Create your own
Do not get templates or generators. Your contracts must be drafted and tailored to your particular business. We always suggest getting the help of someone who knows the law.
According to this article, the average American would need to set aside almost 250 hours to properly read all the digital contracts they accept while using online services. Avoid long sentences filled with arcane words that can discourage comprehension. Did you know that there is a formula to determine readability? The Flesch Reading-Ease test shows that higher scores indicate material that is easier to read. Here’s is the formula:
The readability score uses two metrics:
1. The numbers of words per sentence
2. The number of syllables per word
Based on this score, a text would correspond to a particular education level. So how do the service agreements in your App’s Terms & Conditions rank in terms of the Flesch Reading-Ease test? Don’t let your users give up their rights.
Changes in your Terms & Conditions
Your Terms & Conditions agreement can (and should) change as you learn more about your market and encounter new issues. Be aware that this is common with all developers and users generally expect it.
Preserve your authority to make these changes by adding a general statement at the end of the agreement indicating that you may change the Terms & Conditions and users will receive a notification. And, obviously, notify them when this is done.
The Terms & Conditions is the best way to protect you from liability, manage user behaviour, show accountability, and create reasonable expectations. As a software development firm, we work with you from development to execution and we will go through all the current industry requirements and best practices to make sure your project succeeds. To learn more about how we work, contact us here.