Terms and Conditions are my terms and conditions of supply - drafted by a solicitor about 18 months ago.
I'm a technical author - I document software (user guides, online help and so on). The software I'm documenting in this instance is supplied completely separately - I will be created a user account so I can see it, but do not have any rights to it.
I'm not sure why this change is being requested... in terms of my end client, I can't see any intellectual property other than that in the documents I will be producing and their working practices as described to me. In terms of the software provider, my client may have an agreement with them about not disclosing details of how to use the system - I don't know - so I suppose I could theoretically be in breach of their intellectual property rights if I inadvertently sent a draft in an email to the wrong person.
What I usually see is a requirement from a client to have professional indemnity insurance in place to at least a specified level (usually £1m, but occasionally £2m or £5m). It's the word "unlimited" that is bothering me...
Thank you... I'd rather walk away as no work is worth this risk.