avoid/postpone a lawyers involvement until we gain notoriety and are completely off the ground? Thank You. Regards.
    however i think this part you should get a lawyer to either a) write the terms and conditions or b) write it yourself and then have a lawyer check it.
    The problem with not involving a lawyer at the begining is that you are not protected in the event that something happens! especially considering it MAY involv large sums of money. as a side note i personaly would be less likely to join the program because there is no terms. what can and cant i do?

    you also leave youself open to alot of abuse. Especially if you terminate an account!

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    Defiantly have a lawyer write or go over a terms of service agreement, and any contract for that mater.

    A few weeks ago we terminated the account of a publisher who was obviously cheating, and doing a really bad job of it: 800 clicks, 400 impressions, gee, I wonder

    Any ways, he complained about losing his entire earnings. We simply pointed him to the part of our terms of service agreement that states, very clearly, that cheating will not be tolerated.

    This being just an example, if we overlooked adding this into our agreement we could have had a legal issue. But we had it in the agreement, and it was agreed to by the publisher, and the bad-publisher had nothing more to say.

    Regards,
    Dan

    P.S. I would also recommend having a lawyer go over your privacy policy, just incase.
    Dan Ushman <dan@ratestar.net>
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    Thanks...
    I guess I must get a lawyer....Hmmmm
    Can I get one via the net to write up terms ect ect?

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    you should be able to... i know there is a lawyer that posts in these forums (or maybe he writes articles) that specialises in e-law if you can find him either he will be able to do it, or he will know who can!

    anybody here know who im talking about???


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