I want to have some links like the imprint and privacy policy in a navigation on my website. I am just wondering what would the best title be for this above those links. It should be a generalized word, and legal matters or maybe legal aspects sound a bit specific and long.

Is there maybe one single word, which sums that legal stuff up?

  • Unless your business is in the law itself or you have an aversion against informality, 'Legal Stuff' is fine. If you need a single word, then 'Legalese' works.
    – mcalex
    Apr 16, 2013 at 7:56
  • And what about 'Legal'? So that people on the website can see "Here I find imprint and privacy policy and the terms!"?
    – Tommy
    Apr 16, 2013 at 7:59
  • I would note that right at the bottom of this page is a link with the single word legal. Clearly it's good enough for SE. "Legalese" is better if you want people to consider it informal, in the sense of "I don't like to do this, but I have to because my lawyers say so." Apr 16, 2013 at 13:32
  • Oh yeah, thanks for that. Post it as an answer, I gonna accept that as the right one
    – Tommy
    Apr 16, 2013 at 14:00

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Just like Jonathan Garber said, it really depends on whether or not you want to be formal.

If you do, then you should probably use “Legal Terms” or “Terms of Service”. However, if you want a quick link, you can still use “Legal” on its own, which is formal enough, just like this website shows.

And if you specifically do not want to be formal, the you can use “Legalese”, or even “Legal Stuff”.

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    Apr 18, 2013 at 15:31

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