TERMS OF USE

These terms of use (the “Terms”) (together with the documents referred to in it) govern all contents and use of the website http://russells.co.uk/ (the “Site”).

Please read these Terms carefully before using the Site. By visiting or using this Site and/or any content or materials available you agree to be bound by these Terms.

We may revise these Terms from time to time at our sole discretion. Please check this page regularly to take notice of any changes We may have made, as your use of the Site will be subject the version of the Terms posted on the Site at the time of such visit.

Our Privacy Policy, which sets out the terms on which We process any personal data We collect from you, or that you provide to Us by using the Site or emailing Us, also applies to your use of the Site. By using the Site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate. Please note that our Privacy Policy also sets out information about the cookies we use on the Site.

1. INFORMATION ABOUT US

1.1 This Site is owned and operated by Russells Solicitors (“We” / “Us”). We are a partnership and our main trading address is Regency House, 1-4 Warwick Street, London, W1B 5LJ. Our VAT number is GB234228287.

1.2 We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, SRA No. 54716. The rules governing our professional conduct can be found on the Solicitors Regulation Authority website.

2 ACCESSING AND USING OUR SITE

2.1 You hereby agree to access and use the Site and all the material or content appearing on the Site (the “Content”) in accordance with these Terms.

2.2 We do not guarantee that the Site or Content will always be available or be uninterrupted, free from errors or omissions, and We shall not be liable to you if for any reason the Site or any Content is unavailable at any time or for any period.

2.3 Access to the Site is permitted on a temporary basis and may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond our control.

2.4 At our discretion We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of the Site without notice, and if We do so, you must not circumvent or bypass (or attempt to do so) any access restriction measures on the Site.

2.5 You are responsible for: (i) making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Site; and (ii) ensuring that all persons who access the Site through your internet connection are aware of these Terms and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

2.6 You may not use the Site in any way that breaches or infringes any applicable local, national or international law (including copyright law) or regulation or in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.

2.7 You agree that when using the Site you will not and you will not assist anyone to:

(a) subject the Site or the Content to any derogatory treatment or use them in such a way that would bring Us into disrepute, or cause Us to incur liability to any third party;

(b) reverse engineer, de-compile, disassemble, adapt, modify, copy, reproduce, lend, hire, sub-license, create derivative works from, broadcast, distribute, commercially exploit or transmit in any other way the Site or any Content except as permitted in these Terms;

(c) directly or indirectly charge others for accessing any Content or commercialise or attempt to re-sell such Content in any way; and

(d) directly or indirectly suggest any endorsement or approval by Us of a product or service (for instance, a website) or any entity other than Us, or product or content or any belief or opinion expressed within a product or service.

3 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

3.1 We (together with our licensors) own and control all the copyright and other intellectual property rights in the Site and all the Content.

3.2 You may view, download and print any Content subject to the following conditions:

(a) the Site and the Content shall only be used for your personal purposes and shall never be used for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence or permission to do so from Us or Our licensors;

(b) the Content shall not be reproduced, distributed, published, transmitted, extracted, re-utilised, or included in any other work or publication;

(c) the Content (including any printed and/or digital copies of the Content) may not be modified or altered in any way;

(d) the Content shall not be distributed or sold to any third party;

(e) you must not use any illustrations, photographs, or any graphics separately from any accompanying text; and

(f) you shall not remove any copyright or other proprietary notices contained in the Content and our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on the Site must always be acknowledged.

3.3 Nothing in these Terms gives you any right, title or interest in the Content and you do not acquire any such right, title or interest through your use of the Site.

3.4 Any other use of the Content (except as expressly permitted in these Terms) is expressly prohibited unless agreed in writing by Us or as permitted by applicable law. Any copying, reproduction, modification, distribution, sale or use of any Content other than as expressly permitted herein shall represent an infringement of our intellectual property rights.

4 NO RELIANCE ON INFORMATION

4.1 The Content is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to legal or other professional advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from taking, any action on the basis of the content on the Site.

4.2 Although We make reasonable efforts to ensure that the Content is correct and to update the information on the Site, We make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied that the Content is accurate, complete or up-to-date. We may make changes to the Content, or to the services, events and publications described in it, at any time without notice. You acknowledge that the Content may be out of date, and We are under no obligation nor make any commitment to update it.

4.3 We reserve the right to modify, suspend or discontinue any part of or all of the Site, and to stop publishing the Site, at any time without any advance notice. Save to the extent expressly provided otherwise in these Terms, you will not be entitled to any compensation or other payment upon the modification, suspension or discontinuance of any parts of the Site, or if We stop publishing the Site.

5 LIMITATION OF OUR LIABILITY

5.1 Nothing in these Terms excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by law.

5.2 Except as expressly provided in these Terms, the Site and all Content provided through it are provided on an “as is” basis without representation or warranty of any kind, either express or implied (whether by common law, custom, statute or otherwise). To the fullest extent permitted by law, We exclude all conditions, warranties, statements, representations or other terms which may apply to the Site or the Content, whether express or implied.

