As we head into the New Year, and with the recent headlines that this year's sales shoppers have broken records for online sales, it is clear that internet shopping and services are increasing in demand. Its therefore an ideal time to take stock of whether your website terms and conditions are up to scratch.
The European Commission, in the spirit of giving during the Christmas period, has published a code of online rights and principles applicable to consumers within the EU in the course of their use of electronic services and networks. The code itself is not legally enforceable, but can provide a useful checklist which you can review your website terms and conditions against in order to ensure that they comply with the relevant EU and national laws.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all the team here at Mills & Reeve.