ebusiness

The growth of the internet and digital economy has thrown up a host of new challenges for organisations as well as putting a new slant on familiar issues such as data protection.

We advise organisations on a wide range of internet law issues relating to launching, developing or migrating to online platforms in both the B2B and B2C sectors.

The range of e-business matters on which we advise includes:

  • Online transactions
  • Website design, development, maintenance and hosting
  • Value-added services such as credit card processing
  • Linking, framing and revenue sharing
  • Intellectual property rights and their exploitation, including digital content licensing
  • Legality of content and take-down procedures
  • Disclaimers and website terms and conditions
  • Contract formation and sales terms and conditions
  • Record keeping and evidence
  • Privacy, privacy policies and data protection
  • Cookie policies
  • Consumer protection, such as distance selling
  • Jurisdictional issues
  • Sector regulation and self-regulation

We act for public sector bodies and businesses across a range of sectors including financial services, retail, fashion, sport and gaming.

If you have any questions or queries please call Eddie on +44 (0)20 3036 7362 or email epowell@fladgate.com

Fladgate LLP’s team specialises in operational matters and commercial agreements across a wide range of sectors, and is led by e-business and IT expert Eddie Powell.

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  • One Delta PLC (now Audioboom Group PLC) – acquisition of Audioboom Limited, a digital social media audio platform, ‘the audio equivalent of YouTube’.
  • World-renowned shoe designer and retailer – advising on its e-commerce and data protection; preparing their ecommerce trading platform documents including terms and conditions and privacy policy.
  • JustEnough Software Corporation – advising this provider of CRM software in relation to their licences with UK based customers.
  • Website operator – all aspects of an online project which allowed hotel rooms to be resold by patrons.
  • Top-ranking forex comparison website – various issues relating to the roll-out of its e-commerce platform, including preparation of website terms and privacy policy and advising on data protection issues.
  • Football organisation platform – launch of its online platform including arrangements related to privacy and customers outside of the UK.
  • The Muse – preparation of user-specific terms and conditions and privacy policy for a new fashion website, themuse.tv. Muse provides users with a fashion community site, including content and chat relating to fashion, fashion videos and style guides.
  • Cultuzz Digital Media GmbH – acquisition of Recommended Hotels, an outsourced sales and marketing solutions company specialising in generating bookings for independently owned hotels, apartments and venues through online travel agents.
  • Reverse auction website – preparation of the website terms and privacy policy for a reverse auction website.
  • Forex trading services provider – proposed white label arrangements to enable it to offer branded online CFD trading and spread betting services to its clients via a third party trading platform.