What are the benefits?
- Providing you, the owner, with control over who uses your site and how – if the users don’t follow the rules then access to your website can be restricted or denied;
- Protecting your website content – including logos, pictures and videos;
- Protecting your business from abuse, especially if you have a forum on your website (this gives you the explicit power to control and/or delete any abusive comments); and
- Limiting your liability for any errors on your website, so that you cannot be held responsible if a user relies on information available or posted on the website (this can also extend to any social media accounts and third party websites that are linked).
‘Til next time!
This blog post was written by Bethany Carr, a final year MLaw student at Northumbria University. In her spare time, Beth likes to snuggle with her three cats and binge watch Netflix series.