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Asked on Apr 21, 2021

What is the difference between a Terms of Service and a Terms of Use policy?

I need terms and conditions for my website and wanted to see if there was a difference between these documents.

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New York

Answered 528 days ago

Ema T.

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Business Lawyer
Licensed in New York
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Terms of use and terms of service are both legally binding documents that a user must agree to and abide by in order to use your website or service. The main difference is that what is usually called terms of use is intended for any user accessing (visiting) your website. Terms of service will be directed for those who not only visit the website but also choose to purchase (or try if there is a trial period) the service offered. Both documents are similar but each contains unique terms. Because both are legal documents and can be binding if the terms within them are legitimate it is recommended to have a legal professional draft them and tailor those specific terms relevant for your website and/ or service. Any information provided as an answer to these questions does not constitute legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship between the attorney and anyone in relation to any information provided under the Q & A section of this website.

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