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Free Website Terms of Service Agreement Template


Free TOS agreement template. Image by svilen001

When you’re setting up a new website, you need to include a terms of service agreement between you and the users of your website. This is a simple TOS agreement template: Copy and paste it, including your website’s name and your contact information, but get legal advice before relying on it – only a lawyer will be able to confirm for sure that you are covered in all situations, and are safe in regard to all local regulations.

Free Website TOS Agreement Template

Web Site Terms and Conditions of Use

1. Terms

By accessing this web site, *YOUR SITE NAME HERE* you are agreeing to be bound by these
web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations,
and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local
laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from
using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this web site are
protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law.

2. Use License

  1. Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials
    (information or software) on *YOUR SITE NAME HERE*’s web site for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:

    1. modify or copy the materials;
    2. use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
    3. attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on *YOUR SITE NAME HERE*’s web site;
    4. remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
    5. transfer the materials to another person or “mirror” the materials on any other server.
    6. This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by *YOUR SITE NAME HERE* at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

3. Disclaimer

  1. The materials on *YOUR SITE NAME HERE*’s web site are provided “as is”. *YOUR SITE NAME HERE* makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, *YOUR SITE NAME HERE* does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.

4. Limitations

In no event shall *YOUR SITE NAME HERE* or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on *YOUR SITE NAME HERE*’s Internet site, even if *YOUR SITE NAME HERE* or a *YOUR SITE NAME HERE* authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

5. Revisions and Errata

The materials appearing on *YOUR SITE NAME HERE*’s web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. *YOUR SITE NAME HERE* does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. *YOUR SITE NAME HERE* may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. *YOUR SITE NAME HERE* does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

6. Links

*YOUR SITE NAME HERE* has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by *YOUR SITE NAME HERE* of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user’s own risk.

7. Site Terms of Use Modifications

*YOUR SITE NAME HERE* may revise these terms of use for its web site at any time without notice. By using this web site you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

8. Governing Law

Any claim relating to *YOUR SITE NAME HERE*’s web site shall be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of law provisions.


Filed under Templates
Oct 23, 2012

Free Privacy Policy Template


Copy and paste this simple website privacy policy template! Image by nwogen

Setting up a new website? Here’s a simple privacy policy template – please consult a lawyer, this post does not substitute for legal advice, and this site is not responsible for local changes that are applicable in your area.

*SITENAME* Privacy Policy:


What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you register on our site or subscribe to our newsletter.

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name or e-mail address. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on your site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy..

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

; To personalize your experience
(your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs)

; To improve our website
(we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)

; To improve customer service
(your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs)

; To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature

; To send periodic emails

The email address you provide for order processing, will only be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order.

Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.

Do we use cookies?

Yes (Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our web site privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.

This policy was last modified on Today’s Date

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.

Your Address and Contact Information Here


Filed under Templates
Oct 23, 2012

Download a Free Sample Expense Report


Track your expenses to save money. Image by anshustock

There are many sample expense reports out there, but how do you choose? Try downloading one of these free templates, which allow you, as a small business owner, to create comprehensive reports to detail business and employee expenditures. These sample forms eliminate the need for specialized accounting software, and include a tutorial as well as blank reports for you to fill out.

Simplify Reimbursement with Automated Reports

Reporting and tracking petty cash expenditures is an unavoidable part of doing business, even for the smallest businesses. In order to ensure that all expenditures are legitimate, your accounting department must track funds spent by requiring employees to submit reports to explain all spending. Automating the process improves not only the quality of information received by accounting, but renders the process more painless for employees. This results in a faster processing time, allowing the employee to receive reimbursement for their voucher more easily.

Free Report Templates

The process of downloading this sample expense report template from Microsoft is simple. The template is compatible with Microsoft Excel 2007, or any later version. If you’ve got MS Excel on your computer, just download the template and keep track of the location of the saved file. Open the file using Excel, and enter all the necessary information to customize it to your business. The template used to create the sample expense report allows your employees to enter information that changes frequently, but prevents them from changing the basic information template.

For example, a travel expense report template will be organized so that the user can enter information regarding travel expenses such as meals, lodging, and transportation. While the user will be able to enter in details regarding the meal, they will be unable to change the category to something other than meals.

