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What Legal Events You Should be Tracking in your Apps

By Amber Ferrari on Sep 28, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Rather than assuming your online legal is in order, take a second to really take a look at it; are you walking the fine line of wrestling with unconscionability?

Too much work goes into developing a website and mobile apps for everything to not be completely secure. Here are four legal events that you should definitely be tracking on your website and within your mobile apps. And most importantly, they should be implemented properly.

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Contracts in the Self-Service Economy

By Amber Ferrari on Sep 27, 2016 7:30:00 AM

The self-service economy is all about speed. Your phone is the one-stop-shop for on-demand service that has come to be expected. With apps being downloaded by the second, serving customers “later” is no longer an option. The option is, “now”, end of story.

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5 Legal Things to Know for Selling Online

By Amber Ferrari on Sep 23, 2016 8:45:00 AM

Amazon. Ebay. Etsy. Poshmark. Digital marketplaces have made it overwhelmingly simple to sell things online. Opening an Etsy shop is as easy as clicking a button, providing some information, payment, and then you’re on your way! Etsy handles the legal regulations on that end, as do the other examples listed above. But what happens when you are the one responsible for what happens when you sell online?  

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Why you need a clickwrap API

By Amber Ferrari on Sep 22, 2016 8:00:00 AM

So we’ve already been over how a clickwrap API works, but why would you ever need one? Is that really a question? Clickwrap APIs are the best things ever, duh. No but really, what makes someone wake up in the morning and think, “Yes today I need a clickwrap API embedded into my website!” People don’t think that, which has proven to be a problem.

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PactSafe partners with CONTRIB to launch eSignatures.com as a resource for small businesses and consumers.

By Caitie Parten on Sep 21, 2016 8:00:00 AM

As part of its continual effort to reduce the pain and stress involved in the contracting process, PactSafe has partnered with Contrib to launch eSignatures.com today to help everyday small businesses and consumers send and sign contracts on a free or pay-as-you-go basis. eSignatures.com’s registration-free process allows individuals to upload contracts, add signatures, and send contracts -- all without the red tape and hassle of dealing with signing up for a service or downloading an app.

Topics: eSignature
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4 Keyboard Shortcuts to Make You Love Google Drive Even More

By Caitie Parten on Sep 16, 2016 11:36:27 AM

This is a weekly series to help you get to know your computer/apps better by learning the shortcuts that help you move faster across or within the apps you know and love. It takes practice, but habit forming shortcut usage can add up to days worth of time savings in a year.

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How does a clickwrap API work?

By Amber Ferrari on Sep 15, 2016 8:00:00 AM

The complex world of software engineering is a fascinating one. The precision required to build out any feature for an app or website takes an army of developers and a lot of time. When it comes to wanting a clickable agreement on your website and automatic digital recordkeeping, that also has to be built. Don’t want to build it? There’s a clickwrap API for that.

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Hey, Developers! PactSafe just got easier to integrate.

By Eric Prugh on Sep 13, 2016 8:00:00 AM

The core of our customer base are developers at companies of all sizes—they are the folks in the trenches writing the code that businesses rely on for all sorts of business purposes. That's why making PactSafe easy to integrate has been a huge focus for us from day one. Today, I'm excited to announce that we've taken huge strides to make those integrations even easier with the launch of our Node.js SDK and Java SDK, an OAuth 2 authorization flow, and the Beta release of our PactSafe for Zapier integration.

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DraftKings' & FanDuel's Terms of Service Still Have Weaknesses

By Amber Ferrari on Sep 8, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Since we last discussed fantasy football, we looked at DraftKings and FanDuel who had faced a number of lawsuits back in 2015 resulting in a federal inquiry. On top of the lawsuits suggesting fraud, negligence, false advertising and more, the fantasy sports moguls had Terms and Conditions binding users to even more provisions in which the validity and enforceability of the terms was questionable. Companies like Safeway and Zappos have been thumped in class action lawsuits because they failed to follow best practices for display and tracking that left their Terms of Use unenforceable. Pending additional lawsuits, it looks as if these fantasy sports sites could be candidates for similar accusations.

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5 Slack Shortcuts to Pump Up Communication and Productivity

By Caitie Parten on Sep 7, 2016 9:00:00 AM

This is a weekly series to help you get to know your computer/apps better by learning the shortcuts that help you move faster across or within the apps you know and love. It takes practice, but habit forming shortcut usage can add up to days worth of time savings in a year.

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