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Free website terms and conditions

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This is a free version of our standard website terms and conditions document. It is identical to that document, save that this version includes an SEQ legal credit. In addition to the provisions that would typically be included in any set of website terms and conditions, this document includes provisions covering user accounts and user-generated content (although the latter are not as detailed as ...

Free privacy policy

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This is a standard website or web app privacy policy, which will help you to comply with data protection legislation, and has been updated for the General Data Protection Regulation (also known as the GDPR). This policy covers the following matters (amongst others): the collection of personal information; the use of that personal information; the legal bases for the processing of that information; disclosures of ...

Free cookies policy

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UK and EU law requires that, where a website uses cookies or equivalent technologies, the website operator must make certain disclosures in relation to the use of the cookies. This policy template has been designed to help website operators comply with this disclosure obligation. Website operators may be required, in addition, to seek users' consent to the use of cookies. UK law on this subject ...

Free copyright notice

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This is a copyright notice (or copyright statement) template, designed for use on a website. Copyright is one of the cornerstone intellectual property rights. Although websites as such do not attract copyright protection, they are made up of works that do (literary works, graphical works and so on). Using this template, the website operator may assert ownership of copyright in the website, and set out ...

Free website disclaimer

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This website disclaimer does three different jobs for a website operator: it disclaims certain liabilities that might arise out of the use of the website; it sets out the basis upon which a website may be used; and it prompts certain disclosures that are or may be required of website operators by English/EU law. The document is a shortened and simplified version of our ...

Free anti-spam policy

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In this document, a website or service operator may set out its policies in relation to unwanted commercial communications, commonly known as spam. Whilst spam filters, whitelists / blacklists and other technical measures are the most important anti-spam tools, a formal anti-spam policy can also help, demonstrating that the operator takes spam issues seriously. This policy document opens with a defamation of spam, and ...

Free linking policy

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This is a free version of our regular linking policy. It has been created for website operators who want to set out, in detail, their policies relating to hyperlinking. The default provisions state a website's policies in relation to both links form the website and incoming links. This type of legal notice is relatively unusual, but may nonetheless be useful in respect of some ...

Free legal information disclaimer

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This is a free version of our legal information disclaimer template. The only difference is the inclusion of an SEQ Legal credit. This disclaimer has been created for websites that publish legal information - eg the websites of lawyers or other legal services organisations. Issues covered include: (i) the distinction between legal information and advice; (ii) the question of when to obtain professional assistance; and (iii) ...

Free end user licence agreement

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This document is a free-to-use software EULA or end user licence. Click-wrap and web-wrap licences can be created using this document, as well as more traditional shrink-wrap licences. The document governs the legal relationship between a licensor and its customers. Note: although this EULA can be used for B2C licences as well as B2B licences, it does not include a ...

Free software support agreement

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A free, short-form software support services agreement. The document may be used in relation to the provision of helpdesk-based support services for software. It is not intended to cover software maintenance services, or indeed any other software-related services. This document is substantially identical to our basic software support agreement, but with the edition of an SEQ legal credit, which under our licensing ...

Free software maintenance agreement

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This straightforward software maintenance agreement is identical to the our basic agreement, but as it is free-of-charge it does include a credit for SEQ legal which, under our licensing terms, you need to retain in the document. The agreement covers maintenance services by a software vendor in relation to software: that is, the supply of software upgrades and updates, and potentially the installation ...

Free software licence agreement

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This is a straightforward software licensing agreement, designed for the granting of licences to businesses (as opposed to consumers). The document is a traditional "agreement", and should be signed by or on behalf of both the licensor and the licensee. The core provisions of this agreement cover the term of the licence, the scope of the licence, licence charges and payments, limitations of liability in ...

Free SaaS agreement

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This is a short-form agreement covering the B2B provision of software-as-a-service. It also includes provisions relating to support and maintenance services. An acceptable use policy is included with this document as a schedule. This agreement is not suitable for use where the parties will contract online. If you are looking for a document to form part of an online checkout process, ...

Free web design and development agreement

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This free web design and development agreement covers all the key issues arising in a typical contract, whilst being relatively easy to edit. A set of clauses in the document deal with the practicalities of the development process. These cover the developer's fundamental delivery obligations, the timetable for development, delays in the development process, consultation during the process, the customer's obligations in respect ...

Free IT support terms and conditions

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Under these terms and conditions, a business may contract to provide IT support services to customers. Those support services may include both hardware support and software support. In addition to the core support provisions, a clause is included which covers the supply of third party hardware and/or software to the customer. This is a B2B document, and should not be used in respect of ...

Free terms and conditions of sale via website (B2C)

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Under this free-to-use T&Cs template, a website operator may contract through the website to supply goods to consumers. The T&Cs have three main purposes. First, they set out the legal basis of the contract between the supplier and the customer. Second, they help mitigate risks to the supplier that arise out of that contract. Third, they help the supplier to comply ...

Free software development agreement

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Software development contracts can be both legally and factually complex, and it is almost always a good idea to set out the basis upon which the software is being developed in a written contract. This document is equivalent to our basic software development agreement. The only difference is that this document includes a section crediting/attributing the template to us. Please use the basic document ...

