As part of our internet law & eCommerce practice, we provide eCommerce agreements services.

Electronic commerce is also known as eCommerce or e-commerce. eCommerce is any type of business or commercial transaction involving the transfer of information, products, or services across computer networks. eCommerce agreements disclose the contractual relationship and obligations between a website owner and its commercial users.

eCommerce Agreements

Electronic commerce agreements include terms for the various activities to be performed via internet commerce transactions. These agreements provide a business with protections regarding third party services and transactions as well as limit liabilities. Additionally, they come in all forms and relate to virtually any type of internet commerce transactions.Therefore, Internet business owners should seek advice from knowledgeable attorneys with experience drafting eCommerce agreements.

eCommerce Technologies

Internet commerce draws on several different types of technology, such as:

  • mobile payments

  • electronic funds transfer

  • Internet marketing

  • online transaction processing

  • electronic data interchange

  • modern Internet coding

Additionally, eCommerce refers to many different business aspects, for example:

  • online shopping websites for retail sales direct to consumers

  • online marketplaces where third parties may sell to consumers

  • business-to-business buying and selling

  • electronic data interchanges between businesses

  • marketing through social media use as well as other Internet means

  • online flash sales

Given the variety of eCommerce businesses and their specific needs, their websites often encounter a number of different legal issues. We provide guidance to Internet business owners on the legal requirements needed for their particular business activities as well as platform type.

Online Business Laws

We assist with limiting legal liability when it comes to engaging in eCommerce. Because Internet commerce generally triggers federal law, many business owners may be unaware of the rules and regulations that apply to them.

We audit and analyze current procedures and policies to advise on properly conducting business via the Internet. Our experience in intellectual property law as well as business law allows us to provide cost-efficient strategies and solutions while ensuring compliance with relevant state or federal laws.

eCommerce Agreement Disputes and Litigation

Read more about our litigation services at our intellectual property litigation overview page and our business litigation overview page, including Breach of Contract Litigation, Domain Name Litigation, UDRP Domain Name Proceedings, and Fraud Litigation.

Global eCommerce and International Business

Read our International Business overview page for information regarding International Licensing, International Technology Transactions, and Global eCommerce and other international business services.

Additional Insights Regarding eCommerce Agreements

For more information on e-commerce agreements, see our Legal Insights and Industry Solutions pages.