In these terms and conditions the following words shall have the following meanings:
|“Directory”||our online directory containing listings and information relating to legal professionals and legal organisations within the United Kingdom;|
|“listing”||a listing in our Directory;|
|“Technical Information”||any technical requirements we request that you adhere to in respect of your listing and its format, including but not limited to the standard and quality of reproduction of any text or pictures, the setting, style, delivery format, file configuration and size and wording;|
|“user”||an individual who browses our site.|
Our Directory is a directory intended to list legal professionals and organisations delivering legal services (“Purpose”).
We generally restrict those persons or businesses who wish to list in our Directory to those who fit in with our Purpose. However, we may in our discretion allow any business that we feel will benefit our Purpose to appear in our Directory.
Where in our absolute discretion we feel that your listing would not fit with our Purpose, we shall be entitled to refuse to upload or enter into any contract with you for such listing.
YOUR INFORMATION AND CONTENT STANDARDS
Where you provide us with information about you as part of our online listing, you shall ensure that you give true, complete and accurate information about yourself and/or your business.
Where your business is a regulated business, you may be required to submit evidence of your qualifications and/or accreditation.
You warrant, represent and undertake that from time to time:
Any material you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our site, or the use of content contained in your listing by other users of our website.
If you claim a listing on, or enter a listing into, our Directory you will be required to create a user account. You may change your listing or order additional services through this account. It is therefore imperative that you keep the password and user name of such account secure and you are responsible for restricting access to your computer, and to the extent permitted by applicable law you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. You should take all necessary steps to ensure that the password is kept confidential and secure and should inform us immediately if you have any reason to believe that your password has become known to anyone else, or if the password is being, or is likely to be used in an unauthorised manner.
Your listing must comply with any Technical Information we specify.
You warrant represent and undertake that:
UPLOAD, ALTERNATION AND LISTING CONTENT
We shall endeavour to upload your listing onto our site within 48 hours of receiving information from you. Bank holidays and weekends will not be taken into account when calculating the 48 hours. However, your listing may be uploaded immediately and, as we do not proof your listing, we encourage you to ensure the accuracy of your listing before proceeding.
We shall be entitled at any time to require you to amend any artwork, materials and copy for and relating to any listing, or refuse (without notice) to upload or publish any listing.
It is our policy to destroy all artwork, film, copy or other materials which have been in our possession for more than six (6) months from the date of their last use by us.
If your listing contains a link to another website we may request evidence that such linking has been approved or is permitted by the linked website owner. We reserve the right to delay uploading your listing if you fail to provide this to us. We further reserve the right to remove any links, or any other content, including your direct contact details in your listing.
If we receive a complaint about the content of a listing we may in our discretion, remove the listing from our site and we shall not be expected to verifying the accuracy or motivation for such complaint prior to removing the listing.
Where a user telephones us or submits a contact form using our website, they will have given us permission to forward their personal details to you for the purposes of your contacting them to discuss the services offered by you. You shall not use any user details provided by us to you for any other purpose unless you obtain the consent of the user in question and you shall at all times comply with the Data Protection Act 1998.
You shall indemnify us and keep us indemnified against all proceedings, claims, demands, damages, costs, expenses or any other loss whatsoever arising directly or indirectly as a result of:
We shall not be liable for:
If a listing contains an error caused by us and this detracts materially (in our opinion) from the listing, then provided you give written notice to us of the error within 5 days of its publication we will in our sole discretion either:
Our total liability under these terms and conditions shall not exceed the fees paid by you in respect of the listing, or or where permitted the fees paid by you to us in respect of users referred to you by us.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LICENCE
In claiming or submitting your listing to us, you grant to us a non-exclusive, worldwide licence (including the right to sub-license) to:
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IN OUR SITE AND YOUR LISTING
We retain all intellectual property rights in our site and in any trade mark owned by us and nothing in these terms and conditions shall be taken to grant any rights to you in respect of such intellectual property rights.
Title to and ownership of all intellectual property rights embodied by or otherwise incorporated into the listing shall remain with you and except as specified in your licence to us (given in the section above) nothing shall be construed to grant to us any right, title or interest in or to such intellectual property rights.
Any and all visitor data (such as name, address and e-mail address) that is collected through any user registration process or otherwise shall be owned by us and shall only be disclosed to you in so far as we are permitted to make such disclosure.
All payments due must be made by bank transfer, standing order, credit or debit card and any services you choose will contain details of the costs and payment frequency. The description of any services you choose are incorporated as terms into these terms and conditions.
If you fail to pay any amount when due, we reserve the right to remove your listing from our Directory.
We shall be entitled to charge interest on any outstanding balance owed to us at the rate of 7% above the base rate of HSBC Plc from the date that the payment became due until the date it is paid in full.
CANCELLATION & TERMINATION
You may cancel your listing at any time by giving us written notice and we shall use reasonable endeavours to remove your listing within 5 business days. Where you have subscribed for any services for a fixed term, no refund shall be due, irrespective of when you cancel during that term.
We shall be entitled (without prejudice to any other remedy available to us) to immediately cancel any contract with you if you:
We take our brand image extremely seriously and we reserve the right to terminate any contract with you and remove any listing from our site and/or Directory, as appropriate, if your style, approach, reputation, public image and target audience in our opinion results in a materially different association to that intended by us or is to our actual or perceived detriment.
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