Understanding Terms and Services
Each section of a terms of service agreement explains the roles and responsibilities of the parties involved. Any well-written terms of service for a website will include certain basic provisions.
Let’s break down some of the most important clauses in this document and how they can protect your business interests.
Intellectual Property Rights
Copyright infringement is a real threat for any company. The intellectual property clause of terms of service allows you to legally claim the creative assets of your site, thereby offering recourse if users copy or republish your content without permission.
Your site was designed to offer specific functionality for users. The prohibited activities section of your terms describes user behaviour that you consider a misuse of your services. For example, making improper use of support services, posting inappropriate comments, or creating false user accounts to mislead others are commonly prohibited activities.