Businesses demand high attention, hard work, time and efforts to grow it in the best possible manner. It will be useless if you build an empire, earn good profits and just get swirled in legal risks. No-responsibility disclaimer is like a life-saving jacket because it protects you against legal risks and potentials. You can consider it as the simplest way to guard yourself against legal hacks. Let us dive in to know more about it!
Defining Non-responsibility Disclaimer
It is a statement that prevents the affirmation of civil liability by your customer. You can understand it in simplest way! Imagine something you want to do at your risk and the provider says I’m not the one to catch if anything goes wrong because you are doing it at your risk. Same goes with the no-responsibility disclaimer. It clearly states that you are not responsible for the damages that might happen due to the usage of your product or service. Your hands are up and free!
Disclaimer of liability or No-liability Disclaimer
No-responsibility disclaimer is also known as disclaimer of liability or no-liability disclaimer. All these terms are mostly used interchangeably and carries the same meaning.
Does this disclaimer saves me from all legal risks? How far the protection goes?
No, it depends on the situation. For example, if there was some defect in the construction of the product or service that you have provided and it caused damage, put someone’s life at risk or has caused any sort of disturbance then you are answerable. In such cases, such disclaimers are unlikely to save you from the legalities.
However, if your product has no defects, it is rightly constructed, it causes no harm and most importantly there was no negligence from your side, then these disclaimers are best support! And these disclaimers keep the customers away from putting any pressure or claim because mostly people do not want to indulge themselves in such processes where legal papers or disclaimers are involved unless there is too serious issue at hand.
What should be covered in No-responsibility disclaimer?
The disclaimer that you write depends on the nature of your business, product or service. It can be long or short. The points to add, again depends on the requirements and nature of the product or service you have. Some must points that you should keep in your mind are:
Goods can be tangible for example like an object or item
They can intangible for example a service, advice or piece of information
They can be both for example a book that contains your ideas
Points of protection
Most of the times, these disclaimers save you in following ways:
Provide protection for the accuracy of information or content
Protects in terms of physical liability
Protects in terms of third-party links
Crucial information: It is imperative to note that these disclaimers doesn’t mean that you are allowed to become negligent and provide wrong and faulty information just to sell your product. It might harm the customer in many ways. You have to be responsible for the actions you take, especially if they are at fault by intention.
Who will use a No-responsibility disclaimer?
Anyone who sales, from small shopkeeper to high tech merchants, from bloggers to online marketers and from companies to warehouses. Anyone who provides a product to use owns the responsibility. He will need a disclaimer to meet legal touches.