July 29, 2022 | By Masha Komnenic CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPT, FIP
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Generate terms and conditions designed for your blog, website, app, SaaS, or ecommerce site. Establish guidelines and rights for your platform.
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Termly will host your terms and conditions for free! Just place a link on your site to make your terms of service page available to users.
Our terms and conditions generator will walk you through the questions needed to build your own terms of service. You’ll need to know some information about your business and business practices, but you don’t need prior legal experience.
Our goal is to help you create customized terms and conditions as easily as possible without sacrificing compliance.
Answer questions about your business, website
Choose your method of dispute resolution (a critical piece of any terms and conditions)
Give a few final details and add additional customization if needed
We provide definitions, answers to common questions, and helper text throughout the generator, designed to help you quickly and accurately answer the questions. After you answer all the questions, the terms and conditions generator will assemble your final product.
Your progress will also be saved, so you can take a break and finish your terms and conditions whenever is convenient for you. We also provide answers to commonly asked questions on our support page, and you can always reach out to our support team if you need additional help.
Once you’ve completed the above steps, you’ll have three easy embed options. You can add your terms and conditions to your website or app using HTML, a URL, or an iframe. The URL and iframe options are hosted by Termly, and both have the capability for automatic updates. This means you can edit your terms of service in your Termly dashboard and republish them in a single step without needing to re-embed.
Are you using WordPress, Squarespace, or other content management systems? No problem. You can still use Termly’s embed options. We have support pages dedicated to installation walkthroughs on the major content management systems.
Terms and Conditions for Websites and Blogs
Terms and Conditions for Mobile Apps
Terms of service can be just as important for mobile apps as they are for websites. Mobile app terms detail the rules and requirements that users must agree to in order to use your app. They act as a binding contract between you and your users and can help protect the rights of both the app owner and the user. If you have both a website and an app, you can use the same terms of service for both.
Additionally, some app marketplaces may require that you publish information about your users’ rights and requirements when using your app. Your terms can be an easy way to present that information.
Terms and Conditions for e-Commerce sites and online stores
If you sell digital products or services, you can include information about intellectual property, use and misuse of your product or service, and other information to ensure your sales and customer service are seamless.
Terms and Conditions for SaaS businesses
Terms and conditions are not required under most data protection laws. However, they are a critical piece of protecting your business. Terms and conditions are critical if you want to prevent negative user behavior, protect your original content, or limit your liability.
In the event of a disagreement with a user, or a legal dispute, terms and conditions can protect your business. Adding details about prohibited user behavior or activity or misuse of content can make it clear when a user is in the wrong. Your terms and conditions should specify what happens in the case of a legal dispute, including how the dispute will be resolved.
Many laws do not specifically require terms and conditions. However, some laws may require you to publish and display information about user rights and behavior. App marketplaces and other services may also require you to provide information about user rights.
Even if you are not legally required to publish terms and conditions, having them is a best business practice. Terms and conditions can help you in the event of a legal dispute or copyright claim, as they are a legally binding agreement.
Including terms on your website can establish your copyright and other intellectual property rights, outline appropriate user behavior, and determine how legal disputes will be handled.
You create terms and conditions for an app in one of the following ways:
- Fill out an app terms and conditions template
- Write app terms and conditions from scratch
- Hire a lawyer to write terms and conditions for your app
No matter what method you choose, make sure that you do not copy another website or business’s terms and conditions. Copying legal agreements is copyright infringement.
- in your website footer
- in your main menu
- on sign-up forms
- on check-out pages
- within other site policies
Users must be able to easily find your terms in order for them to be effective and help reduce liabilities.
Users must accept your terms and conditions for them to be legally enforceable. One of the easiest ways to do this is to require your users to proactively acknowledge and accept your terms and conditions before they are able to use your product or service. You may have seen this method used for app downloads, during checkout processes on eCommerce sites, or when signing up for a service. Often a checkbox is used that states the user has read and agrees to the terms.
Another important aspect of enforceability is the accessibility of your terms and any other legal policies. Links should be placed where users can easily find them.
No, you don’t need a lawyer for a terms of service agreement. Terms of service are legally binding, even if a lawyer isn’t involved in the writing of the terms. To create terms without a lawyer, you can:
- Use a terms of service generator
- Fill out a free terms and conditions template
- Write your own terms of service from scratch
If your website involves selling products, you may also need to look into a return policy and shipping policy. These can help set the correct expectations with your customers and protect your business in the case of shipping, delivery, or return issues.
- Use a customizable, free terms and conditions generator
- Write terms and conditions by using a template
- Or write terms and conditions from scratch
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