Types of E-Contracts and Their Legal Compliance: Guiding Netizens towards Fair and Transparent Internet Usage

  • Sreeja Chatterjee
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  • Sreeja Chatterjee

    Student at Symbiosis Law School, Pune, India

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Abstract

In the digital era when everything is made available to us at the click of a button, we unknowingly enter into an invisible contract with every such click. Although there are legislations in place to protect the consumer from any loss that may arise from one such contract, they are largely insufficient as usually, the principle of standard contracts are followed. This article discusses the legal provisions in place with respect to electronic contracts and their enforceability. The two major types of electronic contracts entered into by users or customers in the digital medium are discussed. The article goes on to point out the challenges that come from these one-sided contracts drafted by a party in a position of superior bargaining power. It is aimed at educating netizens on the reality of the agreements and encourages them to have thorough knowledge of the terms and conditions they give their assent to.

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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 3, Page 1548 - 1553

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.11631

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