What should terms and conditions include? Is it possible to use a template for terms and conditions? If so, what should it include? In this post, we explain what terms of service should include and more.
They are a legally binding document and allow you to set your rules, within applicable law.
For example, they may help you define how users can interact with your product or service, how your original content can be used, or the rules concerning the cancellation or suspension of a user’s account.
We can say that Terms and Conditions are meant to protect you and your business: they help you deal with problems, and can even prevent them in the first place. Without it, it’s difficult for businesses to mount an adequate defense if sued or legally challenged over the use of their product or service.
Terms of Service are important for every business, but are particularly crucial and often mandatory for e-commerce businesses because they contain legally required information related to conditions of sale and disclosures on methods of payment, shipping, delivery, withdrawals, and cancellation conditions etc.
However, whether your website engages in commerce or not, it’s always advisable to have a professional Terms of Service document in place on your website or app.
For your Terms and Conditions to be effective, they should at least:
While the full content will vary based on the particulars of your business, a term and conditions template should at least include these elements:
The document below is a sample Terms and Conditions document created with iubenda Terms and Conditions Generator. Click on the button to open the document:Terms and Conditions Template
Though you could follow the information we’ve provided above to write your own Terms and Conditions document, we strongly suggest that you don’t.
We always stress the importance of a well-written Terms and Conditions document. Being a legal document, Terms and conditions should be specific to your particular scenario.
A badly written ToS document could at best, not serve its purpose and at worst, potentially land you in legal hot water.
This is a common question. In this case, we suggest using a high-quality generator instead. While nothing beats having a personal lawyer prepare and revise your documents, a quality generator with text written by legal professionals is the next best thing.
While a template is static and uses generic clauses, a high-quality generator will allow you to dynamically add clauses specific to your particular business. Additionally, the generator should also allow you to edit and modify clauses if needed.
But far more important than both of these points is that the clauses included in the generator should be written by actual lawyers.
Despite being incredibly powerful, our Terms and Conditions Generator is surprisingly affordable! Especially when compared to lawyers’ fees or the cost associated with not being protected. The best part?
You can try it out completely free! Just click the button below to get started, (no credit card required).