Overview of an Acceptable Use Policy

What is an Acceptable Use Policy?

An Acceptable Use Policy is part of the Terms of Use. This document can be used as a website acceptable use policy. It sets out the different ways that a user can and cannot use the website and takes account of a number of factors.

  • acceptable purposes and restrictions
  • whether the website can be used for commercial purposes
  • linking and framing
  • dispute resolution
  • trade mark protection

When should you use an Acceptable Use Policy?

It should be noted that this document covers specifically just the acceptable use policy terms. It refers to, and complements, separate terms and conditions of use, which create the legal basis upon which users access a website.

Key points included

  • acceptable purposes and restrictions
  • whether the website can be used for commercial purposes
  • linking and framing
  • dispute resolution
  • trade mark protection

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