E-commerce legal advice
In today’s economic landscape, online operations are essential for any business. This reality implies a dynamic and multifaceted legislation that adapts to the constant innovations in the digital environment.
All companies, professionals and organisations that operate online must adapt to the principles and obligations established in the Law on Information Society Services and Electronic Commerce (LSSICE as the initials in Spanish), the Organic Law on Data Protection and Guarantee of Digital Rights (LOPDGDD as the initials in Spanish) to ensure the rights of users, and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In the case of online shops or e-commerce, they must take as a reference the General Terms and Conditions established by the Royal Legislative Decree 1/2007, which approves the revised text of the General Law for the Defence of Consumers and Users.
The aim of this legislation is to protect the rights of consumers and users of online services against any kind of abuse, promoting confidence. In addition, a correct application of this regulatory framework provides service providers, online shops and websites the necessary tools to generate such trust.
The LSSICE affects all website owners and regulates all internet services and communications. Compliance with this regulation is mandatory to avoid problems and possible significant penalties.
But the correct adaptation of these regulations not only serves to avoid sanctions, but also offers several benefits, such as the delimitation of own- and third-party responsibilities, the improvement of the reputational image of the online business, the guarantee and peace of mind of having legal support, the increase of user confidence and a differentiation with respect to the competition.
At PONTI & PARTNERS, our team of experts verifies the compliance of a website or e-commerce with current regulations and, if necessary, draws up a plan for the adaptation and implementation of the applicable regulations. We take care of all the processing of the necessary legal documents, as well as the drafting of tailor-made texts, taking into account the specific characteristics of each company.
Aware of the constant evolution of online platforms and the applicable regulatory framework, at PONTI & PARTNERS we continually strive to keep our clients’ legal compliance up to date and to ensure that all companies always give due legal compliance.