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Old 06-24-2008, 07:01 AM
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how do you write a disclaimer?

i'd like to write a disclaimer/terms of use for my site but not sure where to start? do you guys who have one use a lawyer to write it?
 
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Old 06-24-2008, 09:26 AM
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make google your friend (just in case it already isn't):

http://www.google.com/search?source=...=Google+Search


Just see what other similar websites to yours have written in their disclaimer and get from there what you think is appropriate to your needs.
 
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You want to make sure not to copy it too much, if it's a long one, or they can get you on infringement.
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that's what i was thinking, i didn't want to just copy someones disclaimer and call it my own. so i was wondering if people used an attorney or if they wrote one using guides they found on google. i know nothing about law so i wanted to make sure i cover all my ground.
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Most of big companies hire an attorney to that since it involves legality, but for a simple disclaimer without any legal consequences, you can copy someone elses, if you want.
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Most of big companies hire an attorney to that since it involves legality, but for a simple disclaimer without any legal consequences, you can copy someone elses, if you want.
Please tell me you did not just advise someone to violate the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998?

http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf
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i'd like to write a disclaimer/terms of use for my site but not sure where to start? do you guys who have one use a lawyer to write it?
See if this site can give you some ideas.
http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/bdotg...mId=1076142107
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nice! thanks cricket! i'll have to work on that tonight =D
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Unless you have any specialized products or services that you provide you can use boiler plate terms. There are numerous forms and resources online for that.
 
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Wait how do you know if a disclaimer is copy written in the first place?
 
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If you are an American, try checking into the SBA for help, they may have a law professional that can give you some pointers as to where to purchase one, or maybe even how to write one yourself with their aid.
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You read other people's site's who have them, get ideas, and "make them yours" lol
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Talking Here is a URL for a free web legal kit

go to this url and you can download a free web legal kit:

http://www.weblegalkit.com/
 
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Heya Elric! Your helpfulness is definitely appreciated, but try to keep an eye on thread dates. If it's more than a couple of months old, have a double think about posting.

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Getting your own disclaimers drawn up professional is the ideal option, but to start, I agree with those comments above that say look at similar sites to yours, and re jig them to suit your needs. You know your business, so you can use your common sense to add your own disclaimers. For example, if your site refers to other website, use your common sense and write: "we do not recommend the products or services that you may link to on this website. Products or services on other sites are the responibility of the individual providers etc".

Just describe what you will and will not do, in the even of a dispute. Think of all the potential situations that may arise, for example, if a person paya late, or misses a payment, or claims a refund, explain what you will do in all eventualities, so they have been told in advance.
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