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how to write a disclaimer?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by loginname, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. loginname

    loginname Regular Member

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    Hi

    I'm wondering how to write a disclaimer? You know when registering at websites I need to read a user disclaimer and check a checkbox (to confirm I've read it)... not sure how to write it... is there any websites out there which has a database full of disclaimers and you just need to customize it?
     
  2. magpie2419

    magpie2419 Regular Member

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    Just find any website that has a disclaimer and copy it

    Google is your friend

    Code:
    http://www.google.co.uk/#hl=en&q=disclaimer+examples&meta=&aq=1&fp=d022aeebba522cae
     
  3. TheReaperIM

    TheReaperIM Newbie

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    I don't think there are any websites like the ones you are describing, but you have lots of options in making a disclaim or Terms of Service. It all just depends on how much work you're willing to do and what your budget looks like.

    1. Hire a Lawyer:

    Don't consider this if you don't have a large stockpile of cash laying around. This will give you the best and most professional looking results, and can be tailored to your every needs, but is very costly. Go ahead and search around your local yellowbook to get a quote on something like this.

    *If you don't have a large cash flow but feel like you really need a lawyer to look over it, then take bits and peices from sites you know and like, edit it, and then have the lawyer look over it and change a few things. This will be much cheaper than having the lawyer build one from the ground up.

    2. Rip off of other sites:

    I kinda mentioned this in the last seciton, but you can always use other peoples TOS or disclaimers as your own. Find a site similar to your own, whether it be a forum or the fact that you're selling something, and then copy and paste thiers into a word document. Now all you have to do is read through it, maybe add or remove a few works, and rebrand the thing and you're done.

    3. Write it yourself:

    As this may be much more time consuming than anything else, it will also be free and very customizable. You can get some of the parameters from other sites and just add in whatever you may feel neccessary. Don't worry about using verbrose terms or anything like that, simple English is good enough and it will be just as legally binding.

    If you go with this I'd reccomend writing your first draft and then looking over it every few hours/days until you have exactly what you are looking for.


    Basically it's all down to preference. Good luck!
     
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  4. orangeblossoms

    orangeblossoms Regular Member

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    I usually find a site that's similar and popular (if I have a dating site, I'd look for similar dating sites that are doing well), and then copy their disclaimer because they obviously have their asses covered if they're big enough. Usually there are parts that are irrelevant, so I leave it out, and add in parts that are relevant to my site.