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5 reasons why you need Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions are everywhere, but what do they do? Are they always legally required? In this post, we answer this question and take a look at 5 reasons why you should have Terms and Conditions on your website.

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Why do I need a Terms and Conditions on my website?

Unlike the privacy policy, a terms and conditions document is not always required by law. However, on a practical level, terms and conditions are ALWAYS a good idea. This is because terms and conditions are necessary for setting the way in which your product, service or content may be used, in a legally binding way.

More on compliance for websites and apps

This article is a part of our series on compliance for websites and apps. Read also:

👉 4 Reasons Why You Need A Privacy Policy

Here are 5 reasons why you should have a T&C document

  1. They are essential for protecting your content from a copyright perspective.
  2. They can protect you from potential liabilities (for example in case of malfunctions of your website/app).
  3. You can set rules that users must follow while interacting with one another.
  4. You can set rules related to the cancellation or suspension of a user’s account.
  5. In eCommerce sites, they are typically the document that contains information related to conditions of sale and disclosures on methods of payment, shipping, delivery, withdrawals, and cancellation conditions etc. – as commonly required by consumer protection regulations.

A terms and conditions document is more than just a formality, it is a valuable tool that protects you as a business owner.

Can you use a Terms and Conditions generator?

The good news is yes, you absolutely can! 

But it would be best if you were careful. Choose a high-quality generator that allows you to fully customize your document and adapt it to your needs.

Just like our Terms and Conditions Generator!

How iubenda can help you generate terms and conditions

Our Terms and Conditions Generator lets you to easily generate and manage terms and conditions that are professional, customizable from over 100 clauses, drafted by an international legal team, available in 10 languages, and up to date with the main international legislations.

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It comes with:

  • guided set-up;
  • hundreds of possible personalizations;
  • legislation monitoring;
  • plug-and-go integrations for popular store platforms such as Shopify and WooCommerce;
  • pre-defined scenarios: buildable text modules for marketplace, affiliate programs, copyright, eCommerce, mobile, and more.

The solution is optimized for everything from eCommerce (including affiliate programs), blogs, and apps, to complex scenarios like marketplace and SaaS.

Getting started is easy: simply create a free account, activate the Terms and Conditions within the dashboard and start generating.

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