sites providing free material such as information, images, sound and video
(“digital content”) for general use and are thus suitable for a wide range
of different websites – particularly those designed more with on-site
consumption of content in mind as opposed to downloadable content. Please
designed for sites offering more journalistic-style (news/magazine) content
which include a provision disclaiming your responsibility for the opinions
and views expressed in articles, available here. Such a provision is not
included in this template.
use. Put another way, visitors to your website are deemed to have accepted
them as soon as they start using it.
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. If, for example, the operator is an investment company, it must
identify itself as such. 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.
IP rights including, but not limited to, copyright are protected by these
to choose how many freedoms to give to your users with regard to saving and
copying material from your site, as well as establishing deep-links to
pages within your site on other websites. Further provisions concerning
linking are also designed to help to prohibit users from establishing links
to your site from websites publishing offensive or unlawful content.
Disclaimers and liability provisions in this template seek to protect
website operators to the maximum extent deemed reasonable. It is important,
however, to ensure that such provisions are not unduly biased against users
– particularly when dealing with consumers – lest they be considered unfair
in the eyes of the law. Additional liability 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 document are designed to be compatible with consumer
protection legislation including, but not limited to, the Consumer Rights
This template is duplicated in the Website Terms and Conditions 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.
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
This template is in open format. Either enter the requisite details in the
highlighted fields or adjust the wording to suit your purposes.
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