Joining and using Xero
In this section we explain how to subscribe to Xero and use our services. When you see a word in bold, it will have the same corresponding meaning every time it’s used within these terms.
1. You and Xero: When we say you or your, we mean both you and any entity or firm you’re authorised to represent. When we say Xero, we, our or us, we’re talking about the Xero entity you contract with and pay fees to based on the edition of the Xero product you’re using. This table shows which Xero entity you contract with.
2. Our services: Our services consist of all the services we provide now or in the future, including our online and mobile accounting and financial products.
3. Creating a subscription: When you create a subscription to use our services and accept these terms, you become a subscriber. If you’re the subscriber, you’re the one responsible for paying for your subscription.
4. People invited to use Xero: An invited user is a person other than the subscriber who has been invited to use our services through a subscription. If you’re an invited user, you must also accept these terms to use our services.
5. User roles and access: As a subscriber inviting others into a subscription, you should understand the permissions you’re granting to invited users. If you’d like to read more about user roles and levels of access, check out this information on Xero Central. In particular, if you’re a small business invited user and your advisor is the subscriber, you can read more about how that works.
6. Partner programme: If you participate in our partner programme, read our additional partner terms.
7. The right to use our services: Whether you’re a subscriber or an invited user, we grant you the right to use our services (based on your subscription type, your user role and the level of access you’ve been granted) for as long as the subscriber continues to pay for the subscription, until the subscription is terminated, or – if you’re an invited user – until your access is revoked.
8. Subscriber role: As a subscriber, you take responsibility for fully controlling how your subscription is managed and who can access it. It’s quite a big deal! For example:
- You can transfer a subscription
- You control access to a subscription. You decide who’s invited to use our services you’ve subscribed to and what kind of access the invited user has. You can change or stop that access at any time
- You’re responsible for resolving any disputes with any invited users over access to your subscription
- You’re responsible for all your invited users’ activity
9. Rules: Whatever your role, when you use Xero you agree to follow the rules outlined here. Please read them and make sure you understand what you should and shouldn’t do.
10. Your responsibilities: You promise that you’ll keep your information (including a current email address) up to date. You’re responsible for providing true, accurate and complete information and for verifying the accuracy of any information that you use from our services for your legal, tax and compliance obligations. You’re also responsible for protecting your username and password from getting stolen or misused. Our service has minimum password standards but you will ensure that passwords are very strong and not easily guessable. The stronger the password the better! For more on security generally, check out our security section.
11. When we introduce new or revised services: Since we’re always thinking about how to make Xero the best it can be – seriously, we’ve got teams dedicated to it – we regularly expand our services. For new or updated services, there might be additional terms. We’ll let you know what those terms are before you start using those services.
12. What we own: We own everything we’ve put into our services unless otherwise stated and excluding content owned by others. This includes rights in the design, compilation, and look and feel of our services. It also includes rights in all copyrighted works, trademarks, designs, inventions, and other intellectual property. You agree not to copy, distribute, modify or make derivative works of any of our content or use any of our intellectual property rights in any way not expressly permitted by us.