Terms and Conditions

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

linked websites

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?

If you have a website, it’s a good idea to create website terms and conditions. Website terms of use help to ensure that customers and users know how a website can and can’t be used. They set out the rights and obligations of the users and limit the owner’s potential liability.

 

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?

The website terms of use allows website owners to choose what a user can do with the content on a website. You can allows users to use a website’s content for personal, non-commercial purposes in the following ways:

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.