Companies which run a web shop are obliged to keep a number of rules in order to behave legally compliant. It is necessary to have an already existing web shop or a web shop which is still under construction checked by a specialized attorney if it is legally compliant. In many cases the terms and conditions have to be reworked since a few clauses are not up-to-date anymore or can cause a reminder. It is also important to draw the attention to current, correct and completed right of revocation. The company in charge is also obliged according to the law of disclose information, to give hints to the customer for the order process, especially for the shopping cart. Furthermore, according to the price regulation all products of the Internet shop have to be priced exactly, the prices have to be transparent for the customer; whether the tax is included in the price or not. Additionally, every owner of an Internet shop has to draw a data private policy up and has to ask for and save the required agreements for data security. If the customer is offered a news letter, it has to be treated with the double-opt-in procedure in order to avoid reminders in terms of competition law. Moreover, the guidelines of regulation on packaging, on clothing, on batteries, on electronic scrap and the guidelines of the customs have to be considered. If non-copyrighted protected descriptions of products or violations of copyrights of third parties will be detected by competitors, costs of some thousand Euro will be caused which could have been avoided.
Our legal office undertakes the task of legal expertise of existing, planned internet shops or shops just before the relaunch and will render the following service: