and Non-registered User
General Instructions & Checklists
Instructions & Checklist
of Use – Registered and Non-registered User
Term of Use Agreement is an essential component to a website. It
establishes the rules and expectations between the parties. As such,
the parties should review the document carefully.
agreement is broad in scope and can be used on any general website.
sure that the Term of Use Agreement is displayed in a prominent
place on your site so it cannot be missed by the user.
vary from time to time and from state to state. These forms are not
intended to be and are not a substitute for legal advice. These
forms should only be a starting point for you and should not be used
or signed before first consulting with an attorney to ensure that it
addresses your particular situation. An attorney should be consulted
before negotiating any document with another party.
purchase and use of these forms is subject to the “Disclaimers
and Terms Use” found at findlegalforms.com.
of Use – Registered and Non-Registered Users
agreement between the website owners and the internet user. It sets
forth the relationship between the parties and informs them of their
depending on the subject matter of the site itself. However certain
concepts remain constant such as privacy concerns, use of
information, account security, and limitations of liability. This
form is drafted to broadly cover a variety of situations. Generally a
is one of the largest concerns for a user of a website. Most people
know by now that the internet is not as secure as once thought. Users
need to know that there are some safeguards in place to protect any
personal information that is given to the website including names,
personal information will be used.
site are copyrighted. If you are planning to use someone else’s
information on your site you should be sure to get their permission
before posting it on your own site as well.
are some very specific laws in place that govern the internet and
minors. These laws are governed by the Federal Trade Commission and
it’s a good idea for any website owner to familiarize
made that the website is for users over the age of 18 years old. If
the site caters to or includes minors there are additional rules that
should be looked into. Information can be found on the Federal Trade
inappropriate or illegal postings that could occur. The website
should monitor chat rooms and remove offensive content, and include a
particular form has been created for registered or non-registered
users. It should be placed prominently on your site so a user cannot
Inc. (“FLF”) is not a law firm and does not provide
legal advice. The use of these materials is not a substitute
for legal advice. Only an attorney can provide legal advice. An
attorney should be consulted for all serious legal matters. No
Attorney-Client relationship is created by use of these materials.
MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED “AS-IS.” FLF DOES NOT GIVE
ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SUITABILITY OR
COMPLETENESS FOR ANY OF THE MATERIALS FOR YOUR PARTICULAR NEEDS.
THE MATERIALS ARE USED AT YOUR OWN RISK. IN NO EVENT WILL:
I) FLF, ITS AGENTS, PARTNERS, OR AFFILIATES; OR II) THE PROVIDERS,
AUTHORS OR PUBLISHERS OF ITS MATERIALS, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR
ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF
SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATE OR PROFITS; OR
BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER USED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY,
WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE
OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THESE MATERIALS.
Enter the company name. This provision states that the user must
website name where indicated.
registered or not will determine where they accept the terms under
Section A or B. For registered users, please alter bracketed
language to conform with your internal registration process. It is
strongly recommended that a click-through or intentional acceptance
mechanism is added to your registration process if not already
Changes to Terms.
Fill in company name where indicated. This provision states that the
company can change the terms of the website without notice. By the
website is created for users residing in the United States only. Fill
in Company name where indicated.
Scope of Use and User E-Mail.
The information accessed by the users of this website is for
informational purposes only. Email may not be secure and the user
agrees to not send any defamatory or inappropriate material through
Copyrights and Trademarks.
material of the site is copyrighted. Fill in the company name where
indicated. The material on this site is for informational purposes
and may not be duplicated, distributed, etc. without written
permission of the company. The account of any repeated copyright
offender will be terminated.
The website may use links, but does not endorse them, nor are they
this website. You may not link to the website without the company’s
permission. Fill in the company name and address where indicated.
No Unlawful Purpose or Prohibited Use.
user warrants the will not use the website for any unlawful purpose.
Fill in the company name where indicated.
email addresses or posting unsolicited information is prohibited.
Fill in the company name and email address where indicated.
There are no warranties associated with any of the content of this
site. The company disclaims accuracy of information and is not
responsible for failure to update the information. The user assumes
the risk of obtaining any viruses or harmful components. Enter
company name where appropriate.
Governing Law, Location and Miscellaneous.
the name of the state you are doing business in.
you have any other agreements with the company they are separate from
this agreement. Enter company name where indicated.
DMCA Copyright Policy and Copyright Agent.
posting this information, you may be able to limit certain types of
damages caused infringing materials added or posted by your users.
If you do post this provision, be sure to work with your designated
agent to have a policy in place when you receive a “takedown
notice.” A received notice that is ignored can further enflame
what may be a sensitive situation. If your users/visitors can not
add or post material, this section is of less importance and may be
The user must be a U.S. Resident.
This website does not give professional or legal advice.
Users should consult with legal, tax, insurance specialists to
evaluate information. The site is not intending for use by minors.
User is responsible for their interaction with others on the site.
Enter the company name where indicated.
User Submissions and Communications; Public Areas.
the following area, only use if the website has areas that allow
public submission or communication (e.g. forums, chat rooms, blogs,
etc.). If the website does not include any of these areas, remove
this section and renumber. If the areas for submission and
communication are only open to users with registered accounts, move
this paragraph into Section B below and renumber.
is responsible for their own content and will indemnify the company
for any claims that may arise resulting from the user’s
content. This means that if the company was sued over the user’s
content for instance, the user would be responsible for the expenses
of the suit as well as for any judgments levied against the website.
a user submits information to the public area website they have given
the website a license to use and reproduce that content. Some public
areas are not reviewed by the company and the user is responsible for
the content posted in these areas. The company may remove any
offensive content and terminate the user’s account. Fill in the
areas in the section where indicated with the company name. If the
site has no registered user accounts, remove mention of such from
If a dispute arises, the matter will be settled via arbitration.
Limitation on Liability.
is one of the more important provisions of the agreement. The user
enters and uses the website at their own risk. Company disclaims
liability of all types that may arise out of the use of the content
on this site. Fill in company name where indicated.
User agrees to indemnify the company from any claims that result from
Accounts and Security.
registered user will be assigned a user name and password. User will
notify company of any breach in security and any fraudulent or
abusive activity will result in the termination of the account. Enter
the company name where indicated.
in your email address.