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Every single business, whether you’re an individual, SME or a global corporation needs ironclad terms and conditions.

Terms and conditions provide you with security, whilst also protecting you against common pitfalls.

Our specialist lawyers are experts in recognising risks and designing bespoke, watertight terms and conditions that will be adaptable and efficient for the growth of your business.

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What are terms and conditions for?

The terms and conditions, also known as T&Cs, lay out the rights and responsibilities of anyone using and interacting with a website.

They also set out the conditions under which you sell products or services to customers. Terms and conditions can be referred to by customers who want to take action against a website/business, or by the business itself if a customer has breached those terms and conditions.

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Cover yourself

Even if they’re not read, you need to have it all in writing to cover yourself if an issue comes up.

Terms and conditions can vary depending on the type of business you have and the services you sell.

A typical terms and conditions will usually include:

  • Copyright
  • Country of governance
  • Modification clauses
  • Price fluctuation disclaimer
  • Product description disclaimer
  • Returns and refund policies
  • How and when payments are to be made
  • When a service or product will be delivered
  • Legal options for missed or delayed payments
  • Limits to liabilities
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Disclaimer: T&C’s are important

Although not a strictly legal obligation, terms and conditions are very important to a business. They outline the legal relationship your business has with customers.

Terms and conditions can provide a safety net for businesses if a dispute arises over the conditions of a sale. If your terms and conditions are poorly worded and difficult to understand, you’re likely to be left with a number of complaints on your hands.

Terms and conditions are essential for any business who wishes to protect themselves from potential complaints or abuses from people who visit your site.

Some of the benefits of having terms and conditions for a business include:

Protection against abuse

Some sites that users can openly comment and share posts on might want to state that they are not responsible for inappropriate and offensive content or that they will take action against such content to avoid legal issues.

Defence against legal disputes

Terms and conditions outline the conditions of your product, service or website governance. If a dispute arises, your terms and conditions can provide valuable defence in a legal situation.

Copyright protection

Terms and conditions can protect you from copyright abuse, this includes third parties using your logo, marketing materials, designs and content.

Limit liabilities

Solid terms and conditions can help protect your business from being liable for a number of issues that may arise, such as product misrepresentations or warranty issues.

Experience & expertise

At Get Legal Advice, we understand that your business needs will be unique. Our experienced and expert law firm knows how to ask the right questions that will allow us to craft a bulletproof terms and conditions contract that has your best interests at heart.

We work with you not for you and we can help you establish crucial aspects of the legal relationships you have with your customers and clients.

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    Terms and conditions FAQs

    Do you need a lawyer to write terms and conditions?

    You can write your own terms and conditions. However, qualified terms and conditions lawyers will be able to use their knowledge and foresight to spot potential pitfalls or holes in your terms and conditions.

    Qualified terms and conditions solicitors will be able to help you create watertight terms and conditions that protect your business.

    Can I copy terms and conditions?

    Copying another businesses’ terms and conditions is not only an infringement of copyright, but is also unlikely to protect your business in any legal standing.

    Terms and conditions should be tailored to address areas that are unique to the product or service you sell and the direct relationship you have with visitors or customers on your website.

    What is the difference between terms and conditions and privacy policies?

    Business owners that gather, store or process personal data in any way are legally obliged to have a privacy policy under EU GDPR rules and regulations. The main aim of a privacy policy is to provide users with transparency over how their personal data is being used.

    Although terms and conditions aren’t required by law, they are very important for protecting your business interests. They are critical to outlining to the customer what is legally required by them if they buy a product or service for you.

    If your business doesn’t have terms and conditions, your legal standing in any disputes could be compromised.

    Why are terms and conditions so long?

    In short, they have a lot to cover. Typically, terms and conditions will include the following:

    • Copyright
    • Country of governance
    • Modification clauses
    • Price fluctuation disclaimer
    • Product description disclaimer
    • Returns and refund policies
    • How and when payments are to be made
    • When a service or product will be delivered
    • Legal options for missed or delayed payments
    • Limits to liabilities

    They also need to be written in a way that covers all grounds comprehensively to ensure your business isn’t open to abuse.