When do I need website terms and conditions?
You will need a set of website terms and conditions if
- You have a blog and/or you operate a website marketplace and would like to explain how your site works and what is not allowed to happen on your website.
- You are selling goods and/or services on your website and you wish to set out terms and conditions in relation to how the goods are going to be sold, the price and the amount of time it takes for them to be shipped out (and other relevant clauses – like shipping and refund clauses).
- You would like to protect your intellectual property
- You want to abide by Australian law and regulations as specified in the Australian Consumer Law
- You would like to limit your liability as far as possible for any loss any user or browser of your website suffers
What do website terms and conditions cover?
Website terms and conditions generally cover a variety of things, notably:
- Disclosure of information
- Delivery of goods, returns and refunds policy
- Australian consumer law and consumer guarantees
- Ownership of intellectual property
- Limiting liability for information and material
- Limiting liability for third party links
- Privacy and disclaimer for warranties
- The user’s rights and a licence to use the website
- Use of information
- Acceptance of agreement
- Limited license
- Legal, financial and content disclaimer
- Choice of law and jurisdiction