1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Terms and conditions of use and countries

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by PODxt, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. PODxt

    PODxt Newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2013
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey guys, I'm currently building a website that should be hosted in Canada unless I change my mind.
    This is my first site so I have some questions regarding the Terms and Conditions of Use (TCU) I have to put on the site.

    So my site will be in English and hosted in Canada but I live in Europe. Should the TCU be in compliance with the Canadian law? Or my country's law?

    Also, if I translate my site into another language like in Spanish. Should I translate and modify the terms and conditions of use of the website so they are in compliance with Spain law? or the Mexican law? or the Argentinian law? The law of my country of residence? Or is it still the law where the website is hosted that is applied in every case?
     
  2. matsta

    matsta Power Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2008
    Messages:
    555
    Likes Received:
    620
    Location:
    New Zealand
    It all depends what your site is and what you are providing?

    If you are selling a physical product or selling some sort of digital good, then you probably need some sort of Terms & Conditions. You might be able to get away with a generic one if you are willing to.


    In general, most simple websites don't have any sort of T&C. You can wait till you get a complaint or a issue arises before you put one up if that's easier.
     
  3. Portal88

    Portal88 Newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2013
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    http://www.asphostportal.com
    Home Page:
    Please just dont worry as long as your business is legal.
     
  4. PODxt

    PODxt Newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2013
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well it's actually illegal not to put these Terms of use on a website, that's why I'm asking! ;)
    I can write my own Terms and Conditions of Use, so that's not a problem, I'm just wondering about which law is applied!