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Terms and conditions on your website

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A website must include terms which set out the conditions on which a user can use the website. As most websites collect and process personal data, they are likely to be classed as data controllers. As a data controller you have obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

When personal data is collected by a website it should include a privacy policy in a separate document linked from its terms and conditions of use. The privacy policy will provide information relevant to data processing. It will show how the website operator collects personal data, their lawful basis for processing that data, what they do with it and who they share it with.

When a website uses cookies, it needs to comply with both the GDPR and ePrivacy laws. the use of cookies often requires a separate cookie consent system, a cookie policy and suitable privacy policy.

If the website provides social interaction or sharing of content, it should also set out the expected standards for acceptable use of its website by the end user. This can be done in addition to the terms and conditions of use or in a separate policy linked from the terms and conditions. This policy must set out the requirements for any content that is shared by the end user either on or through the website. It should show the requirements for conduct on the website and the website operators right to remove content and/or access to the website. If the website includes a bulletin board (message board/forum) the operator should also consider including the rules which control its use.

If the website supplies goods, the terms and conditions should set out the terms and conditions that apply to the user when ordering goods using the website. This may include what actions constitute an offer and acceptance.

The terms and conditions should also clearly show the ownership and/or license of any intellectual property used on the website. A website will often include a intellectual property notice to inform its users that the work is protected by copyright.

A websites terms and conditions should include certain information required by law about its operator and means to contact them. It may also include limitations on its liability, events beyond its control, rights of any third parties, and the way it aims to solve any disputes that may arise.

A Lawdit Stay Legal package will include all the documents you need for your website. They will be tailored to your specific needs. Our packages at different price points offer something for every business. We will ensure you are on the right side of the law and put legal safeguards in place to assist and protect you and your business in the event of any dispute. All of which will give you more time to focus on other important aspects of your business. With a free initial consultation there is no need to delay so book today!

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