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Do I need terms and conditions?

Do I need terms and conditions? What do they need to include? All that small print can seem a bit off-putting to read and creating them is no different.

If you have any of these doubts then don’t worry, you’re not alone. Whether you really need terms and conditions or not is a bit of a grey area and therefore can leave people feeling unsure of what to do. By the end of this short read, you’ll have the answers to your questions and some clarity about what your website, blog, or online store needs. 

Do I need terms and conditions?

What are the terms and conditions? 

“Terms and Conditions”, also often known as, “T&Cs” or “Terms of Service” or “Legal Notes”; is the document governing the contractual relationship between the provider of a service (that’s you, the business owner) and its user (anyone visiting or engaging with your online business) 

Whichever name you use, they are nothing more than a contract in which the owner (that’s you again!) clarifies the conditions of the use of its service. Some quick examples are the use of the content (copyright), the rules that users must follow while interacting with one another on the website/app, and, rules related to the cancellation or suspension of a user’s account.

Yes, but, do I really need terms and conditions? 

To put it simply, it is in the website or business owner’s best interest to create detailed terms and conditions. 

You will likely need a Terms & Conditions document if any of the following apply to you:
  1. You offer subscriptions (eg. registered vs non-registered);
  2. You want to set the rules for user behavior (including comments) and state grounds for the termination of accounts;
  3. Your users are allowed to upload content;
  4. You participate in some kind of commerce, including affiliate programs;
  5. You would like to protect your website/app and its content by stating how it can be used.
  6. Anyone selling goods or services will have to have an online contract that takes the form of an offer to the public.
If any of these apply to you then take into consideration the importance of creating specific terms and conditions for your business.

Can I 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 privacy policy Generator that at the very least comes with:

  • a guides set-up’;
  • hundreds of possible personalization; 
  • legislation monitoring;
  • plug-and-go integration for popular store platforms such as Shopify, WooCommerce, Wix, Squarespace, and Webflow;
  • pre-defined scenarios: buildable text modules for marketplace and affiliate programs, copyright, eCommerce, mobile, and more.

Our terms and conditions generator is optimized for everything from eCommerce, blogs, and apps, to complex scenarios like marketplace and affiliate scenarios. Read more about it here or start generating your terms and conditions below.

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