22 Aug Your will and your businesses internet marketing: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & YouTube
Everyone over the age of 18 years should have a will. This will ensure that your assets will be bequeathed to those persons or entities whom you wish to benefit from your estate. Dying without a will is known as dying intestate. However have you considered what would happen to your online profile should you pass away. At Quay Law we recommend that New Zealanders making a will should consider what will happen to the information stored about them on the internet.
Relatives may want to be able to access information stored within your various accounts be this emails, photos, facebook, linkedin, twitter, youtube, gmail, ymail or any of the many forums in cyberspace. Login details and passwords are not always accessible and therefore unauthorized access to these mediums could be denied.
We recommend that your will should include your intentions with regards to your online profile in an up-to-date will.
Consideration regarding an online profile should not only be considered for persons but businesses should consider actions to be taken in terms of their online profile as part of their succession planning document. Cathy Mellett of Net Branding believes this will become critical as more businesses target the web to build their online profile.
For more information regarding your will, please contact Auckland law firm Quay Law.