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IT Contract Solicitors in Ashby de la Zouch & Tamworth
Expert advice on all aspects of IT contracts
The UK is one of the most active countries when it comes to buying and selling online. But if you’re setting up a commercial website or e-commerce business, there are many legal aspects you will need to understand and act upon in order to ensure that you fulfil all your obligations.
What if I just want an online presence?
Even if you are not actually selling goods or services on the internet, any commercial website needs to abide by the Electronic Commerce Regulations which requires certain details to be provided on the site, including your company name and address. Website owners also need to ensure they are following the requirements of the Data Protection Act, particularly if any user details are collected. A method of handling cookies is required for many websites, in addition to privacy and cookie policies. The best way to make sure you are complying with all the relevant legislation is to ask a specialist lawyer who will be able to guide you through your responsibilities.
E-commerce requirements and other IT contract services
If you allow consumers to shop on your website, there will be further requirements, such as providing a set of terms and conditions that are readily accessible, fair and meaningful. You must also run your online business in line with the Distance Selling Regulations which give your customers a right to cancel the contract within a certain amount of time, known as a “cooling off period”. The corporate team at Fishers will be able to advise you on a whole range of matters, from website agreements to intellectual property, as well as creating software development contracts. If you would like expert advice on legal issues related to e-commerce and IT contracts, get in touch with our expert solicitors in Tamworth or Ashby de la Zouch today. Alternatively, you can fill out our enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.