Hi, We are in the process of launching a website and would like to ask some legal questions under this commercial law legal advice forum. Our vision is to streamline the job referencing process using the power of the internet. Our website will provide potential employers with the opportunity to create and view candidates’ references online. The website works as follows: Any registered user who knows the individual is able to give them a reference. We also encourage people to invite former employers and other people of interest with whom they have a good relationship to give them a reference. By default, a reference can be seen only by the author (who wrote it) and the owner (who it is about). Others can be given access which is controlled solely by the owner. The owner controls who can see their references, but they cannot pick and choose which references to share. This will prevent people from sharing only glowing references. We understand that providing information about somebody to a third party can be risk to privacy and subject to Slander and Defamation Laws, however our website provides the references only to the person whom the reference is about - it is then up to them to distribute to potential employers or recruiters etc. In saying that, we still have some queries in relation to the above. Can you identify any issues with this venture? What can we do to protect ourselves and limit liability? Are there any specific clauses that you would recommend to be included in the Terms & Conditions?