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5 Reasons Why You Need Terms and Conditions

While a Terms and Conditions agreement isn't legally required, there are a number of reasons why you still need one for your website/app.

Here are our top 5 reasons:

1. Prevent abuses
2. Own your content
3. Terminate accounts
4. Limit your liability
5. Set the governing law

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5 Reasons Why You Need Terms and Conditions

  1. 1. 12345Reasons Why You Need Terms and Conditions
  2. 2. A Terms and Conditions (1) agreement (T&C) is highly recommended for websites and apps. NO AGREE PLAY NICE DON’T SPAM GUIDELINES (1) Link to
  3. 3. This agreement is also known as a Terms of Use or Terms of Service agreement.
  4. 4. Your T&C is where you set the rules that users must agree to when using your website or app. START FREE TRIAL I AGREE
  5. 5. Here are 5 reasons why you need Terms and Conditions:
  6. 6. 1 Prevent Abuses
  7. 7. Users must agree to (2) your T&C when they access and use your website or app. (2) Link to NO AGREE PLAY NICE DON’T SPAM GUIDELINES
  8. 8. This means they agree to follow your guidelines and rules.
  9. 9. Your T&C can include guidelines and rules on prohibited behaviors and unacceptable use of your website or app.
  10. 10. Some possible abuses of websites and apps include: Spamming Posting defamatory content Reverse engineering etc.
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  12. 12. Because your users agree to follow these rules, you’ll have recourse against the violating users when you have a T&C.
  13. 13. 2 Own Your Content
  14. 14. Your T&C is where you let users know that you own your content.
  15. 15. It’s typical to see a clause in a T&C that declares ownership of copyrights, trademarks, posted content, etc.
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  17. 17. 3 Terminate Accounts
  18. 18. If your website/app allows users to create accounts, you want the ability to terminate these accounts if needed.
  19. 19. This can protect your website/app from abusive accounts. Including a Termination clause lets you do this.
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  21. 21. 4 Limit Liability
  22. 22. It’s in your best interest to limit your liability when you create a website or app.
  23. 23. This is especially important if your website/app provides information, advice or instructions to users such as a legal blog, investing website or medical resource site.
  24. 24. Limit your liability to keep from being held responsible for errors, inaccuracies and damages resulting from relying on or using your content.
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  26. 26. 5 Set the Governing Law (3) (3) Link to
  27. 27. Set which laws will govern your T&C if ever there’s a dispute falling under them.
  28. 28. This is especially important for internationally-reaching businesses.
  29. 29. Typically, businesses choose their governing law as where the business is registered or where the bulk of business is conducted.
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  31. 31. While a T&C isn’t legally required, it’s a very important agreement that: Protects your rights Lets you control the use of your website/app Keeps your users informed about your rules and requirements