Standardize Business Expense Tracking

Automated reporting for expenses is relatively simple to put into place, and extremely easy to maintain. The sample expense template provided by Microsoft allows businesses to standardize all information received, streamlining the reimbursement process for both employees and the accounting department, especially when reporting business expenses online. Samples of reporting forms also reduce the usage of the designation of “petty cash” for business costs.

Reducing Business Expenses with Free Templates

The process of reporting business-related expenses, and applying for reimbursement, doesn’t have to be a complicated one. With a free template, you can put a standardized process in place for all employees, and you can even keep track of spending patterns to reduce future costs. In business, a little more organization is always a good thing.

Oct 9, 2012

Victoria Nicks: Free Desktop Publishing Template


From Victoria Nicks, July 2010:

Make Business Brochures Online – Free Desktop Publishing Template

Use free desktop publishing templates to make business brochures online. Download and customize a free tri-fold brochure template to save time and money.


Filed under Templates
May 25, 2011

Small Business Bookkeeping Templates


Small Business Bookkeeping Templates

Accounting Form Templates

Accounting forms, available online, include marketing plans, budgets, general ledger samples, expense reporting forms, business plans, and even common types of business correspondence. These small business bookkeeping templates allow office workers to follow an example while they learn the correct way to process finances. Using a free template for a marketing plan or business plan can be particularly helpful for business owners without administrative experience. Using a template to create a business letter also simplifies the process of initiating business-related correspondence.

Try this general ledger template, from Microsoft. Download the file, open in MS Excel, and fill it in with your company’s information.


Filed under New Posts, Templates
Apr 20, 2011

How to Write A Recommendation Letter


Write a letter of recommendation for ex-employees

Need to write a letter of recommendation for a former employee? Try these sample character reference templates.

When to Write a Letter of Reference

If you’re forced to lay off a good worker, you might want to soften the blow with an offer of a recommendation letter, to help him get a new job. After you write the letter of dismissal, compose a letter of reference as well. Include information about the length of employment as well as special talents or strengths provided by the employee. Is he or she always on time? Positive? A great team player? Innovative and energetic? Include this information in the letter, and improve his or her chances of getting a new job.

Professional Character Reference Letter Template


Filed under New Posts, Templates, Tips
Apr 18, 2011

Fax Cover Sheet Templates


Use a Fax Cover Letter for Privacy

Looking for a collection of free fax cover letter templates? Look no further. These sample cover sheets are appropriate for business or personal fax communications.


Filed under New Posts, Templates
Apr 15, 2011

Small Business Marketing Tip of the Day: Be Consistent!


Use Your Small Business Marketing Plan to Maintain Sales

If your small business is doing well, and profits are high, you may be tempted to let your marketing efforts slide, but don’t do it! A consistent marketing plan will ensure that your business continues to prosper instead of experiencing unnerving highs and lows.

Small Business Marketing Plans

Whether your plan includes direct-mail, radio or print ads, a website, a newsletter, pretty tri-fold brochures or even just business cards to pass around town, make sure you are consistent with your efforts. Create a marketing plan each year, with monthly goals, and stick to it.

Filed under New Posts, Templates, Tips
Apr 13, 2011

How to Format a Business Letter: Free Templates

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Need help formatting a business letter?

Need help formatting a business letter? Here’s a quick and easy guide, and templates to make it even more simple.

Quick Formatting Guide

The most common format for a business letter is the left-justified block format. In this format, you simply line up all of the text on the left hand side of the page. Don’t indent, tab or center any text. The information you need to include is:

  • Your address
  • The date
  • Recipient’s address
  • Salutation
  • Body
  • Closing
  • Signature Block

Business Correspondence Templates

Don’t want to mess with the formatting? Just follow a simple business letter template with a guide to explain what information goes in each area.

Filed under New Posts, Templates, Tips
Apr 12, 2011

Save Money with Free Printable Timesheets


Save your timesheets in a binder for continuity

Tired of shelling out cash for timecards that are just going to end up in a bundle in your storage closet? Why not print off some timesheet templates instead?

Free Timekeeping Templates

Print off several timesheets on a single page, and print your pages double-sided to save even more paper. Have your employees track one week on the first side, and the next week on the second side. Just update the hours in your pay journal or bookkeeping program on Friday, and return the sheet to your employee on Monday. Ready to get started? Here’s more info and a free timesheet template.

Mar 29, 2011