In the digital age, business owners are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of having an online presence. A company website gives businesses an effective platform to showcase what they have to offer, but did you know that all commercial websites must adhere to a number of rules set out under UK and EU law? Failure to comply could result in civil, or in worst cases, criminal liability.
On Thursday 2nd November, Clapham & Collinge Solicitors and our website development agency GRIT Digital delivered a seminar aimed at business owners, key decision makers and marketing professionals and guided delegates through the latest rules and regulations to ensure online compliance.
During the seminar, Jade Tinney (Commercial Solicitor at Clapham & Collinge), Peter Whitmore (Managing Director at Grit Digital) and Stephen Abela (Account Manager at GRIT Digital) covered:
- Website accessibility - What is it, and what does it mean for your business?
- The Equality Act and what it means for websites.
- Website cookies - What are they, what is the law and what do you need to do?
- Website terms and conditions - One size doesn't fit all
- Privacy policies and data protection notices - Sorting fact from fiction
- Social media policies – Protecting your business and employees
- What are the risks of not complying?
Louis Hilldrup-Boorman, Marketing Manager at Clapham & Collinge said: ''At Clapham & Collinge, we have busy schedule of legal briefings and seminars covering a wide variety of subjects, but our recent seminar on website compliance with GRIT Digital was the first of it's kind and incredibly popular, with places fully booked a few days before the event. With the new General Data Protection Regulation coming into force in May 2018 and many businesses reviewing current processes to ensure compliance, this seminar provided delegates with plenty of guidance and areas to review to ensure their business is compliant with the latest rules and regulations. I look forward to working with GRIT Digital on collaborative projects in the future.''
We offer businesses a full range of commercial legal services, for more information on how we can support you and your business please contact us today on 01603 693500 or email us using the 'Make an enquiry' form. Appointments available at our Norwich, North Walsham and Sheringham offices.