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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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A standard website privacy policy, which will help you to comply with UK data protection legislation. This policy covers the following matters (amongst others): the collection of personal information; the use of that personal information; disclosures of that personal information to third parties; the security of that personal information; and the use of cookies on the website. This document might not be suitable for you ...

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 medical information disclaimer

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This is a medical disclaimer document, designed for use on a website publishing medical information, for the purpose of disclaiming liability - or rather attempting to disclaim liability - in relation to that information. Such medical information may relate to disease, injury, drugs and other treatments, medical devices and/or health products. The document asserts that the medical informaiton does not amount to advice, and if advice ...

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 consultancy terms and conditions

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This is a short-form consultancy T&Cs document, which can be used free of charge if you retain the SEQ Legal credit. The template includes provisions relating to the services to be provided, the supply of deliverables, the licensing of rights in the deliverables to the client, the charges payable by the client, the status of the consultant, subcontracting, and much else besides. The ...

Free consultancy agreement

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This is a free consultancy agreement. It includes straightforward provisions regarding the provision of consultancy services and the supply of deliverables resulting from the provision of those services. The template incorporates a licence to use the deliverables, but does not include any assignment of rights in the deliverables. Accordingly, the consultant retains ownership. You are welcome to use the document without purchasing a licence, providing ...

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 health and fitness information disclaimer

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The publication of information relating to health and fitness presents special risks. Even if the underlying data is correct, the publication health and fitness information about such matters as dietary changes and exercise programmes can lead to illness or injury. If you publish such information, you should take reasonable steps to mitigate these risks. This disclaimer template is designed to help with one aspect of ...

Free non-exclusive distribution agreement

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A distributorship is a contractual arrangement whereby one business is permitted to market and sell the products of another business. Typically, a distributorship will be granted in respect of a particular market, often a geographically-defined market. As this is a non-exclusive distribution agreement, the grant of the distributorship does not preclude the supplier (or a third party appointed by the supplier) from distributing ...

Free assignment of copyright

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Copyright is one of the key intellectual property rights. It protects a very wide range of different types of intellectual creation, including books, plays, music and software. Businesses often (and individuals occasionally) need to transfer copyright, and the function of an assignment of copyright document is to give effect to such transfers. Under English law, legal transfers of copyright must be in writing and signed ...

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 cleaning terms and conditions

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This is a free equivalent of our simple cleaning T&Cs template. The only difference between the two documents is that this one includes a textual credit/attribution; purchase the simple document if you would like to use the document without the credit/attribution. Although simple, the T&Cs are relatively flexible, and can be used to cover ongoing cleaning services jobs, as well as ...

Free commission agreement

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This version of our commission agreement is available free-of-charge, providing you retain the textual credit/attribution included with the document. Under this commission agreement, one party agrees to pay commission to the other party. That commission is payable in respect of each "trigger event" which occurs during the term of the agreement (or during some other defined period). A "base amount" is associated ...

Free manufacturing agreement

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This is a manufacturing agreement, under which the manufacturer is obligated to produce and supply products that are specified by the customer. Typically, a detailed product specification will be provided, and this may be incorporated into the agreement or supplied as and when required by the customer. In addition to the core manufacturing provisions, this agreement includes a schedule setting out the legal basis upon ...

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 ...

Medical information disclaimer

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This short medical disclaimer is designed for use on or in relation to websites that publish medical information. It can be used as an independent document, or incorporated into your website T&Cs or another website legal notice. This document should be used with care. Obviously, erroneous medical information has the potential to cause great harm. This is a general disclaimer, and accordingly it does ...

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 ...

Email disclaimer

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This is a template for a legal notice to be displayed in email communications. Although the enforceability of email disclaimers may be open to question, many businesses nonetheless incorporate a disclaimer in the footer of all email communications. However, there is no "standard" disclaimer, as different businesses face different compliance obligations and legal risks. This template may be used to create a document covering some ...

Health and fitness information disclaimer

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Websites that publish information relating to health and fitness may be at risk of complaints from users, and even legal action. This disclaimer document is designed to help website operators to manage these risks. Of course, no disclaimer is bullet-proof, and a disclaimer that has been drafted to take account of the particular situation of a particular website may be more effective than this ...

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 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 the Data Protection Act 1998 and related legislation. Failure to comply can lead to civil liability and criminal law penalties. This document includes short-form provisions dealing with ...

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 (web design)

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Web designers and developers need to know the details of a project before quoting; but their clients are often concerned about disclosing their business ideas without any form of legal protection. Those ideas usually need to be disclosed before a full web design or development contract has been executed, so the client cannot usually rely upon confidentiality clauses in the designer's or developers T& ...

Non-disclosure agreement (invention)

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This non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is a lightly modified version of our "unilateral" NDA document, designed for use in relation to the disclosure of an invention and related information by an inventor to a potential industrial or commercial partner. Note that potentially patentable inventions should be kept confidential. A failure to do so may prevent the grant of a patent, or render a granted patent ...

Non-disclosure agreement (media concept)

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If you are supplying an idea about a book, film, game or other media concept to a publisher or other media corporation, you may want to protect that idea using a non-disclosure agreement. This document has been designed for use in exactly this situation. A confidentiality agreement is no guarantee that your ideas will not be misappropriated. Nonetheless, there are a number of good ...

Non-disclosure agreement (business venture)

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Business venture discussions usually involve the exchange of confidential information such as business plans and financial data, and it is common for the parties to enter into a non-disclosure agreement to protect that information. This is a mutual or two-way agreement, protecting the information of both parties. The default provisions are mirror images, but the agreement can be adapted so that different rules ...

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 ...

Confidentiality and non-solicitation agreement (unilateral)

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A business's confidential information may include information enabling others to solicit the business's customers, suppliers, contractor or employees, and thereby cause damage to the business. For this reason, you should consider including specific non-solicitation provisions in your non-disclosure or confidentiality agreement. This is a unilateral (or one-way) template, and so it will only serve to protect the information and business ...

Simple cleaning terms and conditions

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This template is a shorter and simpler version of our cleaning services terms and conditions. Like that document, it may be used for both contracts with consumers and contracts with businesses. However, it may be less suitable for contracts with larger businesses where more details is expected. Using this document, a cleaning services business may enter into contracts with customers for: (a) ongoing cleaning services; ( ...

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.

Prize competition rules

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This is a set of rules designed to regulate an online prize competition. The rules take into account both the rules of English law relating to prize competitions, and the CAP rules related to prize promotions. The rules are relatively flexible, and may be suitable for use in relation to a range of different types of online competition. You should always take care to ensure ...

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, such as the Data Protection Act 1998. However, there are also marketing and user relations aspects to the formulation of a policy. Users expect website privacy policies and practices to be fair. For some users, unfair policies ...