Terms

Limitations clause

A clause where you specify the limits to what the users can do. In this section, you inform website visitors or app users that upon agreeing on using it, they are also agreeing to the other things. Website owners usually state negative and unwanted uses, the so-called prohibited activities.

Intellectual property clause

Intellectual property disclosure usually informs website visitors and/or app users that the provided content is the website owners property. This is a great place to state which content is protected by (international) copyright laws.

Content clause

The content clause is pretty common on websites that have a blog section open for contributors, or any kind of content uploading and sharing features. In the content clause, the website owner can inform visitors that they own the rights to the content they have created, even though it is public and accessible to other visitors. In this clause, you also inform the users that upon uploading, you might share this content and make it accessible to anyone else.

Termination clause

User ban and account termination clause should always be included in terms and conditions if there is a user/visitor behavior limitation clause. In this clause, the website owner informs users that their accounts can be terminated if they violate any of the rules and guidelines regarding the use of the website.

Service availability clause

If you are providing service via your website, this clause is really important. Big online service providers such as Apple clearly state in this clause that iTunes services can be canceled at any time without notifying users and that they do not guarantee that the service will be accessible around the clock.

Governing law clause

Terms and conditions is an agreement. In this clause, website owners inform visitors which laws govern the agreement. Usually, these laws are laws of the state where the company’s headquarters are located or state/country from which the company operates.

Linking to other websites clause

If you have links to other websites on your website, including affiliate links, it is important to inform users that you are not responsible for the content of the websites that the links on your website lead to. You can state here that visitors are responsible for reading 3rd party websites’ privacy policy and terms and conditions.