Free News or Magazine Website Terms and Conditions
These News or Magazine Website Terms and Conditions are designed for use
with websites offering free news or magazine-type content for general,
non-commercial use and are thus suitable for a wide range of different
These website terms and conditions are designed for acceptance through use.
Rather than being required to read them and accept them using a checkbox or
similar, visitors to your website are simply deemed to have accepted the
terms and conditions 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. It is important to note that for certain
trades and professions there may be additional information that you must
supply. 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 those working in regulated
professions should seek professional advice.
IP rights including, but not limited to, copyright are protected by these
that the content of your website is not designed for commercial use but
that users in a commercial environment are not prohibited from accessing
it. An optional phrase is included to clarify this. Users are invited to
contact the website operator if they wish to use any content featured on
the website in any way that is not already permitted under the terms and
A number of options are included in this template that allow you to choose
how much flexibility to give to your users when it comes to copying and
saving material from your site, as well as establishing deep-links to pages
within your site on other sites. More linking provisions included in the
template may also help to prohibit users from establishing links to your
site from sites publishing offensive or unlawful content.
Disclaimers and liability provisions in this document seek to protect
website operators to the maximum extent deemed reasonable. In particular,
and important for websites providing journalistic content, is a disclaimer
noting that opinions, views and values expressed in content appearing on
the site are those of their respective authors and not necessarily of the
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 communications. All parts of this template are designed
to be compatible with consumer protection legislation including, but not
limited to, the Consumer Rights Act 2015.
This template is duplicated in the Internet & E-Commerce group.
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.
These Free News or Magazine Website Terms and Conditions contain the
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. Use of Our System
9. Disclaimers and Legal Rights
10. Our Liability
11. Viruses, Malware and Security
12. Acceptable Usage Policy
13. Privacy and Cookies
14. Data Protection
15. [Communications from Us]
16. Changes to these Terms and Conditions
17. Contacting Us
18. Law and Jurisdiction
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