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An Introduction to Website Acceptable Use Policies on Clara
An Introduction to Website Acceptable Use Policies on Clara
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Protect your startup by setting out what is, and is not, acceptable when using your website.

What is a Website Acceptable Use Policy?

A Website Acceptable Use Policy sets out guidelines and restrictions for website users to follow.

Why generate this document?

Although there is generally no legal requirement for a website to have a Website Acceptable Use Policy, it can help protect your startup and avoid disareements with users in the future. If users can post comments or add content to your website, and potentially use your site to harass or harm other people, an Acceptable Use Policy is particularly recommended.

What does a Clara Website Acceptable Use Policy do?

  • Lets users know that they are personally responsible for the actions they take on your website (e.g. the language they use when writing comments).

  • Sets out expectations for behaviour on your website (e.g. using polite language, maintaining personal privacy and not disrupting other users).

  • Confirms that users are personally responsible for actions they take on your website..

  • Protects your startup from potentially damaging activities by users (e.g. using the website in a way that breaches the law).

  • Sets out what will happen if someone breaches the Website Acceptable Use Policy, including the ability to terminate a problematic user’s account for any reason and at any time.

Additional info

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...

  • Making sure that your Website Acceptable Use Policy is easy to find on your site.

  • Keeping users updated on significant changes to the policy: let them know by email or ask them to consent to the revised use of the policy on their next log in.

  • Taking local legal advice on what further steps might be if your website is primarily aimed at minors.

  • In some jurisdictions, minors might need further protection when using any interactive services on your website.

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