52 thoughts on “15 good email disclaimer examples

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    You have made some decent points there. I looked on the web
    for additional information about the issue and found most people
    will go along with your views on this website.

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  2. Jim G

    There are only two things in this post that rise above the level of nonsense:

    1. A polite request to inform and delete if received in error might encourage someone to do so.

    2. The disclaimer is a marketing opportunity. It can be marginally brand-boosting, or it can be brand-damaging.

    Just. Don’t. Do. It.

    Disclaimer: This post is intended for the intended readers only. If I did not intend for you to read this post, you are hereby advised, here, at the bottom of this post after you have already read and thought about the post, that reading the post, laughing at it, snorting in anger, or posting it in your kindergartener’s classroom is STRICTLY PROHIBITED, and may be a violation of local, national, and/or international law, including but not limited to the Geneva Convention and generally accepted norms of human decency. If you have read this post in error, kindly inform the forum moderator and delete all traces of the information contained herein from your memory forever. Also clear your browser cache, delete all cookies, scan for malware, and reboot your computer. Once you’ve done that, be sure to remove all traces of the message from the internet forever.

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  3. Nick

    Nevertheless, (referring to my previous post. Great article! Very well done! Most appreciated! Keep up the good work!

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  4. Nick

    Disclaimers are just that – they disclaim any fault by the sender and suppose that the recipient will believe and abide by some loose translation of “Your responsible because I, the sender, made a mistake.” They are a continued from a bygone era of facsimile transfers because I, or my assistant, have dialed the wrong number. Never legally binding. Just a simple request that states that, “Can you not like take advantage of the information I sent you, and if you do, phooey on you!”

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  5. john shaw

    Really helpful article! You really have a great stuff on this topic! Thanks for the valuable information…

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  6. Richard A. Arnold

    You have a great way with words as shown in your article. You’re even good with informational content like you have here.

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  7. Dida Cloutier

    Confidentiality disclaimers are non-binding and are generally a signal that either the person writing you is an idiot or that there’s an idiot in a powerful position in the organization. When you see such boilerplate, RUN!

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  8. V.S.

    I am not an expert in law. So cannot attest to the binding factor. How ever it is good practice to include some sort of “copy right” for the confidentiality of information (especially personal, like patient data) as part of good data governance principles external to an org. I’m assuming this could be possible with regards to restricting the use of the information contained in the email only between intended recipient and sender (clearly labeled). Definitely something worth researching. Im sure the GDRP might have good practices. I will check and post if I find anything.

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  9. Elle Mott

    I’m actually in search of a disclaimer statement to let readers know that things can change. You see, I am responsible for a group email newsletter to members, with event info garnered from others, yet time and again, they change their events after publication., which I think makes me look bad for giving “inaccurate” info. Any suggestion for this kind of statement?

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    1. Kamil Glaser

      You can always add:
      “Events details are provided by their respective organizers and are subject to change.” It would be helpful to provide some contact info to organizers, so that your readers can contact them to confirm nothing changed.
      And if the organizers make changes just before the event and after the publication, you might want to inform them that it might be seen as unprofessional by the event attendees.

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  10. Custom email newsletter designer

    This blog is actually about the email disclaimer examples. This article provides us true and insightful information regarding it. Thank you for making us read this well written article. I am sure many people will come to read this in future.

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  11. Tommy Velasquez

    This is a great tip especially to those new to the blogosphere. Brief but very precise information… Thank you for sharing this one. A must read article!

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  12. Stephan

    Hi, nice read! Thx for that.
    Interesting to see how things are seen from various perspectives:
    I started searching for info regarding disclaimers on German webpages (because I am from Germany). For German law disclaimers are more or less useless because you can’t enter into a contract without both parties agreeing. But it was mentioned that in Anglo-American law systems this might be different – but it seems it’s not. I worked for American companys last 12 years and the disclaimer was more a threat than an info…
    After reading your post plus some others I like the idea that a disclaimer should be a polite request for a certain behaviour more than a “I will squeeze the hack out of you if you do something wrong with this message”. Also I like the environmently driven “printing really required?” thing. Stay healthy!

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  13. Mark

    To me, I just always felt that it fell under the “You Don’t Have The Right To Bother Me If I Don’t Want To Be Bothered” Act. Not so much the disclaimer or disclosure part but definitely the ability to unsubscribe and not hear anymore from you should be a must.

    I admit until this post I didn’t know there were sooooooo many disclaimers out there. This was very informative and your comments were very helpful as well.

    Thank you

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  14. Karel

    Odd that businesses feel a need to insert disclaimers at the foot of emails, yet they send out good old snail mail letters without any disclaimers at all.

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  15. Mike

    Disclaimers seem to have such importance when in reality they have no teeth at all…. for several reasons. First being that it cannot be considered a crime to receive something in error. Furthur to that, what a recipient does with that info is entirely up to them and unless the act itself is criminal (like fraud). Then benefiting from the info is also fair game. it is the equivalent of overhearing people talk while not actually spying and then acting on the talk.
    Bear in mind that many companies log all emails for various reason. Destroying all copies may not be possible for the recipient.
    There are many other fallacies related to Disclaimers that are easy to spot if you read into the meaning. Consider removing any threatening penalties or prohibiting “dissemination”. If the email contains criminal information such as “conspiracy to commit” The recipient would be compelled by “actual law to report it.
    Lastly remember that “Just because you say so” doesn’t make something a binding agreement.
    Maybe a polite request to delete and inform is all that is needed though most people simply do that as a matter of course.
    There are several good suggestions in this article that i liked.

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      1. Shu'ayb

        Totally
        These disclaimers have become a big nuisance by wasting computing power and communication speed. Even though we cannot measure the impact on the internet, it is definitely not null.

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    1. Ishan

      Hi Mike,
      I do agree with you that some thing that was received by error is not holding, but that is the exact reason for the disclaimer, that even if you received this by mistake you will be held responsible for its miss use. just like the cop say while arresting someone. ” You are under arrest. anything you say can and will be use against you in the court of Law”. Does not necessary mean you have to say anything but In case you CHOOSE to say something it may be used to hold you responsible legally. Similarly receiving the info is not one fault but that you CHOOSE to do with it is covered under the terms of the disclaimer..
      At least this is my take on the subject.

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