Terms And Conditions: FAQ

Terms And Conditions: FAQ With Linkilaw

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You run a serious risk when operating your website or app without professional terms and conditions. Without them, you might be legally liable for any technical issues associated with your website.

So, are you ready for us to answer your most common T&C questions?

What Are Terms And Conditions?

Terms and conditions are also known as terms of use and they govern a user’s legal rights when accessing a website or app. They act as a form of contract between the business (you) and the user (your customer).  These regulations are set out so that customers can be aware of what your website entails. They save money by addressing all issues at the outset. If there is nothing in writing there is no proof.

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What Is Usually Included In A Terms And Conditions?

T&C’s usually include a clear definition of the services provided, payment terms, delivery timelines and warranty details.

Generally, your terms and conditions will vary based on what service you are offering but they will always include:

  • A license of copyright of the website
  • A disclaimer of liability
  • A clause specifying the applicable law and the jurisdiction in which disputes will be decided
  • An acceptable use clause

The rest will entirely depend on the nature of your site.

Are Terms And Conditions Legally Necessary?

Surprisingly, they are not a legal requirement. However, it is highly desirable to lay out your terms and conditions clearly so that if there are any disputes they can be quickly and effectively resolved by referring to the written terms and conditions.

How Should A User Or Customer Accept The Terms And Conditions?

It depends.

Some websites allow you to accept the terms by just using and navigating the site. However, it may be advisable that the user has to actively opt in to the terms and conditions by selecting a checkbox for example. This would ensure that you are creating a binding contract since the user actively intends to accept them.

[tweet_dis_img]Research shows just 7% of Britons read a terms and conditions in full.[/tweet_dis_img]

Can I Copy Them From Someone Else’s Website?

No, you cannot.

Every website or app offers unique services and the particularities of your business will only be legally protected with unique T&C’s that cover your business area.   

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