E-shop proper Terms and Conditions. An essential element to any credible online business.
02 April 2020
As an effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the corresponding lockdown, businesses are intensifying their efforts to establish or market their “e-shop” in order to accommodate their customers online and in order to mitigate, to the extent possible, the economic consequences on their business through online sales. Having the right terms and conditions might not seem as the first priority in terms of setting up an e-shop but it is an essential element to safeguard the legal interests of the business, to protect it from liability and generally to increase its credibility by clearly setting the rules pursuant to which potential customers can use the website, purchase goods and services, and disclose their personal data. In fact having such clearly defined terms may be a legal obligation under applicable laws. The following are some essential terms that should ideally be incorporated:
Terms of Supply of Goods or Services
Privacy and Cookies Policy
While the above constitute a fair description of essential terms that somewhat universally apply for e-shops, the terms & conditions of your website should be tailored to the nature, characteristics and objective of your specific business. Drafting terms & conditions is certainly not a “copy paste” endeavor and it should be undertaken by experienced commercial lawyers who, for one, can appreciate your business’ legal obligations in terms of applicable laws and, for the other, have both the knowledge and ability to draft and construct proper terms which reflect the particulars of your specific business.
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Author: Varnavas Playbell
The above is for information purposes only and does not consitute advice.