Social Media Disclaimer - VeganPreferred.com (2022)

The following describes the Social Media Disclosure for our VeganPreferred.com website.

Social Media Issue

We live in an interesting time when privacy rights are championed alongside an unprecedented voluntary willingness of people to share their most intimate and superfluous life details with the world, even in places such as our VeganPreferred.com website. While apparently benign on the surface, the dangers of unrestrained public disclosure of sensitive information is beginning to surface.

Key social media players are being sued for unauthorized or abusive use/misuse of personal information. Failure to protect and warn are likely going to be focal factors. Lawsuits are filed seeking damages for statements held to be responsible for people’s death or suicide. Bloggers presuming to operate under an unfettered freedom of speech or greater latitude offered to members of the press are losing civil cases for defamation, slander, libel, and so on.

As social media rapidly advances to allow more technologically sophisticated and easy dissemination, the simultaneous fallout of revelation without boundaries is mounting. Thus, a sober approach to the benefits of social media, while sidestepping the perils of imprudent disclosure, can facilitate an enjoyable online experience, without the consequences of excess, in settings such as our own VeganPreferred.com website.

Presence/Scope of Social Media

You should assume that social media is in use on our VeganPreferred.com website. A simple click of a button to endorse a person, product, or service is building a cumulative profile about you, which you should always assume can be discovered by others. Attempting to share a website with someone, whether by direct press of a button or else by email forwarding facilitated on a website, you should assume that this may not stop with the intended recipient, and that this can generate information about you that could be seen by a veritable infinite number of people. Such a domino effect could initiate right here on our VeganPreferred.com website.

Something as simple as a blog comment provides the opportunity for knee-jerk reactions that can become public and may not truly represent a position (at least in strength or severity) that you might hold after a period of more reasoned contemplation. You should also note that the ease of accessing one site through the login credentials of another, or the use of a global login for access to multiple sites can accumulate a dossier on you and your online behavior that may reveal more information to unintended parties than you might realize or want. Any or all of these features could exist on our VeganPreferred.com website at one time or another.

These few examples illustrate some possible ways that social media can exist, though it is not an exhaustive list and new technologies will render this list outdated quickly. The objective is to realize the reach of social media, its widespread presence on websites in various forms (including this website), and develop a responsible approach to using it.

Protecting Others

You should recognize the fact that divulgences made in and on social media platforms on this website and others are rarely constrained just to you. Disclosures are commonly made about group matters that necessarily affect and impact other people. Other disclosures are expressly about third parties, sometimes with little discretion. What can appear funny in one moment can be tragic in the next. And a subtle “public” retaliation can have lifetime repercussions.

Ideal use of social media on our website would confine your disclosures primarily to matters pertaining to you, not others. If in doubt, it’s best to err on the side of non-disclosure. It’s doubtful the disclosure is so meaningful that it cannot be offset by the precaution of acting to protect the best interests of someone who is involuntarily being exposed by your decision to disclose something on our VeganPreferred.com website (or another).

Protecting Yourself

You should likewise pause to consider the long-term effects of a split-second decision to publicly share private information about yourself on our VeganPreferred.com website. Opinions, likes, dislikes, preferences, and otherwise can change. Openly divulging perspectives that you hold today, may conflict with your developing views into the futures. Yet, the “new you” will always stand juxtaposed against the prior declarations you made that are now concretized as part of your public profile. While the contents of your breakfast may hold little long-term impact, other data likewise readily shared can have consequences that could conceivably impact your ability to obtain certain employment or hinder other life experiences and ambitions.

As with sharing information about other people, extreme caution should be used before revealing information about yourself. If in doubt, it’s likely best not to do it. The short term gain, if any, could readily be outweighed by later consequences. Finally, you should note that we are not responsible for removing content once shared, and we may not be able to do so.

Restrictions on Use of Social Media Data

You, as a visitor to our VeganPreferred.com website, are not permitted to “mine” social media or other platforms contained herein for personal information related to others. Even where people have publicly displayed data, you should not construe that as though you have the liberty to capture, reproduce, or reuse that information. Any use of social media or related platforms on our website are for interactive use only, relevant only during the website visit.

Accuracy of Social Media Data

As any social media platform is built on user-generated content, you should consider this fact in seeking to determine the authenticity of anything you read. We are not responsible for verifying any user-generated content for accuracy. A best practices policy would be to view all such content as strictly opinion, not fact.

