1.1 These terms and conditions (the “Terms”) set out the basis on which you may browse and use our website, www.harbottle.com (the “Site”). Your use of the Site will be governed by these Terms and any other documents contained in these Terms, which will form a legal contract between us and you.
1.2 This Site is owned and operated by Harbottle & Lewis LLP (we, us or our).
1.3 You should read these Terms carefully before using the Site.
1.4 By accessing or using the Site or otherwise indicating your consent, you agree to be bound by these Terms and the documents referred to in them.
1.5 If you do not agree with or accept any of these Terms, you should stop using the Site immediately.
1.6 When we use the word “Content” in these Terms, we mean any text, images, video, audio or other multimedia content, software or other information or material submitted to or on the Site.
1.7 When we use the words “you” or “your” in these Terms, we mean the person who is accessing or using the Site or its Content.
2. About us
2.1 Harbottle & Lewis LLP is a provider of legal services in England. We are a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with number OC304954.
2.2 Our registered office address is Hanover House, 14 Hanover Square, London, W1S 1HP.
2.3 Our VAT number is GB 238 783817.
2.4 We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under SRA number 385792.
2.5 We are a member of the Law Society of England & Wales.
3. Contact us
3.1 If you have any questions about the Site, or if you would like to contact us for any reason please do so using the following details:
Address: Harbottle & Lewis LLP, Hanover House, 14 Hanover Square, London, W1S 1HP
DX: DX 44617 MAYFAIR
Telephone: 0207 667 5000
4. Changes to the Terms
4.1 We may revise these Terms from time to time.
4.2 Your use of the Site will be subject to the most recent version of the Terms available on the Site. We recommend that you read through the Terms available on the Site regularly so that you can be sure that you are aware of any changes that may apply.
6. Accuracy of information and availability of the Site
6.1 While we try to make sure that the Site is accurate, up-to-date and free from bugs, we do not promise or guarantee that it will be. Furthermore, we cannot promise that the Site will be fit or suitable for any purpose. Any reliance that you may place on the information on this Site is at your own risk.
6.2 Content is provided for your general information purposes only, and to inform you about our business, our services, news, features, and other websites that may be of interest. It does not constitute technical, financial, legal advice or any other type of advice, and should not be relied on for any purposes. You should obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the Content on our Site.
6.3 Although we make reasonable efforts to update the Content on our Site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the Content is accurate, complete or up-to-date.
6.4 Our Site is directed to people located in England. We do not represent that Content available on or through our Site is suitable or appropriate for use or available in other locations.
6.5 While we try to make sure that the Site is available for your use, we do not promise that the Site will available at all times, nor do we promise the uninterrupted use by you of the Site.
6.6 We may update and change our Site, and the Content on it, from time to time to reflect changes, including changes to our services, our users’ needs and our business priorities.
6.7 We do not guarantee that our Site, or any Content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of the Site at any time as we see fit.
7. Access and use of the Site
7.1 Our Site is not intended for children. If you are under the age of 18, please do not access our website at any time or in any manner.
7.2 You agree that you are solely responsible for:
7.2.1 ensuring that all persons who access our Site through your internet connection are aware of these Terms and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them;
7.2.2 all costs and expenses you may incur in relation to your use of the Site; and
7.2.3 keeping your password and other account details confidential.
7.3 If you choose to access the Site from locations outside England, you are responsible for compliance with local laws where they are applicable.
7.4 We seek to make the Site as accessible as possible. If you have any difficulties using the Site, please contact us using the details in the ‘contact us’ section above.
7.5 We may prevent or suspend your access to the Site if you do not comply with any part of these Terms, any terms or policies to which they refer or any applicable law.
7.6 You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our Site. You should use your own virus protection software.
7.7 You must not misuse the Site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or any 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. 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.
7.8 As a condition of your use of the Site, you agree:
7.8.1 not to use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful under any applicable law or prohibited by these Terms;
7.8.2 not to use the Site to commit any act of fraud;
7.8.3 not to use the Site for purposes of promoting unsolicited advertising or sending spam;
7.8.4 not to use the Site to simulate communications from us or another service or entity in order to collect identity information, authentication credentials, or other information (‘phishing’);
7.8.5 not to use the Site in any manner that disrupts the operation of our Site or business or the website;
7.8.6 not to use the Site in any manner that harms minors;
7.8.7 not to promote any unlawful activity;
7.8.8 not to represent or suggest that we endorse any other business, product or service unless we have separately agreed to do so in writing; and
7.8.9 not to use the Site to gain unauthorised access to or use of computers, data, systems, accounts or networks.
8. User accounts
8.1 To access and use certain parts of the Site, you will need to set up an account. You will be required to provide personal information about yourself (including your title, name, date of birth, email address, username and password).
8.3 If you choose, or you are provided with, a username, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.
8.4 If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your account details, username or password, or if your account details are lost, stolen, disclosed to an unauthorised third party, or otherwise compromised, you must promptly notify us using the contact details above. We accept no liability whatsoever for any loss or any damages (including direct, indirect, consequential, incidental and exemplary) caused by the loss, disclosure, or misuse of your account details, username or passwords.
8.5 Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to submit correspondence or upload content to our Site, such as a CV or job application, you warrant that it is:
8.5.1 your own original content and lawfully submitted;
8.5.2 factually accurate or your own genuinely held belief;
8.5.3 provided with the necessary consent of any third party;
8.5.4 not in breach of any intellectual property rights of any third party;
8.5.5 not defamatory or likely to give rise to an allegation of defamation;
8.5.6 not in violation of any data protection or privacy laws;
8.5.7 not offensive, obscene, sexually explicit, discriminatory or deceptive; and
8.5.8 unlikely to cause offence, embarrassment or annoyance to others.
