Website Agreements

By Eric Misterovich

Website agreements, often called terms of use agreements or terms of service agreements, are an important part of a website. Website agreements define the contractual relationship between the website and its end users, including the licensing of the website content, the acceptable terms of use for the website, and any limitations of liability. As a business, it is important that you adopt website agreements for your website.

 

Well drafted website agreements will grant a limited and non-exclusive license to the end user to use the website subject to its acceptable use terms and conditions. Additionally, a good website agreement will take a non-exclusive copyright license from the end user for any user generated content, such as photos or comments, that the user submits to the website. This license is important, as without it the website cannot legally republish the user’s content.

 

Additionally, well drafted website agreements will contain appropriate limitations of liability and indemnification provisions that will limit the liability of the website owner of require the end user to pay for the defense of the website owner in certain circumstances.

 

Finally, website agreements should include a privacy policy that complies with all applicable laws, including the EU Data Protection Directive, US state privacy law, California’s Shine the Light Law, and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.

 

If you seek custom drafted website agreements, contact the website agreement lawyers at Revision Legal today at 855-473-8474.

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