What App Terms Do I Need for the App That I Developed?
If you are going to offer an App online that others can download, even if it is free, you need ensure you disclaim liability for any potential loss or damage that may occur from the use of your App. If you are developing an App for someone else and submitting it to the App stores, for example you signed up as an official developer for Google or Apple and are submitting a client’s App, you should still ensure you are protected as the disclaimers for Apple and the Google play shops generally only protect themselves. If you are signing up to the Apple Store as a developer, it is important to carefully read the terms of the agreement of use with them. The terms normally infer and pass legal risk to you while granting the company exclusive rights to the App and ensuring you indemnify Apple or Google.
From this, it is important to state in your disclaimer that you will not be held liable for any damage or loss suffered that is both foreseeable and unforeseeable. In addition to disclaiming your liability for such damage, it should be clear that you will not be held liable for loss or damage that arises out of the intended or unintended use of the App, and for any issues that arise as a result of users download or use of the App, in order to minimize all potential liabilities. It is impossible to predict exactly how all users may use your App, or what may be accessible as a result so you should protect yourself to the maximum extent.