Website Terms of Use

$69.00 inc. GST

★ 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 template covers:

★ Use of our website

★ Intellectual property

★ Submissions (user comments or contributions)

★ Privacy

★ Security

★ Disclaimer and indemnity

★ Changes to Terms

★ Severance

★ Termination

★ Jurisdiction

 

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.

Who is this for?

★ Australian websites

★ People who want proper legal protection

★ People who want to avoid misunderstandings and clearly outline their terms

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

★ 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, plan 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 have completed your purchase

4.  Open the document in MS 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).

 

Can I customise the templates beyond editing the fields?

Our templates come in Word format, so yes you can if you want. Feel free to add your logo and change the font to reflect your brand.

We do not recommend you change the wording (apart from the fillable fields) as this can affect the legal protections contained in the document.

 

What if the law changes and my templates become outdated?

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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