THE NHF’S SITE: WEBSITES LEGALLY NEED TO DISPLAY KEY INFORMATION
Facts and figures
Number of active websites in the UK in 2014
Maximum fine for failing to display mandatory business information
Maximum fine for data protection breaches
owner, could face action for information posted, not the individual responsible for the post. It is also a good idea to include a “disclaimer of liability” on your site. This is a warning to visitors that the information provided is accurate to the best of your knowledge but should not be taken as fact. The key message for salon owners is that even the smallest business is not exempt from the need to comply with the law around websites. If in doubt, get someone – your web developer or even a legal expert – to check your site for you.
IF NOTHING ELSE READ THIS… • Your website must display key details about your business • It must offer consent around ‘cookies’ and opt-out options • It should include an ‘acceptable use’ policy
Jan/Feb 2015 | salonfocus