Potential Issues of Liability

You should also be mindful of the fact that your words could trigger liability for harm caused to others. While you have the right to free speech, you do not have the right to damage other people. Under basic principles of tort law, you are always responsible, personally, for situations where either:

1. you were required to act, but did not (i.e. – some “duty of care”)
2. your were required to refrain from acting, but did not (i.e. – slander, defamation, etc.)

These “sins of omission and commission” could cause problems for you, irrespective of whether you assert you are conducting business under the guise of one or more business entities. Illegal and unethical conduct, when done in the name of a corporation or LLC, is still illegal and unethical conduct. As it is rarely part of a business plan to engage in illegal and unethical conduct, you are doubtfully operating in any official capacity, but rather, perhaps, leveraging that capacity to effectuate personal wrongdoing. You should consult a licensed attorney if you wish legal advice as to the (potential) ramification of your situation or legal problems stemming from this website or another.

CHANGE NOTICE: As with any of our administrative and legal notice pages, the contents of this page can and will change over time. Accordingly, this page could read differently as of your very next visit. These changes are necessitated, and carried out by VeganPreferred.com, in order to protect you and our VeganPreferred.com website. If this page is important to you, you should check back frequently as no other notice of changed content will be provided either before or after the change takes effect.

COPYRIGHT WARNING: The legal notices and administrative pages on this website, including this one, have been diligently drafted by an attorney. We at VeganPreferred.com have paid to license the use of these legal notices and administrative pages on VeganPreferred.com for your protection and ours. This material may not be used in any way for any reason and unauthorized use is policed via Copyscape to detect violators.

QUESTIONS/COMMENTS/CONCERNS: If you have any questions about the contents of this page, or simply wish to reach us for any other reason, you may do so by following this link:https://veganpreferred.com/contact

FAQs

How do you write a social media disclaimer? ›

If you are writing disclaimers for posting on social media, consider the following: If you own the copyrighted material on your page, state your proof of copyright inside the post. If the contents of your posts are protected by fair use, explain how you comply with fair use principles.

What is an example of a disclaimer? ›

A disclaimer is a statement that specifies or places limits on a business or individual's legal liability. For example, a company's disclaimer statement may state that they cannot be held responsible if their products or services are used without following instructions in the owner's manual.

What should I write in disclaimer? ›

"[The author] assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions in the content of this site. The information contained in this site is provided on an "as is" basis with no guarantees of completeness, accuracy, usefulness or timeliness..."

What is a good copyright disclaimer? ›

The copyright disclaimer typically has four parts: the copyright symbol, the year of the page's publication, the name of the website's owner, and a statement reserving the rights of the site's owners to the site's content. The last part is optional, although it's encouraged for clarity and completeness.

Can I write my own disclaimer? ›

Luckily, you can learn how to write a legal disclaimer for your business on your own. A legal disclaimer is a statement intended to protect the services, information, and property (both physical and intellectual) of your business or organization.

Can you copy and paste a disclaimer? ›

Yes, you can copy someone else's disclaimer. However, other sites' disclaimers will not be specific to your activities. This can expose your site to legal liabilities if your copy-and-pasted disclaimer doesn't include the correct information.

How do you write a content disclaimer? ›

When you're writing a disclaimer for your blog, consider the following questions:
  1. What products and/or services does my blog provide?
  2. Can acting on my content pose a risk to readers?
  3. Do I use affiliate links or receive compensation for blog posts?
  4. Do I share information or intellectual property created by other people?
9 Nov 2020

Does a disclaimer protect you? ›

A disclaimer is important because it helps protect your business against legal claims. Disclaimers notify users that you will not be held responsible for damages arising from the use of your website, products, or services.

How do I write a disclaimer for my website? ›

Here are the 3 simple steps I use to write disclaimers:
  1. Identify the potential misunderstanding. Example: I talk about legal topics that might sound like legal advice.
  2. Debunk the misunderstanding. Example: I'm not giving you legal advice and you're not my client.
  3. Deny responsibility (i.e. disclaim liability)
5 May 2020

What is a full disclaimer? ›

a formal statement saying that you are not legally responsible for something, such as the information given in a book or on the internet, or that you have no direct involvement in it. law specialized. a formal statement giving up your legal claim to something or ending your connection with it.

Where should I put my disclaimer? ›

For your disclaimer to be valid in the event of a legal claim, it needs to be visible to users. Some visible locations to put your disclaimer include your website footer, product description pages, and within your terms and conditions.

What is disclaimer message? ›

Disclaimers inform recipients about what they can and cannot do with the emails sent from your company. A humble request to inform the sender in case the message was intended for someone else will usually work.

