Online legal notice
1. Website terms and conditions
Website terms and conditions have 4 basic functions: (i) helping website operators to comply with the law; (ii) reducing legal risk by disclaiming or limiting responsbilities and liabilities; (iii) establishing rules relating to the use of the website; and (iv) defining the contractual obligations owed by the user to the operator and vice versa. Although we have a wide range of terms and conditions designed for particular types of website, many websites do not fit neatly into any category. Consequently, these more generic templates are among our most popular documents.
2. Privacy policies
Designed to help you to comply with UK and EU data protection law, these privacy policies are, in essence, shorter and simpler versions of our privacy and cookies policy templates. Although cookies are not referenced in the titles of these documents, cookies-related disclosures are included, albeit in summary form.
3. Cookies policies
4. Copyright notices
These are website copyright notices containing a Universal Copyright Convention-style notice, an assertion of ownership of copyright in website materials, a licence to use the website and straightforward acceptable use provisions. If you are using one of our website terms and conditions documents, you will not usually need a separate copyright notice.
5. Website disclaimers
These website disclaimers incorporate a copyright notice asserting ownership of the website copyright, a set of exclusions and limitations of liability (ie disclaimers) and certain statutory disclosures. They are designed for use on the simplest of websites in place of more detailed - and usually contractual - website terms and conditions.
6. Anti-spam policies
Our anti-spam policy template come in free and paid versions, with a Docular credit included in the former but not the latter. The policies include a broad definition of "spam", warnings about spam filters, prohibitions on user spam and information about receipt of unwanted messages.
7. Linking policies
Linking policies are not a common sight on the internet nowadays - at least, outside the affiliate / partner marketing space - but some businesses and organisations do still wish to assert control over the ways in which others link to their websites.
8. Medical information disclaimers
These disclaimers are intended for use on a website. They attempt to limit the website publisher's liability in relation to medical information on the website. Almost identical disclaimer text is incorporated into our medical website terms and conditions template.
9. Legal information disclaimers
Some types of legal publishing are more risky than others - but any website that publishes legal information brings some level of risk and it is usually sensible to include a disclaimer alongside legal information. This disclaimer is used, in slightly modified form, in our legal website terms and conditions template.
10. Ebook disclaimers
These disclaimers can be included in and distributed with an ebook in order to help managed risks relating to that ebook.
11. Newsletter disclaimers
These disclaimers can help a publisher to manage the copyright and liability issues arising out of the publication of newsletters.
12. Health and fitness disclaimers
Health and fitness information, if used without care, can often lead to mishap or injury. These disclaimers are designed for use on websites publishing such information. Note that similar disclaimer text is already included in our health and fitness website terms and conditions.
13. Delivery policies
Designed for use in relation to an ecommerce website, these delivery policies describe the delivery methods used as well as delivery timetables. They should be used alongside our terms and conditions of sale via website documents. They can be used for both B2B and B2C stores.
14. Consumer contracts model instructions for cancellation
This model instructions for the cancellation of consumer contracts reflect the requirements of the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013. In particular, these instructions reflect the text of part A of Schedule 3 to those Regulations. This document is more suitable for contracts relating to goods than those relating to services, although it attempts to cover both categories. NB many of our ...
15. API services terms and conditions
Contractual documentation for the provision of cloud or hosted software-based services by means of an application programming interface (API) without individual human users.
16. Acceptable use policy
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. As regards unlawful content, this can be addressed in detail ...
17. Online non-disclosure agreement (unilateral)
This online non-disclosure agreement is intended to be published on a website. It is a unilateral agreement, protecting the confidential information disclosed by publishing organisation - but not the confidential information of other party. The other party can accept the agreement by completing and submitting an acceptance form published on the website, or you can define some alternative acceptance method. In editing this non-disclosure ...
18. Prize competition rules
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 ...
19. Privacy and cookies policies
20. Informational website terms and conditions
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& ...
