Yes, you can be guilty by association even when it comes to those you are affiliated with through your website. Can you guarantee the skills or qualifications of individuals you recommend or advertise on your website? If not, you could be exposed to risk of liability. That is unless you have a secure disclaimer in place.
The purpose of a disclaimer is to let your client or customer know in very clear terms what their responsibility is and what is not your responsibility. The thing is, consumer protection laws around the world are written to protect consumers. It is assumed that if you are in business then you know more than your customers, and should take steps to protect them.
Under consumer protection laws you have responsibilities to your customers that cannot be avoided by using a disclaimer. In fact, if you try and avoid your consumer responsibilities, then your website disclaimer can be deemed void and you can be fined – which defeats the whole purpose of having a disclaimer in the first place!
Our Directory Disclaimer provides a secure legal basis for avoiding unpleasant run ins with the law, on account of your associates’ skills and qualifications, or lack there of.
Its simple. Get it in writing now and protect yourself!