3 Legal Must-Haves Before Launching Your Online Course
The world of online courses is booming.
Forbes predicts that the e-learning sector will be a $325B industry by 2025. And if you're like other entrepreneurs, you are probably thinking about how you can get a slice of that MASSIVE pie.
But, before you hit launch on your online course, there are a few legal terms you need to have in place to make sure you are legally protected:
These are important in order to protect yourself from liability relating to any inaccurate, misleading or misinterpreted information that might be contained in your course. It also protects you from your customers thinking you are providing any specific outcomes from their participation in your course. For example, earnings disclaimers are important for business coaches that teach entrepreneurs how to scale their businesses. While the information you provide definitely might help your students scale their businesses, you most likely don't want to provide any specific earnings guarantees that, if your customers don't meet, they could have a legal claim against you. Disclaimers are also important for anyone in the health and wellness industry letting users know that the information is only for educational and informational purposes and isn't intended to replace a doctor's advice. No matter what niche you're teaching in, it is really important that your disclaimers are relevant to your course content to be able to rely on them in the event you ever need to.
Since the laws around privacy are constantly changing and becoming increasingly stricter it's important to either work with a local lawyer or purchase a contract template which provides updated templates (like ours!) whenever the law changes so you keep on top of the changes.
Still have questions about what you might need to create your online course? Let me know in the comments or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'd be happy to help you out!