WEBSITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Website terms and conditions are also called T&C, user agreement, conditions of access or conditions of use. The relationship between visitors to your website and your business are defined through these T&C.
Why does my website need T&C?
The aim of having T&C is to have a basis of relationship between your business and the visitors on your website. Clear and legally relevant T&C explains to your users as to how your website works, what user activity is acceptable on your website and what is not. Having appropriate T&C can safeguard you against many legal claims. Well-designed T&C should be able to provide clear answers to critical questions such as:
Can you provide for downtime of services without prior intimation to or assent of users?
Who owns the intellectual property to content posted by a user on your website?
What is the dispute resolution mechanism for disputes between you a user?
Are you liable for an action taken by a user based on the content published on your website?
Can you change any your services without the written consent of all the users?
Aren’t all T&C the same? Could I reference T&C from a website similar to mine?
No. Each business is different and has its particular vagaries and risks. Just as with contracts, your T&Cs should be carefully drafted by a legal professional after a review and understanding of your business model and identification of the legal risks to which it is exposed.
Are T&C legally enforceable?
Yes. T&C are as considered to be a form of contract between your business and the user of your website. They are just as binding and enforceable in a court of law as a signed agreement.
Need T&C drafted for your business? We can help!
At LawLeo, we treat your venture as one with its own unique requirements. We assess your business plan and evaluate the various legal risk factors. At the end of this exercise, we prepare and deliver to you a terms and conditions document which is written in an easy to read and understand format and tailored specifically for your business.