One thing we have noticed here at Creative Catalysts is many businesses are overlooking the legal requirements for their websites, making them illegal in the eyes of the law. So, in this post we will cover how to address one key area, to make your website “legal”. We are not going to look at cookies or cookie compliance in this post. However you will have the basic knowledge to make your website legal in current UK law under “Running a limited company” section “Stationery and promotional material”.
Well here is the bottom line from the Government themselves (web link below).
You must include your company’s name on all company documents, publicity and letters.
On business letters, order forms and websites, you must show:
- the company’s registered number
- its registered office address
- where the company is registered (England and Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland)
- the fact that it’s a limited company (usually by spelling out the company’s full name including ‘Limited’ or ‘Ltd’)
If you want to include directors’ names, you must list all of them.
If you want to show your company’s share capital (how much the shares were worth when you issued them), you must say how much is ‘paid up’ (owned by shareholders).
Add this information to your website and it’s another box ticked in the eyes of the law.
PS always happy to help.
We are not legal experts and this blog post is to help businesses. We are in no way responsible for what you do with the information provided.