Ah lawyers and our endless tirade of terminology. When will we have enough? “NEVER” we shout off of the rooftops of nondescript office buildings! However, since there are some terms on Termageddon that may be new to some of you, we thought that we should probably define some of them. And, since I volunteered as tribute, let’s begin this fun game of what the f*@#k does ____ mean!

  1. Policy: A universal word for any agreement that Termageddon can generate.  This includes a Privacy Policy, Terms and Conditions, End User License Agreement or Disclaimer.
  2. Install/Installation: one website or web application added to the Termageddon dashboard.  One installation can hold one of each policy type. Installs include all related policies, users who can access the install including the install manager, and iframe embed codes.
  3. Privacy Policy: an agreement/legal document that discloses all of the ways a website or application owner gathers, uses and discloses the user’s private information.
  4. Terms and Conditions (also called terms of use or terms of service): rules to which the user must agree in order to use the website or application. These usually include rules on returns and cancellations of merchandise orders, limitations of liability and what you can and cannot post on the website, among other things.
  5. End User License Agreement: a legal contract between a software application owner and the user. The user usually has to click “I accept” and only then is allowed to use the applications because the user has agreed to comply with the restrictions in the EULA. Restrictions in the EULA may include things such as not copying the code or attempting the reverse engineer it, among other things.
  6. Disclaimer: states the limitations of the website or application owner’s liability for the use of the website or app and the information it contains. For example, our Disclaimer states that none of these blog posts are legal advice and there is no attorney-client relationship formed here.
  7. Global Policy Questions: the questions that you must answer that apply to each type of policy for a particular website or application. For example, we ask you for your website’s URL in the global policy questions so that we do not have to ask for it every time you create a new policy for your website.

So here you go, now you can also participate in the endless reign of terminology. I hope that you’ve has as much fun reading this as I’ve had writing it.

Protect yo’ self,

Team Termageddon