What Legal Documents Do I Need to Create an App?

Feb 15, 2017
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Written by Zachary Swan

Have you created a mobile app that has the potential to be the next Facebook? Twitter? Or Snapchat? Building and launching your own mobile app can be the starting point to a highly successful and profitable business.

Though developing a mobile app can lead to exciting opportunities, it is important to have the right legal documents in place to limit your personal liability and protect your application. For access to all the legals you will need for creating a mobile app, sign up to Lawpath today. 

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What Legal Documents do I need to Create a Mobile App?

Mobile App Terms and Conditions

All mobile applications must have a terms and conditions. In fact, it is a legal requirement if you are selling goods and services online that you have this document in place. With a mobile application terms and conditions, as the app creator and/or operator, you are able to control how the app is to be used by your users including users’ rights and licence to use the app. It also protects intellectual property and limits your liability. Most importantly, it ensures that users do not misuse the app for any prohibited purposes.

Mobile App Privacy Policy

A mobile application privacy policy informs your users about the information your app collects and how it is used, cookies, third party access, geo-location as well as the rights of users to opt-out. Both the Apple App Store and Google Play require a Privacy Policy for any applications that require the creation of a user account or accesses a user’s existing account (such as Facebook or Twitter). This policy is vital. Many apps get rejected from these stores without this document in place, therefore it is important to have a a mobile app privacy policy.

Check out our guide to find out more about how to create a mobile app privacy policy.

End User License Agreement

When building an application you will be developing and selling software, as well as allowing it to be downloaded and used by users. As a result you will need to have an end user license agreement. This agreement clearly sets out the rights and limitations of the user regarding your application. The agreement is also important as it outlines the instances where your liability will be limited and when the user would indemnify you against any loss or liability.

Hire a Lawyer

To stand out in a crowded marketplace your mobile app will need to offer something unique and alternative to the current competition. It’s crucial to have terms and conditions and a privacy policy drafted specifically to your needs, particularly if your app will be collecting personal information such as payment details.

To ensure the successful development and launch of your app, you will benefit by having your legal documents drafted by a website lawyer experienced in mobile applications and development.

What’s Next?

To access to all the essential legal documents you will need to create a mobile application, sign up to Lawpath today. With our lawyer marketplace, you can also get in touch with a lawyer experienced in application development and have these documents drafted specifically to your needs.

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