Website Disclaimer Policy
What is a Website Disclaimer?
A website disclaimer is a legal notice covering some of the key legal issues that arise out of the operation of a website.
A website disclaimer is a legal notice covering some of the key legal issues that arise out of the operation of a website. The disclaimer incorporates a licence setting out the basis upon which a website may be used and a set of limitations of liability. It also helps website operators to comply with information disclosure laws. The disclaimer is a shorter version of our website terms and conditions template.
The content that should be included in a disclaimer is going to depend greatly on the type of website you own. It is impossible to say exactly what should be included in each and every website disclaimer because sites come in all different shapes and sizes.
The best disclaimer is the one that fits the needs of your business perfectly.
Few things that should be kept in mind while drafting website disclaimer is as follows:
Disclaim liability for the accuracy of your information
Disclaim physical liability as well
Claim ownership over your content
Disclaim third party responsibility
What does website disclaimer cover?
The website disclaimer covers the following:
License to use website
Limitations and exclusions of liability
A disclaimer can be included in several places on your site. Many businesses create a separate disclaimer page for their website, which they link to in their homepage footer. Others add the full disclaimer to their terms and conditions.
Because disclaimers operate as a legal safeguard, they should be visible and accessible to users. If they are difficult to find, or are deceptively placed on a webpage, there could be legal repercussions.
Types of disclaimers:
The most common types of disclaimers used are as follows:
Affiliate & Testimonial Disclaimer
Legal Advice Disclaimer
Medical Advice Disclaimer
Professional Blog / Services Disclaimer
What points to cover in a website disclaimer:
There are no standard rules as such, but the following points are covered generally:
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