Why Is it Important to Include Legal Texts and Disclaimers on Your Website?

May 6, 2023 by
Frank Calviño

By Laura de Blas Ballester - Nowadays is of vital importance to take into account the regulations applicable to our website and, therefore, the legal texts that must be implemented on-site.

When users browse your website, you must convey trust and transparency. In this way, we demonstrate, in addition to compliance with applicable regulations, respect for the rights of the users of our website.

Legal aspects to considered

Some of the fundamental legal reasons and aspects you need to consider while we deal with texts for your website are the following. 

  • Legal compliance: Using legal texts, you comply with applicable laws and regulations, avoiding possible lawsuits or sanctions by the authorities or affected third parties.

  • Protection of users' rights: You will comply with current data protection regulations, guaranteeing users' rights, transparency, and accessibility.

  • Trust and credibility: Complying with legal rules and regulations on your website is a sign of seriousness and commitment to your users, which can improve confidence in your brand and increase the chances of conversion.

It is essential to comply with the regulations when creating a web page, as this ensures legality, security, and trust in the site, in addition to protecting users' rights.

Wich legal text should you include?

The core texts that any online business should include in their website, according to the current European legislation, should be the following - keep in mind these are the ones referenced by the Spanish legislation; if you live in any other country, you should search the corresponding equivalent - : 

  • Legal Notice: It must be included based on Article 10 of Law 34/2002, of July 11, 2002, on information society services and electronic commerce (hereinafter, "LSSI"). This would include all the Entity's identification data. 

  • Privacy Policy: It must be included based on the RGPD and the LOPDGDD, regulating the purposes of the processing of personal data of users of the Platform by the Entity. 

  • Cookies Policy: In accordance with the LSSI, for the use of cookies, it will be mandatory to have a Notice (Banner) and a Cookies Policy to obtain the informed consent of the users of the website. 

  • General terms and conditions of contracting: In the case of being able to purchase products or services through the website must be included all the information about the purchase process, payment methods, guarantees, and returns... among others.

All these documents should be available and easily accessible on your website for all visitors.  Please remember that the aforementioned texts should be written in the corresponding legal format by a lawyer or by any other professional with the certifications required to guarantee a proper legal redaction of such content. 

For these reasons, we strongly advise all business owners to search for professional legal counsel such as the one we provide for our clients in Spain. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about this text or any other legal-related issue. 

About the Author: Laura de Blas Ballester is a lawyer at Blas Legal, specializing in several areas, such as Intellectual Property, Personal Data Protection, Digital Law, and New Technologies.

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