Free delivery policy

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This free delivery policy has been designed for use in conjunction with our T&Cs of sale via website documents. The purpose of this document is to set out the detailed policies which a supplier of goods will follow when delivering goods that have been ordered from a website. The document covers methods of supply, times for dispatch / delivery, and so on. It may be ...

Free returns policy

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If you are selling goods online, and want to offer rights of return that go beyond those mandated by (English) law, then you can do so using this returns policy document. This free returns policy should be used in conjunction with one of our T&Cs of sale via a website documents. It can be used with the B2B, B2C or mixed version. Mandatory rights ...

Anti-spam policy

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If you are operating a website or running a service that may be exploited by spammers, then you should consider publishing a formal anti-spam policy. This short policy document covers the basics. First, it includes a definition of spam, and provides that the website operator / service provider does not tolerate such spam. Second, it outlines the technical measures used by the operator / provider in ...

Linking policy

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Hyperlinks are one of the central features of the world wide web. Many visitors will arrive at a website through links. Also, search engines count links when ordering website rankings and, in general, more links mean better rankings in the search engine results pages. Most webmasters will want to encourage links to their websites. The purpose of this document is to help website operators control ...

Legal information disclaimer

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The publication of legal information on a website may give rise to special risks. This legal information disclaimer template has been created to help with the management of those risks. The provisions in this disclaimer include the following: (i) a notice that while legal information is provided on the website, no advice is being given; (ii) an exclusion of warranties and representations in relation to ...

Copyright notice

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This template copyright notice has been designed to help website operators protect their copyright. Websites as such are not copyright-protected works. However, most websites will incorporate text (literary works), images (graphic works), computer code (also literary works) and potentially other types of copyright-protected work too. The notice has several different purposes: (i) it contains an assertion of the ownership of copyright in the ...

Cookies policy

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In the UK, the use of cookies on websites is regulated by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (as amended). Cookies are also affected by the Data Protection Act 1998. This policy can be used to help you comply with the information disclosure requirements in that legislation relating to cookies. The policy should be used in conjunction with, or as an element ...

Privacy policy

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This privacy policy is a shorter and simpler version of our privacy and cookies policy document, and may be used in relation to a wide variety of different kinds of website. The primary purpose of a privacy policy is to assist a website operator to comply with information disclosure obligations under data protection legislation. From 25 May 2018 in the UK and elsewhere in the ...

Delivery policy

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This delivery policy (or shipping policy) is meant to serve either as (i) guidance for customers so that they have a general idea of when to expect delivery of their goods, or (ii) a legally-binding contract placing obligations on the seller. It explains what the customer should do in the event of any issues with the delivery, including non-delivery and loss. Customers will ...

Returns policy

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Online vendors need to define the conditions in which they will accept returns from customers and refund payments. Online shoppers are more likely to purchase when they have the ability to return items. Some shoppers will review a merchant's returns policy before purchasing, and a fair returns policy increases the likelihood of a sale. Having a clear returns policy builds trust with potential customers. ...

Non-disclosure agreement (mutual, premium)

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This mutual non-disclosure agreement protects both parties to a contract by providing that neither party may disclose the other's confidential information. This is the premium version of our non-disclosure agreement template and as such is more comprehensive than our standard version, incorporating a wider range of provisions and addressing a wider range of circumstances. If two businesses plan to work together, it ...

Non-disclosure agreement (unilateral, premium)

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This is a premium one-way NDA (non-disclosure agreement) template, designed to protect the confidential information that one person discloses to another. It may be suitable for use in many different circumstances where confidential information is being disclosed. For example, the premium NDA may be used in relation to the disclosure of an invention, a copyright work or a business idea, proposal or plan. ...

Non-disclosure letter (unilateral, premium)

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This letter template can be used to protect the confidential information that one person discloses to another. A flexible definition of "confidential information" is included in the document, allowing it to be used in a range of different circumstances. The document also includes an optional limitation upon the purposes for which the confidential information may be used, together with optional post-termination provisions (dealing with ...

Website disclaimer

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This website disclaimer is a simplified version of our standard website terms and conditions document. Provisions subtracted from that document to create this one include the user-generated content provisions and the website account/password provisions. Although this document is named "website disclaimer", it could just as well have been called "website terms and conditions". The document may be suitable for very simple websites which ...

Acceptable use policy

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This acceptable use policy document is designed to regulate the use of a website or other online service. The bulk of the policy is concerned with prohibiting certain actions and certain types of content. The policy naturally covers unlawful actions and content, but may also cover actions and content that are undesirable but not unlawful.

Privacy and cookies policy (lead generation)

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This privacy and cookies policy template has been adapted for websites that earn money by passing leads or prospects to third party suppliers or service providers. Generating leads inevitably involves the collection of personal data. Typically, a lead generation website will collection users' names, email addresses, postal addresses and telephone numbers, as well as information about the products or services that they have an interest ...

