Are you worried about legal risks surrounding your website?
Running a website is essential for any modern business, but the legal framework around websites is changing all the time. How can you make sure you keep on the right side of the law?
For many years now UK business websites have been obliged to display enough information for the company to be identified – usually the address, legal company name (i.e. not a ‘trading as’ or brand name) and registration number.
The two other major legal requirements are to do with data protection and tracking cookies.
Data Protection Act
Fortunately, most of the DPA’s legal requirements are about the use of personal data within a company rather than on a website. It’s usually sufficient to have a DPA-compliant policy in the terms and conditions section of your website.
The only other requirement is to provide a mechanism for changing or deleting user records. Although this can be done on the website, from a legal point of view it’s sufficient to ask people to email or write in with a request to change or delete information.
Want to make sure your website stays compliant? Contact us at Profectus Marketing for more advice.