Protecting your business online

E-commerce has transformed the way in which money is spent. With increasing numbers of consumers choosing to shop online, the opportunities for web based businesses grow every day.

However, it is not always a trouble-free way of operating. Few people would choose to start a business without working through the complexities and the legal implications. Online businesses should be no exception. These sorts of businesses are faced with a variety of separate legislation dealing with data protection, online trading, electronic marketing and distance selling which regulate their operations.

The absence of face-to-face dealing means that online businesses face the risk of falling foul of rules about under-age purchasing or fraud, for example. Similarly, there are challenges in a contractual context – is a customer bound by the business’ terms and conditions? There are also data protection issues and threats to the security of a business’ Intellectual Property (IP) rights.

About our e-commerce solicitors

At Nelsons, our solicitors work with start-up and established businesses on the range of issues relating to e-commerce. Typically, this includes advising them on:

  • Setting up and running an e-commerce company
  • IT contracts, including drafting, hosting and maintenance agreements
  • Website terms and conditions
  • Compliance with EU laws including Distance Selling Regulations
  • Electronic marketing regulations
  • Content licence agreements
  • Software licence agreements
  • Protecting IP rights
  • Data protection obligations
  • Terms and conditions of sale
  • Privacy regulations and policies
  • Website acceptable use policies
  • Linking agreements
  • Website licensing

Our solicitors are well-versed in all aspects of e-commerce trading in the context of particular businesses, sectors and industries. Clients’ backgrounds are varied and their needs range from support in selling products and services online to online advertising. Whatever their objective, our team makes sure that clients’ potential is protected and promoted.

Our solicitors are also recommended by the independently-researched Legal 500 as being one of the top teams of specialists in the country.

For more information about our services for businesses, please contact our expert team in Derby, Leicester or Nottingham via our online form or call 0800 024 1976 for a guaranteed response.

  • "Nelsons Solicitors Limited is sought out to advise on outsourcing and IT projects, software development, licensing and maintenance. Harpreet Sandhu heads up the non-contentious IT practice, while Emma Ward leads the contentious IT/IP offering. Sandhu has a high level of expertise in GDPR matters and regularly speaks at events on GDPR compliance."

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  • "An approachable team with comprehensive knowledge, which works in an efficient manner."

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  • "With a range of clients that includes SMEs, public companies and owner managed businesses, Nelsons Solicitors Limited is particularly strong in M&A, corporate restructurings and drafting commercial contracts."

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  • "The team at Nelsons is very helpful, supportive and prompt in responding to any problems."

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