Basic Website Terms and Conditions
These Basic Website Terms and Conditions are designed for use with simple
websites, providing straightforward, non-interactive content. These
template terms and conditions are best suited to websites operated by
individuals or small businesses.
As with many website terms and conditions, these are designed for
acceptance through use. In other words, visitors to your website are deemed
to have accepted them as soon as they start using the site.
Important information about the website operator is provided, including
company registration details, trading address, and details of any relevant
regulatory bodies or associations. For certain trades and professions there
may be additional information that website operators are required by law to
provide. Members of regulated professions should include professional
titles, links to professional rules and other important details. Such
details are not included in this template and professional advice should be
sought by those working in regulated professions.
Intellectual property rights such as copyright are protected by these terms
and conditions. Various options are included in the template to allow you
to choose how many freedoms to give to your users when it comes to saving
and copying material from your site, as well as establishing deep-links to
pages within your site on other sites. Further provisions concerning
linking also help you to prohibit users from establishing links to your
site from sites publishing unsavoury or unlawful content.
Disclaimers and liability provisions in this template seek to protect
website operators to the maximum extent deemed reasonable. It is important
to ensure that such provisions are not made excessively tough –
particularly when dealing with consumer users – lest they be considered
unfair in the eyes of the law. Additional provisions, therefore, are
provided that apply only to business users.
Further key clauses address internet security, data protection, privacy and
cookies (integrating separate policies into the terms and conditions by
reference), acceptable use of the website (more detailed usage provisions
are included in terms and conditions for websites offering more
interactivity), and opting in and out of marketing communications. All
parts of this template are designed to be compatible with consumer
protection legislation including, but not limited to, the Consumer Rights
Optional phrases / clauses are enclosed in square brackets. These should be
read carefully and selected so as to be compatible with one another. Unused
options should be removed from the document.
This template is duplicated in the Internet & E-Commerce group.
These Basic Website Terms and Conditions contain the following clauses:
1. Definitions and Interpretation
2. Information About Us
3. Access to Our Site
4. Intellectual Property Rights
5. Links to Our Site
6. Links to Other Sites
8. Our Liability
9. Viruses, Malware and Security
10. Acceptable Usage Policy
11. Privacy and Cookies
12. Changes to these Terms and Conditions
13. Contacting Us
14. [Communications from Us]
15. Data Protection
16. Law and Jurisdiction
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