17a-4’s e-disclaimer sale is going on now through February 2017. e-disclaimer is 17a-4’s fully compliant hyperlinked email disclaimer service.
12/13/16 – Millbrook, NY – 17a-4 is having their annual sale on e-disclaimer. e-disclaimer is 17a-4’s hyperlinked email disclaimer service. It’s compliant with a broad range of regulatory requirements and provides the legal protection required for corporate messaging. Now and through February of 2017, all e-disclaimer purchases will be half off.
Most companies have some type of email or messaging disclaimer in place to protect their rights and responsibilities but too often these disclaimers can prove burdensome to Compliance and IT. The language of the disclaimers, words like confidential, privacy, guarantee etc., can result in unnecessary flagging by the required supervisory systems (FINRA Rule 3110 and IAA 203). This is particularly troublesome when time is of the essence in response to an SEC or FINRA request, not to mention the increased legal cost to the lengthened reviews and productions. Further, all that flagged content is being retained in the corporate archive at a considerable cost. Disclaimers can often account for up to 15% of archival space. A hyperlinked solution, like 17a-4’s, simply eliminates the flagging and retention of disclaimers in the archive.
The defensible authentication of the linked connection is another key element to 17a-4’s e-disclaimer solution. Most hyperlinked disclaimers being used in corporate messaging cannot provide the required authentication. If an organization simply deploys a hyperlink to a webpage with a full disclaimer, they have failed to authenticate the connection and are not legally defended. There is no verifiable proof that, at the time the email was sent, that specific disclaimer was valid and linked. The legality of the disclaimer is negated unless each email can be proven to connect to a specific e-disclaimer, as it reads at the time of attachment. 17a-4’s solution proves the integrity of the hyperlink by managing a repository on behalf of clients. The repository contains all disclaimers used by an institution, including multi-lingual and conditional variations such as e-messaging and social networking disclaimers.
“Many institutions don’t realize that their email and messaging disclaimers are not legally enforceable if there is no chain of custody for the hyperlink. Too often, there is no verification of the disclaimer language at the time of the message and no third party that can testify to its authenticity.” says Charles Weeden, Executive Director of Compliance Services at 17a-4 llc.