Website Terms of Use

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What are website terms of use and when might you need them?

These are standard terms and conditions for businesses to provide on their website. They cover matters such as how visitors access your website and what they are allowed to do once they’re there. They also allow you to limit your own liability, say for comments or content left on your by visitors to it.

By using (and continuing to use) your website, visitors are agreeing to comply with these terms. If they do not agree with these terms, then they must stop using your site immediately.

You should include a link to these your website terms of use on every page of your website. Usually, the link is found at the bottom of each page.

These terms have been drafted generally for websites, but you should consider the nature of your website and the purposes it is serving. There may be other terms which should be included in these terms depending on the nature of your website and your business.

What else might you need?

The website terms of use do not have provisions about the sale of goods or services (or digital content in the case of consumers). You will need a separate set of terms for these and they will depend upon what you are selling (goods, services and/or digital content) and who you are selling to (businesses and/or consumers).

You may also need a separate privacy notice if you collect personal data via the website and a cookies policy if your website uses cookies.

Finally, our guide what do I need to have in place to set up a website? discusses the four legal elements you need to have in place to protect you and visitors to your website, including what you need to do to put these in place and how to keep them up to date.

While we can connect you with some very fine advisers in the UK, and we collaborate with them to provide you with great materials, Farillio itself is not a law firm. We do not directly provide legal advice ourselves. All resources are available for you to use (according to our terms and conditions), but those resources are not legal advice to you and neither are they a substitute for you taking legal advice from a lawyer.

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