Website Terms of Use

$69.00 inc. GST

 Last Updated September 4, 2020
  All Australian States & Territories

★ Set the rules for your website visitors and include a disclaimer to limit your liability

★ Protect your website and your copyright

★ Peace of mind that you and your business are legally protected

★ Drafted in plain English by Australian lawyers

★ Complete our Website Terms of Use template in under 5 minutes

What are Website Terms of Use?

Website Terms of Use set out the rules people must follow when they use your website. They are designed to protect you from the risks associated with running a website, and to protect your intellectual property.

Our Website Terms of Use template includes rules about what visitors can and can’t do on your website (such as post comments or share your content).

It also includes a Website Disclaimer to limit your liability for any loss incurred by someone relying on the information on your website.

 

Do I need Website Terms of Use on my website?

Yes, if your business has a website, you should definitely provide Website Terms of Use for visitors.

There are three key reasons why you need this legal notice:

1. Limit your liability – you need to protect your business against claims or damages in case a website visitor ever decides to take you to court.

2. Protect your Intellectual Property – stop people from copying your content!

3. Keep control of YOUR website – make sure you can moderate what happens on your website, how people interact with it and what is allowed.

 

What does the Website Terms of Use template cover?

This Website Terms of Use template covers:

★ Use of our website – rules for using the website, including things that are not permitted

★ Intellectual property – protect your intellectual property rights

★ Submissions – user comments or contributions

★ Privacy – refers to your Privacy Policy

★ Links – covers links to and from your website

 Cookies – covers your use of cookies

★ Security –  measures you take to protect your website security

★ Disclaimer and indemnity– important legal clause to protect you against claims for losses and damages

★ Changes to Terms – any revisions or updates to your Website Terms of Use

★ Severance – important legal term

★ Termination – how you can cancel the agreement

★ Jurisdiction – governing laws for your agreement

 

Where should I publish my Website Terms of Use?

It is common practice for websites to place a link to their privacy policy and website terms of use in the footer of the website.

Once you have completed our Website Terms of Use template, you can publish it on your website as a new page and link to it in the footer.

 

I run an online shop – is this the only legal document I need?

No, you also need Website Terms and Conditions of Sale. You are legally required to display terms and conditions on your website under Australian Consumer Law if you’re selling online. This includes extra terms for payment, delivery, refunds, warranty and consumer guarantees.

Our eCommerce Legal Bundle is an affordable way to grab all the documents you will need for your online shop in one go.

 

What’s the difference between Website Terms and Conditions of Sale and Website Terms of Use?

Website Terms of Use set out the rules for visiting and using your website, and they apply to every website visitor. They include a disclaimer to limit your liability and help to protect your intellectual property.

Website Terms and Conditions of Sale are specifically for customers who place an order through your website to purchase goods or services. They cover terms for payment, delivery, refunds, warranty etc.

 

Is this Website Terms of Use template legally binding?

Absolutely!

All of our templates have been drafted by qualified Australian lawyers who hold an Australian legal practicing certificate.

We are affiliated with a commercial law firm based in Sydney.

Who is this for?

★ Australian websites

★ Information-based websites (including a home page, services pages, pricing, FAQs, contact forms, blog etc)

★ You want proper legal protection

★ You want to provide clear terms to your customers

★ You want to appear professional

★ It is NOT suitable if you run a membership platform, directory service, marketplace or if you sell goods or services directly on the website (check out our eCommerce Legal Bundle instead).

Why You Need This

Avoid Risk

Protect your website and your copyright by having a proper Website Terms of Use in place. It’s important to limit your liability in case something does go wrong.

Protect your business and assets

As the old saying goes, hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

You never know what will happen in the future, but this Website Terms of Use template will help to protect you against any claims.

How does it work?

Our process is designed to be as easy as possible – you could be up and running in as little as 5-10 minutes.

1.  Select the Website Terms of Use template in the Shop and click Add To Cart.

2.  Proceed to Checkout and complete your purchase.

3.  You will receive an email with a download link immediately after you have completed your purchase.

4.  Open the document in Microsoft Word and complete the highlighted fields with your personal information (name, ABN etc). Your document will be ready to go in minutes!

FAQ

I’m just starting my website, do I really need this?

Yes, we strongly recommend that you have Website Terms of Use in place for your website. This is an important document to protect your intellectual property and limit your liability (if someone makes a claim against you).

 

Is this template editable?

Yes, the template comes in Word format so you are free to make changes to the document.

However, we do not recommend you make changes outside of the fields we have highlighted in the document. The clauses and wording have been written by a lawyer for a good reason. Deleting clauses or modifying them can affect the legal protections contained in the document.

 

What if the law changes?

If the law changes, we’ll email you with the changes and updates to add to your existing templates. So please ensure you keep us updated if your email address changes.

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