Irish Companies now have to add their Company Registration Details on website & Email footer
Is your Irish Web Site Legal
From April 1st 2007, if you are a limited company there are specific details which must be included on your website. These details are the same as the ones you must already legally display on your traditional correspondence such as letterheads and invoices. From April 2007, these legal requirements extend to Irish Websites and E-Mails. Non-compliance can be very costly with a range of fines.
You need to include:
- The place of registration of the company, the number with which it is registered and the address of its registered office
- In the case of a company exempt from the obligation to use the word “limited” or “teoranta” as part of its name, the fact that it is a limited company
- In the case of a company which is being wound up, the fact that it is being wound up
- If there is reference to the share capital of the company on any page of the website, the reference shall be to the paid-up share capital
These need to be included on the following pages:
- On the `about us` page as a minimum or on the footer of each page if you prefer, we recommend the footer include at a bare minimum your physical address and contact details
- In all your email correspondence, so if you don`t already use a footer or signature on your emails this is the time to start!
If you are not a limited company, please don`t forget that the Office of Data Protection requirement is that all websites require a privacy statement if they collect personal information such as an email address on a contact form, or cookies used for web statistics.