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Digital Commerce

Compliance with EU data protection, e-commerce and privacy laws is a growing challenge for any local or international business operating in the virtual world.

Many businesses now realise that managed online practices are essential in order to generate customer goodwill and to manage legal risk.

We advise clients across a broad range of industries, and in particular, assist start-up clients launching novel and exciting businesses in an online environment.

There is no “one size fits all” approach to our advice. We take a commercial, pragmatic and creative approach, and offer bespoke solutions to fit our clients’ unique business models.

Work scope

  • Advising on data protection compliance issues
  • Drafting internal procedures and policies, including data protection handbooks
  • Handling data subject access requests
  • Privacy policies
  • Cookie policies
  • Acceptable use policies for user generated content
  • Advising on direct marketing issues
  • Advising on international transfers of data
  • Website terms and conditions of business
  • Advising on applicable e-commerce and distance selling legislation
  • Website healthchecks
  • Protection of databases and data licensing

Recent deals & cases undertaken

  • Drafting online terms and conditions on behalf of a start-up online business providing a virtual environment for managing children’s pocket money and providing educational online games for children. The comprehensive terms and conditions included a members conduct policy and privacy policy, as well as ensuring technical compliance with distance selling legislation.
  • Drafting a suite of documentation for a start up venture providing an online salary comparison website, including its terms of use, acceptable use policy, privacy policy and cookies policy, and providing appropriate wording for the capture of marketing data.
  • Drafting online terms and conditions and privacy policy for a “deal of the day” website featuring discounted grooming products.
  • Drafting online terms and conditions, privacy and cookie policies, and related commercial agreements for a start-up venture offering an online platform to connect mobile beauty therapists and hairdressers to customers on a nationwide basis.
  • Carrying out website healthchecks for numerous clients, including the well known Sussex based opera house, to ensure compliance with applicable data protection, e-commerce and cookie regulation.
  • Advising London’s premier health and fitness club in relation to a data subject access request.
  • Advising a seismic exploration company on the protection and licensing of its data to oil companies.
  • Advising a luxury chain of international hotels in relation to the worldwide collection and use of personal data, including drafting a suite of documentation for implementation across the business to coordinate the collection and use of personal data to ensure compliance with UK and other jurisdictional data protection law. This included drafting an internal data protection policy, privacy policy, summaries of applicable law, summary of model contract provisions, and various registration forms including relevant opt-in and opt-out provisions to be used in the collection of data.

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