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Businesses must have a set of effectively drafted terms and conditions for their website. The purpose of the terms and conditions are to protect the business by limiting its future liabilities and legal complications. It should be drafted specifically for your business to cover the unique situations your business may face. This sets out the rules for using your digital platform, protects you from liability and provides other important limitations, rights and responsibilities specific to your business. Following are the 5 reasons that you should consider having custom-made terms and conditions for your business website.
The terms and conditions of your business website create a binding legal contract between you and your clients. Set terms and conditions help you to establish your rights when there is a breach of contract by the other party. It provides you with the certainty of your right to enforce the contract. Well-written terms and conditions will also help you to avoid future litigation. Investing into effectively drawn terms and conditions will help you to reduce your legal cost and save time in the long run while protecting your business’s interest.
A well-written set of terms and conditions provides clarity of rights and liabilities of all the parties involved in a transaction. When you have written terms and conditions for your business website, you are telling the other parties, with enough clarity, the extent of your rights, duties, roles and responsibilities. While the clients will know what to expect from your business, you will know the extent of your responsibility.
A properly written set of terms and conditions helps your business comply with your legal obligations. If your industry has any specific rules or regulations, you can incorporate those into your terms and conditions and make sure that those are complied with.
4. Clear Rights & Liabilities-
Terms and conditions clearly define your businesses obligations. Those can spell the extent of the obligations of the clients or suppliers as well. It helps you to limit your liability arising from your business activities. You can state in your terms and conditions that you will not be liable in certain situations for certain outcomes. When a client agrees to those terms and conditions, they agree to such a limit of your liability. It can help you to reduce the risk of future litigation.
You can also protect your intellectual property rights by incorporating those into your terms and conditions. You can protect your contents and copyrights by mentioning those in your terms and conditions.
5. Payment Options-
In your terms and conditions, you can lay down the rules and options for paying for your goods or services. Terms and conditions can even help you to set out the penalty if someone fails to pay on time. You can also set out any discount or entitlement you want to offer your clients. You can lay down the policies about returns or refunds as well. Those will help your business to build the trust of your clients. It will help them understand what to expect when it comes to the payment.
If you want a set of custom-drafted terms and conditions to protect your business, please contact Law Circuit at www.lawcuitcuit.com.au or call us at 0418631798 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.