Website Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Terms and conditions for your website.



What is a Website Terms of Use & Privacy and Cookie Policy?

Website Terms of Use (also called terms of use, website terms and conditions, or acceptable use policy) are a set of terms and disclaimers that protect your website from undesirable use, such as unauthorised copying and limits on what users are allowed to post. They also help to protect your business if something goes wrong on your website.

The Privacy Policy sets out data protection information that you are legally required to provide to individuals who use your website as well as key information about what cookies you set and how users can change their preferences. It is a UK GDPR compliant privacy and cookies policy, which is suitable only for UK based businesses carrying out data processing activities in the UK.

A cookie policy is a declaration to your users on what cookies are active on your website, what user data they track, for what purpose, and where in the world this data is sent.

Why do I need a Website Terms of Use & Privacy and Cookie Policy?

Although Website Terms of Use are not a legal requirement, they are a key way of protecting your business because they help you to set up guidelines for how customers and other visitors should use your website and helping your website run efficiently and successfully.

This Website Terms of Use covers the key terms needed to protect your website, in an easy-to-read format. The Terms of Use include:

  • a copyright notice, to protect the copyright and other intellectual property in your website and preventing others from using it for commercial purposes;
  • a disclaimer, which limits your liability to the users of the website if something goes wrong (like their computer getting a virus after using your website).;
  • rules around how users are allowed to post or submit content to the website;
  • a licence which allows you to use the content that users post to the website; and
  • your right to terminate a user’s access to the website.

Whenever your business collects an individual’s personal data, in order to comply with your data protection obligations, you must provide that person with certain privacy information. This is a legal requirement and you could face serious fines if you don’t comply. You’re also legally required to give individuals using your website clear information about what cookies you use.

Although the information doesn’t need to be set out in a Privacy Policy, it’s often easier for your business to set it all out together in one place and in a style and format that your users can easily digest.

This Privacy Policy provides the key information you need to provide to your users about your use of their personal data in a digestible and transparent way. Key terms include:

  • what personal data you collect;
  • what you do with it, including whether you will share it with any third parties and how long you will keep it for;
  • what rights your users have;
  • what cookies you use on your website;
  • how you will ask your users for their consent to you using cookies; and
  • how your users can manage their cookies preferences.

The key terms of the Cookie policy are:

  • categories of personal information collected on the website;
  • information about the third parties this information is shared with;
  • types of cookies and other tracking technology;
  • a description of the consumer rights;
  • how to exercise these rights.

When should I use a Website Terms of Use and Privacy Policy?

You should use these Website Terms of Use & Privacy and Cookie Policy if you run a website and want to protect it from unauthorised use as well as complying with your legal obligations relating to data protection and privacy.

Your Website Terms of Use & Privacy and Cookie Policy should be obvious and easily accessible to your customers and other users and you should draw your users’ attention to relevant parts of it when they provide their personal data to you, for example by could including a hyperlink to these documents on your website.

Make sure you keep your Website Terms of Use & Privacy and Cookie Policy updated if you change the way you run your website, the way you collect or use personal data through your website if your use of cookies changes or any of your business details change.

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