Did you know your website must adhere to some legal requirements? I have written a series of blogs on 7 important legal requirements your website and E-Commerce site must adhere to.
- Company Information
- Web Accessibility and the Disability Discrimination Act
- The Data Protection Act
- Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations
- Electronic Commerce Regulations (EC Directive)
- PCI DSS
- The EU Anti Spam Laws
- The EU Cookie Directive
Here is a summary of the 8 important requirements.
So What Does My Website Need to Conform?
To ensure your website is legal you must:
- For a registered business, the website needs to display the following Company Information the Business Name, place of registration, registered number, its registered office address and if it is being wound up.
- Adhere to Priority 1 of the Web Accessibility Guidelines set out at W3C
- Require user consent to leave cookies on the visitors machine, unless the cookie is a necessary requirement for the website to function
- Have Terms & Conditions, Delivery and Returns Policy pages to display information as part of the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations and Electronic Commerce Regulations (EC Directive)
- If you collect and process credit and debit card information, you must conform to the PCI DSS.
- To conform to EU Anti Spam Laws, ensure your email database is of opt-in email addresses, and include an opt-out instruction on all marketing emails sent