IS YOUR WEBSITE LEGAL? How many of the following questions can you
answer? - What information are you legally required by law to put
on your website? - What are the laws on copying material from
websites? - What can you legally do with people's personal data
sent to your website? - What if your domain name is too close to
someone else's? - What if someone is diverting people from your
website to theirs? ... and do you know what the penalties are for
non-compliance? This special report deals with all the practical
legal issues which arise with websites, both those sites which sell
goods or services and those which advertise. 'Most companies in
the UK have a website. Many do not follow the legislation' You
cannot afford to be one of them. Laws and regulations are being
added all the time and the risk of non-compliance is growing with
them. Many of the legal rules stem from the EU - from those
governing distance learning to e-commerce and data protection. Did
you know, for example, that if you wanted to set up a new website,
the legislation is strewn across at least 10 different directives
or regulations? This expert report will ensure that you can rest
secure that you are doing everything you need to do to comply with
the law: - Be clear about your legal responsibilities - Understand
what your obligations are - Be aware of the traps and pitfalls -
Avoid penalties 'One of the leading UK IT lawyers'
Susan Singleton is described by Chambers and Partners Legal Directory as one of the leading UK IT lawyers. Her firm Singletons specializes in Internet/IT/e-commerce law, competition law, intellectual property law and general commercial law. She is author of over 30 law books on topics such as Internet and e-commerce law, competition law, commercial agency law, data protection legislation and intellectual property and writes 15 legal articles a month. She is a frequent speaker in the intellectual property, competition and commercial law fields, both in the UK and abroad.
1. Introduction to setting up a website 2. Domain names and trade marks 3. Advertising and copyright 4. Selling from a website 5. Personal data and websites 6. Disability access to website. Appendices include: Websites and the internet - FAQs Complying with the E-commerce Regulations 2002 Monitoring at Work Guidance for small businesses Extract from Information Commissioner's Data Protection Code of Practice - Monitoring at Work Good Practice Recommendations V1.0.29.