Terms and Conditions
Our website (Site) is operated for, and contains information about, Womble Bond Dickinson and the Womble Bond Dickinson Entities and is intended to provide general information only. If you have registered for a subscription service with Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP, please also refer to your subscription contract terms and conditions (Subscription Contract).
If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use this Site.
By accessing this Site you agree that you: will comply with all applicable laws and regulatory requirements relating to your use of this Site; will comply with all reasonable instructions we give you relating to this Site; and not to use this Site to distribute any information or data in contravention of any regulation or legislation.
We hope that the information and materials on our Site will be of interest to you. However, no warranty, representation or other assurance is given that the information and materials contained on our Site are complete, up to date or free from errors or inaccuracies.
Nothing on our Site constitutes legal, financial or other professional advice and nothing on our Site should be taken or construed as such. You should consult a suitably qualified lawyer or other relevant professional on any specific problem or matter.
We accept no liability (whether arising in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise) for: (i) loss, damage or expense of any kind (including, without limitation, loss of data, loss of income or revenue, loss of profit, loss of business, loss of goodwill, damage to property and all other direct, indirect or consequential loss and damage); and (ii) claims by third parties, in each case arising as a result of or in connection with the access or use of this Site, or, unless specified otherwise in any WBD Advance Subscription Contract, the use of any material (including Content (as defined below)) contained in or referred to on our Site. Different limitations and exclusions of liability will apply to liability arising as a result of the supply of any services or products to you, which will be set out in your engagement letter, terms of business and any WBD Advance Subscription Contract.
We reserve the right to modify, and to suspend or withdraw access to, part or all of this Site at any time and we accept no liability in connection with any such modification, suspension or withdrawal.
Nothing in this legal notice excludes or limits our liability for:
- death or personal injury caused by the negligence of us or any of our employees or agents
- fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation by us or
- any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by applicable law.
Intellectual property rights
This Site consists of images, illustrations, graphics, video sequences, sounds, text, documents, publications, written works, photographs, formats and styles of presentation, software (including HTML code) and material analogous to it, and other content (collectively, Content).
All copyright, moral ownership and other intellectual property rights in the Site and the Content (and derivatives of it) are either owned exclusively by or are licensed to Womble Bond Dickinson or one of the Womble Bond Dickinson Entities.
Use of our Site
You may use our Site, and download, print and copy extracts from our Site, in each case for your reasonable personal use only and any such extracts must acknowledge the relevant Womble Bond Dickinson Entity as the source and, unless permitted by any Subscription Contract, must not be altered in any way.
You must not use this Site, its Content or any extracts that you download, print or copy from the Site, in any way that is unlawful, or would harm our reputation, rights or interests or those of any other person.
Subject to the above two paragraphs and any additional or alternative restrictions specified in any Subscription Contract, you may also provide, on an occasional basis and free of charge, copies of any extracts that you download, print or copy from the Site to your colleagues and clients for their own personal use, provided you draw their attention to this paragraph, which shall apply equally to their use of those extracts.
All other use of the Site and the Content is strictly prohibited.
Uploading content to our Site
Whenever you make use of any feature that allows you to upload content to our Site, or to make contact with other users of our Site, you agree to ensure that all material you send or upload to this Site is legal, is not offensive and does not infringe our rights, those of any third party or the provisions of the Legal Notices.
Links to our Site
Subject to what is said below, you may link to our Site provided the following conditions are met:
- the link to our Site does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it
- the link is only to pages of our Site from which this legal notice can be accessed and
- the link does not suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission at any time and in our sole discretion (including where any link does not conform to the conditions set out above) and you agree to immediately comply with a request from us to remove each link to our Site.
Third party websites
We may from time to time provide links from our Site that will enable you to access the websites of third parties and, in accordance with the above paragraph entitled "Links to our Site", third party websites may link to our Site.
Please note that such third party websites are not under our control and we do not contribute to the content of those websites. When you click through to these sites you leave the area controlled by us.
We do not accept responsibility for, nor any liability in connection with, these third party websites (including in respect of any issues arising in connection with either the third party's use of your data, the website content or the services offered to you by these websites).
We do not guarantee that our Site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses or other malware.
You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our Site. You should use your own virus protection software.
You must not misuse our Site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Site, the server on which our Site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Site. You must not attack our Site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. 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 our Site will cease immediately.
Where any part of our Site, or any linked website operated by a third party, contains specific terms and conditions, those terms and conditions shall apply to that part of the Site.
No failure or delay by us to exercise any right or remedy provided under this legal notice or by law shall constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy, nor shall it prevent or restrict us exercising that or any other right or remedy in the future.
If any provision of this legal notice is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be deemed modified to the minimum extent necessary to make it valid, legal and enforceable. If such modification is not possible, the relevant provision or part-provision shall be deemed deleted. Any such modification or deletion shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the rest of this legal notice.
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