Does Your Product Need a Legal Tech flu Shot? Take the Quiz!

By Amber Ferrari on Jan 3, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Do you have any idea of which legal events you should be tracking across your website and mobile apps? Are you implementing a legal system of record to keep time-stamped proof of these important online transactions? Cold and flu season is in full swing, and if the proper digital recordkeeping isn't in place, your product could be under the weather too.

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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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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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New court ruling reaffirms that clickwraps can serve multiple purposes

By Kyle Robbins on Nov 12, 2015 9:30:00 AM

It's more than just terms of service and privacy policies. This article not only details the latest case involving terms of service and clickwrap agreements, but provides examples of how clickwrap agreements continue to work wonders for business legal. 

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4 Reasons Your CMS Doesn’t Work for Legal Content: Overview

By Amber Ferrari on Oct 23, 2015 11:30:00 AM

Content management systems allow easy updates, quick access to reusable content, blog organization, and features on features on features! Maybe you’re a Wordpress gal or a Squarespace chap; either way, you understand the great, simplifying features that you rely on your CMS for every day.

While it seems like these sidekicks cover your back, there are some things it can’t do. Think of that cool Ninja blender you bought with the high wattage, pureeing genius, but the inability to wash itself. What? I still have to wash this? But, it’s a Ninja blender…

Your website CMS is designed for two types of people 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. One problem, though—lawyers and judges don't care. This eBook will clue you into why this is a big deal. The trick is in the design and tracking of legal pages — some designs & implementations will open your company up to risk and some won't, and this ebook will help you navigate the design best practices that could keep your company out of serious trouble.

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AVG challenges industry with one-page online privacy policy

By Amber Ferrari on Sep 18, 2015 3:12:59 PM

Online security company, AVG® Technologies, released a one-page online privacy policy as a way to provide first-time customers with the opportunity to be notified of AVG’s commitment to their users via comprehensible text.

AVG CEO, Gary Kovacs, pledged for a safer Internet for everyone back in March while delivering the keynote address at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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8 legal terms to know for doing business online

By Amber Ferrari on Sep 1, 2015 12:13:41 PM

Since arriving at PactSafe headquarters, there have been multiple terms thrown out there leading me to stare blankly at our COO, Eric, and say, “Eric…I have no idea what that means…” Which is typically followed by a chuckle and a thorough explanation on what the heck is happening.
Often times, however, I’ve found that I know exactly what our PactSafe team is talking about — I just never knew any of these things had names!
While making this realization, I considered that some of our digital legal soldiers out there may be struggling with similar situations.

This article will act as a quick guide to digital legal terms and point you in the right direction for doing business online.

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Make Your E-Commerce Agreement Count

By Amber Ferrari on Aug 17, 2015 4:21:00 PM

We keep stressing this idea that privacy policies are important, and for good reason! They are! But, there is a difference between simply having a privacy policy and having an effective privacy policy.

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Readable v. Ridiculous: Privacy Policies

By Amber Ferrari on Aug 12, 2015 6:03:45 PM

All too often, privacy policies and other online terms are thick, dense, and hard to understand for an average consumer. As consumers have grown more conscious of what they’re signing -- or clicking -- away, there’s been pressure on companies to make these terms more easy-to-digest.

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Best Practices for Modifying Website Legal Agreements

By Brian Powers on Jun 11, 2014 11:35:00 PM

Modifications of website legal agreements present some complications to the maxim that modifying a contract requires the consent of all parties to the contract. It has been generally accepted that a contract is not enforceable when one party unilaterally changes the terms of a contract or agreement, unless the other party consents before doing so. A common practice is to specify in a website legal agreement that the website owner may modify the agreement at any time, and that continued use of the site constitutes a user’s acceptance of any modifications to the agreement.

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