Well, terms and conditions are not required by law. The law only requires a data protection declaration. However, the Terms of Service may contain important rules and guidelines that you expect your website visitors to follow when using your website.
Yes, the terms and conditions of a website or app can act as a legal contract between the owner and its users. However, there are guidelines for proper enforcement of legal online contracts, such as B. Obtaining user consent, providing notice when terms are updated, etc.
No, the General Terms and Conditions are not required by law. The Terms of Service can act as a legal contract (see above), but a website or app is not required by law to use the Terms of Service.
The main advantages of the terms and conditions are to limit your liability, protect your intellectual property (IP) and the right to terminate or prevent abusive user access.