I have an app and don't want to pay somebody to write them for me. The Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy are pretty similar with other's websites/app and I want to rewrite them by my own. Do I need some verification or are them mandatory before posting them on the app/website?

Can I be sued for copying the terms or conditions?


IANAL, but...

My lawyer, when writing ToS and EULAs uses other EULAs and ToSes for similar applications to look for interesting points, caveats and worries other companies have, then alters them to have consistent style and wording and gives me back a proper document.

I have had to use ToS twice and they covered my interests so practically speaking his stuff works.

Hope this helps.


You can choose to write your ToS yourself, just don’t expect them to be enforceable if you go anywhere near a courtroom.

Secondly, you need to ensure that you are complying with the law everywhere you sell your app ... which, these days, is basically everywhere. Privacy and consumer protection laws are different and you can be fined millions of dollars for breaching them.

Copying other people’s ToS is a copyright breach.

  • "Copying other people’s ToS is a copyright breach": perhaps, but it is one for which nobody is at all likely to have any sort of trouble. – phoog Sep 17 '18 at 0:21
  • scenes a faire doctrine might apply, for that matter (but I'm no lawyer!) – Stackstuck Nov 16 '18 at 13:35

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