Wikipedia:Legal disclaimer

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This page has our disclaimer notice in simple language, so that it can be understood by more people.
For our official legal version, please see the English-language Wikipedia.


Wikipedia contains articles on many legal topics; however, these articles and information in those may not be correct. There is absolutely no assurance that any statement contained in an article touching on legal matters is true, correct or precise. Law varies from place to place and it evolves over time — sometimes quite quickly. Even if a statement made about the law is accurate, it may only be correct in the jurisdiction of the person posting the information; as well, the law may have changed, been modified or overturned by subsequent development since the entry was made on Wikipedia.

Most of these articles are not written by professionals or lawyers.

The legal information provided on Wikipedia is of a general nature, at best. Licensed professionals, i.e., competent authorities, a local bar association, law society or similar association of jurists in your legal jurisdiction have studied how to solve every particular circumstances of your case. The information of a legal subject cannot replace the advice of a licensed professionals. Wikipedia is not lawyer.

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