How do I add a copyright disclaimer? ›

The copyright notice generally consists of three elements: The symbol © (the letter C in a circle), or the word "Copyright" or the abbreviation "Copr."; The year of first publication of the work; and. The name of the owner of copyright in the work.

How do you put a disclaimer to avoid copyright? ›

Copyright @ [name & year]. Any illegal reproduction of this content will result in immediate legal action. Like in the example, your YouTube copyright disclaimer can just be the copyright symbol (or “C” or “Copyright”), but we recommend adding an advisement against theft to further protect your intellectual property.

What are 3 things you Cannot copyright? ›

Copyright does not protect names, titles, slogans, or short phrases. In some cases, these things may be protected as trademarks. Contact the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, TrademarkAssistanceCenter@uspto.gov or see Circular 33, for further information.

Do I need a legal disclaimer? ›

Yes, you need a disclaimer on your website. Disclaimers protect your business against legal liability by saying that you won't be held responsible for how people use your site, or for any damages they suffer as a result of your content.

Is a disclaimer legal? ›

Unless considered unconscionable, disclaimers are generally enforceable as part of a contract between knowledgeable parties of comparable bargaining power, but most states do not allow a party to limit their liability for gross negligence.

Can you get sued if you have a disclaimer? ›

Implied Product Warranties

Even if you don't see such a warranty written out when you purchase a product, the law implies this safety for all manufactured and sold products. Because you have these warranty rights, a general written disclaimer has no legal standing.

Is disclaimer enough for copyright? ›

Unfortunately for the infringer, such disclaimer does not relieve a person of liability for stealing copyrighted content nor is it a replacement for getting permission. Though the use of an infringement disclaimer in most cases may be unintended, intentions alone are not enough to justify the infringement.

How do you say disclaimer in a sentence? ›

Examples of 'disclaimer' in a sentence disclaimer
  1. They also had to sign a disclaimer saying that they would not put his information to use. ...
  2. She said she was coerced by an officer into signing a disclaimer saying she would not take her complaint further. ...
  3. That's why we issue a disclaimer with our referrals.

How do you mark a disclaimer? ›

The following is the disclaimer statement that you will need to add to your application record (use quotation marks for disclaiming wording in the mark and no quotation marks for disclaiming designs): No claim is made to the exclusive right to use "______" apart from the mark as shown.

How do I put a disclaimer on my Facebook page? ›

Select settings & privacy from the drop-down menu, and choose New Page Experience. From here, you can select Issues, Electoral, or Political Ads, and Facebook will provide you with a to-do list to set up your disclaimer.

What should be included in a website disclaimer? ›

Website disclaimer sample

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Is disclaimer a warning? ›

What Is a Disclaimer? A disclaimer is a legal statement that can help reduce a business's legal liability. For example, they may protect a business from legal claims arising from users and third-party risk. Your disclaimer serves as a warning notice when people visit your blog or website.

Why is it called disclaimer? ›

The first records of disclaimer come from the 1400s. It's borrowed directly from the Anglo-French word disclaimer. Disclaimer is the noun form of the verb disclaim, which in its most general sense means “to disavow” or “to disown.” It uses the prefix dis- to indicate a reversal or negation.

Is disclaimer a privacy policy? ›

Disclaimers are not agreements, as a Privacy Policy or Terms of Conditions are. They are simply statements from the website making users aware of the site's liability limitations. There is no hard-and-fast rule to what disclaimers you can have, but there are some common ones, including: Disclaimer of Warranty.

Do I need a legal disclaimer on my website? ›

if links are provided to other websites, there should be a disclaimer of liability for content on any linked sites. if your website allows user comments or enables any form of user-generated content, it's important to request that users do not post anything illegal or which could be considered defamatory or abusive.

What is another word for disclaimer? ›

disclaimer
  • quitclaim,
  • release,
  • waiver.

Why is disclaimer necessary? ›

It provides necessary coverage in case of abuse of your content or service if found. A lot of elements of your website may not be covered by this policy. However, there may be various elements of your website that can be covered by a disclaimer. This is where you get the protection that you need.

Should I put a disclaimer on my email? ›

An email signature disclaimer is a short addition that protects the writer from legal backlash. Though an email signature disclaimer will not be effective in certain legal situations, using it will protect you against potential issues and ultimately save you thousands of dollars in legal fees.

Do I need an email disclaimer? ›

The Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) states that for regulatory compliance, an appropriate disclaimer needs to be included in all email communications.