8.6 We have the right to disable or terminate any account, username or password with or without notice, at our sole discretion, at any time, and for any reason.
8.7 When you upload content to the Site, you agree to indemnify Harbottle & Lewis, and its officers, employees and agents against any claim, demand, injury, direct or indirect damage, loss or cost, liability, right of action or claim for compensation in contract, under statute or in tort (including negligence) arising, in whole or in part, as a result of the content you upload, or any activity that is expressed in these Terms to be your responsibility.
8.8 We shall have no liability to you for any loss caused by your failure or inability to upload content to the Site (for example, a failure or inability to complete a job application via the Site).
8.9 We shall have no liability for any loss or any damages (including direct, indirect, consequential, incidental and exemplary), if you are not given, or do not obtain a job for any reason, or if there is any deficiency or inaccuracy in the Site caused by a lack of maintenance of the Site or in relation to the accuracy, sufficiency or otherwise of your application.
8.10 We shall have no liability to you in respect of any loss or damage (including consequential loss or damage) which may be suffered or incurred or which may arise directly or indirectly in respect of services supplied by us on the Site.
9. Ownership, use and intellectual property rights
9.1 This Site, Content and all intellectual property rights in it, are owned by us, our licensors or both (as applicable). Intellectual property rights means rights such as: copyright (including copyright in software and databases), moral rights, registered and unregistered trade marks and service marks, domain names, registered and unregistered design rights, database rights, patents and all other intellectual property rights of any kind whether or not they are registered or unregistered (anywhere in the world). We, and our licensors, reserve all of our and their rights in any intellectual property in connection with these Terms. This means, for example, that we and they remain owners of them and free to use them as we and they see fit.
9.2 Nothing in these Terms grants you any legal rights in the Site other than as necessary to enable you to access the Site. You agree not to adjust to try to circumvent or delete any notices contained on the Site (including any intellectual property notices) and in particular in any digital rights or other security technology embedded or contained within the Site.
9.3 “Harbottle” (TM no. UK00003285489), “Harbottle & Lewis” and “Harbottle and Lewis” (TM no. UK00003285491) are UK registered trade marks of Harbottle & Lewis LLP. “H&L” (TM no. UK00003291621) is a pending UK trade mark of Harbottle & Lewis LLP. Other trade marks and trade names may also be used on this Site. The use of any trade marks on the Site is strictly prohibited unless you have our prior written permission.
9.4 You may download extracts, of any page(s) from the Site, provided that:
9.4.1 the material shall not be reproduced or included in any other work or publication in any medium (including digitally or physically);
9.4.2 the material may not be modified or altered in any way;
9.4.3 you may only use the material for personal, non-commercial purposes;
9.4.4 the material may not be distributed or sold to any third party; and
9.4.5 you do not remove any copyright or other proprietary notices contained in the material.
9.5 If you use, print off, copy or download any part of our Site in breach of these Terms, your right to use our Site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.
10. Hyperlinks and third party sites
10.1 The Site may contain hyperlinks or references to third party websites other than the Site. Any such hyperlinks or references are provided for your convenience only. We have no control over third party websites, and accept no legal responsibility for any content, material or information contained in them. The display of any hyperlink and reference to any third party website does not mean that we endorse that third party’s website, products or services. Your use of a third party website may be governed by the terms and conditions of that third party website.
11. Linking to our Site
11.1 You may link to any page of the Site, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists, nor establish a link to the Site in any website that is not owned by you. You must not link to our Site for any commercial purposes.
11.2 We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
12. Limitation of our liability
12.1 You acknowledge that the Site has not been developed to meet your individual requirements. You agree not to use the Site for resale purposes.
12.2 We have no liability to you for any loss or any damages (including direct, indirect, consequential, incidental and exemplary) in the event that this Site is unavailable (including any interruption, suspension or termination) for any reason, including due to computer or communications link downtime attributable to malfunction, upgrades or preventative or remedial maintenance activities.
12.3 We shall have no liability to you for any breach of these Terms caused by any event or circumstance beyond our reasonable control including, but not limited to, strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes; breakdown of systems or network access; and flood, fire, explosion or accident.
12.4 We have no liability to you for any unforeseeable loss or damage, such as loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
12.5 Unless prohibited by law, our maximum aggregate liability under or in connection with these Terms whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, shall in all circumstances be limited to £50.00.
12.6 You shall indemnify us in the event that we incur any claims, costs, damages, losses, or other liability as result of any your actions or omissions at any date, or through using the Site or Content in breach of these Terms.
12.7 Nothing in these Terms excludes our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence.
13.1 The Terms do not create or infer any rights that are enforceable by any person who is not a party to them.
13.2 We may transfer our rights and obligations under these Terms to another organisation, but this will not affect your rights or our obligations under these Terms. You may only transfer your rights or obligations under these Terms to another person if we agree in writing.
13.3 If we decide not to exercise or enforce any right that we have against you at a particular time, then this does not prevent us from later deciding to exercise or enforce that right.
13.4 Each of the conditions of these Terms operates separately. If any court or competent authority decides that any of them are unlawful or unenforceable, the remaining conditions will remain in full force and effect.
13.5 These Terms and any non-contractual obligations arising out of them shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.