While the rules for each country are different, the rules for the UK are pretty clear. Whether you sell online from your website, showcase products or simply promote the services your company provides though your website you should be aware of the legislation that applies to you and your website.
We have written a short series of articles in our web design encyclopedia to help you understand the basics. You will need to consider the following legislation specifically:
- Data Protection Act 1998
- Distance Selling Act 2000
- Ecommerce Directive 2002
Full details are here: http://www.arkom.co.uk/web-design-encyclopedia/legal-requirements-for-websites/