1. What are Website Terms and Conditions?
Terms and conditions are a binding set of rules that serve as a contract between you and the users who visit your website or use your app.
Legal terms are required under some country’s consumer protection regulations. Even if you are not legally required to have terms and conditions, they are critical to maintaining your rights and protecting your business.
It’s in your best interest to create a terms and conditions agreement for your services, and display it on your site.
What is a Terms and Conditions Agreement?
A terms and conditions agreement outlines the website administrator’s rules regarding user behavior, and provides information about the actions the website administrator can and will perform.
Your terms and conditions text is a contract between your website and its users. In the event of a legal dispute, arbitrators will look to this agreement to determine whether each party acted within their rights.
2. What Should I Include in a Standard Terms and Conditions?
Even a short terms and conditions agreement should include several key clauses to safeguard your business. For example, if you’re selling online and incorrectly price an item, your terms and conditions are what will enable you to cancel the order.
The following are some of the most important sections of your terms and conditions for ensuring user clarity and preventing misunderstandings:
A disclaimer states that your site is available on an “as-is and as-available basis,” and that users use it at their own risk. A basic disclaimer template should include these terms.
We’re all human. If you make errors on your site, you need to show that you’re not liable. This section covers your back just in case there are any mistakes in your content, allowing you to update it with the correct information at any time.