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These terms and conditions (the "Terms and Conditions") govern the use of __________ (the "Site"). This Site is owned and operated by __________. This Site is an ecommerce website.

By using this Site, you indicate that you have read and understand these Terms and Conditions and agree to abide by them at all times.

Intellectual Property
All content published and made available on our Site is the property of __________ and the Site's creators. This includes, but is not limited to images, text, logos, documents, downloadable files and anything that contributes to the composition of our Site.

When you create an account on our Site, you agree to the following:

  1. You are solely responsible for your account and the security and privacy of your account, including passwords or sensitive information attached to that account; and
  2. All personal information you provide to us through your account is up to date, accurate, and truthful and that you will update your personal information if it changes.

We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your account if you are using our Site illegally or if you violate these Terms and Conditions.

Third Party Goods and Services
Our Site may offer goods and services from third parties. We cannot guarantee the quality or accuracy of goods and services made available by third parties on our Site.

Links to Other Websites
Our Site contains links to third party websites or services that we do not own or control. We are not responsible for the content, policies, or practices of any third party website or service linked to on our Site. It is your responsibility to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of these third party websites before using these sites.

Limitation of Liability
__________ and our directors, officers, agents, employees, subsidiaries, and affiliates will not be liable for any actions, claims, losses, damages, liabilities and expenses including legal fees from your use of the Site.

Except where prohibited by law, by using this Site you indemnify and hold harmless __________ and our directors, officers, agents, employees, subsidiaries, and affiliates from any actions, claims, losses, damages, liabilities and expenses including legal fees arising out of your use of our Site or your violation of these Terms and Conditions.

Applicable Law
These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of Ireland.

If at any time any of the provisions set forth in these Terms and Conditions are found to be inconsistent or invalid under applicable laws, those provisions will be deemed void and will be removed from these Terms and Conditions. All other provisions will not be affected by the removal and the rest of these Terms and Conditions will still be considered valid.

These Terms and Conditions may be amended from time to time in order to maintain compliance with the law and to reflect any changes to the way we operate our Site and the way we expect users to behave on our Site. We will notify users by email of changes to these Terms and Conditions or post a notice on our Site.

Contact Details
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Our contact details are as follows:


You can also contact us through the feedback form available on our Site.

Effective Date: ________ day of ________________, ________

Last updated November 28, 2022

What are Website Terms and Conditions?

Terms and Conditions are what establish a contract between a website and its users. 

Whether it’s for business or entertainment, it’s essential to establish a set of rules and expectations between these parties. These are standard terms of use that clarify the role of the site owner and appropriate user behaviour

If either party violates these terms during a transaction and the matter escalates to court, your Terms and Conditions can act as evidence of the user agreement.

Imagine your site’s Terms and Conditions as an extra layer of protection that helps you:

  • Establish ownership
  • Limit liability
  • Prevent abuse

Protect yourself from potential legal troubles by clearly communicating the risks and responsibilities a user takes on whenever they access or use your website.

Are terms and conditions required by law?

The law in Ireland doesn’t generally require a website to have terms and conditions. However, depending on the nature of your site, terms are often needed to deal with certain legal obligations

For example, if you’re selling goods and/or services online, regulations for distance selling and e-commerce will apply. As such, it’s important to create Website Terms and Conditions to acknowledge your compliance with the law.

Answer our questionnaire to see which standard terms you’ll need for your website’s purposes. We’ll let you know when certain regulations may apply based on your answers. However, for complex situations, it’s best to contact a solicitor for advice.

Does a website also need a privacy policy?

Because websites often serve global audiences, it’s important to be aware of international privacy laws that may affect you

Any website that processes the personal data of European Union or United Kingdom citizens is subject to the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Likewise, the state of California in the U.S. has additional requirements for privacy policies. 

That being said, it’s a good idea to be transparent about how your site handles personal information. A Privacy Policy is a great method of communication.

Use LawDepot’s Privacy Policy template to ensure you’re covering all your bases when it comes to collecting, processing, and protecting user data.

How do I create terms and conditions for my business website?

Use LawDepot’s Website Terms and Conditions template to generate a document that suits your needs. Then download your document as a PDF, print a copy for your records, or paste them onto your website where users can easily find them. 

1. Describe the website and its owner

First, specify what type of website you have:

  • E-commerce or online shop
  • Personal or professional blog
  • News or entertainment media
  • Job portfolio
  • Other

Next, state the owner’s name (whether an individual or a company) and your site’s domain name. 

Let users know how to contact the owner by providing a phone number, email address, and mailing address. If applicable, you can also direct users to a feedback form on your website.

Finally, state whether the website has an age restriction. If so, give the minimum age a user must be to access the site.

2. Address site content 

It’s important to describe the content on your site so users have clear expectations. For example, site features can include:

  • User accounts
  • Physical or digital goods for sale
  • Services for hire

If you sell goods or services, clarify the purchase options available. This can include a subscription, a one-time purchase, or a combination of both. 

In any case, clearly describe the details of these payment options including: 

  • Renewals, cancellations, or free trials
  • Acceptable payment methods
  • Delivery options
  • Refund policy

3. Establish rules for site contributors, if needed

If your site allows user-generated content, clarify what type of content they can submit. 

Furthermore, you should address any third-party contributions (e.g., promotional offers/services or advertisements/links to other businesses).

4. Add final details

Consider listing unacceptable uses of your site to minimise the chance of abuse. Although you can write your own terms, our template also provides a list of terms to address:

  • Harassment, abuse, or a violation of the rights of other users
  • Posting inappropriate or offensive material
  • Copyright infringement
  • Hacking user accounts
  • Fraud

You can also address any site guarantees. For instance, many companies offer a satisfaction guarantee on their products or services.

You might also want to outline a method for resolving disputes if any arise. If so, you can add a clause with the steps you should take to find a solution (i.e., mediation and arbitration). 

If there are any other terms you need to add, our template has guidelines for writing them.

Users don’t necessarily sign the contract, although they may complete an action (e.g., selecting a check box) to verify their consent.

How often should I update my Website Terms and Conditions?

You should update your Terms and Conditions whenever there’s a change in your site operations that impacts the user. If you decide to update the Terms and Conditions your current users previously agreed to, you should notify your users about the changes you plan on making.

For example, if your site implements new technology or features, it’s a good idea to update your terms to explain how this change impacts the user. It’s also best practice to notify your users about these changes before they occur

Some reasons you may need to change your Terms and Conditions include:

  • Implementing new software or features
  • Beginning to sell goods and services
  • Complying with the legal requirements of new laws
  • Editing the terms for clarity and readability

Failing to update your Terms and Conditions when necessary can have negative consequences. This runs the risk of violating the law and giving users the grounds to sue.

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