A Terms of Service agreement can be used for any kind of website or mobile app, from iOS or Android apps to SaaS apps, ecommerce websites and blogs.
That's because it provides huge benefits for a range of businesses.
Haivng this agreement helps you set out the rules and guidelines that your users or visitors must agree to in order to use your website or app such as:
These agreements are commonly abbreviated as ToS and are also referred to as a Terms and Conditions agreement, Conditions of Use, or User Agreement.
Regardless of what you call your Terms of Service, the aim of the agreement is the same:
Depending on the nature of your business, your ToS may also need clauses that cover:
Here's an example of a fairly standard table of contents for a Terms and Conditions agreement, from Spotify:
Legal agreements are only good if they can be enforced.
To get your users to agree to be bound to your legal agreements, use the clickwrap method to obtain consent. Clickwrap is when you have a user check a box or at minimum click a button that is clearly labeled as showing that the user is agreeing by taking that action.
You should always include a link to your ToS wherever you ask users to agree to it, such as:
Keep a link to your ToS in your website footer as well so that your users can access your agreement at any time:
Not only will your users appreciate this accessibility, but it will help you prove that your agreement is enforceable if you ever need to do so in court.
Use the Terms of Service Generator to create this legal agreement.
If you're looking for a template, download the Terms of Service Template as a PDF file or as a DOCX file. It's free.
Our Terms of Service Template includes the following sections and clauses:
This article is not a substitute for professional legal advice. This article does not create an attorney-client relationship, nor is it a solicitation to offer legal advice.
16 July 2019