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Terms and conditions

Legal Disclaimer

The clarifications and information provided on this page are for general purposes only and are not very specific on how to write your own Terms and Conditions documents. You should not rely on this article as legal advice or recommendations about what you should actually do, as we cannot know in advance what specific terms you wish to establish between your company and your customers and visitors. We recommend that you seek legal advice if you need help understanding and creating your own Terms and Conditions.

Terms and Conditions - fundamentals

That said, Terms and Conditions (“T&C”) are a set of legally binding terms defined by you as the owner of this website. The T&C establish the legal framework that governs the activities of website visitors, or their customers, during their visit or interaction with this website. The intention of the T&C is to establish the legal relationship between website visitors and you, the website owner.

T&C must be established according to the specific needs and nature of each site. For example, a website that offers products to customers involving e-commerce transactions needs to have T&Cs that are different from the T&Cs of a website that only offers information (such as a blog, a home page that links to others, and so on).

T&C give you, as the website owner, the possibility to protect yourself against possible legal exposures. However, this may differ from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, so seek local legal advice if you wish to protect yourself from legal exposure.

What to include in the T&C document

In general terms, the T&C usually regulate the following issues: who can use the website; possible payment methods; a statement that the website owner may change its offerings in the future; the types of guarantees the website owner gives to its customers; a reference to intellectual property or copyright issues, where relevant; the website owner's right to suspend or terminate a member's account; and much more.

To learn more about it, check out our article .

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