How do Terms and Conditions Differ From Privacy Policies?
Not sure how T&Cs are different from privacy policies? Read on to learn more about the various terms in these critical documents.
Terms and conditions
Goods, Services and pricing term
Australian Consumer Law Guarantees
Another critical term that is specific to T&Cs is the Australian Consumer Law Guarantees. The consumer guarantees are essential terms that protect consumers during the course of their business relationship. Consumer guarantees include terms such as the product’s fitness for purpose. No exclusion terms apply to the ACL. The term should suggest that all consumer guarantees apply this contract. Therefore, you must include these terms in this contract.
Ownership and Intellectual Property
T&C’s also contain intellectual property terms. An Intellectual property term defines how the consumer can use your IP. The primary forms of Intellectual property include trademarks, copyright, and patents. This term is essential for digital companies that license out their services to customers. It protects a company’s property and ensures that it is not misused.
Open and Transparent Management of Personal Information on privacy policies
Privacy policies outline the requirements for an APP entity to manage personal information openly and transparently. APP entities need to take specific steps to protect customers’ privacy. Privacy policies will include key terms such as Disclosure of personal information; Rights and control of and customers’ personal information.
Notification of the collection of personal information
Companies that collect personal information must take reasonable steps to notify the individual of specific issues regarding their privacy. Matters can include the fact and circumstances of collection, whether the collection is required or authorised by law and whether the entity is likely to disclose personal information to overseas recipients.
Website Cookies and Third-Party Sites
Know The Difference between Privacy policies
There are significant differences between the terms and conditions and privacy policies. It’s important to have two separate documents. Therefore consider updating both documents for future use.
Josh is a Legal intern at Lawpath. He is a Commerce/Law student at Macquarie University. He has an interest in cyberlaw and blockchain technology.