Reviews Website Terms and Conditions
These Reviews Website Terms and Conditions are
designed for use on websites which provide both expert and user reviews.
Such sites may be broad ranging, covering a variety of products and/or
services; or may be more specific, targeting specific areas.
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. Provision is
also made in this document for user accounts, required for posting user
reviews. An option is therefore included should you wish to make acceptance
of the terms and conditions a part of the account sign-up process.
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
Users who submit reviews retain the ownership of the copyright (and any
other IP) in their reviews, subject to a licence granted to the website
operator allowing them to do everything necessary to operate and promote
the website. An optional provision also allows Users to quote each other’s’
reviews within the site.
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 hosting reviews which by their very nature will
include quite subjective content, is a disclaimer noting that opinions,
views and values expressed in reviews appearing on the site are those of
their respective authors and not necessarily of the website operator.
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 (including the posting of
reviews), 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 Reviews Website Terms and Conditions contain the following clauses:
1. Definitions and Interpretation
2. Information About Us
3. Access to Our Site
5. Intellectual Property Rights
6. User Reviews
7. Acceptable Usage Policy
8. Links to Our Site
9. Links to Other Sites
11. Disclaimers and Legal Rights
12. Our Liability
13. Viruses, Malware and Security
14. Privacy and Cookies
15. Data Protection
16. [Communications from Us]
17. Changes to these Terms and Conditions
18. Contacting Us
19. Law and Jurisdiction
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