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Having a business website built may once have been a simple task. However, as use of the internet has increased so have the multitude of laws, restrictions and procedures that need to be considered both before and after launching your online presence.

It is important to note that internet laws don't end with your website. All of your online activity while presenting the face of your business is subject to ever-increasing rules and regulations. These stipulations have become more stringent in recent years and are constantly evolving. This is something that too many companies overlook or consider less important than offline business legislation and this can result in numerous problems and a hefty price for non-compliance.

The internet can be a minefield of requirements for terms and conditions, privacy policies, copyright laws, intellectual property and many other pitfalls. It can be a time-consuming task to keep up to date with the ever-increasing number of online rules and regulations in order to make sure you're within the law in your online activities.

JFA Legal offer internet law consulting services to ensure that you are up to date and aware of what you can and can't do with your business online and how to stay compliant with all the legal requirements. With so many new laws being created continually and steeper and steeper penalties for not abiding by them, you cannot afford to take risks with your business's online activity.

internet legislationWhat areas does Internet Law concern?

Terms and Conditions – a click these days means lot more than it used to, so being aware of what you are agreeing to, especially when agreeing to the terms and conditions of third party's online, is crucial. Often the agreements that you enter into are covered by the laws of other countries and it is absolutely essential that you understand the potential consequences of this before you enter into any bindng agreement.

If you operate a website yourself, you may also need to review your own terms and conditions for your website to ensure that you are properly protected.

Privacy Policies – Having a comprehensive website privacy policy that explains clearly what personal information your site collects, how it is used and where it is disclosed is now standard practice. Without this, you risk acting without the consent of website visitors which can carry harsh penalties as well as damage the trust of your potential clients.

Copyright and Intellectual Property – Without the proper protection in place, you risk intellectual property theft. This practice is rife and has led to online regulations in order to stop it happening. These regulations continue to develop and in order to stay up to date you need to know the full extent of the legislation.

privacyJFA Legal can provide you with all of the information and guidance you need to stay savvy about Internet Law and we can review all necessary documentation to ensure it is up to date and you are covered.

Given the importance of your online policy documents it goes without saying that a generic precedent is extremely unlikely to be suitable for your business. Not only might such a precedent fail to cover the things you need it to but it may also expose you to unnecessary risk and, in reality do more harm than good. At JFA Legal we believe that there is no 'one size fits all' solution and our aim is to provide quality expert solutions at affordable prices.


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