Legal dispositions

Legal dispositions

Mandatory legal provisions for a website

The law requires companies to enter certain mandatory legal information on a website through easy access to the page. The objective is first and foremost the protection of users, enabling them to identify and contact the webmasters of the sites visited. This applies to both the publisher of a professional website and to the author of a personal blog, because in both cases, both people are responsible for all the content available on their website.

In France, Law No. 2004-575 of June 21, 2004 for Confidence in the Digital Economy (LCEN) specifies a series of indications about the publisher. The website of any publisher, “is how, personal Or professional, “must respect and have a compulsory legal opinion.

In France, Law No. 2004-575 of June 21, 2004 for Confidence in the Digital Economy (LCEN) specifies a series of indications about the publisher. The website of any publisher, “is how, personal Or professional, “must respect and have a compulsory legal opinion.

The legal provisions. When a website is published by a company.

The “properties” of the site must contain at least:

  • The name
  • Headquarters
  • A phone number
  • The name of the Director, the publication and / or the editor

If necessary, add the registration number to the Trade and Companies Register (SCR) or commercial directories.

The legal provisions. When a website is published by an individual

The “properties” of the site must contain at least:

  • Name
  • First name
  • Company Address
  • Phone number

“He can not remain anonymous because the exact coordinates of the publisher have been successfully transmitted to the host. It is then the client who will be required to disclose information about the publisher, but only in the course of legal proceedings”.

The legal provision. If an online shop sale

The e-commerce site must include a special mention:

  • Terms and Conditions
  • The average time
  • The terms of refund

Accommodation conditions

For both businesses and individuals, we also need the bulk information that hosts the site, namely:

  • Host name
  • Company name
  • Company address
  • Phone number

The CNIL Declaration

In these legal obligations, do not forget, too, that the whole French site must be declared to the CNIL (National Commission for Information and Freedom). In fact, all files “having or processing personal data” must be registered with that organization, which in turn provide a report number to be included directly or indirectly in the fingerprint according to Law No. 2004-801 of 6 August 2004 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data, the legal opinion in question must also include the destination of the personal data and the right of opposition and the right of access and the correct users available.

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