Website terms and conditions have a number of functions. They set out the basis upon which a website and the material on a website may be used, and seek to limit or exclude the liability of the website owner. They can also be used as a convenient location for making any disclosures required by law.
This website terms and conditions template may be adapted for use in relation to a wide range of different kinds of website. It does not however include any provisions relating to paid-for website services.
The key provisions of this T&Cs document include:
- License to use the website: what rights does a user have to view, copy, download and otherwise use website material?
- Acceptable use: what unlawful or otherwise harmful activities are prohibited?
- User generated content: what kinds of content may a user publish on or transmit via the website, and how is that content licensed to the website operator?
A full listing of the titles of the sections of this documents is as follows: (1) Introduction, (2) Licence to use website, (3) Acceptable use, (4) Restricted access, (5) User generated content, (6) Limited warranties, (7) Limitations and exclusions of liability, (8) Indemnity, (9) Breaches of these terms, (10) Variation, (11) Assignment, (12) Severability, (13) Exclusion of third party rights, (14) Entire agreement, (15) Law and jurisdiction, (16) Registrations and authorisations, and (17) Our details.
This template user agreement is 4 pages long, and is provided (by way of an emailed download link) in MS Word format.