What is GetTerms.io?
Why do I need a terms of service statement?
Technically, you don’t need a terms of service statement for an app. It’s not required by law, nor is it required by the iTunes App Store or Google Play Store. But it’s generally wise to publish one to cover expectations and agreements between you and your users.
Most of the time, app developers and users behave in a fair and reasonable fashion, making your terms & conditions info redundant. However, in unusual circumstances, such as those involving abuse, intellectual property theft or unlawful behaviour, having your terms & conditions stated explicitly can offer basic protections for you and your business by limiting your liability and clarifying your rights over the content you publish.
Unlike with terms of service statements, privacy policies may be required by law, depending on where you operate and what audiences you target. In any case, it’s good practice to have one, especially if you maintain a mobile app that collects any sort of personal data from users (eg. contact details, payment details, cookie data).
Do I have to give credit when using a GetTerms.io policy?
No. :) Policies generated by GetTerms.io may be used without credit or a link back. Feel free to change and adapt the content for your particular purpose also.