Mobile App Terms of Use

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What is it?

A Mobile App Terms of Use sets out the legal relationship between the mobile app provider and its users by specifying the terms and conditions that users will be bound by.


Why do you need it?

A Mobile App Terms of Use is an important document for every mobile app. It allows the operator to set out the rules for using their mobile app. It can grant users rights to use website materials, to impose acceptable use obligations in order to protect your intellectual property, or to limit warranties and disclaim liabilities to the extent permitted by law.

It is essential to make sure that people using your mobile app are made aware of both their and your obligations and rights.

Key clauses to watch for:

When drafting a Mobile App Terms of Use, it is important to focus on a number of key clauses, in particular:

  • Details of your company as the provider of the mobile app;
  • Name of the mobile app;
  • Service being provided;
  • Compatible OS (Operating system or systems);
  • Software requirements;
  • Disclaimers and limitation of liability;
  • Ownership in and to the mobile app and the underlying content;
  • Age restriction;
  • Restriction on end-user conduct; and
  • Dispute resolution

This document is also sometimes called:

Mobile App Terms and Conditions.

Mobile App Terms of Use Document