Help protect your website and its users with clear and fair website terms and conditions. Use these online terms and conditions to govern the use of a website to set out the legal rights and obligations between you and users. These terms and conditions for a website set out key issues such as acceptable use, privacy, cookies, registration and passwords, intellectual property, links to other sites, termination and disclaimers of responsibility.
When to use
Use these website terms and conditions:
to set out the legal rights and obligations between you and users of the website
when the users of your website will be at least 18 years’ old
when users of your website will visit the website, download and contribute information in a personal capacity
What it covers
These website terms and conditions cover:
acceptable use of the website
prohibited use of the website
registration, password and security
availability of the website
disclaimers and limitation of liability
What are website terms and conditions?
Website terms and conditions give information about a website’s content and how visitors are and are not permitted to use it.
Do I need website terms and conditions?
Who do these website terms and conditions apply to?
Website terms and conditions apply to any users or visitors to your website.
How is my website content protected?
Website terms and conditions contain provisions dealing with access to and use of the website. As a website owner, you may rely on such terms to help prevent: unauthorized access to your website; disclosures of security information by users; unauthorized reproduction of material contained on the website and unacceptable user behavior such as hacking, introducing viruses and the uploading of illegal or defamatory content.
What are users allowed to do with content on my website?
Displaying and viewing the content of the website
Downloading and storing the content in electronic form
Printing one copy of the content, and/or
Uploading content to the website.
What are users not allowed to do with my website?
Users may not upload, distribute or otherwise publish content that is confidential, false, fraudulent, defamatory, threatening, invasive of privacy, infringing intellectual property, illegal or encourages criminal offence. They also aren’t allowed to make or store electronic copies of content protected by copyright without the permission of the owners.
The website terms and conditions prevents users from using your website in any way that is harmful, illegal, abusive, harassing, threatening or in breach of any applicable law, regulation or government order.