This document is designed for use with a counterpart set of terms of sale. This template governs customers’ use of your website itself. The terms governing the sale of goods form a separate document. Different versions are available for one-off sales and the ongoing supply of goods on a subscription basis.
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.
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.
Intellectual property rights are addressed in detail, both those belonging to you and to users. Users grant you a licence to re-use their content as necessary to operate the site (in this context, most likely hosting their comments or reviews on products).
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.
1. Definitions and Interpretation
2. Information About Us
3. How to Contact Us [and Your Use of Our Contact Tools]
4. Access to Our Site
5. Changes to Our Site
[8. International Users]
9. How You May Use Our Site and Content (Intellectual Property)
10. User Content
11. Links to Our Site
12. Links to Other Sites
14. Our Liability
15. Viruses, Malware, and Security
16. Acceptable Usage of Our Site
17. How We Use Your Personal Information
18. What Happens if We Transfer this Agreement to Another Party
19. Law and Jurisdiction
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