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What is Website Terms & Conditions ?

Website Terms & Conditions is a legal document that details the terms and conditions that the user must abide by while using a website or e-commerce platform or mobile application. Website terms and conditions agreement usually provides terms of use of the website or mobile application, details of trademark or copyright rights, disclaimer of liability, acceptable use clause, details to be provided as per the Information Technology Act, 2000 and applicable jurisdiction in case of dispute.

Displaying Website Terms and Conditions
  • Its important for all websites to information users of their legal rights and restrict the use of information and any other sensitive data or details displayed on the website.
  • Website Terms & Conditions can be displayed on the website in a prominent place at the footer of the website.
  • The document must have a last change date and details as required under Information Technology Act, 2000.
Requirements under Information Technology Act, 2000
  • Under the Information Technology Act, 2000, all corporates, businesses and entities dealing or handling sensitive personal data or information is required to maintain security practices and procedures designed to protect such information from unauthorised access, damage, use, modification, disclosure or impairment.
Penalties under Information Technology Act
  • Tampering with Computer Source Documents

  • Whoever knowingly or intentionally conceals, destroys or alters or intentionally or knowingly causes another to conceal, destroy or alter any computer source code, computer programme, computer system or computer network, is punishable with imprisonment up to three years, or with fine which may extend up to two lakh rupees, or with both.
  • Hacking with Computer Systems

  • Whoever with the intent to cause or knowing that he is likely to cause wrongful loss or damage to the public or any person destroys or deletes or alters any information residing in a computer resource or diminishes its value or utility or affects it injuriously by any means, commits hacking.
  • Publishing Obscene Information

  • Whoever publishes or transmits or causes to be published in the electronic form, any material which is obscene or corrupt persons, can be punished on first conviction with imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years and with fine which may extend to ten lakh rupees.
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