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Help protect your website and its users with clear and fair website terms and conditions. Use these online terms and conditions to govern the use of a website in England & Wales and to set out the legal rights and obligations between you and users. These terms and conditions for a website set out key issues such as acceptable use, privacy, cookies, registration and passwords, intellectual property, links to other sites, termination and disclaimers of responsibility.

When to use

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Use these website terms and conditions:

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What it covers

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These website terms and conditions cover:

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What are website terms and conditions?

\r\n\r\nWebsite terms and conditions give information about a website\302\222s content and how visitors are and are not permitted to use it. \r\n\r\n

Why do you need website terms and conditions?

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If you have a website, it\302\222s a good idea to create website terms and conditions. Website terms of use help to ensure that customers and users know how a website can and can\302\222t be used. They set out the rights and obligations of the users and limit the owner\'s potential liability.

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Who do these website terms and conditions apply to?

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Website terms and conditions apply to any users or visitors to your website.\r\n

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How is my website content protected?

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Website terms and conditions contain provisions dealing with access to and use of the website. As a website owner, you may rely on such terms to help prevent: unauthorised access to your website; disclosures of security information by users; unauthorised reproduction of material contained on the website and unacceptable user behaviour such as hacking, introducing viruses and the uploading of illegal or defamatory content.

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What are users allowed to do with content on my website?

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Rocket Lawyer\302\222s website terms of use allows website owners to choose what a user can do with the content on a website. You can allows users to use a website\302\222s content for personal, non-commercial purposes in the following ways:

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What are users not allowed to do with my website?

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Users may not upload, distribute or otherwise publish content that is confidential, false, fraudulent, defamatory, threatening, invasive of privacy, infringing intellectual property, illegal or encourages criminal offence. They also aren\302\222t allowed to make or store electronic copies of content protected by copyright without the permission of the owners.

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Rocket Lawyer\302\222s website terms and conditions prevents users from using your website in any way that is harmful, illegal, abusive, harassing, threatening or in breach of any applicable law, regulation or government order.

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Am I liable for the content of other websites if my website links to them?

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If you decide to allow your users to add links to other websites on your website, you can choose to limit your liability for the content of other sites that are not under your control.

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What is a privacy policy and do I need one?

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A website privacy policy or data protection policy is a statement of how you handle personal information given to you by your customers. In the UK, the main legislation governing the collection, processing and distribution of personal data is the Data Protection Act 1998. When you run a website, you are most likely to be be handling personal information, because you keep records of your customers or website users. A website privacy policy helps build trust in your website and informs your visitors how their personal data is protected.

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In this document, you may choose to refer to your privacy policy.

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What is a cookie policy and do I need one?

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If you choose to use \302\221non essential\302\222 cookies (such as visitor tracking code) you must do so with the knowledge and consent of the user. Consent does not necessarily have to be explicit \302\221opt-in\302\222 consent eg a check box. Implied consent can also be valid. If you are relying on implied consent, you need to be confident that your users fully understand that their actions will result in cookies being set. However, in some circumstances (for example, collecting sensitive personal data such as health details) it is likely that explicit opt-in consent is more appropriate.

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In this document, you may choose to refer to your cookie policy.

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These website terms and conditions are governed by the law of England and Wales.

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Overview of the Website terms and conditions

Help protect your website and its users with clear and fair website terms and conditions. Use these online terms and conditions to govern the use of a website in England & Wales and to set out the legal rights and obligations between you and users. These terms and conditions for a website set out key issues such as acceptable use, privacy, cookies, registration and passwords, intellectual property, links to other sites, termination and disclaimers of responsibility.

When to use

Use these website terms and conditions:

  • to set out the legal rights and obligations between you and users of the website
  • when the users of your website will be at least 18 years' old
  • when users of your website will visit the website, download and contribute information in a personal capacity

What it covers

These website terms and conditions cover:

  • acceptable use of the website
  • prohibited use of the website
  • registration, password and security
  • linked websites
  • availability of the website
  • disclaimers and limitation of liability

What are website terms and conditions?

Website terms and conditions give information about a website’s content and how visitors are and are not permitted to use it.

Why do you need website terms and conditions?

If you have a website, it’s a good idea to create website terms and conditions. Website terms of use help to ensure that customers and users know how a website can and can’t be used. They set out the rights and obligations of the users and limit the owner's potential liability.

Who do these website terms and conditions apply to?

Website terms and conditions apply to any users or visitors to your website.

How is my website content protected?

Website terms and conditions contain provisions dealing with access to and use of the website. As a website owner, you may rely on such terms to help prevent: unauthorised access to your website; disclosures of security information by users; unauthorised reproduction of material contained on the website and unacceptable user behaviour such as hacking, introducing viruses and the uploading of illegal or defamatory content.

What are users allowed to do with content on my website?

Rocket Lawyer’s website terms of use allows website owners to choose what a user can do with the content on a website. You can allows users to use a website’s content for personal, non-commercial purposes in the following ways:

  • Displaying and viewing the content of the website
  • Downloading and storing the content in electronic form
  • Printing one copy of the content, and/or
  • Uploading content to the website.

What are users not allowed to do with my website?

Users may not upload, distribute or otherwise publish content that is confidential, false, fraudulent, defamatory, threatening, invasive of privacy, infringing intellectual property, illegal or encourages criminal offence. They also aren’t allowed to make or store electronic copies of content protected by copyright without the permission of the owners.

Rocket Lawyer’s website terms and conditions prevents users from using your website in any way that is harmful, illegal, abusive, harassing, threatening or in breach of any applicable law, regulation or government order.

Am I liable for the content of other websites if my website links to them?

If you decide to allow your users to add links to other websites on your website, you can choose to limit your liability for the content of other sites that are not under your control.

What is a privacy policy and do I need one?

A website privacy policy or data protection policy is a statement of how you handle personal information given to you by your customers. In the UK, the main legislation governing the collection, processing and distribution of personal data is the Data Protection Act 1998. When you run a website, you are most likely to be be handling personal information, because you keep records of your customers or website users. A website privacy policy helps build trust in your website and informs your visitors how their personal data is protected.

In this document, you may choose to refer to your privacy policy.

What is a cookie policy and do I need one?

If you choose to use ‘non essential’ cookies (such as visitor tracking code) you must do so with the knowledge and consent of the user. Consent does not necessarily have to be explicit ‘opt-in’ consent eg a check box. Implied consent can also be valid. If you are relying on implied consent, you need to be confident that your users fully understand that their actions will result in cookies being set. However, in some circumstances (for example, collecting sensitive personal data such as health details) it is likely that explicit opt-in consent is more appropriate.

In this document, you may choose to refer to your cookie policy.

These website terms and conditions are governed by the law of England and Wales.

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This document is also sometimes called: Website terms of use, Online terms and conditions and Terms of website use.