- the website users’ rights and restrictions around the use of the company’s website;
- protection of intellectual property rights;
- relationship with third-party links and sites that may be included in the content of the website; keeping passwords and account information secure;
- ability to vary the terms;
- limits on liability; and
- governing law and jurisdiction.
What other documents do I need on my website?
- Website privacy notice - it is a strict requirement of UK data protection laws to provide a privacy notice to individuals when you collect (or process) personal data about them. You will collect personal data about website visitors - whether that’s through your online shop, via a contact form on your website or through tracking technologies such as cookies. It’s therefore crucial that a privacy notice is provided to website visitors, so they know how their personal data is being used.
- Legal notices - website disclaimers enable you to clearly set out important warnings, statements or notices on your website that you intend to have a binding legal effect to website visitors.
- Acceptable use policy - this is a policy that specifically governs a website visitor’s use of the function or features of, or information presented on, the website.
- Terms of sale - if your website has an online shop, you also need to include terms that deal with the products being sold on your website (e.g. payment terms, delivery, responsibilities in relation to the products): Docue has a number of different dynamic terms of sale templates ready for use:
- Online terms for the sale of goods;
- Online terms for the supply or services; and
- Online terms for the sale of digital content.
Find out more about the key documents that should be included on your website (and why) by reading our handy blog.