UPDATE: For the 2013 Recommended Legal Practices see Irene Bodle’s 2013 Guide
Following on from my previous article on the mandatory legal requirements for UK websites, I recommend adding the following non-mandatory information to your website.
Set out the rules applicable to persons using and accessing the goods and services on your website. For example state who may access the website e.g. consumers, businesses, over 18s.
You should also aim to limit your liability for information on the website. For example state which law applies, your limits on liability etc. However, please note that you cannot exclude or limit certain liabilities in particular circumstances – particularly in relation to consumers, injuries caused by or defects in your goods and services.
Protect the information on your website by inserting a copyright notice “© company name 2010. All rights reserved.” Without this notice, it may be difficult in some countries to take any action against a copyright infringement.
Mandatory Legal Requirements – a shortened list is shown below, click to see the full mandatory requirements
- About Us/Contact Information
- Registration under the Data Protection Act
- Disabled Access to your Website
- Trade Marks and Logos
- Online Payment