Video: What is a Website Terms and Conditions of Use?

Aug 26, 2016
Reading Time: 2 minutes
Written by Zachary Swan

Are you selling goods and services online? Do you provide professional advice on your website? If so, you are legally required to have a Website Terms and Conditions of Use in place.

Join LawPath’s Head of Legal Dominic Woolrych as he takes you through – what is a website terms and conditions of use and why it is an essential legal document for your business.

If you are in need of a website terms and conditions of use or would like your existing terms and conditions of use reviewed, you should talk to a LawPath consultant. With LawPath you will have access to a customisable, ready to use Website Terms and Conditions of Use in under 5 minutes.

What is a Website Terms and Conditions of Use?

Video Transcript

A terms and conditions of use is an essential document for any business selling goods or services online.

Under the Australian Consumer Law, if you are selling goods and services or providing professional advice on your website, you are legally required to have a Website Terms and Conditions of Use. In fact, most Australian banks will not even consider opening an account for you unless you have this document in place.

A Website Terms and Conditions of Use sets out the rules that users must follow when using your website. It also provides protection for your intellectual property and disclaimers to limit your liability on your website.

Traditionally, website terms and conditions and website terms of use were dealt with in separate documents. A website terms and conditions manages how consumers purchase goods and services on your website. A website terms of use deals with how your customers interact with your website.

At LawPath, we have combined both the website terms and conditions and terms of use into one single, comprehensive document.

Your website terms and conditions of use must clearly show to your customers:

  1. Your compliance under the Australian Consumer Law;
  2. It limits the liability of the information that you provide on your website for yourself and third parties; and
  3. Your ownership, rights and licence to use the website.

If you are in need of a website terms and conditions of use, or you want someone to check your existing terms and conditions of use, you should talk to a LawPath consultant. With LawPath you will have access to a customisable, ready to use Website Terms and Conditions of Use in under 5 minutes. Create your first document for free at lawpath.com.au

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