21. Table booking terms and conditions
These terms and conditions are designed to be used in relation to an online table reservation system for a restaurant or similar establishment. The terms and conditions may also be used with respect to bookings made over the telephone or in person – but in these cases, if you want the terms and conditions to be enforceable, you will need to ensure that the person making ...
22. Blog terms and conditions
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. ...
23. Business website terms and conditions
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 ...
24. Online shop terms and conditions
25. School website terms and conditions
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 ...
26. Club website terms and conditions
A website can be a great asset for a membership-based club; and all club websites should incorporate appropriate terms and conditions of use. Club websites may serve a range of functions: promoting the club to potential members; encouraging and facilitating new membership applications; helping with club administration; and allowing club management to communicate with the membership. More sophisticated club websites will also allow members ...
27. Digital store terms and conditions
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 ...
28. Affiliate website terms and conditions
This affiliate website terms and conditions template may be used by owners of websites that produce income by means of affiliate links. This document is concerned with the legal relationship between the affiliate and users of the website; it is not meant to regulate the legal relationship between the affiliate and third party merchants. The template allows for the creation of terms and conditions crafted ...
29. Legal website terms and conditions
There is a great deal of legal information on the web. Much of this information is published on websites with a legal focus, whether those of law firms, barristers' chambers, NGOs, legal journals, legal support businesses or individual lawyers. The legal information comes in many forms: subject introductions, summaries of statutes, case reports, professional practice notes, academic analysis, and so on. One risk that almost ...
30. News website terms and conditions
News websites come in many shapes and sizes, from generalist newspaper sites with millions of readers to specialist journals covering a very particular area or field. This terms and conditions template has been designed to deal with the specific legal issues that commonly affect such websites. The template includes special clauses covering: the representation of different viewpoints on a website, reader comments and RSS news ...
31. Medical website terms and conditions
Template T&Cs that may be used to establish and regulate the legal relations between medical website publishers and their users, both casual and registered.
32. Online booking terms and conditions
Event bookings taken online are subject to special regulations in the E.U. and the U.K.. These terms and conditions are designed to help event organisers to comply with those regulations and to reduce their risks in relation to the taking of bookings online.
33. Health and fitness website terms and conditions
The health and fitness niche presents some special risks for website operators. This terms and conditions template is designed both to help operators to comply with the law relating to the operation of a website and to manage those special risks. For example, all forms of exercise may lead to injury, and for some forms of exercise the risk of injury is non-negligible. If ...
34. WiFi terms and conditions
This WiFi terms and conditions document can be used to regulate the use of a public WiFi service, such as a service offered by a restaurant or cafe. The terms and conditions assume that the service will be provided free-of-charge. If the service is chargeable, you may need additional clauses. A brief "fair use" policy is included in the document. The fair use ...
35. News and affiliate website terms and conditions
These T&Cs are designed for websites that marry news content with affiliate income - a common pairing. They include provisions covering both casual visitors and registered users. Whilst casual visitors will not usually be asked to give any specific agreement to the T&Cs, registered users should be required to agree the T&Cs as part of the registration process. Clauses in these T&Cs ...
36. Review website terms and conditions
These T&Cs have been designed for websites the core purpose of which is the publication of reviews. The reviews may be of products, services, locations, events or artistic works. The T&Cs include detailed provisions relation to the supply of reviews, their licensing and their content. In addition, they include all the standard provisions from our generic website T&Cs documents, covering such matters ...
37. Lead generation website terms and conditions
One of the main goals of a typical business website will be the generation of commercial leads. Most business websites will aim to generate leads for the business that operates/publishes the website; but some websites will aim to generate leads for third party businesses. In this case, the business generating the leads will usually be compensated in some way for the provision of leads ...
38. Social network terms and conditions
This is a T&Cs template for social network websites. It should be used to indicate a website's rules and policies, and the rights and obligations of those who use the website. T&Cs based on the template provide a limited licence to social network users, who are permitted only to view, download to a web browser cache and print pages from the social ...
