Stay Legal on your website and make sure you protect yourself and others

Your website is the gateway to your business. You rely on this more now than ever and in light of the coronavirus outbreak you are getting 100% traffic to your website rather than it being split with either posters, flyers, a shop maybe or networking.

We are getting a huge influx of enquiries wishing to ensure that they are legally safe to trade from their website. We have been in the fortunate position to immediately push clients on to a bespoke, specialist service which we have branded ‘Stay Legal’.

Stay Legal is an effective service which is undertaken by one of our solicitors to audit your website, confirm that the various legal requirements are being satisfied and check that there are no copyright issues or potential trade mark infringement (and if there is anything to report then advise accordingly). We then issue a full bespoke package of the following bespoke documents:

  1. Terms and Conditions tailored to your website.
  2. Acceptable Use Policy.
  3. Privacy and Cookie Policy which conforms to current legislation.
  4. Intellectual Property Notice.

You will also receive a Certificate of Compliance which highlights to the consumer that you are legally protected and gaining continued support from a regulated firm of solicitors.

At its core the Stay Legal seal enables both consumers and businesses to purchase goods and services over the Internet with the confidence that the website has complied with the laws of England and Wales at the time the online purchase or order was made. This will include not only a clearly defined set of legal terms but also compliance documents as drafted by Solicitors in relation to privacy and data protection.

It is also important for those websites who operate just on a ‘Brochure Website’ basis and rely on traffic and ‘contact us’ enquiries to generate business. The website will still have to ensure it is legally compliant with Data Protection and how the data is stored and used and will also wish to warn consumers of its Intellectual Property rights and the terms of use of the site.

If you wish to discuss this further, we are still working throughout this crisis and are happy to discuss either over the phone or through email.

Our fees are heavily reduced at present, with the aim to support clients while they are trying to trade from their homes and through their websites.

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