Terms of use

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Scott

28 Mar, 2010 08:09 PM

Hi,

a little in-related, but I'm hoping you can help. I'm currently in need of a terms of service for a new SAAS app. Having no budget for this, I will need to put a document together myself.

Looking at alot of other saas apps they all seem to have similar documents to yours . e.g.
http://checkout.shopify.com/legal/terms.html
http://www.conceptshare.com/terms.html
http://www.getshopped.com/terms-and-conditions/
list goes on....

Do you know if these have all come from a free to use template? or have they all just copied them? Any suggestions on any resources would be most appreciated.

Thanks,
Scott

  1. 1 Posted by Will Duncan on 29 Mar, 2010 03:38 AM

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    Hey Scott. I can't really speak for where those terms of service came from as they were written before my time here. We are about to update ours across both our products so they match, which are kind of similar to the current ones but updated for new features and scenarios that cover us in areas this generic model does not.

    Every system is different, and those Terms that so many apps use are probably just copied from one another and don't cover all the correct basics.

    I doubt they came from a web template though. It's probably plagiarized over time and no one really cares many of those apps are created by people within the same community.

    Optimally you'd write your own and hire a lawyer when possible to revise any legal portion speak you may need.

    If that's not an option, I'd use others as a guideline and write them yourself. They all are really similar, but pretty sure the ones we have up on LH are just cloned from somewhere else, which is part of the reason we're revamping them.

  2. 2 Posted by Scott on 29 Mar, 2010 11:21 AM

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    Will

    Thanks for your response and recommendations.

  3. Nicole closed this discussion on 29 Mar, 2010 04:13 PM.

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