WHAT IS A WEBSITE ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
This document is a Website Acceptable Use Policy. It explains to someone who uses your website (the user) the rules you expect them to follow.
WHY DO YOU NEED IT?
Your website is important to you and your business. You want people to visit and use your website and to post their own content – for example, write feedback or submit images about you and what you do and sell.
WHO IS IT FOR?
As a website owner you are responsible for your website and everything on it (your content).
Make it clear to your website users the terms (including what they can and can’t do) how they should use your website. You can’t expect them to take full responsibility if something goes wrong.
HOW IT MAKES YOUR LIFE EASIER
Using the website acceptable use policy will help you
- clearly explain what your website users and visitors can and can’t do
- minimise the risk to you if someone misuses your website
- build a relationship with your website visitors,
- show that you value their visits
- explain how they use your website.
You can customise the website acceptable use policy so that, for example,
- you provide the types of information that it is always important to include
- use the suggestions provided as they apply to your website
WHY DO I NEED A WEBSITE ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY?
You’ve spent a lot of time and effort getting it just right to showcase who you are and what you do and sell. Why jeopardise this?
Can you imagine how you would feel if, for example, someone posts something unacceptable on your website or uses your website to bully someone?
Having clear but comprehensive acceptable use will reduce unacceptable behaviour and minimise the risk of damage to your website and your reputation.
Our written documents make it easy for you. They are written clearly and avoid legal jargon. Using them means you can showcase your business or organisation to your website visitors as avoiding problems and generally protecting yourself.
This pack includes an acceptable use policy together with guidelines so that you can easily complete it.