Sample Terms of Service Template

Last updated on 20 May 2022 by Sara Pegarella (Law school graduate, B.A. in English/Writing. In-house writer at TermsFeed)

Sample Terms of Service Template

A Terms of Service agreement can be used for any kind of website or mobile app, from iOS/Android and SaaS apps to ecommerce websites and blogs. That's because it provides huge benefits for a range of businesses and platforms.

In this article, we're going to talk you through everything you need to know about Terms of Service agreements.

We've also put together a Sample Terms of Service Template that you can use to help write your own.

Our Terms and Conditions Generator makes it easy to create a Terms and Conditions agreement for your business. Just follow these steps:

  1. At Step 1, select the Website option or the App option or both.
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  3. Answer some questions about your website or app.
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  5. Answer some questions about your business
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  7. Enter the email address where you'd like the T&C delivered and click "Generate."

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What is a Terms of Service Agreement?

A Terms of Service agreement is the legal document that helps you set out the rules and guidelines that your users or visitors must agree to in order to use your website or app, such as:

  • Not stealing your content and violating copyright laws
  • Not spamming other users
  • Not using your site for illegal activities

These agreements are commonly abbreviated as ToS and are also referred to as a Terms and Conditions, Terms of Use, Conditions of Use, or User Agreement.

Regardless of what you call your Terms of Service, the aim of the agreement is the same:

  • Disclose the rules and restrictions that your users must adhere to
  • Maintain your right to terminate abusive accounts
  • Make your copyright, trademark and intellectual property rights known
  • Limit your liability
  • Disclaim warranties

Depending on the nature of your business, your ToS may also need clauses that cover:

Here's an example of a fairly standard table of contents for a Terms and Conditions agreement, from NextRoll:

NextRoll Terms of Service: Table of contents

How to Enforce Terms of Service Agreements

Legal agreements are only good if they can be enforced.

To get your users to agree to be bound to your legal agreements, use the clickwrap method to obtain consent. Clickwrap is when you have a user check a box or at minimum click a button that is clearly labeled as showing that the user is agreeing by taking that action.

Here's a simple example of clickwrap in action. A user must click the checkbox next to a statement that says, "I accept and agree to the Terms of Use" before being able to continue interacting with the platform:

Equifax: Clickwrap checkbox and Continue button to accept and agree to Terms of Use - unchecked

When a user clicks the box and then clicks the Continue button, the Terms of Use become enforceable against that user:

Equifax: Clickwrap checkbox and Continue button to accept and agree to Terms of Use - checked

You should always include a link to your ToS wherever you ask users to agree to it, such as:

  • Account sign-up pages
  • Download/program installation screens
  • Checkout pages
  • User-generated content submission forms

Keep a link to your ToS in your website footer as well so that your users can access your agreement at any time:

NextRoll website footer with Terms of Service link highlighted

Not only will your users appreciate this accessibility, but it will help you prove that your agreement is enforceable if you ever need to do so in court.

Note that a Terms of Service is not required by law as a Privacy Policy is. The Privacy Policy is required by law in various countries around the world. However, it's a great agreement to have in place with your website or app in order to:

  • Control the use of your website/app
  • Protect your intellectual property
  • Keep your users informed about your requirements for them
  • Limit your legal liability

FAQs Regarding Terms of Service Agreements

Here is a list of frequently asked questions that you may find useful.

You do not legally need to have a Terms of Service agreement.

However, having one is very important and comes with a number of benefits for both you and your users.

You'll benefit by being able to maintain more control over your website or mobile app. You can terminate accounts that don't follow your terms, control how legal disputes are handled and limit your liability.

Your users will benefit by knowing from the start what your rules are and what they must do or not do when using your platform. They can use your Terms of Service agreement to instantly find answers to common questions they may have.


Download Sample Terms of Service Template

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This free Sample Terms of Service Template is available for download and includes these sections:

  • Introduction
  • Interpretation and Definitions
  • Acknowledgment
  • User Accounts
  • Content
  • Copyright Policy
  • Intellectual Property
  • User Feedback
  • Links to Other Websites
  • Termination
  • Limitation of Liability
  • "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" Disclaimer
  • Governing Law
  • Disputes Resolution
  • Severability and Waiver
  • Changes to the Terms
  • Contact Information

Sample Terms of Service Template (HTML Text Download)

You can download the Sample Terms of Service Template as HTML code below. Copy it from the box field below (right-click > Select All and then Copy-paste) and then paste it on your website pages.

Sample Terms of Service Template (PDF Download)

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Sample Terms of Service Template (DOCX Download)

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Sample Terms of Service Template (Google Docs Download)

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More T&Cs Templates

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Sara Pegarella

Sara Pegarella

Law school graduate, B.A. in English/Writing. In-house writer at TermsFeed

This article is not a substitute for professional legal advice. This article does not create an attorney-client relationship, nor is it a solicitation to offer legal advice.