Every business should have a Terms of Service. Also known as a terms and conditions, this document holds key legal information in regards to your business. Your consumer should have this information readily available to them in regards to your business services or goods. But, what exactly does this document contain and what does it do? In this article, we will be answering these questions and more.

The information provided in this article should not be construed as legal advice. Every legal agreement is subject to the provisions of the law they incorporate. As a rule, seek personalized legal advice prior to altering any legal arrangement. At Thompson Law, we seek to protect the families and children through family law. If you are in need of legal services, contact us today.

What Is A Terms Of Service?

You can think of a Terms of Service as a sort of rule book for your consumer. Although, that is only part of it. This document also provides information about legal actions or absolutions. Whether your business provides goods or services, you want to have a firm protection in place in the case that someone doesn’t have your best interest in mind.

Why Is It Needed?

For your Consumers

Whether you sell eggplants or custom earth ship plans, your Terms of Service is the rulebook for your consumers. There will be sections dedicated to how your consumers may communicate in your business or use your content. It also dictates the etiquette expects of your consumers as well as the result of a violation. For instance, in the digital world a consumer that actively attacks you or other consumers can result in the cancelation of their account and removal from the site. In a physical business, this includes the actions you can take in regards to a belligerent guest.

For your business

Your business should be protected as much as possible. It is your passion and often directly tied to your financial status. The Terms of Service is that shield of protection. Sections of this document should be tied to any legal actions you may take as well as any legal responses you cannot be held accountable for. For example, in a digital setting, if you provide a service for client and then that client uses it in a way that gets them into trouble, your Terms of Service can help to absolve you of legal consequences. In a brick-and-mortar shop, your Terms of Service can protect you from lawsuits that may occur from an allergy.

How Do I Get A Terms Of Service?

The Terms of Service covers so much more information. However, that information should be detailed specifically for your business. It is all too easy to find a quick, free Terms of Service e-document. Legally, it is likely that these free agreements will have holes in their clauses that could be exploited with a major lawsuit. You may think that it is a stretch, but a poorly written Terms of Service can spell the end of your business. As a rule, seek legal advice for any important document for your business. This may include your Terms of Service, a privacy policy, employment documentation, and more. Certain legal professionals can create these documents specifically for your business needs. Protect yourself and your business by investing in a legal service that specializes in small businesses. The fees associated with attorneys and legal preventative services is a much better investment than taking your chances with a lawsuit in the future.

At Thompson Law, we are here to help you deal with the legal issues involving your family or business. If you or a loved one needs help with a legal issue, contact us today. We are happy to help.