Skip to main content

Your e-commerce site may attract liability globally


Websites and online business models have to be careful on account of liabilities that they may face in a global business environment. Legal support is required to understand global laws to ensure that there is no loophole that exposes the online business to non-compliance of laws in any country or to violation of any set regulations. Liability on internet may also arise due to linking (inserting a link to another relevant or irrelevant site) in the site content, framing (opening another website inside the html frame of the client site), fraud, libel or defamation, trademark or copyright infringement or invasion of privacy of the users. The liabilities of the client in executing the online business may be divided into statutory, contractual or torturous.
Client offering goods and services online must have an online contract to which the customer, doing business with him online, must consent. The contract needs to be carefully drafted to protect the website owner from liability and should address the key terms and conditions for the provisions of goods or services. The contract should clearly establish the exact time and manner of acceptance of the contract. In the event of dispute or breach of contract, the liability of the owner of the website would be limited only to the extent of the terms of the contract. Depending on the type of business, the client’s online business would also have to comply with the provisions of the law, federal or state, in that jurisdiction. Since jurisdictions across the world differ with respect to statutory compliance and permitted activities, the online business would, in addition to the local laws, also be required to comply with the requirements of the statutes of the countries in which the website would be vastly accessed. Failure to conform to foreign regulations may lead to liability under such law. Liability under tort may arise due to wrongful intrusion of the business or illegal defamation or any remark or action that may cause damage to someone’s property or reputation. Though no contractual relationship may be existent or the intrusion or injury is inadvertent, the website owner may be liable for wrongful injury. As per law of torts, the client owes a duty to the user and is bound to take reasonable care to avoid any harm that may be done.

Popular posts from this blog

The Clock is Ticking : BACKWARD FOR WOMEN

Sometimes it is just a customary sound; but a movement that takes us backward; instead of steering us forward.

2017 and 2018 have been the most regressive years in the progress of women. 

Since Trump became the President of the United States of America, a new culture of suppression of women rights has unleashed worldwide.  He has slowly degraded Women Rights by attacking fair pay legislation, defunding reproductive rights and changing the definition of violence against women. His attitude towards women is evident from the way he treats women and his objectification of the whole gender. In response, the women rights movement has revived itself, only to become negative and vicious.

No one wins when we have to fight. It is still a pity that we have to wave flags, march, hoist posters and commemorate each other on this day every year. We should not have to. 




The global economy could be enriched by about $160tn (£120tn) if women earned as much as men. 

No Zaghari-Ratcliffe should have to be in …

How should you deal with Bullies ?

It could be someone you know or someone you barely know. Bullying is the act of directing aggressive, intimidating, or threatening behaviors that are directed at an individual with the intent to cause physical or emotional harm.



Bullying can take on a variety of forms and can be in-person or through the use of electronics and technology, called cyberbullying. While this list isn’t exhaustive, you may be a victim of bullying and/or cyberbullying if someone: Subjects you to verbal taunts aimed to embarrass or humiliate youManipulates you into giving up possessions or money for fear of harm or embarrassmentPushes, shoves, kicks, or otherwise physically harms youSends and/or forwards to others any insulting emails, texts, videos, photos, or social media posts that are derogatory or untrueImpersonates you on social media to embarrass you or share your private informationUses electronic messages (texts, Facebook posts, etc.) with angry or threatening languageWhat can you do?
Bullies are weak p…

Avaya is out of its Chapter 11 Bankruptcy . I remember our first Avaya Project

Those were the days! Being one the largest resellers and specialists for Avaya Customer Interaction Centers and then their Distributors was just another story.

I was going over my old archives and came across the first time we won the Project of the Year Award for delivering the most impossible software and hardware integration of a customer interaction center in 90 crazy days and nights in Doha. I don't think the team slept for more than a year. We wouldn't go back home for days and live in fear of downtime ad infinitum, ad nauseum. The cost per minute of downtime was $60,000.

There were no weekends, there were no vacations. All we knew was to deliver this most important opportunity of our lifetime.

When we did get the time; we would get into monopoly warzones in the employee housing to keep sanity or watch pirated dvds of Prison Break and nonstop  Keifer Sutherland's 24.

It was just a never-ending spiral to build a company, to work so hard to beat a market that had never…