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 […]