If a website has two types of users, should it have two different terms of use?

No. There’s no need for that. You can simply separate the two different types of users out. Maybe you have subscribers to a blog or newsletter and maybe you have people who set-up paid accounts. Your Terms of Use can include both types of users. Just define who they are. Most websites just use one well-written Terms of Service to cover the different types of users. Having one set will make it easier to make necessary changes in the future. One set is easier for you and easier for your user base.

Since you’ve gotten some great information about what belongs in a Terms of Use, I’d like to address something that’s quite important. Do not simply go to a similar website that has a Terms of Use and copy it for use. While most users don’t even bother to read the terms and would still likely click that “Agree” button, this could create a future problem for you because the Terms of Use may not actually cover what it is that your site provides.

Because there are several parts to a good Terms of Use, you may find it beneficial to work with an attorney who has experience in intellectual property. That’s the best way to ensure that your Terms of Use will work best for your website.

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