In a time where terms like alternative facts, post-truth
and many other annoying adjectives besides are widespread, the role of the
internet in the dissemination of information, both factual and opinionated,
cannot be denied. Many websites exist now to publish news and opinions
about a wide range of topics, products, and services. As ever, when setting
up such a website, it is important to ensure that all the bases are covered
with a solid set of terms and conditions, particularly when publishing
information that may be more or less coloured by subjective opinions.
Updated News and Magazine Website Terms and Conditions
As part of our ongoing review and upgrade of our website terms and
conditions templates, our News Website Terms and Conditions have now been
updated. The adjustments to these templates are designed to create a more
uniform approach to the structure of all documents in the portfolio, making
it easier for you to compare, and work with, the range of templates
available. Both the standard and user comments variants of the templates
have been updated.
Updated Reviews Website Terms and Conditions
Everybody’s got an opinion, and when it comes to buying goods and services
online, those opinions can be helpful when shared with other customers.
Independent reviews websites, particularly those which invite submissions
from users, are thus a valuable tool in today’s e-commerce world.
Our own set of Reviews Website Terms and Conditions has now been
re-written, following the new, more standardised structure being rolled out
across all templates in this area. As with the updates to the news
templates described above, this approach has been taken to make it easier
for our customers to work with the different website terms and conditions
templates on offer.
As part of the re-write, some provisions have been simplified, so while the
effect is the same, the terms will be easier for users to understand and,
it is to be hoped, followed. On the flip-side, certain provisions have
increased in detail, making them clearer and more comprehensive.
Whether your website is on the left or the right; the right, the wrong, or
the alternative; the serious or the satirical; the objective or the
opinionated, it is vital to ensure that you and your users know where you
stand with regard to your respective rights and obligations. So don’t
delay; update your terms and conditions today!
The contents of this Newsletter are for reference purposes only and do not constitute
legal advice. Independent legal advice should be sought in relation to any specific