What are Website Terms and Conditions?
Website terms and conditions governing your relationship with visitors and users of your website, mobile applications and other online platforms.
Even if you don’t sell products or services through your website, mobile applications and other online platforms, it is essential that you have terms and conditions as visitors or users may rely on the information displayed on your website, mobile application and other online platform. It is also important to protect content your content rights, including intellectual property in the content.
If you sell products or services through your website, you will need to have separate eCommerce terms and conditions.
Five Reasons Why Your Website Should have Terms and Conditions
Your website should have terms and conditions for various reasons, including:
- Disclaiming liability. Website terms and conditions should disclaim liability for any reliance on the information contained on the website, mobile application and other online platform. The Website terms and conditions should state that the information contained on your website does not constitute legal, financial or tax advice. Any use of the information on your website is at users’ own risk.
- Asserting ownership of content. Website terms and conditions inform users that you are the owner of all material and content published on your website (including all copyright contained on your website).
- Ensuring proper use and access. Website terms and conditions explain that you will not be liable if your website or products or services displayed on the website become unavailable. Website terms and conditions should contain user restrictions, such as restrictions on misusing, disrupting, impairing or undermine the security or integrity of the website or mobile application.
- Distancing yourself from third parties. Website terms and conditions assert that you do not endorse any third party content appearing on your website, or other sites linked to your website.
- Allowing for amendments. Website terms and conditions state that you may change or update your website and the terms and conditions at any time.
As has been shown, website terms and conditions set out how your website, mobile applications and other online platforms should be used. In essence, they protect your business from any legal claims users may make.
To speak to a lawyer about obtaining website terms and conditions for your business, call Vault Legal today on 1300 002 212 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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