Distance Selling and Hyperlinks

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It is not adequate to direct consumers to the necessary information to be provided in a 'durable medium' by way of hyperlink.

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As many clients still struggle with compliance with Distance Selling Regulations the European Court of Justice has ruled that it is not adequate to direct consumers to the necessary information to be provided in a ‘durable medium’ by way of hyperlink.  

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