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An Introduction to Website Terms of Use on Clara
An Introduction to Website Terms of Use on Clara
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Protect your startup by setting out terms for website users to follow.

What are Website Terms of Use?

Website Terms of Use are an agreement between your startup and the users of your website, setting out the terms they should follow when using your site.

Why generate this document?

There is no legal requirement to have these terms in place, but it’s extremely beneficial – having published terms helps avoid future disagreements or misunderstandings.

What do the Clara Website Terms of Use do?

  • Describes terms of access for users of your website, no matter whether they do business with your startup or not.

  • Notifies users of other policies in place on your website, (e.g. Acceptable Use Policy, Cookies Notice and Privacy Policy).

  • Protects the intellectual property on the website (including trademarks, copyright and designs).

  • Sets out the consequences of breach of these terms of use (e.g. termination of a user’s account).

Additional information

  • If you sell goods or services on your website, you’ll need to provide the link to your startup’s terms and conditions of supply to those sales

  • This document will be generated as a Word document, ready for you to copy and paste into your website’s content management system.

Clara recommends...

  • Keeping users updated on significant changes to the Website Terms of Use: let them know by email or ask them to consent to the updated version on their next log in.

  • Making these terms easy to find on your website.

  • Taking local legal advice to ensure all necessary steps are covered. The creation of binding agreements such as these Website Terms of Use differs by jurisdiction. These steps could include requiring users to click a box confirming their agreement to the terms of use, rather than relying only on the terms of use themselves (which confirm that a user accepts by using the website).

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