Basic Website Terms and Conditions
These Basic Website Terms and Conditions are designed for use with simple
websites that provide straightforward, non-interactive content with no
e-commerce. These template terms and conditions are best suited to websites
operated by individuals or small businesses.
This document has been reviewed and updated in line with current best
practice. A number of provisions have been re-worded to make them simpler,
clearer, and more user-friendly. Some portions of the template have also
been re-structured, also to improve user-friendliness.
These website terms and conditions are intended to be accepted through use.
Visitors are deemed to have accepted them as soon as they start using your
site. This is made clear at the start of the terms. References are also
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. These options are grouped into two
versions of the IP clause. The first is more restrictive; the second, more
flexible with more options.
Further key provisions address links to and from the site, disclaimers,
liability (with different provisions for consumers and business users),
viruses and security, and acceptable use of the site.
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. Please note that while clause
numbering is automatic, cross references to other clauses within the text
do not update automatically and must be changed manually if the addition or
removal of other clauses changes numbering.
These Basic Website Terms and Conditions contain the following clauses:
1. Definitions and Interpretation
2. Information About Us
3. How to Contact Us
4. Access to Our Site
5. Changes to Our Site
6. Changes to these Terms and Conditions
7. [International Users]
8. How You May Use Our Site and Content (Intellectual Property Rights)
9. Links to Our Site
10. Links to Other Sites
12. Our Liability
13. Viruses, Malware, and Security
14. Acceptable Usage of Our Site
15. How We Use Your Personal Information
16. [Communications from Us]
17. Law and Jurisdiction
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