What is a legal disclaimer?

Basically a statement which is used to exclude or limit liability. It could warn people as well of the possibility of some form of harm.

Common places for disclaimers are on email signatures, at entrances (such as Beware of the dog!) or even where a statement is being made, where the intention is not to bind others to the viewpoint (the opinion expressed by the writer does not necessarily bind his/her place of employment).

Below is the one I use on my emails, its intended to notify the recipient that the email is confidential and copying etc is prohibited, also that if received in error to please let me know.

CONFIDENTIALITY CAUTION: If you have received this communication in error, please note that it is intended for the addressee only. Dissemination or copying is prohibited. If you have received this communication in error please notify us immediately by return e-mail and return the original message to us. Thank you.

Here is a more complex one:

CONFIDENTIALITY: This e-mail and its attachments are solely for the use of the intended recipients. If you have received in error you must immediately delete and please notify us immediately.

CYBER RISKS: Please be aware of Cyber Crime and viruses.

We will never notify you of a change in banking details via email.

Although we have taken steps to ensure that this e-mail and attachments are free from any virus, we advise that the recipient should ensure that they are actually virus free.

Disclaimers do not mean 100% legal immunity nor do they mean that you don’t have to take steps to protect the public.


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