Your terms and conditions section as a freelancer is less about the consumer and more about the clients you take on. It’s not a legal requirement like it is for e-commerce businesses, but it’s imperative that your clients know what to expect when requesting work from you. A terms and conditions section is the best way to handle this.
Here are some of the main components of a freelancer terms and conditions:
The laws in your region of business governing the terms of your agreement.
The date from which the terms and conditions become effective.
A clause which dictates your privacy practices when collecting personal information.
The limitation on which you are liable for damages and how much you can be held responsible by a client.
Intellectual property rights
A clause detailing ownership over the work you do.
Disclosure for your terms on any advertising used on the work you produce.
A clause detailing your payment term, including service cancellation for nonpayment.
Information detailing the beginning and end of the project working time.
What the client is required to do if they cancel a project once you have begun work on it.
A clause allowing you to ban clients, place restrictions, and terminate users of your website.
Changes to agreement
The conditions under which you will make changes to an agreement, if needed.
Everything you wish to supply so that the client can contact you.