User agreement

A user agreement is a legal document that governs the relationship between the owners and users of a site, application, or program. It fixes the rights, duties and responsibilities of the parties, as well as the rules for using the resource and content.

Who needs the User Agreement and why

All companies that sell goods, collect personal data and provide access to any content or service should have a user agreement.

The document performs important functions:

Informs the user. In the agreement, the company talks about its product, describes the rules for using the platform or service, its functions and features.

It protects the owners from wrongful actions of users. The document legally sets the framework for the use of the site, application or program. Prohibits copying or misuse of copyrighted content, publishing and distribution of prohibited information. The document usually states that there is liability for violation of the terms.

Limits the liability of owners. Clearly spelled out conditions allow the owners of the resource to avoid liability for causing harm to consumers and other actions. For example, the document may state that the owner of the application is not responsible for damages related to technical failure and lack of connection to the Internet.

The user agreement reduces the likelihood of lawsuits and fines, claims against the company.

Protects users from wrongdoing. Site owners are required to take consent to process users’ personal data and detail how they will store and use this information.