Website Compliance and Electronic Commerce

As the E-Commerce is currently an indispensable tool for every company, the Dreyfus team assists you to properly use this tool, in compliance with the applicable legal provisions.

Why should you be interested in E-Commerce law?


The operation of a website can have a significant impact on your income and your business, whether the website is intended to address other businesses (B2B) or directly to consumers (B2C).

As Dreyfus is specialized in internet law and digital economy since 2004, the team will assist you in all your steps that regard your website and will be able to provide you with appropriate and personalized advice to ensure that you comply with the applicable provisions.





What are the mandatory notices that should be provided on a website?

Depending on your activity, the law imposes a number of legal notices. A website with incomplete legal information (for instance, a website lacking to indicate the purpose of the data collection or lacking to ensure that the countries that receive the data are included in the list of countries being authorized by the CNIL, etc.) can be sanctioned with criminal penalties of up to 5 years imprisonment and a €300,000 fine.


The Dreyfus team helps you to comply with the law and gives you guidance regarding to:

Legal Notices

Any means of communication of your products or services requires the indication of mandatory mentions, in order to ensure a certain transparency. This transparency is ensured by legal notices which contain, for example, the identity of the person that puts the information online. In order to comply with the legal provisions and to comply with their developments, the Dreyfus team assists you to draft the necessary legal notices.

General Terms and Conditions

The terms and conditions provide a framework for the relationship between the customer and the seller or service provider, but they also provide a framework for the use of a service. It is strongly advised to establish clear and precise conditions in order to establish an effective legal certainty, and to prevent any litigation.

Cookie management policy

A cookie is a file that tracks and analyzes the activity of a user on the Internet, including their Internet searches, websites and applications they have visited. If your website collects these cookies, you are subject to the applicable legal data collection obligations.
These obligations include, in particular, getting users’ consent to collect these cookies, explaining the usefulness and the use of them, and finally, providing users with a means to refuse this collection. This cookie management policy is subject to strict legal provisions that are regulated by the CNIL.

Privacy Policy

French and European legislation impose obligations relating to the collection of personal data. The operation of a website for commercial purposes often leads to the collection of such data, in particular through cookies. It is therefore appropriate to specify, in a privacy policy, which measures are implemented to comply with the legislation in force, in particular with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Our services

Whether it concerns drafting legal notices or recommendations and compliance with legal notices that are already established, our team is at your disposal to provide you with our services adapted to your situation.

• Support and advice on E-commerce and websites

• Audit and valuation of your Intellectual Property assets on the Internet

• Protect your mobile applications

• Compliance of your website with the applicable regulations, in particular the GDPR and the Data Protection Act

Secure your websites and relationships with external service providers

• Drafting or compliance of: Legal notices of your website, General Terms and Conditions (GTC) of Sale and Use, Cookie Management Policies and Privacy Policies

• Advice on advertising strategy

• Website referencing and hosting agreements

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