Sorry, ladies and gentlemen, but my day job is in the legal field (no, I’m not a lawyer, thank you very much), and I try to be careful about keeping things legal.  Therefore, the obligatory legal statements will follow these introductory comments.

I don’t much care if you actually read the whole thing – when push comes to shove, it should be binding whether you read it or not (did I mention that I am not a lawyer and do not pretend to be one?)

Basically, what the fancy language in the Website Disclaimer means is this:

1.  Take everything I say with a grain of salt.  I am not an expert on anything.

2.  Except for guest posts and reader comments, the opinions in this blog are mine.  If I refer to a specific person, company, municipality, or geographic  location, that is not to be interpreted as an endorsement.

3.  If I inadvertently insult a person, company, municipality or residents in a specific geographic area, I might apologize, but you won’t get any money from me, even if by some miracle I have some money at the time of the alleged insult.

4.  While I’ll try to post on some sort of recognizable schedule, I can’t guarantee that I won’t have a delay due to sickness or lack of ideas; and I also can’t guarantee that I won’t UP the schedule if I get really excited about something  I’ve just written.

5.  Just because an ad appears on one of my pages, it doesn’t mean that I endorse that product or service, although I will make every effort to keep inappropriate ads off my pages.

6.  Oh, and please, please, please don’t get hurt, sick or die from reading this blog!

So, now that you understand my need to protect myself, here is the actual:




This Website Disclaimer was created using a Contractology template available at

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This website is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied.  CORDELIA’S MOM, STILL and CORDELIASMOM2012 make no representations or warranties in relation to this website or the information and materials provided on this website.

Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, CORDELIA’S MOM, STILL and CORDELIASMOM2012 do not warrant that:

  • this website will be constantly available, or available at all; or
  • the information on this website is complete, true, accurate or non-misleading.

Nothing on this website constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind.  If you require advice in relation to any legal, financial or medical matter you should consult an appropriate professional.

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CORDELIA’S MOM, STILL and CORDELIASMOM2012 will not be liable to you (whether under the law of contracts, the law of torts or otherwise) in relation to the contents of, or use of, or otherwise in connection with, this website:

  • for any indirect, special or consequential loss; or
  • for any business losses, loss of revenue, income, profits or anticipated savings, loss of contracts or business relationships, loss of reputation or goodwill, or loss or corruption of information or data.

These limitations of liability apply even if CORDELIA’S MOM, STILL and CORDELIASMOM2012 have been expressly advised of the potential loss.


Nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit any warranty implied by law that it would be unlawful to exclude or limit; and nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit CORDELIA’S MOM, STILL and CORDELIASMOM2012 liability in respect of any:

  • death or personal injury caused by CORDELIA’S MOM, STILL’s or CORDELIASMOM2012’s  negligence;*
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  • matters which it would be illegal or unlawful for CORDELIA’S MOM, STILL and CORDELIASMOM2012 to exclude or limit, or to attempt or purport to exclude or limit, their liability.

*heaven forbid!


By using this website, you agree that the exclusions and limitations of liability set out in this website disclaimer are reasonable.

If you do not think they are reasonable, you must not use this website.

Unenforceable provisions

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And, as long as I’ve bored you to tears anyway, how about:

Privacy Policy Statement**

The owner of CORDELIA’S MOM, STILL and CORDELIASMOM2012 (collectively, the “Blog”) does not share personal information with third-parties nor does the Blog store information which is collected about your visit for use other than to analyze content performance.  The owner of the Blog is not responsible for the republishing of the content found on this blog on other Web sites or media without permission.



Blog Comments Policy**

The owner of the Blog reserves the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to this blog without notice due to:

  • Comments deemed to be spam or questionable spam;
  • Comments including profanity;
  • Comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed  [unduly] offensive;
  • Comments that attack a person individually;
  • Comments that do not fit in with the subject matter of the Blog.

The foregoing Website Disclaimer,  Privacy Policy Statement and Blog Comments Policy statement are made as of August 29, 2013 and may change at any time without notice.

**Credit to:  Sample Blog Disclaimer

Image by Cordelia’s Mom

17 Responses to Legal-Schmegal

  1. Karen J says:

    That’s me by the Why?-bubble, up there!

    Love this – I can not only read it ’cause the type is big enough, I can read it ’cause the language is clear ~ Thank You, CM and Bright Blessings!


    • Glad you like it! I added it right before my post where I blasted the various colleges, ’cause I was afraid someone might take offense (no, they haven’t, thank heavens, or at least not yet). Always better to be safe, I say, but there’s no need to be BORING.

      PS: Have I told you yet how glad I am you followed me over here? You are one of the 2 non-family readers who got me past the “eff it all, no one’s reading anyway” stage earlier this month.


  2. Karen J says:

    Thank you, CM!
    I’m very glad you got past that, too – it would’ve been a real shame to put your light *back* under that bushel! 😉

    Bright Autumn Blessings to you, and do keep writing! (and I will, too…)


  3. erinshelby says:

    Oh my goodness, you sure have covered the bases, haven’t you? (Or will someone object?)


  4. Elyse says:

    This is hilarious. I came over to read Paul’s guest post, and started poking around your blog.

    As a fake legal expert AND a fake medical expert, I guess I should have a disclaimer on my blog too. Oh well!


    • I’m so glad you decided to read more than just Paul’s blog – *sigh* – he seems to have totally taken over my readership! While I’m very proud of the fact that I had the good sense to bring him in as a guest poster, I’m becoming a little concerned that when he does start his own blog, he will take my readers with him, and leave me with none. Hopefully everyone will continue to read both blogs, ’cause you know I’m wonderful, too. [oops, that insecurity is peeking through again.]


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  7. Tara Carroll says:

    Love it! Totally side tracked me from my assignment but it was well worth the read. I found you from the image i was sourcing for an out of control child throwing a tantrum. Do you know who the original author or illustrator was from the picture or its history?


    • Thank you for reading that page in the blog – and thank you for the reminder that I need to periodically check on my right to use other people’s images in my blog. At the time I posted that particular image, I believed it was creative commons licensed since it appeared on (there is a link at the bottom of the Legal-Schmegal page to the original image on After reading your comment, I decided to re-check and discovered the image is now “All rights reserved.” I will contact T. Hart, the artist, and ask for specific permission to continue to use the image on this blog since it fits so perfectly. May this be a lesson to all of us that sometimes members change the access level allowed for this images. I have done so myself, going from “anyone can use it” to “you can maybe use it if you contact me first.” Therefore, we should all check periodically to make sure we still have the right to use whatever images we’ve posted. I mostly solved this problem by switching over to my own photography, but there are still older posts and pages using work by others.


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