A little bit of information can be dangerous. This is especially true where health is involved. Even the most sound health advice, when implemented incorrectly or by the wrong individual could cause serious health complications. For example, taking a walk is great exercise but not if you have two broken legs.
If you provide any advice relating to health, nutrition or medical treatments on your website, you need to prepare for the event that people may do some pretty silly things in apparent ‘reliance’ on your advice and then hold you responsible for the consequences. In order to avoid liability for such incidents, you need a disclaimer.
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 through by using a website 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!
Luckily we have tailored an effective detailed disclaimer for people who are not registered practitioners, but who wish to publish information about medical treatments including health and nutrition, which is not to be taken as formal medical advice.
Purchase peace of mind now, and know that we have you covered.