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Please read carefully the following terms (‘these Terms’) for the use of www.globalaw.net (‘the Site’), the website of the Globalaw International Law Group (‘Globalaw’). You can print off these Terms, or store them in your computer, for future reference. By using the Site, you agree to be legally bound by these Terms.

1. ABOUT

The Site is provided by Globalaw Limited (‘we/us’), a limited liability company registered in Jersey under (registered) number 82178 whose registered office is at PO Box 1075, Elizabeth House, 9 Castle Street, St Helier, Jersey JE4 2QP, Channel Islands, United Kingdom.

2. USE OF THE SITE

2.1 The Site provides information about Globalaw and its members. The content of the Site is for general information only and should not be regarded as constituting legal or other advice or an offer to provide legal services. If you need legal advice on a specific matter please contact us and we will refer you to one or more member law firms of Globalaw in the appropriate jurisdiction. Certain sections of the Site are available to Globalaw members only (called the “login” section).

2.2 You may use the Site only for your own personal purposes or for the internal purposes of your business, and (unless you are a member of Globalaw) not for the purposes of providing any commercial or other service based on the Site or its content.

The Members Only sections of the Site allows you (once you have registered) to exchange information and other content, and otherwise communicate with other users of the Site. In using the Members Only sections of the Site, you must not:

  1. upload any content to the Site which infringes any intellectual property, privacy rights or other rights of any other person; or
  2. post or upload any content that contains a virus or other malicious code.

2.3 You must comply with all applicable laws in using the Site, and must not use the Site for any illegal or immoral purpose or impersonate any other person, or transmit any defamatory, infringing, obscene, harmful or otherwise objectionable or illegal material through the Site.

2.4 We reserve the right to suspend the Site at any time for operational, regulatory, legal or other reasons.

2.5 We cannot guarantee that the Site will be provided without interruption. Although all reasonable attempts will be made to ensure that the server that makes the Site available is bug and virus free, we cannot provide any guarantee in this respect.

2.6 We may terminate your use of the Site with immediate effect if you breach any of these Terms.

3. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

3.1 The Site and its content are protected by intellectual property rights including copyright, as detailed in our Copyright Notice. Globalaw reserves its rights in such intellectual property.

3.2 You may copy extracts or extract quotes from articles or pages on the Site and distribute them to individual third parties for these purposes, provided that the source is clearly acknowledged. The authors of the material on the Site reserve their moral rights.

3.3 Subject to the above paragraph, you may not copy, download, adapt, alter, modify, rent, lease, sell, distribute, communicate or make available to the public or create derivative works of any content on the Site, in whole or in part.

4. OUR LIABILITY

4.1 The Site is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis and we do not guarantee that the Site will be available or suitable for your expectations or requirements. If your computer equipment does not support relevant technology, including encryption, you may not be able to use certain services or access certain information on the Site. Where messaging services are available on the Site, we will not be responsible for any failure of electronic messages or images (whether via the internet or SMS) sent through the Site to reach your intended recipient.

4.2 The Site is accessed via the World Wide Web which is independent of us. Your use of the World Wide Web is solely at your own risk and subject to all applicable national and international laws and regulations. We do not represent that the Site is appropriate or available for use in any jurisdiction other than the United Kingdom. We shall have no responsibility for any information or service obtained by you on the World Wide Web.

4.3 The content of the Site has been compiled from a variety of sources and is subject to change without notice. We use reasonable care in compiling and presenting the content of the Site, but we can give no guarantee that the content is complete, accurate or up to date.

4.4 Neither we nor Globalaw shall under any circumstances be liable for any unforeseeable loss or any business loss, including loss of profit, which results from the use of, or the inability to use, the Site.

4.5 Nothing in these Terms is intended to limit or exclude any liability for death or personal injury arising from negligence or for fraudulent misrepresentation or any other liability which may not be excluded by law.

5. PRIVACY POLICY

6. DEALINGS WITH THIRD PARTIES AND LINKS

6.1 The Site may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other web sites or resources. As we have no control over such sites and resources (other than individual websites of Globalaw members), we are not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, do not endorse and are not liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources.

6.2 Before supplying any personal information to any other website, we recommend that you check that website’s privacy policy. We do not accept responsibility for the protection of any data supplied to other sites.

7. COOKIES

7.1 When you visit the Site we may store a small piece of information (commonly called a “cookie”) on the hard drive of your computer to store and sometimes track information about you. A cookie helps you get the best out of the Site and helps us to provide you with a more personalised service. Cookies do not collect any personal information about the user. We use cookies so that you do not have to re-enter your details each time you visit the Site, and to track how the Site is used and to improve and update our content.

7.2 You can block or erase cookies from your computer if you want to (your browser’s help screen or manual should tell you how to do this), but certain parts of the Site are reliant on the use of cookies to operate correctly and may not work correctly if you set your browser not to accept cookies.

8. GENERAL INFORMATION

8.1 These Terms and the relationship between you and us shall be governed by the laws of England and the English courts shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute.

8.2 We reserve the right to change any of these Terms from time to time without prior notice, such changes becoming effective immediately upon posting to the Site. By continuing to use the Site, you will be deemed to accept any such changes.

8.3 If you have any queries or complaints regarding the Site, please contact us at the postal or email address given in the Contact Us page on the Site.

COPYRIGHT NOTICE

All information on this Site is © Globalaw Limited 2002 – 2011. All rights reserved.