A disclaimer for your website or mobile app (1)
is often the best way to address specific points
of liability that could fall outside a Terms and
(1) Link to https://termsfeed.com/disclaimer/generator/
Disclaimers serve two purposes:
To limit liability
A warning sign is likely the earliest and
easiest manifestation of a disclaimer.
Intertek legal disclaimer page (3) explains that
it provides the best information possible but will
not be held liable if the user does not enjoy the
(3) Link to http://www.intertek.com/legal/
People will search on Google their symptoms before making a
doctor’s appointment. This makes disclaimers regarding the
effectiveness of online medical information you provide
through a website/app sadly necessary.
The last thing your company needs is to face a lawsuit due to
misuse of your information.
People rely on professional advice and often do not
make the distinction between hiring a professional
and reading an expert’s blog.
This is especially true for attorneys.
Lexblog (4) is a service offered by
Lexis (5) that gives law firms a platform
for their blogs. Each of the blogs on
that service includes this disclaimer:
(4) Link to https://www.lexblog.com/
(5) Link to http://www.lexis.com/
Affiliate relationships enter a sticky territory, especially
if you are paid for reviewing products.
In 2009, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
in the U.S. passed rules requiring the disclosure
payments received for endorsing products.
That requires disclaimers if you have a
commercial relationship with another entity
where you advance their product or service.