The following Commercial guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
Brexit: As of exit day (11pm on 31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an implementation period, during which it continues to be subject to EU law. This has an impact on this Practice Note. For further guidance, see Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources and Brexit toolkit.
This Practice Note sets out some of the key legal issues to consider when designing and developing a business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce website for trading with consumers. ‘Consumer’ has different meanings under different legislation but usually refers to an individual acting for purposes which are wholly or mainly outside that individual’s trade, business, craft or profession (eg such as under the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (CRA 2015) and the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 (CCR 2013), SI 2013/3134).
This Practice Note covers:
an introduction to website e-commerce and its variants
formation of online contracts
browse wrap and click wrap terms
information disclosure requirements
regulation of information society services
the CCR 2013
applicable law and jurisdiction
privacy, data protection and security
intellectual property, brand protection and domain names
user generated content
direct marketing and advertising and promotions and price offers
online content portability and geo-blocking
mere conduit, caching and hosting
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