Sample Blog Disclaimer

Amusingly this was the first post I ever wrote and it has become by far the most popular having reached 16,900 hits – and a commenter offering a German version has given me an idea.

For each person who supplies me with a copy of the disclaimer in another language I will post it on here and supply a link to their site with a banner (if you dont have a banner I will create one for you).

German is already taken (by Catrin who suggested it) but their is a world of languages out there (pun intended) – so if you can translate it to French, Japanese, Italian, Russian, Samoan, Negerian – any language – simply send it via my contact page here with your name and your website URL and I will post it up with thanks – that’s (hopefully) 10,000 free advertisements for 2012!!

Personally I believe in a fee-Internet where anyone can display or create any content without the fear of reprisal, given it was morally correct. Morally correct is a variable standard though, what one may consider moral another may not. I guess the legal system is mankind’s way of trying to establish ground rules for the community it governs.

When I first was online as wee lad in the early 1990′s it was the Wild West, anyone could say any anything. Defamation of character – bah! Copyright – bah!

This is changing. The Internet has shifted from a quirky nerd toy to a staple diet – its as integrated into society as Newspapers and TV ever were – and in the next ten years these three concepts will merge to the point they indistinguishable.

This change has incurred legal focus – and now Defamation of Character, Copyright etc are as relavent as older mediums. As such, even a blog should have some form of disclaimer to protect itself, and in my research I found some good examples on About.Com:Blogging by Susan Gunelius.

I have taken those ideas, made some changes and merged them together into one “policy”. Feel free to use the template on your own site.

Privacy

The owner of this blog does not share personal information with third-parties nor does the owner store information is collected about your visit for use other than to analyze content performance through the use of cookies, which you can turn off at anytime by modifying your Internet browser’s settings. The owner is not responsible for the republishing of the content found on this blog on other Web sites or media without permission.

Blog Comments

The owner of this blog reserves the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to this blog without notice due to;

1. Comments deemed to be spam or questionable spam
2. Comments including profanity
3. Comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive
4. Comments that attack a person individually

Terms and Conditions

All content provided on this blog is for informational purposes only. The owner of this blog makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site. The owner will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. The owner will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information.

This policy is subject to change at anytime.

Where this stands in a true legal sense is unclear. But if I was approached legally I would feel better having demonstated some standard than none.

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107 Comments


  1. Peter
    Jul 29, 2013

    Thank you for your sample disclaimer. I will use it in my site.


  2. Sagar
    Aug 09, 2013

    Thanks for the sample. It gives a good idea on how to include all in one, and I am sure there could be more.


  3. Naturallytrina
    Oct 22, 2013

    Thanks for the sampler…did use it on my site.


  4. Fraukje
    Feb 12, 2014

    Great, I’m going to use this one. Did anyone make a Dutch version already? I offer to translate :D


  5. Yogendra Sharma
    Mar 06, 2014

    Thanks for the sample. I will definitely use it after editing few content. :)


  6. Lemonade.ph
    Mar 11, 2014

    Thanks so much! I will use this on my site. :)


  7. Kendra
    Mar 17, 2014

    Thanks!

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