Jocelyn Mackie - Page 2

Former civil litigation attorney. Content legal strategist at TermsFeed.

Illinois Right to Know Act

Note: The Right to Know Act died in January of 2023 In March 2017, the U.S. Congress voted to remove broadband privacy rules which would have gone into effect later that year. The president confirmed the repeal, which ended efforts to pass federal privacy protection law. After that, states became interested in...

Legal Policies for Google Tools & Services

These days, it's somewhat difficult to find websites and apps that don't use Google tools and services. While these Google resources are helpful for gaining visibility and sharing your message or brand, they also trigger legal questions. Google places requirements on its developers in order to protect itself from liability. These...

Does Copying or Adapting Another's Terms & Conditions Violate Copyright Law?

Directly copying a Terms & Conditions agreement (T&C) exposes your company to legal risks in a few ways. First, copying an agreement word-for-word is likely a violation of copyright law. Secondly, even if you borrow an agreement from a competitor in your industry, it is likely that differences in location,...

Are Disclaimers Legally Binding?

There is some dispute over whether disclaimers are legally binding. Much of this arises from the way they are presented. Disclaimers are often not treated like contracts or legal agreements which makes them more difficult to enforce if you face legal issues. You can improve this situation by treating your Disclaimers...

Clickwrap in the EU

As more privacy laws require affirmative consent from users, clickwrap becomes more and more essential. Unlike the passive acceptance long advanced by browsewrap, clickwrap provides certainty when it comes to ensuring users accept your online terms. This is especially true if your company operates within the EU. You risk substantial fines...

Privacy Policy for Subscription Plans

Ecommerce and SaaS embrace the subscription plan as a way to make their products accessible to users. But the need for billing, shipping, and personal information to customize the experience makes these services more intrusive than others offered online. If you wish to offer a subscription plan, your Privacy Policy must...