39. Q&A website terms and conditions
A Q&A website allows users to publish questions, with the questions then being answered by designated experts or by other users, or by some combination of experts and users. Whether a Q&A website is very general in nature (eg Yahoo Answers) or limited to a particular niche (eg the SEQ Legal Q&A), the website will face a similar set of legal issues, ...
40. Competition website terms and conditions
Competitions are a great promotional tool for some types of website. They increase user engagement, and, with modern web technologies, can be organised and managed with relative ease. However, publishers do need to consider the legal implications of running online competitions. In many cases, the most critical legal issue is the avoidance of gambling legislation. If a competition is regulated under the Gambling Act 2005, ...
41. Blog, affiliate and digital store terms and conditions
These terms and conditions have been created for websites that include a blog, affiliate links and offer digital downloads for sale. The terms and conditions are an amalgamation of the provisions from three of our other website terms and conditions documents. First, they include provisions from our blog terms and conditions, notably those relating to user content and RSS feeds. Second, they include provisions from ...
42. Directory website terms and conditions
Each of these documents has been created for use on a directory website: that is, a website giving businesses or other organisations the opportunity to publish information about themselves in some pre-defined listing format. The terms and conditions come in three favours: the first is suitable for websites with only free directory listings; the second is suitable for websites with only paid directory listings; and the third is suitable for websites with both free and paid directory listings.
43. Financial website terms and conditions
This document was created for use on websites that provide financial data and information free of charge, providing that neither they nor their activities are regulated under the law relating to financial services and financial promotions. The default text assumes that the website will be UK-based. Optionally, the website operator may prohibit users from outside the jurisdiction. This may be useful where the website ...
44. Download terms and conditions
These download terms and conditions templates each follow the same basic pattern, with standard clauses covering the order process, pricing and payments, distance selling rules, warranties, liability limitations and interpretation. However, the licensing clause in each document - which sets out the basis upon which a customer may use the downloaded files is tailored to the particular type of download.
45. Social and affiliate website terms and conditions
This template combines the provisions from our social network T&Cs and our affiliate website T&Cs documents. From the social network T&Cs, this document includes a special provision covering social functionality, another covering personal profiles, and another regarding RSS feeds. From the affiliate website T&Cs, this document includes a special clause containing a range of disclosures relating to the inclusion of affiliate ...
46. SaaS terms and conditions
These terms and conditions have been designed for business-to-business contracts for the provision of software-as-a-service (SaaS). Each document is accompanied by a services order form, which can be used online or offline, and which the parties must sign or otherwise agree in order to bring the contract into force. All versions are also accompanied by an acceptable use policy, setting out the detailed rules about the use and misuse of the service, and a GDPR-friendly data processing clause.
47. Accountancy website terms and conditions
Accountants' websites - and indeed other websites that publish accountancy-related content - present particular risks. There are various ways in which a person may suffer loss by following advice or guidance relating to accountancy. For instance, acting upon out-of-date or summary information could result in non-compliance with the laws relating to accounts preparation. This terms and conditions document is intended to help mitigate ...
48. Directory and review website terms and conditions
This template combines the provisions from our directory website terms and conditions and our reviews website terms and conditions. The directory provisions cover both free and paid directory listings, whilst the reviews provisions cover both expert and user reviews.
49. Legal subscription website terms and conditions
This template is for websites offering access to legal materials (and potentially non-legal materials too) on a subscription basis. The template includes an optional distance contracting clause, to aid compliance in respect of customers that are consumers.
50. Social network and questions website terms and conditions
These template T&Cs combine the provisions of our social network T&Cs, and our Q&A website T&Cs. The T&Cs include extensive provisions dealing with user content, which is often a major issue with social media websites. First, there is a dedicated licensing provision which sets out the basis upon which the content may be used by the website operator. Second, there ...