Websites, whether involved in e-commerce or not, should provide at least:
- The name of the service provider. This might differ from the trading name and any such difference should be explained – e.g. “XYZ.com is the trading name of XYZ Enterprises Limited.”
- Email address of the service provider. It is not sufficient to include a ‘contact us’ form without also providing an email address.
- The geographic address of the service provider. A PO Box is unlikely to suffice as a geographic address; but a registered office address would.
- If the business is a company, the registered office address, the company’s registration number and the place of registration (e.g. “XYZ Enterprises Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 1234567”).
- If the business is a member of a trade or professional association, membership details, including any registration number.
- If the business has a VAT number, it should be stated.
- Any prices quoted on the website must be clear and unambiguous. Also, state whether prices are inclusive of tax and delivery costs.
Also Contact Details must be provided on Websites:
Companies have to provide a means of contact on their websites in addition to their postal and email addresses, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled. A telephone number, or a contact form that is answered within 60 minutes, were deemed acceptable.
Minimum information to be provided on business emails:
If your business is a private or public limited company or a Limited Liability Partnership from January 2007 your business emails must include the following details in legible characters:
- Your company’s registered name (e.g. XYZ Ltd)
- Your company registration number;
- Your place of registration (e.g. Scotland or England & Wales); and
- Your registered office address
It is not enough to provide a link to this information from an email footer.
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