5.3 You expressly agree that your use of the Site and/or Content is at your own risk.

5.4 We shall not be liable to any user for: (i) any loss, claim or damage; (ii) any indirect loss, claim or damage, or any punitive, special, incidental or consequential damages of any kind that are not directly associated with the incident that caused your claim; or (iii) any loss of profit or loss of savings or loss or corruption of data (in each case whether direct or indirect), in each case whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising out of or in connection with:

(a) the use of, or inability to use, the Site or the Content;

(b) any failure or delay in the use of any component of the Site or the Content (including by reason of unavailability of the Site and/or the Content); or

(c) the use of or reliance upon the Content.

6 VIRUSES

6.1 We do not guarantee that the Site or any Content will be secure or free from bugs, viruses or other harmful components.

6.2 You are responsible for: (i) configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access the Site; and (ii) using your own virus protection software.

6.3 You must not misuse the Site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Site, the server on which the Site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Site. You must not attack the Site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you could be committing a criminal offence. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and We will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the Site will cease immediately.

6.4 We shall not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the Site or to your downloading of any Content, or on any website linked to it.

7 BREACHES OF THESE TERMS

7.1 We shall have the right to stop making all or part of the Site available to you with immediate effect and without notice if:

(a) in our sole reasonable opinion you are using the Site in any way that may constitute derogatory treatment of the Site or might bring Us into disrepute or in a way that might be considered to be prejudicial to our image;

(b) you breach these Terms in a way that cannot be corrected, or you fail to correct a breach within a reasonable period of time if We ask you to do so; or

(c) there is, in our sole reasonable opinion, a reason why your access to the Site must be withdrawn.

7.2 In addition, failure to comply with this Terms constitutes a material breach of these Terms and We may decide to take any or all of the following actions:

(a) immediately, temporarily or permanently withdraw your right to use the Site;

(b) issue of a warning to you;

(c) issue legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach;

(d) take further legal action against you; and/or

(e) disclose such information to law enforcement authorities as We reasonably feel is necessary, or are required to provide in accordance with applicable law.

7.3 We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of these Terms. The responses described in these Terms are not limited, and We may take any other action We reasonably deem appropriate.

8 INDEMNITY

You agree to indemnify, keep indemnified, defend and hold Us and each of our respective partners, officers, directors, employees, information providers and licensors harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, liability, demands, losses, costs and expenses (including but not limited to our legal fees and expenses) incurred or suffered by any of such parties and any claims or legal proceedings which are brought or threatened arising out of or in connection with: (i) your use of the Site or the Content; or (ii) any violation of these Terms or of any law or the rights of any third party.

9 LINKING TO THE SITE AND LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITE

9.1 You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal, does not damage our reputation or takes advantage of it and is neither misleading nor deceptive.

9.2 You must not:
(a) provide an electronic link to any other page of the Site or to any other documents hosted on the Site, or frame the Site without our prior written consent;
(b) establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists; or
(c) establish a link to the Site in any website that is not owned by you.

9.3 We reserve our right to withdraw linking permission without notice, at any time and you agree to remove such a link immediately.

9.4 If you wish to make any use of content on the Site other than that set out above, please contact media@russells.co.uk.

9.4 We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linking to the Site. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by Us of those websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

9.5 Where the Site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources and do not approve, check or endorse these sites in any way. Your access to such third party website is at your own risk. We therefore make no warranties or representations whatsoever about any such site and/or the services that they may provide. We shall not be liable for the content, accuracy, compliance with relevant laws or accessibility of any information, data, advice or statements or for the quality of any products or services available on such sites or any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

10 MISCELLANEOUS

10.1 Any failure or delay by Us to enforce any of our rights under these Terms is not to be taken as or deemed to be a waiver of that or any other right unless We acknowledge and agree to such a waiver in writing.

10.2 You may not assign, sub-licence or otherwise transfer any of the rights granted to you in these Terms to any other person.

10.3 If any part of these Terms is found to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable then that part shall be deemed deleted from these Terms. Such deletion shall not affect the validity, legality or enforceability of the remainder of these Terms.

10.4 These Terms, their subject matter and formation, are governed by English law. You and We both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction.

11 CONTACT US

11.1 To contact Us, please email media@russells.co.uk.

11.2 We will not consider unsolicited emails as confidential nor do these create a lawyer-client relationship with Us.

11.3 We do not accept service by email of court proceedings, other proceedings or formal notices of any kind without specific prior written agreement.

11.4 All our incoming messages are subject to screening for suspected spam. This means that your email may not reach its intended recipient. If you are uncertain an email you sent has reached the intended recipient, We recommend you separately alert that person by an alternative communication method.

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