Requirements to assess before starting an online business

Starting an online business in such times appears a good plan, as people around the world have been urged to take their spending habits online. However, there are a few aspects worth considering before you launch yourself into the idea. Business Identity As per the Companies Act 2006, you must be sure to disclose certain […]

What is an E-signature?

This article is going to discuss the use of Electronic signatures. E-signatures are recognised under English law. The legal framework for e-signatures in the United Kingdom (UK) is founded on the Electronic Services Regulations 2014, also known as eIDAS. It came into effect on 1 July 2016 and was applied in the UK with the […]

Regulations concerning electronic payments

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This article is going to briefly discuss the use of electronic payments. The use of a payment service is bound by a complex set of regulatory requirements. It involves several regulators such as, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The Payment Services Directive ((EU) 2015/2366) which is applied in the United Kingdom (UK) with the Payment […]

What is intellectual property?

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A website is the foundation of a business’s online presence and website owners invest substantial amounts of resources and time into the creation and development of its websites. The internet has enabled businesses to increase the reach of their marketing and sales effort. However, this has also increased the possibility for competitors to copy parts […]

What must be on my website?

In the United Kingdom’s non-financial sector, e-commerce sales in 2018 were around £688 billion, which was a growth of 18% from the previous year and the greatest increase since comparable records began in 2014. This clearly shows that businesses need to operate online to be able to compete in the modern market. The Covid-19 pandemic […]

Regulations for doing business online

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If you are conducting your business online, then you should be aware several regulations to abide by. The English law that governs the conduct of online business is set out in several different statutory instruments. Some are specific to online trade whilst others apply to all business activity. This area of law has been increasingly […]

How to form a contract online

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To make on online contract legally binding there must be an offer, acceptance, an intention to form legal relations, and certainty of terms. Offer, acceptance and incorporation of terms are of particular importance when forming a contract online. This piece is going to briefly discuss the formation of a contract online.   Offer and acceptance: […]

Offering sales promotions

Sales promotions are seen everywhere, money off, two for one offer, free items with certain orders, time limited offers, prize draws, or competitions. They are valuable marketing tools which can incentivise consumers to purchase a product, purchase more products or, to build/maintain brand awareness. Overall, they can drive up sales volumes. However, when offering a […]

Sales promotions (CAP Code)

The UK Code of Non-broadcast Advertising, Sales Promotion and Direct Marketing (CAP Code) states that advertisements should be legal, decent, honest, and truthful. They should be prepared with a sense of responsibility towards consumers and society. They should adhere to the principles of fair competition. Section 8 of the CAP Code defines a sales promotion […]

What is a website privacy policy?

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An online business must have a privacy policy that complies with the General Data Protection Regulations ((EU) 2016/679) (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018. A privacy policy informs the websites users on how it collects, uses, stores, transfers, and secures personal data through using its website and to provide goods and services. The GDPR […]