Ensuring your website is legal and reflect best practice guidelines
To benefit from the security of the Web Compliance Warranty, web sites firstly undergo a Compliance Review, which includes a full legal audit conducted by a specialist compliance solicitor and a Technical Review of the coding conventions against W3C Level ‘AA’ standards. Upon completion, a detailed report is produced documenting non-compliance issues and recommendations for achieving compliance. Where appropriate, standard wording for data protection, privacy and cookie policies will be provided for use directly on the web site.
The legal audit is repeated on a biannual basis whilst a technical report is produced monthly.
The Web Compliance Warranty covers
- The Disability Discrimination Act.
- The Data Protection Act.
- The Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations.
- The Electronic Commerce Regulations.
- The Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations.
In the highly unlikely event a claim for non-compliance is made Edgeworks Web Compliance Warranty will provide:
Legal Advice : Access to a specialist compliance solicitor to provide initial guidance as to the validity of the claim and summary advice in managing the claim.
Penalties and Fines : Reimburse the cost of any fines or penalties incurred by you as a result of breach of the legislation.
Programming : Where a web site has been created, hosted and maintained by Edgeworks we will cover the cost of any changes or amendments to the web site as are reasonably practical to prevent any continuing or future breach of the legislation. Where the web site has been created, hosted and maintained in-house or by another agency, Edgeworks will provide guidance to prevent any continuing or future breach of the legislation.
Brand Protection Programme : Access to a dedicated on-line PR specialist to advise you or your PR agency on how to counter any negative publicity arising as a consequence of non-compliance.