What’s a disclaimer? Generally, a disclaimer is a statement intended to protect from claims or liability.
Do I need it? If you currently have or will have a website, then you NEED a disclaimer. A disclaimer on your site helps to reduce legal risks. While disclaimers do not guarantee a defense from liability, you need to have something in the toolbox to bring out if you need to defend a claim!
Depending on the content of your site, your potential legal risks will vary. This is why your disclaimer must be specifically tailored to your site and its content. General language will not cut it! So, if you’re thinking you can just copy and paste from some random disclaimer you find on the web- you should think again!
Here are a few instances that give rise to claims stemming from lack of or inadequate website disclaimers:
• Your content can be construed as giving advice in some sort of expert, skilled or professional capacity • Someone may act on information contained on your site • Depending on the type of site, someone may think that some sort of professional relationship is established
There are several other instances that can give rise to various types of claims: negligence, misrepresentation, fraud, you name it! It may seem completely unreasonable and unlikely to happen, but it DOES! You must take proactive steps to protect yourself and your business. There is much more to consider when it comes to having the right disclaimer on your site! Questions? Concerns? Contact us TODAY!
P: 248-395-3699 E: firstname.lastname@example.org *Please be sure to read the disclaimer section on our site!!