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Subscription website terms and conditions

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Legal T&Cs for a website offering access to some or all of its content and/or services on a subscription basis.


This website terms and conditions template is designed for use in relation to subscription-based websites: that is, websites that require users to pay a subscription fee to gain access to premium content or special functionality for a defined period.

For example, the template may be suitable for use in relation to online newspapers or magazines with premium content areas.

The base version of this template takes full account of current consumer protection legislation, including the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013. In addition to the base version, the following special versions are available.

  • B2B subscription website T&Cs - This document does not take account of consumer protection legislation, but is otherwise almost identical to the base version.
  • Financial subscription website T&Cs - This version contains a special financial information disclaimer. It should not be used in relation to services that are subject to the financial services regulatory regime (at least without taking specialist advice).
  • Social network and subscription website T&Cs - For social networking websites with premium, subscription-based features.

All versions of the document anticipate that subscription benefits and subscription fees will be specified on the website, and allow for different types or levels of subscription. All versions include alternative provisions for subscriptions that:

  • terminate automatically at the end of the subscription period; or
  • renew automatically.

Finally, optional provisions concerning user-generated content are incorporated into the document: a licence for the publisher to use such content, and warranties protecting the publisher in the event that the content gives rise to liability.

These terms and conditions are commonly used in conjunction with our privacy and cookies policy template.

The contents of the base subscription website T&Cs template are listed below.

  1. Introduction
  2. Copyright notice
  3. Licence to use website
  4. Acceptable use
  5. Use on behalf of organisation
  6. Registration and accounts
  7. User IDs and passwords
  8. Cancellation and suspension of account
  9. Subscriptions
  10. Fees
  11. Distance contracts: cancellation right
  12. Your content: licence
  13. Your content: rules
  14. Report abuse
  15. Limited warranties
  16. Limitations and exclusions of liability
  17. Indemnity
  18. Breaches of these terms and conditions
  19. Third party websites
  20. Trade marks
  21. Variation
  22. Assignment
  23. Severability
  24. Third party rights
  25. Entire agreement
  26. Law and jurisdiction
  27. Statutory and regulatory disclosures
  28. Our details

Base subscription website T&Cs data

  • Template length: 12 pages
  • Editing notes length: 13 pages
  • Author: Alasdair Taylor
  • Last updated: 25 September 2014
  • Format: Word (.doc)

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