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Why do I need an eCommerce terms of service statement?
Technically, you don’t need an eCommerce terms of service statement. It’s not required by law, but it’s generally wise to include one on your site to cover the expectations and agreements between you and your users. Some organisations may even request you make one available before you can enter into a relationship with them.
Most of the time, site owners and users behave in a fair and reasonable fashion, making your terms and conditions info redundant. However, in unusual circumstances, such as those involving abuse, intellectual property theft or unlawful behaviour, having your terms and 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 website terms, privacy policies may be required by law, depending on where you operate. It’s highly recommended that you have one, especially if you run an e-commerce website that collects any sort of private data from users (e.g. payment details, address and phone number, 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.