Website Legal Requirements 1 – Company Information

5th October, 2009 in Website Policy 3 Comments

In the first part of my Website Legal Requirements series, I explain what Company Information you must display on your company website.

 

As from 1st January 2007 the following applies to Business Stationery (which includes Websites):

Whether in hard copy, electronic or any other form:
A company must state its name, in legible lettering, on the following -

  • all the company’s business letters, order forms;
  • all its notices and other official publications;
  • all bills of exchange, promissory notes, endorsements, cheques and orders for money or goods purporting to be signed by, or on behalf of, the company;
  • all its bills of parcels, invoices, receipts and letters of credit
  • on all its websites

On all of its business letters, order forms or any of the company’s web sites, the company must show in legible lettering –

  • its place of registration
  • registered number
  • its registered office address
  • and if it is being wound up, that fact

Whenever an email is used where its paper equivalent would be caught by the stationery requirements then that email is also subject to the requirements. The above also applies to Limited Liability Partnerships.

How Does This Affect My Website?

For a registered business, the website needs to display the business name, place of registration, registered number, its registered office address and if it is being wound up.

Sources & More Info:
http://www.companieshouse.gov.uk/promotional/busStationery.shtml

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Babak 19th December, 2013 at 20:16 pm

Thanks

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Mark 8th February, 2017 at 16:44 pm

when you are sell from Netherlands to UK, does this need to be made clear on the Website.

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Laurence 9th February, 2017 at 11:32 am

Hi Mark. Yes, have a look at the eCommerce Directive
https://www.amityweb.co.uk/blog/website-legal-requirements-5-electronic-commerce-regulations-ec-directive

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