SED #7: Commidea

They mean well, but sadly Commidea has no idea when it comes to legalese. This disclaimer also had some lovely HTML formatting and centre justification which sadly didn't make the cut (and paste). Also MessageLabs just had to stick their oar in - they're solely responsible for a good proportion of the e-waste found in corporate email disclaimers, I've seen it in emails from county councils and even! Anyway, enjoy.

Please be aware that messages sent over the Internet may not be secure and should not be seen as forming a legally binding contract unless otherwise stated. The contents of this e-mail may be privileged and are confidential. It may not be disclosed to or used by anyone other than the addressee(s), nor copied in any way. If received in error, please advise the sender, then delete it from your system.
Commidea Limited Registered Number 2747866, Registered Office: 100 Eureka Park, Ashford, Kent, TN25 4AZ
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SED #6: All Branded CD & DVD Limited

This legalese nonsense was received via a generic dropbox earlier today. Classic single paragraph stuff.

The information in this e-mail (which includes any files transmitted with it) is confidential to All Branded CD & DVD Limited. It is intended for the addressee only. Access to this e-mail by anyone else is unauthorized. It is not to be relied upon by any person other than the addressee except with our prior written approval. If no such approval is given, we will not accept any liability (in negligence or otherwise) arising from any third party acting, or refraining from acting, on such information. Unauthorized recipients are required to maintain confidentiality. If you have received this e-mail in error please notify us immediately, destroy any copies and delete it from your computer system. Any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing or copying of this e-mail is prohibited. Copyright in this e-mail and any document created by us and sent as an attachment to this e-mail will be and remain vested in us and will not be transferred to you. We assert the right to be identified as the author of and to object to any misuse of the contents of this e-mail or such documents. Whilst we run anti-virus software on all internet e-mails we are not liable for any loss or damage. The recipient is advised to run their own anti-virus software. Nothing in this e-mail or any attachment shall be an acceptance of any offer previously made nor shall be itself an offer capable of acceptance to form a legally binding contract.


So long, but at least it ends politely...

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Although ITV routinely screens for viruses, recipients should scan this email and any attachments for viruses. ITV makes no representation or warranty that this email or any of its attachments is free of viruses or defects and does not accept any responsibility for any damage caused by any virus or defect transmitted by this email. ITV reserves the right to monitor all e mails and the systems upon which such e mails are stored or circulated.Any views or opinions presented in this email are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of ITV.

Thank You.

SED #4: The Liberal Democrats

This was in bold red type for added legal weight (I've inconsiderately removed said formatting).

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