I have been been drafting quite a few T&Cs for websites lately, and in the course of reviewing some T&C out in the wild, I realized that there are few best practices in place. For larger companies, I think there was a time when these terms and conditions were seen as an annoyance, some nagging requirement of the legal department or they lawyers. For smaller sites, they were something that was quickly slapped together, cut and pasted from some competitors, and off you go.
But terms and conditions do matter. As more and more of our life is moving online, then these terms and conditions- these rules of the road, are very important. Below is a breakdown of some best practices have used in drafting T&C for a client’s websites:
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