Website Ts & Cs should generally contain:
details of website owner/company including contact options
any permitted uses of website content
registration requirements, including password and other security measures
any necessary fees which need to be paid to use the website
if links are provided to other websites, there should be a disclaimer of liability for content on any linked sites
if your website allows user comments or enables any forms of user generated content, it’s important to request that users do not post anything illegal or which could be considered defamatory or abusive
VAT registration details (if applicable)
reference to any privacy or cookies policies, preferably together with links
Any businesses with an online presence - even those which are not actually selling goods or services on their website - must include certain details in order to abide by the Electronic Commerce Regulations, such as full company details. Website terms and conditions are the best place to include such information.
The proliferation of websites which allow user generated content, together with ever-changing defamation laws, means that it’s important for website owners to be able to prove that they have made every effort to discourage any undesirable activity by users.
Ensuring that your users understand the limitations of how they can use any website content, including text, images, videos and music, helps to secure your intellectual property.
If you have a registration process, this can deal with agreement of users to website Ts and Cs.
You can ask users to accept the website terms in order to gain access to certain functionality.