aze_kool wrote:Just a similing comment : English is an International Language and is spoken all over the world also in those countries where english is not a native language.
Can only smile ... you would be surprised to see how many people in Europea wether speak nor understand English.
And legal texts have to be displayed in the language the visitor / customer can understand.
So if the visitor comes from Germany, the language has to be in German.
Also the displayed texts, especially terms, withdrawal, shipping, etc.
Worth to talk about.
Where as EU-Laws about eCommerce might make sense.
But i can't absorb the fact that in there are people who misuse this law to their own benefit. they just search eCommerce sites and look for these incompatibility of EU-Laws in a smallest detail and send you the legal notices. one has to pay Money (it can go to 3 digit numbers )for just not making your site compatible in time with new EU-Laws.
A few years ago, especially in Germany there was one guy, guess his name was 'Grafenreuther' or something.
A laywer specialized to punish websites/shops with nothing - well based only on some regulations.
All current regulations are built because too many ignorants (called customers) are living in this world who are thinking if the (for example) last button before the payment is not clearly displayed as 'Kostenpflichtig Kaufen' (in German - translate it by yourself) he has nothing to pay.
Another regulation is the actual withdrawal - now valid for all 28 EU countries.
Before we had nearly 17 different regulations / adivces.
Some of these regulations maybe are stupid, but overall they make sence.
They should cover customers - and not shopowners.
Because too many shops in the past - and currently many which are not located inside the EU, e.g. USA - are only built to make cash as fast as possible.
Customer has to pay ... and will never see purchased articles.
If you want to ask where the goods are, either the website is closed, no telephone number available or the email adress (if given) is wrong.
This and more is protected by the EU-Laws.
Or do you buy in a shop via the web which has no physical address, no real existing telephone number, nobody to reach for?
And about the punishments: they could get up until 100.000,- Euro ... per case.
A bit more then 3 digits.