This blog post was originally published October 2015.
Your content management system (or CMS) allows easy updates, quick access to reusable content, blog organization, and many, many features. Whether you use WordPress, Squarespace, Wix, or any of the hundreds of content management systems available, you understand the power behind a great CMS and have come to rely on it for your everyday business needs.
However, while you've chosen your CMS because for its business benefits, there are some things it can’t do. And these impossibilities put you at risk of legal trouble.
Your website CMS is designed for two specific teams within your company: your marketing team and your development team. Legal is typically an afterthought as they aren't the ones buying the CMS to begin with. The problem? Lawyers and judges don't care that Legal wasn't a primary buyer, only that your legal content is poorly hosted.
Some examples of legal content include:
Your legal content is necessary to protect your business from unnecessary risk. However, they are only as good as their format and presentation.
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Here are 4 reasons why your CMS is not ideal for hosting legal terms:
The way your legal content is published on your website CMS could put you in a world of legal pain. Luckily, there is a way to fix this.
Content management systems are great! Unfortunately, they won’t work for legal content. Solutions that are designed with legal in mind are your best bet.
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