Article download terms and conditions

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Terms to govern the contract between a website offering paid article downloads and a user who purchases an article.

Author:Alasdair Taylor
Updated:6 December 2016
Length:8 pages
Notes:11 pages
Format:MS Word (.DOC)

The sale of knowledge - in the form of articles, guides, analyses, white papers and similar documents - represents a significant proportion of small-business electronic commerce. This terms and conditions template has been designed for just this sort of transaction.

There are two main reasons why the online sale of articles and similar electronic documents should be governed by properly drafted terms and conditions. First, such terms and conditions are required to comply with UK and EU laws on ecommerce and distance selling. Second, such terms and conditions set out the basis upon which electronic documents may be used (i.e. the customer licence), and without such an express basis it may be unclear what a customer is allowed to do with the document, and, just as important, what a customer is not allowed to do. By clarifying the basis of use, terms and conditions can protect the position of the publisher and reduce the chances of a dispute.

The T&Cs make no assumptions about the contents of the electronic documents sold. If the contents of a document present particular risks (e.g. financial information, or instructions to undertake dangerous activities), you should consider adding a specialist disclaimer of liability.

This particular template is comparatively easy to adapt, whilst maintaining some flexibility, for example in relation to the scope of the licence.

  1. Introduction
  2. Interpretation
  3. Order process
  4. Prices
  5. Payments
  6. Licensing of articles
  7. Distance contracts: cancellation right
  8. Warranties and representations
  9. Limitations and exclusions of liability
  10. Variation
  11. Assignment
  12. No waivers
  13. Severability
  14. Third party rights
  15. Entire agreement
  16. Law and jurisdiction
  17. Statutory and regulatory disclosures
  18. Our details

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