Site and Email Disclaimers - A necessary evil

Written by Michael Bloch

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A disclaimer notice atrepparttar bottom of each email can provide some reassurance torepparttar 119305 recipient and state very clearlyrepparttar 119306 purposes and representation ofrepparttar 119307 communication and any warranties implied. Inrepparttar 119308 case of submission of ideas and proposals etc;repparttar 119309 subject line should read "commercial in confidence ATT: RECIPIENTS NAME". As for any legal protection, this is still yet to be tested in many countries. An email disclaimer example: Disclaimer - This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and contain privileged or copyright information. You must not present this message to another party without gaining permission fromrepparttar 119310 sender. If you are notrepparttar 119311 intended recipient you must not copy, distribute or use this email orrepparttar 119312 information contained in it for any purpose other than to notify us.

If you have received this message in error, please notifyrepparttar 119313 sender immediately, and delete this email from your system. We do not guarantee that this material is free from viruses or any other defects although due care has been taken to minimiserepparttar 119314 risk.

Any views expressed in this message are those ofrepparttar 119315 individual sender, except whererepparttar 119316 sender specifically states them to berepparttar 119317 views of YOUR COMPANY NAME. A suggested size for this email disclaimer notice is 8 point and it should be placed immediately afterrepparttar 119318 signature line.


Because ofrepparttar 119319 great variance in Internet laws from country to country, I strongly advise that you consult legal counsel in regards to drafting your own disclaimers and site policies. This article is for informational purposes only and should not be regarded as professional counsel.. there you go.. I've just used a disclaimer for this article - ;0)

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The Law of Electronic Commerce

Written by Benjamin Wright

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The remedy is an additional P3P code, "DSA". Any web administrator using DSA in her P3P privacy policy indicates she disavows legal liability for her P3P policy and renders it meaningless.

Usingrepparttar DSA code, organizations can publish fictitious P3P codes to enable cookies, while nullifying their legal affect. "The P3P language is simply inadequate for writing legal privacy policies, and corporations are foolish to use it for that purpose," said Mr. Wright. "The DSA code allows them to exploitrepparttar 119304 P3P coding forrepparttar 119305 technical purpose of deploying cookies, while disclaiming thatrepparttar 119306 codes have any substantive or legal effect."

To provide background and detail, Mr. Wright has written a monograph titled "Disavowing P3P Liability" and made it available for sale at On request, he will e-mail it free to any journalist.

"P3P is a very complex subject that will catch corporations by surprise," said Doug Peckover, CEO of Demand Engine, Inc., a strategic privacy consulting firm. "Few are even aware of P3P's full implications. They need to readrepparttar 119307 analysis of a world-class e-commerce lawyer like Ben Wright."

P3P isrepparttar 119308 Platform for Privacy Preferences, developed underrepparttar 119309 sponsorship of a non-profit organization namedrepparttar 119310 World Wide Web Consortium (also called W3C), a coalition of industry and non-profit groups.

Benjamin Wright is founding author of The Law of Electronic Commerce, the world's leading written authority on e-commerce legal issues. The book was originally published in 1990 and has been regularly updated through the years. It is now available from Aspen Law & Business in its fully revised fourth edition.

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