Half the battle with understanding the law is getting comfortable with the verbiage used. This is certainly true with the internet law niche, which is full of a variety of terms found nowhere else. As a terms and conditions lawyer, I can tell you many online operators get caught up on what to call the legal terms on a platform be it a website, app, plugin or another property. Let’s clear up this issue.
Name Your Terms
There really is none.
Any of the three designations can be used as the title of the terms on a website, app or another platform. To avoid confusion, it is best to use at least the word “terms” in the title of the document, but that is about it.
To bear this out, consider the titles used by three major sites for their terms:
- Facebook – Terms of Service
- Spotify – Terms and Conditions of Use
- Of particular interest is the fact Facebook owns Instagram. Despite this, the sites use two different titles for their terms.
Richard A. Chapo, Esq