Disclosure and Disclaimer?

Capsun’s Corner wrote an interesting piece the other day on whether blogs should have a “disclosure” policy on them or not.

At the time I didn’t really think too much about what I would put on a disclosure if I ever had one on my blog and I said:

I just figured out a disclosure if/when I ever do put one on:

“This is my blog… if you don’t like what I am posting…don’t read it. I won’t pull the trigger holding you to my blog… I promise”

I have thought about this a bit further and thought I would put a little “Disclosure/Disclaimer” on my blog in the bottom left corner (DISCLOSURE – These are snippets from other blogs).

Feel free to challenge me, disagree with me, or tell me I’m completely nuts in the comments section of each blog entry, but I reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason whatsoever (abusive, profane, rude, or anonymous comments) – so keep it polite, please.

In addition, my thoughts and opinions change from time to time…I consider this a necessary consequence of having an open mind. This weblog is intended to provide a semi-permanent point in time snapshot and manifestation of the various memes running around my brain, and as such any thoughts and opinions expressed within out-of-date posts may not the same, nor even similar, to those I may hold today.

Just in case. If I say something stupid in the future, it’s better to be able to point out that the stupidity is mine, and mine alone. My stupidity! You can’t have it! :)

While every caution has been taken to provide my readers with most accurate information and honest analysis, please use your discretion before taking any decisions based on the information in this blog. Author will not compensate you in any way whatsoever if you ever happen to suffer a loss/inconvenience/damage because of/while making use of information in this blog.

I actually had to look up the difference between “Disclosure and Disclaimer” to make sure I was getting things straight:

Disclosure:

1. the act or an instance of disclosing; exposure; revelation.
2. that which is disclosed; a revelation.
3. Patent Law. (in a patent application) the descriptive information imparted by the specification claims, drawings, and models submitted.

Disclaimer:

1. the act of disclaiming; the renouncing, repudiating, or denying of a claim; disavowal.
2. a person who disclaims.
3. a statement, document, or assertion that disclaims responsibility, affiliation, etc.; disavowal; denial.

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