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3.2 Without limiting the scope of Section 3.1, we do not warrant or represent that the legal information on this website:
(a) will be constantly available, or available at all; or
(b) is true, accurate, complete, current or non-misleading.
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5. Interactive features
5.1 Our website includes interactive features that allow users to communicate with us.
5.2 You acknowledge that, because of the limited nature of communication through our website's interactive features, any assistance you may receive using any such features is likely to be incomplete and may even be misleading.
5.3 Any assistance you may receive using any our website's interactive features does not constitute specific advice and accordingly should not be relied upon without further independent confirmation.
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(a) limit or exclude any liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence;
(b) limit or exclude any liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
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(d) exclude any liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.
Drafting notes for free legal information disclaimer
This legal disclaimer may be suitable for use on websites that include legal information - for example, lawyers' websites or the websites of other legal service providers. Issues covered include the distinction between legal information and advice and the question of when to obtain assistance from a lawyer. As with all disclaimers of liability, the enforceability of the terms of the document may be open to question.
The disclaimer asserts that the legal information published on the website is just that - legal information and not legal advice. It asserts that no warranties or representations are given in relation to the legal information. And it seeks to exclude any liabilities that may arise out of the use or misuse of the information.
The disclaimer may be incorporated into a general legal notice, or used on its own.
The contents of this legal advice disclaimer are as follows: (1) no advice, (2) credit, (3) no warranties, (4) no lawyer-client relationship, (5) interactive features, (6) professional assistance, (7) limiting our liability.
Note: the courts generally view disclaimers of liability with disfavour, and have at their disposal a range of conceptual tools to limit the effects of disclaimers. You should not rely upon any document that seeks to exclude or limit liability except upon legal advice. Even if you take legal advice, the advice you receive may well be heavily caveated.
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Section 5 - Interactive features
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Section 7 - Limits upon exclusions of liability
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