Terms of Use

The information posted on a website may result in a binding contract. Puffery or advertisement may become an enforceable contract, as was earlier noted. Thus, it is critically important to post your Terms of Use on your company website. These should be fully compatible with the business of the company, reflect owner’s intentions and goals, limit the liability, express other information, which may be necessary for the site visitors to know, and otherwise comply with the applicable U.S. law and regulations. Terms of Use posted on the website is considered to be a contract between the site owner and its visitors, even if it is not named this way. It prevents site visitors from claiming misunderstanding, inducement, or any other form of misleading. The Terms of Use will generally include many disclaimers.

 

All activities that are illegal in real life are also illegal online. In addition, Cyber Law defines what actions are illegal online, pertaining to those that are nonexistent in the offline world. Examples include child pornography, cyber stalking, online fraud, cyber scams, hacking, cyber harassment, and virus attacks. The goal of Cyber Law is to shield Internet users and make the Internet safe for business and personal interactions. Cyber Law is enforced by courts and police officers across the country. If a person violates Cyber Law he or she can be subject to civil and criminal liabilities, ranging from fines and penalties to jail time. Cyber Law is also monitored and enforced by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

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