How do I post on Facebook without copyright? ›

How to avoid copyright infringement on Facebook
  1. 1- Read up on Facebook's copyright policies. ...
  2. 2 – Avoid sharing music you have not licensed. ...
  3. Use stock music libraries. ...
  4. License directly from copyright holders. ...
  5. License hit music with Lickd. ...
  6. Use Facebook's sound collection. ...
  7. Use royalty-free music.

What is a good example of copyright? ›

Copyright works such as text, images, art works, music, sounds, or movies.

Do I need a disclaimer on my product? ›

In 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) provided revised guidelines that made it mandatory to disclose any compensation received to review products. So, if you are reviewing products on a website or blog, you need a product review disclaimer or an affiliate disclosure.

How do you say no copyright? ›

DISCLAIMER: I don't own the COPYRIGHT of the song.

What are 4 things copyright does not protect? ›

Copyright does not protect inventions, brands, utilitarian objects or circuit layouts which are protected by other areas of intellectual property (IP) – patent, trademark, designs, plant breeder's rights and circuit layouts respectively.

Can I copyright my name? ›

You can't copyright a name. You can copyright written artistic works (like books), but not names or phrases.

What are 5 things protected by copyright? ›

Copyright, a form of intellectual property law, protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture.

How long does a copyright last? ›

As a general rule, for works created after January 1, 1978, copyright protection lasts for the life of the author plus an additional 70 years.

How do you write a content disclaimer? ›

When you're writing a disclaimer for your blog, consider the following questions:
  1. What products and/or services does my blog provide?
  2. Can acting on my content pose a risk to readers?
  3. Do I use affiliate links or receive compensation for blog posts?
  4. Do I share information or intellectual property created by other people?
9 Nov 2020

How do you put a disclaimer to avoid copyright? ›

To protect your business from copyright infringement claims, follow these steps: State that your site may contain content not authorized for use by its owner. Explain how your use of this material falls under the guidelines of fair use (e.g., comment) Link to Section 107 of the Copyright Act.

How do you disclaimer in a sentence? ›

Examples of 'disclaimer' in a sentence disclaimer
  1. They also had to sign a disclaimer saying that they would not put his information to use. ...
  2. She said she was coerced by an officer into signing a disclaimer saying she would not take her complaint further. ...
  3. That's why we issue a disclaimer with our referrals.

How do I put a disclaimer on my Facebook page? ›

Select settings & privacy from the drop-down menu, and choose New Page Experience. From here, you can select Issues, Electoral, or Political Ads, and Facebook will provide you with a to-do list to set up your disclaimer.

What is a full disclaimer? ›

a formal statement saying that you are not legally responsible for something, such as the information given in a book or on the internet, or that you have no direct involvement in it. law specialized. a formal statement giving up your legal claim to something or ending your connection with it.

What should I put as disclaimer on my website? ›

A disclaimer should clearly state the limitations of liability when using the website and the information it contains, along with an explanation of the relationship with any external links.

How do I write a disclaimer for my website? ›

Here are the 3 simple steps I use to write disclaimers:
  1. Identify the potential misunderstanding. Example: I talk about legal topics that might sound like legal advice.
  2. Debunk the misunderstanding. Example: I'm not giving you legal advice and you're not my client.
  3. Deny responsibility (i.e. disclaim liability)
5 May 2020

What are 3 things you Cannot copyright? ›

Copyright does not protect names, titles, slogans, or short phrases. In some cases, these things may be protected as trademarks. Contact the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, TrademarkAssistanceCenter@uspto.gov or see Circular 33, for further information.

Do I need a copyright disclaimer? ›

Copyright notices are not required by law. However, having one helps protect your creative content so you should have one even though not required.

How do you say no copyright? ›

DISCLAIMER: I don't own the COPYRIGHT of the song.

What is disclaimer message? ›

Disclaimers inform recipients about what they can and cannot do with the emails sent from your company. A humble request to inform the sender in case the message was intended for someone else will usually work.

Does a disclaimer protect you? ›

A disclaimer is important because it helps protect your business against legal claims. Disclaimers notify users that you will not be held responsible for damages arising from the use of your website, products, or services.

What kind of word is disclaimer? ›

Disclaimer is the noun form of the verb disclaim, which in its most general sense means “to disavow” or “to disown.” It uses the prefix dis- to indicate a reversal or negation.

How do you mark a disclaimer? ›

The following is the disclaimer statement that you will need to add to your application record (use quotation marks for disclaiming wording in the mark and no quotation marks for disclaiming designs): No claim is made to the exclusive right to use "______" apart from the mark as shown.

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