If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use our portal.
Our portal is operated by Acuity Law Limited (we, us, our). We are a limited company registered in England and Wales under company number 07545730 and have our registered office at 3 Assembly Square, Britannia Quay, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF10 4PL.
We are solicitors of England and Wales. We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) with SRA number 560442.
Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we may have made as any such changes will be binding on you.
We may update our portal from time to time and may change its content at any time.
We do not guarantee that our portal, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend, withdraw or discontinue or change all or any part of our portal for business and operational reasons without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our portal is unavailable at any time or for any period.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our portal.
If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, 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.
If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at [email protected].
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our portal, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our portal for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our portal.
You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our portal must always be acknowledged (except where the content is user-generated).
You must not use any part of the content on our portal for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
Any content you upload to our portal will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you are required to grant us a limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties.
When you upload or post content to our portal, you grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable licence to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform that user-generated content in connection with the service provided through our portal and across different media including to promote our portal and/or services.
We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our portal constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
You shall not conduct, facilitate, authorise or permit any text or data mining or web scraping in relation to our portal or any services provided via, or in relation to, our portal. This includes using (or permitting, authorising or attempting the use of):
The provisions in this clause should be treated as an express reservation of our rights in this regard, including for the purposes of Article 4(3) of Digital Copyright Directive ((EU) 2019/790).
This clause shall not apply insofar as (but only to the extent that) we are unable to exclude or limit text or data mining or web scraping activity by contract under the laws which are applicable to us.
You may not use our portal:
You also agree not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our portal, or to make contact with other users of our portal, you must comply with the content standards set out below.
These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our portal (Contribution), and to any interactive services associated with it.
These standards must be complied with in spirit as well as to the letter. The standards apply to each part of any Contribution as well as to its whole.
We will determine, in our discretion, whether a Contribution breaches these content standards.
A Contribution must:
A Contribution must not:
You warrant that any Contribution complies with the above content standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.
We have the right to remove any posting you make on our portal if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out above.
You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.
We do not store terrorist content.
We do not guarantee that our portal will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.
You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our portal. You should use your own virus protection software.
You must not misuse our portal 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 portal, the server on which our portal is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our portal. You must not attack our portal 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 portal will cease immediately.
You may link to the home page of our portal, 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.
You must not establish a link to our portal in any website that is not owned by you.
Our portal must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our portal other than the home page.
We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
If you wish to link to or make any use of content on our portal other than that set out above, please contact [email protected].
Where our portal contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.
We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.
We may make certain tools, products, materials, information, data and/or template documents (Content) available to you through our portal without charge. Providing such Content to you shall not be taken to constitute advice and we do not accept any liability for any use to which you may put them or any reports or other materials that you may by obtain by virtue of their use. No lawyers will review any information that you provide or make available for the purpose of making use of such Content nor will we provide any opinion on the outcome or specific facts of your situation.
No warranties, promises or representations of any kind, expressed or implied, are given as to the suitability of any Content that may be made available to you and that you may access without advice from us. If you require any advice as to how to make use of such Content then that will be the subject of a separate engagement between us.
Although we make reasonable efforts to update the Content on our portal, such information is provided “as is” and we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that such Content is accurate, complete or up to date.
We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to our portal or any Content on it.
We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
You assume sole responsibility for results obtained from your use of our portal or any of the Content made available on our portal and for conclusions drawn from such use. We do not warrant or represent that:
We may transfer our rights and obligations under these terms to another organisation. We will always tell you in writing if this happens and we will ensure that the transfer will not affect your rights under these terms.
To contact us, please email us at [email protected].
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