http://answers.onstartups.com/questions/2783/where-to-start-writing-a-terms-of-service-privacy-policy http://www.brightjourney.com/q/software-license-terms-service-end-user-license-agreement Along with half a dozen other resources on the matter.
My position: I'm working on a project full time which I hope to turn into a business. It's an online community with a small membership fee. I don't want to spend a ton of money on this project until it's making money. In a perfect world, I'd hire an attorney... but the goal is to whip something up, use it for less than 2 months, and have it professionally done by an attorney.
http://www.bbbonline.org/privacy/sample_privacy.asp http://www.docstoc.com http://www.dmaresponsibility.org/PPG/ On that last link, it supposedly generates something for me. Has anyone used that or familiar with that organization? I'm debating whether I should use that or start with what Wordpress has to offer.
On a latter note, if anyone has any references for an attorney who is knowledgeable with a project like mine (online community, nothing too crazy), please drop me links. I'm typically not one to do things the wrong way, but I don't want to overthink this... I'm confident that if this works out like I plan on I'll do it the right way ASAP. Thanks
With respect to Terms of Service, i think you are in a much stickier situation, because TOS need to be quite specific to the applicable business. Entrepreneurs have an almost impossible task getting TOS right without an attorney's help. Please see, for example, Terms of Service and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
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