- Your website needs a Disclaimer too
- Disclaimers for third party links, apps and software
They are terms that help indicate to your website visitors the standards you expect of them when they are interacting with your website. For example, you don’t want them downloading harmful viruses or other malware. They also help protect your branding and your website content from copying.
If your website includes professional advice then you will want some rules surrounding how they can or can’t rely on it. If your website has third party apps on it then you will need some rules here too.
Where website visitors can post comments or photos or otherwise engage with your content, your rules should include what you consider acceptable, and what you don’t. For example, are people allowed to swear? What photos will you consider obscene? These rules will help visitors understand what the limits are.
Your website needs a Disclaimer too
Your website might also include a blog where you post various information which could be classed as medical, health, financial, legal or business advice. This information could very easily become outdated, sometimes it may not be complete or sometimes there could be minor errors. The information will also be general in nature, and is likely not to apply to every individuals circumstances. It is risky for people to rely on this information for their own personal needs, without seeking your, or another professional’s advice.
You need rules on your website that cover you where information has become outdated or is erroneous. You also need to state that people cannot rely on the information for their own personal circumstances, and that they should seek professional advice. Then there should be a relevant disclaimer. You certainly don’t want to be held liable for someone relying on the information on your website.
Disclaimers for third party links, apps and software
Some Australian businesses are also subject to European laws in relation to privacy, which can be much more onerous. Any Australian business that deals with the personal data of EU citizens will need to comply with these laws, called the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
**Please seek advice as to whether you are exempt from Australian Privacy Laws.
About Davina Borrow-Jones
As The Mumpreneur Lawyer, Davina helps Mums setting up businesses, that don’t have any legal knowledge and don’t have their legal position protected.
Contact her at www.mumlawyer.com.au