Guide to our Website Disclaimer Template

Posted by David Cammack on 27th April 2016

Our Website Disclaimer template is for use by a business trading online or other non-trading organisations that are online where you do not want to put in place fuller terms of use of website (if you do, please see our Terms of Use of Website Template). It just provides a disclaimer for use of your website. It may be used for websites running Internet chat-rooms or forums and also for business websites. In most cases, it is more advisable to put in place our fuller Terms of Use of Website Template, as is simply is more comprehensive and addresses more issues.

This disclaimer assumes you have a separate “privacy policy” and, if you use cookies, that you have a separate “cookies policy”. This disclaimer does not cover your selling goods or services via your website (i.e. it is not a disclaimer of liability for faulty goods or services) – you would need separate terms for this if relevant. If you charge for access to the website, e.g. via a subscription or membership fee, then you will need separate terms regarding the supply of services. Templates for all of these are available separately from Legalo (our privacy policy template includes a cookies policy).

Clauses in this Website Disclaimer

Introduction – Insert your company name and a hyperlink to your privacy policy where indicated.

Numbered clauses

1. Definitions – This clause defines the main terms used here.

  • Domain Name, etc – insert your website’s domain name, company name, company number, registered office address and main business address. If applicable, insert your trading name and whether it is a registered or unregistered trademark and then your company name. If not, then delete this sentence.
  • Website – insert your website’s domain name.

2. Disclaimer and exclusion of liability – This clause is an extensive one, limiting your liability or excluding your liability. You should still do your best to avoid the site’s causing problems for users, e.g. by keeping the site secure against viruses, hackers and spambots, keeping users’ data safe and monitoring any information posted by users for breach of your acceptable use policy (e.g. trolling, obscene or defamatory posts).