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Acai berry/free trial offer site legality in the UK

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by chris1989, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. chris1989

    chris1989 Newbie

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    Just thinking of creating a site like these acai berry "free trial" sites but selling different things with the same payment system type.

    Does anyone know the legality of doing this in the UK or even better what laws would apply or a solicitor who specialises in this area? If you have experience doing this yourself that would be great but any input greatly appreciated.

    I was also thinking about the legality of selling something for human consumption promising certain effects i.e. weight loss, without it being licensed for that or even consumption.

    Thanks,
    Chris
     
  2. blackhataffiliate

    blackhataffiliate Senior Member

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    I do not know specific UK laws, but I would make them aware in the terms of service about the negative option clause and that you do not control fulfillment, refunds, etc and that they need to contact the company that they order the product from for any issues. I have seen a couple of sites that place a statement in small print under the order button that says "by accepting the free trial you agree to be bound by terms of service".
     
  3. rps1969

    rps1969 Newbie

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    Using "by accepting the free trial you agree to be bound by terms of service" will not always work here in the UK, simply because legally the seller themselves are bound by terms of service laws governing the UK. If you want to sell here in the UK then abide by our rules.. Oh and expect a lot of chargback too...!!!