E-Commerce and Online Platform Legal Services

Your online platform is either up and running, or you’re about to launch a new online service offering when suddenly, you realise that your online platform is governed by many laws which you may know nothing about. If you’re a retailer, SaaS, Marketplace or Payments Facilitator you need to know that compliance is no laughing matter, but it’s also not exactly the kind of excitement which gets you out of bed in the morning.

That is, unless you’re a data protection and compliance lawyer at Legalese. At Legalese, our many years of experience in the field of data compliance, privacy law, online and e-commerce regulation means that we’re able to offer comprehensive, full-spectrum legal support to anyone running an e-commerce platform or website in South Africa.

Data protection and privacy policy consulting

We will hold your hand through the entire development, launch and operational stages of your online platform, to help you understand what laws apply to the services you provide online, regardless of whether it’s a marketplace, direct retailer or any other format of online operation. We can draft the website policies and terms you will need to develop, launch and run lawfully in South Africa.

Where necessary, we can also engage regulators on your behalf to gain a better understanding on new and developing areas of the law that your platform may be operating in. We will ensure that your platform is legal from inception to operation, with legal assistance offered all the way along your journey.

What can we offer you?



Have a substantive consult to obtain an introduction and “map” into all of the laws and regimes governing your platform’s operation in SA. This is great for understanding all of the laws applicable to you, and for planning and prioritising your compliance with them.



We draft brand-new, bespoke Website Terms and Conditions of Use which not only satisfy the laws applicable to your platform’s services, but also provide you with solid protections for when the law fails you. We can also review and update your existing Terms and data privacy policy to ensure they’re lawful and useful.



We can draft all of your data privacy policies, train your staff and assist with all internal data handling processes to get you ready for the new era of data protection and privacy under either POPI or the GDPR.



We conduct pre-launch or during-development platform run-throughs to ascertain your current compliance and determine what remains to be done.

Price list



Combined Website Policy (POPI Standard)

R8 510.00

Combined Website Policy (GDPR Standard)

R9 340.00

Stand-Alone Privacy Policy (POPI Standard)

R5 910.00

Stand-Alone Privacy Policy (GDPR Standard)

R6 850.00

excl. VAT