Terms of Use


Terms of Use

A Terms and Conditions agreement is extremely important for your business to have for a number of reasons, including helping you limit your legal liability and keeping your users informed of your rules.
This article will guide you through creating a Terms and Conditions agreement for your business by covering what these agreements are, what their benefits are, how to create your own and then how to display and get agreement to it.

What are Terms and Conditions Agreements?

Essentially, a Terms and Conditions agreement is a contract between your business and the user of your website or app – whether they are an individual or a business. You may see Terms and Conditions agreements referred to as Terms of Service (ToS) or Terms of Use (ToU). There’s no practical difference between these terms and companies use them interchangeably.

Having a Terms and Conditions agreement is not a legal requirement, but having one is important as they protect your business and create a set of rules that anyone using your app or website must agree to.
Without a Terms and Conditions agreement your business and customers are lacking clearly defined rights, responsibilities and duties. This could lead to costly disagreements. For example, businesses lacking a payment clause in their Terms and Conditions agreements may receive late payments which affects the business’s cash flow and leads to money and time spent on debt collectors.
In addition, whilst not required by law, Terms and Conditions are a good place to include any disclosures that are required by law.

Benefits of Having a Terms and Conditions Agreement

There are a number of benefits that a Terms and Conditions agreement provides. Here are a few of the most important ones:
Protecting your business – Terms and Conditions are crucial to protecting your business as they create a binding agreement between you and your customers, the terms of which can be legally enforced in court.

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