Website compliance

As more and more customers make their buying decisions online, getting your website right can be key to the success of your business.

Whether you use your website to sell your goods or services or not, it provides a vital source of information about you and your brand.

Website optimisation and understanding how others find your website is really important, but are you aware that the tools you use may have legal implications?

There are many rules and regulations that apply in this area and if you have a website you need to make sure your business complies with them.

How does the law apply to your website?

All website owners are required to provide their users with certain information and if you use cookies, or subscribe to an analytics service that does, then you may fall foul of the law if you do not get your users’ consent first.

Any business that collects personal data must comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 and if that personal information is then used for marketing purposes then the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 may apply.

Website compliance is an area of law that is developing rapidly and enforcement is taken seriously.

  • We can advise you on your obligations in relation to your website and how the various rules and regulations apply to your activities.
  • Implementing suitable policies can help achieve compliance and we can draft, review and advise on privacy policies, terms of use and cookie policies.
  • We can also advise on data protection and email or sms and text marketing issues.

Why choose Furley Page for advice about website compliance

Our commercial lawyers frequently advise clients on these issues and can advise on the latest guidance in a particular area.

Policies are only useful if they reflect what you actually do and we can take your instructions and provide you with bespoke documents to meet your needs.

How can we help you

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