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

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.

Topics: Modifying Website Legal Website Legal Agreements Managing Website Legal

How to Arm Your E-Commerce Site for this Holiday Season

Online retail sales in the US are skyrocketing, and with increased online competitive environments this holiday season, the growth will only continue. Based on the Forrester Research eCommerce Forecast, the projected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of e-commerce over the next five years is 10%, translating to $480 billion in online sales by 2019.

Topics: Website Legal Agreements

5 Shortcuts to Accelerate Signatures Like a World Series Champion

Time travel back to November 2, 2016 when we were all on the edge of our seats watching the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs fight for game seven of the World Series. The teams contended at elite playing levels tying up scores and laying it all out there until Chicago came out on top. We want to help you be the better performing team no matter what game you’re playing in.

Topics: Website Legal Agreements Tips and Best Practices eSignature

Contracts in the Self-Service Economy

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.

Topics: Website Legal Agreements

PokemonGO's Terms of Service & Privacy Policy are unenforceable legal disasters. Here's why.

If you're anything like us here at the PactSafe offices, you're probably spending a few minutes over lunch this week wandering around the streets outside your office trying to catch Pokemon. If you're not, well don't worry -- the guilt, shame, and embarassment of walking around as a grown adult playing an adaptation of a late-90s children's game wears off quickly. There's still plenty of time for you to catch up, reach Level 5, and head over to the nearest Pokemon Gym in your neighborhood to do battle.

Topics: Insider Website Legal Agreements Clickwraps Website Legal Agreement Case Studies Tips and Best Practices Why Most Sites Do It Wrong

Exactly how legal is my eSignature?

While we definitely can’t vouch for all eSignature platforms, PactSafe Transact is our Signature Acceleration Platform that certainly renders a legal signature.

How do we know that? We like to follow laws!

Topics: Website Legal Agreements Managing Website Legal eSignature

Lawyers will exploit weaknesses in DraftKings' & FanDuel's Terms of Service. Here's why.

 Author: Brian Powers, Founder and CEO of PactSafe, Inc / licensed attorney

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By now, you're likely familar with daily fantasy sports powerhouses DraftKings and FanDuel and the controversy surrounding the two in recent weeks. Added capital, wild success, and a relentless advertising blitz helped to raise suspicions about the companies' practices—some of which were confirmed when reports surfaced that employees of the companies were using inside information to win large sums of money playing the games on the competitors’ platform. Since that time, the two companies have been served with a number of lawsuits for fraud, negligence, racketeering, and false advertising, in turn, facing heightened scrutiny from regulators. A federal inquiry is already underway into the industry's practices. Nevada has already demanded the sites become properly licensed in the manner of a sports book. But, the industry's most threatening move might come from the state of New York, where the state's Attorney General has requested an injunction to keep the sites from operating within the Empire State's borders.

Topics: Website Legal Agreements Clickwraps Why Most Sites Do It Wrong

New court ruling reaffirms that clickwraps can serve multiple purposes

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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Does updating your website terms suck? Try this.

Isn’t it enough that your day is already filled with managing business affairs, legal affairs, and making sure that all of your clients are happy? And that barely covers the broad spectrum of what you undertake in a single day. After countless hours of drafting legal agreements, waiting for revisions and approval, managing the liaison between you and the development team to make sure changes are actually implemented and up-to-date, then still having to test the agreements on the website, you’re putting in unnecessary hours for the menial task of publishing your latest draft—not even speaking to the opportunity cost of your missed work.

Topics: Website Legal Agreements Tips and Best Practices

YouTube Red's new terms of service have some users feeling, well, red

Wondering why you can't find content from places like ESPN or Grantland on YouTube anymore? It all has to do with the site's new YouTube Red premium service, and yup, you guessed it — a terms of service update.

Topics: Website Legal Agreements