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I reserve the right to change any of these Terms and Conditions at any given time on this website. As I am quite unpredictable and a restless person, please check back here often.

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I do have my priorities you see.


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Thank you so much for visiting my website and don’t forget to enjoy yourself – Life is too short to be too serious!

– Nienke


It has come to my attention that this little disclaimer I wrote is quite popular – thank you!

Hereby, you have my permission to use any parts of the text for your own website or blog. Make sure to add a bit of your own humour to it, so your audience can get to know you a bit better!

Here at The Travel Tester, we’re all about supporting others, so if you know anyone that could use this disclaimer as well, make sure to forward the link to this page to them.


I’ve written a whole blog post about it. You can check it out here:



On my favourite online learning platform Creative Live, there are some great courses you should check out:

How to write a disclaimer for your blog: One that stands out || The Travel Tester

Copyright, Trademark, and Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs with Rachel Rodgers

In order to succeed, every entrepreneur needs a strong understanding of how intellectual property laws affect his or her work. Do you have what it takes to be your own best advocate? Join Rachel Rodgers and learn the intellectual property concepts every small business owner should know. You’ll learn how content marketing can expand your brand, and how to ensure that your brand, content, and ideas are protected. Drawing on her experience as an attorney, Rachel will demystify potentially confusing concepts like patents, trade secrets, and more. You’ll leave this class ready to defend your business and grow it to new heights.

1 Intro to Advanced IP for Entrepreneurs
2 Looking at Business Through The IP Lens
3 What’s Your IP Worth?
4 Copyright & Content Marketing
5 How-To: Copyright Registration
6 Trademark Registration
7 Conducting a Trademark Search
8 Patents & Trade Secrets
9 Protecting IP with Contracts
10 Policing Your IP


Copyright, Trademark, and Intellectual Property for Designers with Rachel Rodgers

Your designs are just that – yours. Do you have the legal disclaimer blog knowledge and skill to protect your intellectual property, copyright, and trademarks? Join Rachel Rodgers for a deep dive into the intellectual property concepts every designer should know. You’ll learn about properly copyrighting your work, creating client service agreements, preventing infringement, and much more. No matter what kind of design you do, you’ll leave this class equipped and inspired to protect your unique work.

1 Intro to Advanced IP for Designers
2 Looking at Design through the IP Lens
3 Using your CSA to Protect your IP
4 How to Incorporate CSAs into Your Business
5 IP Infringement Clause
6 No Guarantees & Cancellation Clauses
7 Boilerplate Clauses
8 Making Your CSA Work
9 Copyright for Designers
10 Hiring Subcontractors
11 Copyright Registration
12 How-To: Copyright Registration
13 Design Theft Prevention
14 Fair Use Disclaimer & Infringement


Copyright, Trademark, and Intellectual Property for Filmmakers with Rachel Rodgers

It’s one thing to know terms like “copyright infringement” or “intellectual property” – understanding and applying those concepts as a filmmaker can be much more challenging. Join Rachel Rodgers to learn everything you need to know to become your own best advocate. In this class, you’ll learn when and why you need signed releases. You’ll also learn how to create client service agreements that protect your best interests. Rachel will also help you troubleshoot common copyright infringement issues filmmakers often face. Documentary filmmaker Eric Proux will join the conversation to share his been-there-done-that expertise. No matter what type of films you make, this class will give you the skills and confidence to both defend and profit from your unique creations.

1 Introduction to Advanced IP for Filmmakers
2 Looking Through the Lens of IP
3 Client Service Agreements
4 Grant of Rights Clause
5 Rights of Copyright
6 No Guarantees Clause
7 Works for Hire
8 Boilerplate Clauses
9 Building your Contract Monique Johnson
10 Copyright Benefits and Coverage
11 How-to Copyright Registration
12 Copyright Infringement in Films
13 The Public Domain
14 Trademark Registration


Copyright, Trademark, and Intellectual Property for Photographers with Rachel Rodgers

Whether you photograph weddings, capture senior portraits, or shoot high-fashion images, understanding key concepts like intellectual property, copyright, and trademarks is an essential part of succeeding a working photographer. Join Rachel Rodgers to explore the core concepts of intellectual property that every photographer should know. You’ll learn when and why you need model releases. You’ll also learn how to create client service agreements that protect your best interests. Rachel will also guide you through common infringement issues many photographers face. The skills you learn in this course will enable to you to be your own best advocate, and both defend and profit from your images.

