Information Every Website Should Include
Businesses generally keep their business website under constant review to add new products and services, case histories and other information. Next time your business reviews its website consider whether or not the website complies with the legal requirements relating to information that must be provided.
For a UK registered company, the website needs to display basic details about the company. This consists of:
- The full name of the company making sure that if the business trades under a name which is not the registered name, the full registered name is shown;
- The part of the UK in which the company is registered;
- Its registered number;
- The address of its registered office; and
- Where a limited company is exempt from the obligation to use the word “limited” as part of its registered name, the fact that it is a limited company.
If the business is not run by a registered company the website should provide the following information:
- The name of the actual owner of the business and not just the trading name; and
- The trading address of the business.
In either case, the following must also be provided:
- Contact details for the business owner so that it may be contacted rapidly and in a direct and effective manner;
- If the business is carrying out an activity which is subject to VAT, its VAT number;
- If the business has a global turnover of £36million or more, a slavery and human trafficking statement; and
- If the business is in administration or is being wound up, formal notice of that fact must also be given.
Protection of privacy and intellectual property rights
In addition to details about the business a website should also include the following:
If you would like more information to ensure your website is fully compliant, Talk to Tollers and contact our Commercial Law Team on 01908 396230.