Website Terms of Use

If you run a website, it is highly advisable to have a website “terms of use” which may also be called “Terms and Conditions”.

A website terms of use typically covers the following issues:

  1. To provide information as to the purposes and intended audience of the website.
  2. To set out intellectual property issues.
  3. To limit or disclaim liability.
  4. To ascertain the applicable law to the website.
  5. Terms of use may contain a privacy statement, or the privacy statement may be set out in a separate document.

Please note that certain businesses in Australia must have a privacy statement under Australian Privacy Principles.

Read more about privacy policy for small businesses here:

Privacy policy for small business owners

  1. You can add any other clause relevant to your website.
  2. If you sell goods and services through your website, you need to set out terms of sale.

As part of our DIY document series, we offer Website Terms of Use which covers the following:

  1. Website Owner’s identity
  2. Agreement to Terms of Use by the user
  3. Restrictions on use
    1. Prohibited conduct
    2. Rights of the owner in case of prohibited conduct
    3. Indemnity rights of the owner
  4. Intellectual property
    1. Copyright
    2. Trademarks
    3. User Content
    4. Copyright claims
  5. Disclaimer of warranties
  6. Limitation of liability
  7. General clauses
  8. A detailed list of prohibited conduct.

To purchase a website terms of use tailored to your website, head to

You can tailor this document to your circumstances.

Purchase of this document does not create a lawyer-client relationship.

This short note does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied as such. For legal advice, please contact us.

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