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Why do I need a terms of service statement?
When it comes to blogs and news sites, technically you don’t need a terms of service statement, but it’s generally wise to include one on your site. Although it’s not required by law, a terms of service statement will 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.
It’s usually the case that site owners and users behave fairly and reasonably, making your terms and conditions info irrelevant. However, on the rare occasion that abuse, intellectual property theft or unlawful behaviour occurs, having your terms and conditions stated explicitly can offer basic protections for you and your business.
Why do I need a privacy statement on my blog?
Depending on where you operate, privacy policies may be required by law. Either way, it’s good practice to have one, especially if you run a blog or news publication that collects any sort of private data from users (e.g. contact details, account info, cookie data). Having a privacy statement for your blog ensures that you have basic protection by limiting your liability and clarifying your rights.
You may also require a blog privacy statement to use third-party APIs and services like Instagram, or to list your app in a commercial marketplace such as Google Play.
Do I have to give credit when using a GetTerms.io policy?
No. Policies generated by GetTerms.io may be freely used without credit or a link back. You are also welcome to change and adapt the content for your particular purpose.