1 Intro to Advanced IP for Photographers
2 Looking Through the Lens of IP
3 Protecting Your IP
4 Client Service Agreements
5 Grant of Rights and Copyrights
6 The 5 Rights of Copyright
7 Guarantee and Cancellation Clauses
8 Boilerplate Clauses
9 Lessons Learned: Christa Meola
10 Copyright Registration
11 Works for Hire
12 How-to: Copyright Registration
13 Ways to Prevent Photo Theft
14 Ways to Handle Copyright Infringers
15 When It’s Not Infringement


How to write a disclaimer for your blog: One that stands out || The Travel Tester

Legal Survival Guide for Creative Businesses with Craig Heidemann

Ready to turn your creative side project into a thriving business? Join Craig Heidemann for an introduction to the business and accounting principles every creative professional needs to know. In this class, Craig will take you step-by-step through the process of setting up, running, and growing a small business. You’ll learn how to use QuickBooks to manage your finances, including managing client contracts and invoices. Craig will also help you navigate the potentially-confusing tax, legal, and copyright issues surrounding small businesses. You’ll also learn how to contract and/or hire people to do the tasks you can’t do yourself. Whether you’re just starting out as a business owner or you’re a longtime entrepreneur ready for a refresher course, this course will give you a roadmap to business success.

1 Class Introduction
2 Small Business Failures
3 The Business Plan
4 Four Types of Business Structures
5 Creating an LLC
6 Domain Name and Operating Agreement
7 Obtaining a Federal EIN
8 Sales Tax
9 Employees and Contractors
10 Contracts and Electronic Signatures
11 Releases and Permits
12 Relevance of Copyright
13 Copyright Registration
14 Copyright and Infringement
15 Licensing and Transferring
16 Licensed and Copyrighted Music
17 Accounting and Goal Setting
18 Financing Your Business
19 Quickbooks Overview
20 Tracking Profit and Loss with Quickbooks
21 Quickbooks Accounting System
22 Estimates and Invoices
23 Customizing Invoices
24 Bookkeeper vs Accountant
25 Unhappy Clients and Potential Liability
26 Protecting Personal Assets
27 Health Insurance and Retirement


How to Write a Disclaimer for Your Blog: One That Stands Out (And You Can Actually Understand)

Releases, Contracts, and Waivers for Photographers with Rachel Brenke

The use of legal documents is standard in business, but the understanding and implementation of these documents in photography businesses is less common. So many photographers land in hot water for not having or understanding the proper documents. Join Rachel Brenke, TheLawTog®, as she helps get you armed against liability and issues by discussing what releases should say and how to read contracts and waivers to set you up for success.

The Brenke Group, LLC, doing business as TheLawTog® (“TheLawTog”) provides an online legal portal to help customers identify business and legal problems commonly encountered by individuals in the photography industry. TheLawTog is not a law firm and does not and will not perform services performed by an attorney. TheLawTog is NOT a substitute for the advice of an attorney. Instead, TheLawTog provides templates and education to individuals who voluntarily chose to prepare their own legal and/or business documents, submit templates to licensed attorneys for modification, and/or for education purposes prior to contacting a licensed attorney.

1 Class Introduction
2 Basics of Contracts
3 Contract Requirements
4 Types of Legal Documents: Contracts, Model and Print Releases
5 Product, Payment, and Third Party Agreements
6 Implementation


How to Write a Disclaimer for Your Blog: One That Stands Out (And You Can Actually Understand)

Intellectual Property 101 with Rachel Brenke

Understanding how to create and defend your intellectual property is one of the trickiest issues plaguing photographers today. Join Rachel Brenke, TheLawTog®, as she gives you a 101 crash-course to make sure all areas of your business are covered, not just your photographs!

1 Class Introduction
2 Types of Intellectual Property: Trademark
3 Types of Intellectual Property: Copyright
4 Intellectual Property & Working with Others
5 Final Q&A


Some other handy guides on blogging, disclaimers for blogs, other legal stuff and (oh yeah!) writing:


Wednesday 23rd of June 2021

You are simply the best! I can't tell you how much I stressed about writing a disclaimer for my own (brand spanking new) blog, and how many websites I researched trying to find a place that would break it down into easy steps. You not only did that, but then you gave your readers permission to use parts of it on our own websites! I was nearly in tears when I read those lines. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!


Monday 5th of July 2021

Ahw, that is great to hear Jessica, happy to help! Good luck with your website!

Mike Hardley

Sunday 4th of April 2021

Hi There

Awesome Disclaimer pages. Would it be possible to use the text and everything south of the Disclaimer as a template for my own blog site, amending it where required ...

There could be a packet of McVities Plain or Milk Chocolate Digestive biscuits on their way to you to help with re-writing those articles :)

No website as yet ... its early days for me

Best Regards Mike


Tuesday 13th of April 2021

Haha, no worries! Enjoy the biscuits and good luck with the website!


Friday 4th of January 2019

This is AMAZING. I'm in the process of adding a disclaimer to my blog; okay if I use yours as a template? Obviously will edit all pieces that are yours and don't apply to my site, but would love to keep the fun flow and breaks from all the serious jargon with humor in my own disclaimer!


Wednesday 3rd of October 2018

I love this! I would also like to use the content as well!


Saturday 22nd of September 2018

Hi Nienke! This disclaimer made me smile, so well done on taking a dry topic and making it very readable! It's great to see someone with a sense of humour online. I'm in the process of writing a proper disclaimer for my own blog, and your one is great inspiration. I can't wait to read more of your work!

Soph xo