Important information about your organisation should be 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 you are required 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 document and professional advice should be sought by those working in regulated professions.
IP is particularly important when providing content of this kind. Detailed provisions in this document address intellectual property rights. Various options are included in the document to allow you to choose how many freedoms to give to your users when it comes to saving and copying material from your website. These options are grouped into two versions of the intellectual property clause. The first is more restrictive; the second, more flexible with more options. In either case, use of your content can be restricted to personal use or can be opened up to commercial use as well.
User content is handled in a dedicated section of the terms. User content on websites providing news and magazine-style content usually takes the form of comments on articles. Users retain the IP rights in their content and grant a licence to you to display and use that content to operate your site. Users are also able to copy and quote each other’s comments within your website.
It is important to establish who is responsible for user content. Users warrant that they will comply with your Acceptable Use Policy and will indemnify you for their breach of that warranty if you suffer loss or damage as a result.
The disclaimers in this document also include an important addition over and above our standard terms and conditions for free digital content sites – a disclaimer informing visitors that opinions, views, and values expressed in content on your site are those of the authors, not necessarily yours.
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.
This document is also available in the Website Terms & Conditions group.
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
6. Changes to these Terms and Conditions
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
15. Our Liability
16. Viruses, Malware, and Security
17. Acceptable Usage of Our Site
18. How We Use Your Personal Information
19. Communications from Us
20. Law and Jurisdiction
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