Free Templates Overview
We supply free legal resources for websites, and help web professionals and website operators to find other sources of free legal help, including free legal information, free legal advice, free legal documentation and free legal search facilities.
The main purpose of this part of our website is to distribute free legal documents. At the moment, we have templates for website terms and conditions, copyright notices, website disclaimers, medical disclaimers, legal disclaimers, privacy statements, cookies policies, anti-spam policies and linking policies. We plan to add more documents in future.
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The templates are designed to fulfill some of the principal legal requirements of some of the major jurisdictions. However, every jurisdiction has its own particular rules. For this reason we do not (and indeed cannot) guarantee that the templates will meet the requirements of your legal system. Unfortunately, the only way to ensure that you meet all of the requirements of applicable law is to take legal advice from an appropriately qualified and experienced lawyer.
Copyright notice template
The copyright notice specifies the terms upon which the copyright material on a website is licensed to users.
Countries which have signed up to the Berne Convention should ensure that there are no formalistic pre-requisites to copyright protection under their laws. For this reason, under the laws of Berne Convention countries copyright will subsist in a website even where there are no copyright notices. However, you should still include a copyright notice because it clarifies permitted uses of the material on the website, and under some legal systems a copyright notice will benefit you if you need to enforce the copyright.
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Website disclaimer template
The purpose of a website disclaimer is to try to disclaim liability (or more usually specific kinds of liability) which could arise from a website.
In most legal systems, disclaimers of liability are regulated so that some disclaimers will not be enforceable. Generally, disclaimers of liability that appear in contracts with consumers will be more tightly regulated than disclaimers of liability that appear in contracts between commercial organisations.
Again, a disclaimer sometimes forms part of another website legal document.
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Privacy statement template
Data protection law (in the European Union), data privacy law (in the United States), and similar laws in other jurisdictions protect individuals from the misuse of their personal information
An important element of these laws is the requirement of disclosure: what personal information will be collected? How will it be stored? How will it be used? The purpose of a website privacy statement is to help website owners with these kinds of disclosure requirement.
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Cookies policy template
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Linking policy template
Hyperlinks are the currency of the internet, and it sometimes pays to do everything you can to try to influence the ways in which others link to your website. This linking policy template is designed to help you do so.
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Anti-spam policy template
Spam is a significant problem with email and many other forms of electronic communication. Show your users that you are serious about dealing with spam by using this template anti-spam policy.
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Medical disclaimer template
This disclaimer is designed specifically for a website providing free medical information.
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Legal disclaimer template
This disclaimer is designed for a website providing free legal information.
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