We can conduct an website audit for you to ascertain the extent to which your website complies with applicable law. This is different to where we do a review of a particular automatic or electronic process. Often they are related because a website may have one or more automatic or electronic processes.

How you benefit from a website audit

  • Grow your business by building trust with the visitors to your website
  • Avoid legal problems, difficulties, and disputes by managing your legal risks
  • Avoid costly litigation
  • Avoid fines and imprisonment by complying with the laws related to website and electronic transactions
  • Follow best practice

The legal issues we focus on

We focus on, amongst others, issues around:

  1. the design of the website (different issues flow from whether it was developed and designed in-house or by an outside advertising agency or website developer),
  2. copyright,
  3. the contractual terms – terms and conditions and privacy policies,
  4. so-called website “linking” and “framing”,
  5. trade marks,
  6. domain names,
  7. security,
  8. payment mechanisms,
  9. consumer protection, and
  10. the processing of personal information – privacy and data protection.

We review the website (including the current terms and conditions and privacy policy) and perform a GAP analysis where we assess the extent to which an organisation is “compliant” with applicable law.  We often have to ask various questions to gather additional information related to the web site that we require to conduct the audit.   Where necessary, we recommend solutions which would ensure compliance with South African regulatory requirements and implement best practice where sound business practice, rather than a legal requirement, dictate that the risk be managed.

A practical Website Audit Report that translates into action

The deliverable is a written website audit report.  The audit report includes a table setting out:

  • The compliance or risk issue
  • Our observation or the current status
  • Whether the website is compliant or not
  • Whether there is a risk or not
  • Our suggested recommendation or control

The report also includes an action plan to ensure that the audit results in action being taken that adds value to the website and the website owner.


If you are interested, please complete the form on the right or enquire now. We will contact you to find out more about your requirements and give you a quote.