Companies in the UK must include certain mandatory information in their websites, Order Forms, Electronic Documents & Emails (signatures or footers) before 01 January 2007.
If not ... they will be in breach the Companies Act and risk a fine.
YOU SHOULD LIST:
- Company registration number,
- Place of registration & registered office address
- Address contact details
- Email address in plain view
- VAT number if you have one
- Membership of trade or professional association (with membership details plus any registration number)
- Prices on the website must be clear and unambiguous. Also, state whether prices are inclusive of tax and delivery costs
This information must be in legible characters. should also appear on order forms and in emails. As we understand the documentation its pretty much the same information that's already required on 'business letters' and electronic documents.
For in depth information you could take a look at the following website:
By way of an example ... This is what we send out as a footer in all our emails:
Calco UK Ltd is a Limited company registered in Scotland at Companies House with company number 303287
Calco UK Ltd
Old Plock Rd
Kyle of Lochalsh
Tel: 0845 257 9460
Email : email@example.com
Calco UK Ltd are full voting members of Nominet, The UK Domain Name Registry. Our membership is listed here >> NOMINET WEBSITE
Please note you may NOT use this email address for any reason other than to reply directly to its content. You may not share or otherwise distribute this email address within or outside your company.
This expressly forbids the use of this email address for marketing lists or mailshots.
***** Email confidentiality notice *****
The information contained in this message is sent in the strictest confidence. It may contain legally privileged information. If you have received this e-mail in error you are requested to preserve its confidentiality and advise the sender of the error in transmission and delete it from your systems.
It is the responsibility of the addressee to scan this email and any attachments for computer viruses or other defects. The sender does not accept liability for any loss or damage of any nature, however caused, which may result directly or indirectly from this email or any file attached.