Hosting people you don’t know is a necessary consequence of running a website. But it isn’t fair for you to be held liable if others misuse your service. A Website Disclaimer is a document which seeks to exclude or limit your liability in the event that something goes wrong.
WHAT DOES IT COVER?
A good Disclaimer should be upfront and reasonable about owing no liability when appropriate. You should never be liable for something that your services should not have been used for. Liability clauses are also crucial if you engage third party contractors, such as couriers.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
Having a Website Disclaimer can help minimise your responsibility for any damage caused to users. If you run a website, it is important that your Disclaimer is drafted to fits your service specifically. Copying and pasting another business’s terms will only land you in hot water later on. Using a disclaimer tailored to your website and its functions is the best way to diminish your liability.