Privacy and cookies policy (social networking)

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A website privacy and cookies policy can have more than one purpose. From a lawyer's perspective, the primary concern is compliance with disclosure of data protection legislation, in particular, from 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation. However, there are also marketing and user relations perspectives. Users expect website privacy policies and practices to be fair. For some users, unfair policies and practices ...

Privacy and cookies policy (online shop)

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This privacy and cookies policy template has been designed for online stores selling goods, including B2B stores, B2C stores and those supplying goods both B2B and B2C. The policy sets out details of the processing of personal data by the online store in accordance with UK/EU laws concerning the protection of personal information - including (from 25 May 2018) the General Data Protection Regulation. The ...

Privacy and cookies policy

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From a lawyer's perspective, the key purpose of a website privacy and cookies policy is to help a website operator comply with data protection and cookies legislation. In the UK, from 25 May 2018, that will mean compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). A privacy policy which complies with the GDPR will in most respects comply with the current law. However, there ...

Website terms and conditions (standard)

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These website terms and conditions include those clauses that we typically include in documentation for websites that: do not allow users to register, buy anything or publish any material on the website, do not have any unusual features, do not give rise to special legal risks, and do not need to take account of industry-specific regulations. In sophistication, the document sits between our website ...

Informational website terms and conditions

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This document has been designed to govern and regulate the use of a website that publishes information for users. An optional provision relating to the publication of an RSS feed is included. These T&Cs do not include provisions covering user accounts or user content. If your website will include either, you should consider our standard or premium website T&Cs documents. Moreover, these T& ...

Assignment of rights in a website

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If you need to assign the copyright and other unregistered IPR in a website from one person (or company) to another person (or company) you should consider this document. Based on our standard copyright assignment, the subject matter of the transfer is designated using two key definitions: "Excluded IP" refers to the IP that is reserved to the transferor; and "Assignment" IP refers to the ...

Assignment of rights in software

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Using this document, you can transfer the copyright in a computer programme from the existing owner to a new owner. The document can also be used to transfer other unregistered intellectual property rights subsisting in the computer programme (for example, database rights) alongside the copyright. The document allows for specified rights to be excluded from the transfer. This document is not suitable for use in ...

Web design and development agreement (basic)

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This basic web design and development agreement covers the core issues in any development contract, but omits many of the optional clauses from the standard and premium versions. The first few sections of this agreement govern the development process: what will be developed, how and when? As well as placing obligations upon the developer, these sections may also require the customer to co-operate and ...

Web design and development terms and conditions (basic)

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When using this document, the parties (the web developer and the customer) sign a statement of work that sets out all the details of the project, such as the specification for the website and the timetable for completion of the project. By signing the statement of work, the parties agree to the legal T&Cs attached to the statement. Those legal T&Cs are nearly ...

Blog terms and conditions

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This document can be used in connection with blogs and blog-based websites, providing that the blog or website is free to use. Most blogs allow for the publication of user content, typically in the form of comments attached to blog posts. The publication of user content creates legal risks for the website operator. For instance, user content many infringe copyright or contain defamatory material. ...

Corporate website terms and conditions

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This document has been created for business brochure websites, and is suitable for the websites of both small and large businesses. It includes all the standard provisions in our generic website T&Cs documents, which cover such matters as acceptable use, user content, disclaimers of liability and disclosures mandated by statute. In addition, a set of special provisions are included, which relate specifically to business ...

Online shop terms and conditions

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These terms and conditions can be used to regulate the relationship between a web store operator and users of that web store. They should be used in combination with terms and conditions governing the sale of products, and a website privacy policy. This document is an adapted version of our standard website terms and conditions document. It includes all the main provisions of that standard ...

School website terms and conditions

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Most schools now have a website, but many do not have adequate legal documentation. This template has been designed to make the creation of terms and conditions for a school website easy. The template includes provisions dealing with copyright in the website, acceptable use of the website and liability in relation to the use of the website. The template assumes that the website does not ...

Club website terms and conditions

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A website can be a great asset for a membership-based club. All such club websites should incorporate appropriate terms and conditions of use. Club websites allow the club management to communicate with the membership, and often with potential club members too. More sophisticated club websites will also allow members to communicate with the management and/or with each other. These terms and conditions have ...

Digital store terms and conditions

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These terms and conditions are designed to cover the use of a digital store - that is, the use of a website that sells downloadable digital products. To be clear, this document does not cover the sale and licensing of digital products, as to which see our range of download terms and conditions. This document is suitable for use in relation to digital stores selling a ...

Software support agreement (basic)

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This is a short-form software support services agreement template, designed with ease-of-use in mind. Although comparatively short, and optional service level agreement is included with the document as a schedule. This schedule may be used to provide detail about how the services will be provided. If you are looking for a more sophisticated document, please consider our standard and premium software support ...

Software maintenance agreement (basic)

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This short-form software maintenance agreement contains the core provisions from our standard maintenance agreement, but with few optional extras. It is intended to cover the provision of software updates and upgrades by a software vendor to customers. It may also be used to cover some related services, such as the installation of updates and upgrading services. It does not, however, cover general software support ...