Does your website comply with the various legal requirements applicable to SaaS suppliers who opeate a UK website? SaaS suppliers must provide the following information in an easily accessible position on their website:Continue reading
Below, I have set out the main legal requirements (including some optional recommendations) that you should comply with when operating your website in the UK. Even if you do not sell SaaS products or services online via your website, you will still need to comply with the following English laws when operating a website in the UK.
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There have recently been a number of high profile cases on liability for the sending of inappropriate tweets in the UK and the USA.
As tweeting becomes more and more the norm for many businesses it is important to consider the legal consequences of staff sending inappropriate tweets. Before allowing, permitting or encouraging staff to start tweeting on your behalf or with your brand you should consider creating a tweeting policy.Continue reading
Website operators who sell products or services to consumers online must comply with the provisions of the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000. These require you to provide consumers with specific information in a durable medium before the products or services are delivered.Continue reading
There are a number of guidelines and laws that have to be complied with when sending marketing emails and text messages in the UK. If you are a SaaS supplier who provides email marketing services as part of your SaaS services to customers you should ensure that your SaaS customers comply with the following rules and Regulations. Also do not forget that you may need to comply with the rules yourself when carrying out your own email marketing campaigns.Continue reading
SaaS Agreements – Online Sales – Terms and Conditions
Many SaaS suppliers now conclude sales of SaaS products with customers online, usually by having customers “click” acceptance of the supplier’s terms and conditions on their website. When concluding online sales, SaaS suppliers need to ensure that their online terms and conditions include the following information, in order to create a legally enforceable SaaS agreement with the customer.Continue reading
If you supply goods and services to consumers via the Internet you will need to change your terms and conditions of sale to incorporate the new EU Consumer Rights Directive before the end of 2013. The new directive harmonises consumer rights protection across the EU for all BTC (business to customer) online sales of goods and services. The directive must be implemented into UK law before the end of 2013 (probably in a Consumer Bill of Rights) which will result in the following compulsory rules applying to online sales.Continue reading
The Court of Appeal has asked the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to determine where publication takes place when information is made available via the internet in relation to a claim for breach of database rights in the UK.Continue reading