PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE
1. Terms of Website Use
2. Other Applicable Terms
Our ONLINE REFERRAL USER GUIDE which sets out the processes and terms that are applicable when you (as a registered user) make or receive a referral through Multilaw.
If you purchase events or conferences through our site, our terms and conditions for transactions will apply to your purchases.
3. Information about Us
www.multilaw.com is a site operated by Multilaw ("we", "us" and "our"). We are registered in England and Wales as a private company limited by guarantee under company number 09603120 and have our registered office at 125 Wood Street, London, EC2V 7AW.
4. Changes to these Terms
5. Changes to our Site
We may update our site from time to time, and may change the content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it. We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.
6. Accessing our Site
The public areas of our site are made available free of charge. Membership may be required for access to private areas of our site.
We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our site without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site.
You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms and other related or applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.
7. Your Use of Personal Data on our Site
When you process personal data contained on our site, you must comply with data protection laws that apply to you and data protection laws which apply to us including but limited to the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“GDPR”) and the United Kingdom Data Protection Act 1998 (“Data Protection Laws”).
For the purposes of Data Protection Laws, when you process personal data on our Site, you are not a data processor appointed by us, nor a joint data controller with us.
In relation to special category data as defined with the ambit of the GDPR, the publishing of this personal data on our site does not constitute that the data has been manifestly made public by the data subject nor that the data subject has given consent for you to process this data.
8. Your Account and Password
If you choose, or you are provided with, a 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.
We have the right to disable any user identification password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms.
If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification password, you must promptly notify us at [email protected], change it and otherwise follow our reasonable directions.
9. Multilaw’s Contact to those who are Member Firm Personnel or registered to attend Multilaw events
Where you are personnel of a Multilaw Member Firm and sign up for a Multilaw account, you may receive information relevant to your Member Firm’s membership of Multilaw. This will be especially relevant where you are a contact partner for your Member Firm, office holder or committee member with Multilaw (for example, through chairing or being a member of a practice group, participating in Multilaw’s appraisal committee, or a member of Multilaw’s executive committee or board). Multilaw will also contact you where you register to attend a conference (including Regional Meetings and the Multilaw Academy), in relation to the event and follow up, as well as for Academy alumni communications. Multilaw may also send communications to you in accordance with your preferences or participation within Multilaw practice and community groups.
10. Intellectual Property Rights
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, 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 site for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our site.
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 site must always be acknowledged.
You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors, which may be refused in our discretion.
11. No Reliance on Information
The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to legal or other advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site.
Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete, up-to-date or suitable for your circumstances or purposes.
12. Limitation of our Liability
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 English law.
To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our site or any content on it, whether express or implied.
We will not be liable to any user 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:
use of, or inability to use, our site; or
use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site.
If you are a business user, please note that in particular, we will not be liable for:
loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
loss of anticipated savings;
loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
any indirect or consequential loss or damage.
If you are a consumer user:
please note that we only provide those parts of our site for your domestic and private use. You agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
if defective digital content that we have supplied, damages a device or digital content belonging to you and this is caused by our failure to use reasonable care and skill, we will either repair the damage or pay you compensation. However, we will not be liable for damage that you could have avoided by following our advice to make regular backups of your systems, apply an update offered to you free of charge or for damage that was caused by you failing to correctly follow installation or use instructions or to have in place the minimum system requirements either advised by us or that a reasonably prudent user would do.
We will 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 our site or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.
We will not be liable for any content, correspondence or discussions sent within the Multilaw private groups or communities or as a result of a referral and we assume no responsibility for any advice given or received in respect of such referrals.
We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our site. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
13. Contributions to our Site and contact with other Multilaw Members
Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload or edit content on our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with these terms.
By using our site for these purposes, you warrant that any such use:
does not infringe any law in the UK and in any country from which the contribution is added including, without limitation, Data Protection Laws;
complies with these terms; and
is your original work and you have the right to submit it to our site.
You warrant that you have obtained consent from the person whose personal data you are uploading or amending. Where you upload content, you must ensure such content remains accurate and up to date, unless expressly stated otherwise in the content. If a person, whose details are on our site, leaves your Member Firm you must amend or remove their details, as applicable, as soon as possible. When you submit a person’s email to be included in one of our email lists, you must obtain their written consent.
Any content, correspondence or information that you upload to or exchange via, or as a result of using, our site must not and you warrant that it will not:
contain personal data which is not necessary for the purpose which is was uploaded;
be inaccurate or out of date;
contain any material which is defamatory of any person;
contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory;
romote sexually explicit material or violence;
promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person;
be likely to mislead or deceive any person;
be in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence;
promote any illegal activity;
be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;
be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person;
be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person;
give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case;
advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse;
You will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of these warranties. If you are a consumer user, this means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.
Any content you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, other than referral information which we will treat as confidential. 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. The rights you license to us are described in the next section (Rights you licence).
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 site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any content posted by you or any other user of our site.
We have the right to remove any posting or contribution you make on our site if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with these terms.
The views expressed by other users on our site do not represent our views or values.
You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.
Uploading Data to the Multilaw Referral System
When uploading data to the Multilaw Referral System, in addition to the rules set out in paragraph 13, you must not upload any personal data relating to the client being referred. You may upload the name of the client where the client is not an individual (e.g. a company name), otherwise you must use the generic term “private individual”.
14. Rights you Licence
When you upload or post content to our site, unless we agree with you otherwise for a specific piece of content, you grant the following license:
If you do not want to grant us the rights set out above, please do not submit your contribution to our site.
We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs, malware or viruses.
You are responsible for configuring and maintaining your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order 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 which is malicious or technologically harmful to us or any other person. 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.
16. Linking to our Site
You may link to our home page, 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 site in any website that is not owned by you.
Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page.
We reserve the right to withdraw this linking permission without notice.
If you wish to make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact [email protected]
17. Third Party Links and Resources in Our Site
Where our 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 and accept no responsibility or liability for the contents of those sites or resources.
18. Applicable Law
If you are a consumer, please note that these terms, its subject matter and its formation, are governed by English law. You and we both agree to that the courts of England and Wales will have non-exclusive jurisdiction. However, if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.
If you are a business, these terms, its subject matter and its formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
19. Trade Marks
“MULTILAW” is a proprietary trade mark of Multilaw and you may not use it without Multilaw’s express permission. Note that Member Firms separately are granted rights to use the trademark under the Multilaw Rules.
20. Contact Us
To contact us, please email [email protected]