Standard Terms And Conditions Of An Electronic Contract Under Spanish Law

In order to foster the development of e-commerce, several regulations have been enacted in Spain, aimed at boosting consumers’ confidence. Among these regulations, the Spanish Act on Standard Terms and Conditions (“Spanish STC Act”) applies to any standard terms of contract that a seller uses in relation to consumers. Its purpose is to provide equal treatment of the parties to agreements. This Act is applicable to all the on-line merchants dealing with Spanish consumers.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is the scope of application of the Decree?
What are the main provisions of this Decree?
What practical solutions derive from this Decree?

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