Terms and conditions (“Terms”) are a set of legal terms defined by the owner of a website. They set forth the terms and conditions governing the activities of the website visitors on the said website and the relationship between the site visitors and the website owner.
Terms must be defined according to the specific needs and nature of each website. For example, a website offering products to customers in e-commerce transactions requires Terms that are different than the Terms of a website only providing information.
The Terms are an agreement between the website owner and the users of the website; they detail the policies and procedures conducted by the website. In many ways, the Terms provide the website owner the ability to protect themselves from potential legal exposure.
In addition, there are legal obligations to notify the website users of such activities, and in many cases the Terms are the place to do so.