March 26, 2014

Need Help With Your Websites Policies?

This post was written by: Aston Bond Law Firm

Below we have set out an easy guide to what you need on your website.

Firstly you would need to implement “Terms and Conditions” on your website, a breakdown of this will include a clause stating that by viewing your website the user is bound by the terms and conditions of use.

Although not required for all websites, for more detailed websites it may be appropriate to have a “Definitions” section, defining the different sectors your business may have.

An essential part of the web policy will be that of “Liability”. Including this clause on to your website is vital as it will state that you will not be liable for any damages including indirect or consequential damages, or loss of profits arising from or in connection with the use or loss of use of your website. This also should include a provision that the users are responsible for ensuring that their PC or laptop is suitable for using your website.

A “Cookies Policy”, is also required, explaining the different types of cookies such as third party cookies and session cookies. This policy should be clearly defined. The purpose of cookies are used to measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on the consumer’s needs.

A critical part of the website will be that of the “Data Protection Act”. These clauses will include that you as the owner of the website have a legal duty to protect any personal information you collect from potential clients or consumers.

A “Privacy Policy” should be sub-categorised in the data protection clause, as it relates to the fact that privacy is key in protecting your client’s information. This policy explains how you collect and use the information.

To find how you can implement all web policies and limit any liability against you as a business, speak to our specialists E-Commerce and Cyber law Solicitors.

Vinesh Patel, Paralegal