A “use at your own risk” disclaimer is handy for websites or app that share things like recipes, instructions, advice, medical information, articles and more.

Whenever you’re sharing information with people that they may actively use or follow, you should include the “use at your own risk” disclaimer so that your business can’t be held liable.

Here’s an example why it’s useful to include this type of disclaimer.

Imagine you write an article telling people about a method you’ve used to successfully treat a skin condition, and someone who reads your article decides to follow your method and has a terrible allergic reaction and ends up in the hospital.

The “use at your own risk” disclaimer will make it so that you cannot be held legally responsible for sharing your method when it doesn’t work for someone.

Otherwise, someone may attempt to sue you and claim that following your advice landed him in the hospital.

Here’s how Miss Mary includes a disclaimer on its website. Readers are informed that “any action you take upon the information on this website is strictly at your own risk…”.