Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

IN RELATION TO the University of Strathclyde Law Clinic Online Service  

1.       Definitions

1.1.      “the Proprietor” means the University of Strathclyde Law Clinic.

1.2.      “the Website” means lawclinic.org.uk or any sub-domain thereof.

2.       Acceptance of Terms and Conditions

2.1.      By accessing and using the Website you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions and these terms shall take effect immediately upon your first use of the Website.  If you do not agree with these Terms and Conditions you should not use or access the Website.

2.2.      These terms and conditions may be changed at any time and without prior notice.  You should check these terms and conditions regularly for updates and your continued use will deemed to be an acceptance of the revised or amended terms.  If you do not agree with any changes you should cease using or accessing the Website immediately.

3.       Intellectual Property

3.1.      Except as may be explicitly stated all intellectual property in the Website or any of its content including but not limited to all copyright, trade marks and names, service marks, text, graphics, branding, themes and website design are the property of or licensed to the Proprietor or are otherwise used lawfully and with authority.

3.2.      You agree and acknowledge that in accessing the Website you do so only for your own personal use and benefit.

3.3       You agree and acknowledge that none of the content contained on the Website may be downloaded, copied, reverse engineered, sold, broadcast, distributed or used for any commercial purpose.

4.       Content and Contributions

4.1.      The Proprietor may change or remove the Website or its content or any part thereof without prior notice and no liability is accepted to you for any such changes.

4.2.      The content on the website is provided for general information only.   It is not intended to amount to 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 all 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 or up-to-date.

5.       Legal Documents

5.1.      All Court and Government Forms hosted on this website are Crown Copyright.  They are hosted for reference and for download free of charge.

a)       Under the terms of the copyright waiver on government forms as set out in the 1999 White Paper “Future Management of Crown Copyright” and as advised by the Office of Public Sector Information; OR

b)      With the permission of the relevant government agency or officer.

5.2.      The Proprietor makes every endeavour to ensure that all Court and Government Forms hosted on this website are kept up to date, but cannot guarantee that the documents are the latest versions.

5.3.      All template legal documents or any other information or documents offered for download on the Website are offered on the following terms, which you are deemed to accept when you view, access, download or otherwise make use of any aforementioned legal document:

a)       Template legal documents are for the purposes of information and reference only.  They do not constitute legal advice and it is not intended that you should rely on them;

b)      You should take note at all times that the Proprietor is not a legal adviser and does not publish template legal documents in this capacity;

c)       The Proprietor makes no guarantee as to the validity or efficacy of any legal document, or to its legal effect;

d)      Template legal documents are generic and may not be suited to use in complex situations.  In these cases you should seek independent legal advice from a solicitor;

e)       You are advised that any alteration or editing of a template legal document may alter or negate its legal effect;

f)       The Proprietor accepts no liability whatsoever for damage or loss of any kind which results from the use of or reliance on template legal documents hosted on this site, however that damage or loss may be caused.

g)      www.lawclinic.org.uk does not accept any responsibility for any action taken as a result of you using our free legal documents.  The free legal documents are generic and educational in nature and do not constitute a definitive or complete statement of law on any subject, nor are they intended to constitute legal advice, and may, in any event, not be applicable to the specific facts and circumstances of any individual dispute or other issue.

6.       Links to Third Party Websites and Resources

The website may contain links or references to external websites or resources which are owned, controlled or hosted by third parties.  Any such linking or reference does not constitute an endorsement of, claim to ownership over or assumption of responsibility for any of the content of these external websites or resources by the website or the Proprietors of the website.

7.       Disclaimers and Liability

7.1.      The Proprietor gives no guarantee or warranty of any kind, whether express or implied with regard to any of the following:

a)         The uninterrupted or stable availability, accessibility of the website or any of its content.

b)         The suitability or compatibility of the website or any of its content with any computer system, software or information storage or retrieval system.

c)         The security of the website or its content, or of any information which you submit to the website.

d)        The absence of virus or malicious software or machine readable code anywhere on the website or in its content.

7.2.      The owners of the website disclaim absolutely and to the fullest extent permitted by law any and all liability for all loss or damage which may be caused by using or accessing the website or its content, whether direct or consequential and howsoever caused.

7.3.      Nothing in these terms or conditions shall be construed or interpreted as attempting to exclude or limit liability for death or personal injury which results from the negligence of the owners of the Website or any of their agents or employees.

8.       Jurisdiction and Severability

8.1.      All clauses, sub-clauses and parts thereof shall be severable and shall be read and construed independently.  Should any part of these terms and conditions be found invalid this will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision or of these terms and conditions as a whole.

8.2.      These terms and conditions shall be construed and interpreted in accordance with Scottish law and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish courts.

 

9.       Privacy Statement

9.1       This statement sets out our practice concerning data processing.

9.2       This website is provided to help you  access helpful information and to do this we must obtain certain information from you about you.

9.3       For each new visitor to the website we automatically log certain information about how you are using our website.  If your computer browser is set up to accept them, we use a feature known as a “cookie” which contains information that is stored on your computer hard drive for record keeping purposes.  Cookies allow us to make our website more useful based on stored information about your preferences when you visit our website.  If you do not wish for information to be recorded in this way, you are able to configure your browser to refuse cookies or to notify you when you have received one.

9.4       The University of Strathclyde Law Clinic is the data controller of your personal data for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998.  All personal data provided by you is held securely and in confidence by us in our computerised records.  You have the right to inspect the data we hold about you at any time.  If you wish to do so, please write to the Compliance Officer at: The Compliance Officer, University of Strathclyde Law Clinic,40 George Street , Glasgow , G1 1BA

9.5       The University of Strathclyde is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, number SC015263