Web Site 101: How To Know If Your Web Site Exposes You To Claims

  • Be aware that websites containing a chat room, bulletin board or any other type of interactive exchange that can be viewed by others exposes you to a greater risk of litigation arising out of libel. Liability risks can be reduced by exercising editorial control and performing edits prior to posting.
  • If you subcontract out control over your chat room, bulletin board or other interactive exchange, you should transfer all liabilities to your subcontractor via written contract.

  • Be aware that websites containing the following types of content can expose you to a greater than average risk of litigation:
  • Children’s interest
  • Entertainment/games
  • Law/legal
  • Cultural (arts/music)
  • Insurance
  • Software for downloading
  • Financial
  • Medical
  • Travel
  • Religious
  • Commentary/editorial
  • Sports
  • Adult
  • News
  • Instructional
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Web Site 101: How To Know If Your Web Site Exposes You To Claims
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