For anyone publishing opinions on the internet – this page is a NECESSITY.
Enter the DISCLAIMER…
A disclaimer is a statement (normally found on emails or websites or airline tickets etc etc) that basically holds you harmless from prosecution. It is a statement where you say “I am not responsible for what people do with my advice and wisdom”.
A disclaimer can however not protect you against actual slanderous or defamatory content. The most a disclaimer can accomplish is to reduce the responsibility of the company or individual.
Is it really necessary to have a disclaimer on a blog? As much practice as you put into responsible blogging, situations could arise where your ingenuousness get you into trouble. After all, doesn’t a series of posts and responses start to look like advice which may be relied upon – to the advantage or disadvantage of the commenter / reader?
So, without further ado, here follows our DISCLAIMER:
The information contained in this blog has been compiled from various sources. Although reasonable care is taken to ensure that the information contained herein is correct at the time of posting, the author does not make any representation or give any warranty of whatsoever nature in respect thereof. The content contained in this blog are intended to provide general guidance to the readers thereof and do not constitute formal legal advice on the issues discussed herein and the use of it does not create an attorney-client relationship. The information provided on this blog is of a general, broad, sweeping, large, wide-ranging, wide-reaching and wide-spread nature and readers are urged to seek suitable professional advice (visit www.greeffattorneys.co.za for contact details) on the matters that form the subject of the articles contained herein, prior to acting thereon. The author does not accept any liability whatsoever for any loss, whether direct, indirect or consequential, including, without being limited to, any loss of profit arising from information made available on this blog and actions or transactions resulting therefrom. Readers are however welcome to schedule an appointment with the author in her professional capacity. Feel free to challenge the author, disagree with her, or tell her she’s completely nuts in the comments section of each blog entry, but the author reserves the right to delete any comment for any reason whatsoever.The content of this blog, except for comments, constitute the opinion of the author, and the author alone; they do not represent the views and opinions of the author’s employers, employees, the author’s mother, father, brother, uncle, aunt, grandparents, cousins, step relations, any other blood relative nor do they represent the view of organizations, businesses or institutions the author is a part of. Unauthorized copying, modification, republishing, uploading, transmitting or duplicating of any of the material is prohibited. Readers are welcome to link to this blog, and to discuss its contents in a respectful manner. The author holds the intellectual property rights for the content of this blog including the aspects that seem not to hold much intellect. Readers with an overwhelming fear of the unknown will be obliged to learn that there is no hidden message revealed by reading this disclaimer backwards.