What is GetTerms.io?
Why do I need a terms of service statement?
Technically, you don’t need a 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 & 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 website terms, privacy policies may be required by law, depending on where you operate. In any case, it’s good practice to have one, especially if you collect any sort of private data from your users (eg. 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.