Definition of a Disclaimer: The disclaimer text of a webshop is in charge of covering the key legal issues that may arise from the operation of a webshop. It should cover a licence by which the website may be used and a set of limitations of liability.
Which are its main functions?: The main goals of a disclaimer text are as follow,
1. The disclaimer tries to limit and exclude certain types of liability that may arise from the use of the website.
2. It publishes information that by law has to be published on a website.
3. It protects the website in the form of copyright licence.
Example: an example of a disclaimer text can be found in Amazon, in the image below, which establishes a disclaimer of warranties and limits their liability.