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Protect Your Business: What is a Warranty Disclaimer?

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably embarked on a new journey as a business owner. Or perhaps you need some extra information. Well, you’re in the right place! 👀 Read this article to find out a warranty disclaimer can help you protect your business from liabilities.

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📌 How do warranty disclaimers protect my business?

As a business owner, you need to be one step ahead and limit your responsibility, especially in cases of misuse of your website, content, product or services.

Here are some examples of user issues for which you could be held accountable:

  • The customer expects a different product based on outdated previous content;
  • A product you sold was misused, modified or damaged causing it to malfunction to cause harm;
  • A customer was injured while using your product;
  • Someone downloads user-generated media via your website which contains malicious code;
  • and many other cases!

👉🏽 In short, better to be safe than sorry! You need to make sure to protect your business from liabilities, and, ultimately, from financial or legal implications.

A disclaimer of warranty protects business owners from legal liability if their product or service malfunctions. See an example below:

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How do you write a warranty disclaimer?

Drafting a disclaimer of warranty can be quite complicated! Some key components of the statement can include that:

  • Services or products are provided on an “as is” – this can be read as “in its present condition”, and “as available” basis -i.e. when a service is not available in a specific geographic area, or momentarily down for upgrades/maintenance;
  • Use of the service/product is at the user’s own risk;
  • There are no warranties, express or implied.

Be clear, concise, address the main liabilities and make your disclaimer easily accessible to users.

Where should the disclaimer of warranty be displayed

For your warranty disclaimer to be legally valid, you need to make sure it can be found easily by users. Best practice is to:

  • Make the disclaimer easily accessible from every page of your site, i.e. your website’s footer
  • Or, you can add your disclaimers in your Terms and Conditions document!

How do I protect my business in practice?

This is typically done with a document called Terms and Conditions. They are essential for limiting your responsibility, especially when operating an e-commerce.

Terms and Conditions are not always mandatory but strongly recommended as necessary for setting how your product, service or content may be used, in a legally binding way.

🔍 Want to learn more? Read our post for 5 reasons why you need Terms and Conditions.

Disclaimers are also a great way to protect you and your business. They are statements that help you limit your responsibility, define the conditions under which you may be held liable, or protect your content from misuse.

🔍 Want to learn more? Read our full guide on disclaimers with examples and tips!

📌 How iubenda can help

Looking at the complexity of drafting clauses such as warranty disclaimers, you will definitely be glad to know that our Terms and Conditions Generator is ready to assist you!

🚀 Easily generate professional disclaimers and clauses adapted to your specific situation
🚀 Use our pre-drafted clauses, written by lawyers
🚀 Follow our built-in quiz and tooltips during the set-up, and install the document on your website!

🚀 Customize your Terms and Conditions document

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