Terms and Conditions of use
Your attention is particularly drawn to our liability and limitation section for our Terms and Conditions which appear later.
1. The terms “Netlaw”, “Netlaw Limited”, “us” and “we” refer to the owner of the website, Netlaw Limited, a company registered in England and Wales with company registration number 09666769 whose principle place of business is Berkeley House, 26 Gildredge Road, Eastbourne, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN2 1 4RW.
2. The term “you” refers to the user of our website. The use of this website is subject to the following terms:
Accessing and using our site
Our site is made available free of charge, although we reserve the right to introduce charges for certain features or services.
Access to our website is not intended for those under the age of 16. If you are under the age of 16, please do not use, register or provide any personal information to our website.
Access to the Netlaw website is temporary. We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted and we reserve the right to suspend, discontinue, withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our site, or our entire site, to all users and, if the need arises, we may close the site indefinitely. 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 that they comply with them.
If you wish to submit content to our website you must, in addition, register with our site and comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.
Our site is provided as a forum for the discussion of divorce and family breakdown issues and experiences. Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purposes. We shall not incur any liability for your reliance upon our website or from the inclusion in it or omission from it of any individual, practice, firm, chambers or other organisation or of any other information. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
We expressly disclaim all liability and responsibility for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user or visitor to our website through reliance placed on information or materials posted on our website or by any user or visitor to our website or by anyone who may be informed of any of their contents. In particular, but without limitation, we will not be liable for the loss of profits, sales, business or revenue, business interruption or loss of anticipated savings, loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation.
Netlaw may, from time to time, provide interactive services on this website, including without limitation comment, spaces and forums, public profiles, blogs, message boards and any other forms of user generated content. We fully reserve the right in our sole and complete discretion to control, edit or remove any comments, postings or other content generated by you or by any third party, where we consider these necessary or appropriate. However, we are not obliged to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide or content hosted on the website and expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of or reliance upon any interactive service or content by a user or any other person, whether the service is moderated or not.
We reserve the right in our sole and complete discretion to modify, suspend or remove your account and to disable any user identification code or password, without notice, at any time, and without liability to you. If we terminate your access to your account or you ask us to deactivate your account, your profile and all other data will no longer be accessible through your account but those materials and data may still persist and appear elsewhere on the website.
Netlaw currently operates a free service but reserves the right to begin charging you for all or part of its services or to introduce a chargeable premium service or content. If we do change the nature of the services or implement a charging basis, we will give you a reasonable period of notice.
Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these Terms and Conditions.
Registration and accounts
To be eligible for an individual account on our website, you must be at least 18 years of age and resident in the United Kingdom.
You may register for an account with our website by completing and submitting the account registration form on our website.
You must not allow any other person to use your account to access the website.
You must notify us in writing immediately if you become aware of any unauthorised use of your account.
You must not use any other persons account to access the website, unless you have that person’s express permission to do so.
If you registered for an account with our website, you will be asked to choose a user ID and password.
Your user ID must not be liable to mislead and must comply with the content standards contained in our Acceptable Use Policy. You must not use your account or user ID for or in connection with the impersonation of any person.
You must keep your password confidential.
You must notify us in writing immediately if you have become aware of the disclosure of your password.
You are responsible for any activity on our website arising out of any failure to keep your password confidential, and may be held liable for any losses arising out of such failure.
When you register with us, you must not choose a custom avatar or profile picture which is inappropriate, offensive or otherwise in breach of the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy. We have the right to remove any avatar or profile picture which in our sole opinion does not comply with such content standards. In the event that there is a dispute concerning the use of the same custom avatar by two or more users, the user which first adopted the custom avatar shall retain the custom avatar provided it complies with our content standards and the subsequent users shall be required to choose a different avatar.
Submitting content to our site
Whenever you make use of any feature on our website, or to make contact with any other users of our site, you must comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.
You must take all reasonable precautions to include using appropriate virus checking software to ensure that any information, content, material or data you provide is free from viruses, spyware, malicious software, Trojans, worms, logic bombs and anything else which may have a contaminating, harmful or destructive effect on any part of this website or the websites of any third parties or any other technology.
You must check and ensure that all information, content, material or data you provide on this website is correct, complete, accurate and not misleading and that you disclose all relevant facts. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for any loss or damage you may suffer or incur if any information, content, material or data you provide on this website is not correct, complete and accurate or if it is misleading or if you fail to disclose all relevant facts.
Please be aware that your posts may be quoted in whole or in part in the posts of other users of our site before you are able to edit your post. If you edit a post which has already been quoted in the post of another user, the content of your post which appears in such quote will not be updated to reflect the changes you have made to the original post. User content submitted to our site will be considered non-confidential.
We have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to our site, constitutes an infringement of their intellectual property rights, or their right to privacy.
We have the right to move, edit, close or delete any thread, for any reason, including but not limited to the more efficient administration or organisation of this site.
You are solely responsible and liable for your conduct on this website and for the user content that you place on this website. You must ensure that you own your user content or otherwise have the right to grant the licence. Your user content must not violate or infringe any privacy rights, intellectual property rights such as copyright, database rights and trademarks or other rights of any third party including any right of confidentiality. Your user content must not violate or infringe any law.
You agree that you will be liable to us for any damage, loss, claim, demand, liability or expense including reasonable legal fees that we may suffer or incur arising out of or in connection with your conduct on this website and/or your user content.
If you wish to complain about any user content posted on our website by a third party, or any other content which appears on our site, please contact us via the website contact form or at the postal address given at the beginning of these Terms and Conditions. Please precisely identify the user content or other content about which you are notifying us, including the page of the site on which it is posted. You should provide us with full details of your complaint and, if you are alleging copyright infringement, evidence that you own the copyright. We will then review the material and decide whether it complies with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy. We will deal appropriately with any user content or other content which, in our opinion, violates those content standards. We will endeavour to inform you of the outcome of our review within a reasonable time of receiving your complaint.
If you have a problem with goods and services that you have purchased online you can use this link Online Dispute Resolution to try and reach an out of court settlement. You can only use it if you live in the EU and the trader is based in the EU. As a business trading online we provide information to consumers about online dispute resolution under the Alternative Dispute Resolution for Consumer Disputes (Competent Authorities and Information) Regulations 2015 (the “Regulations”).
By submitting user content to the website, a non-exclusive license is granted to Netlaw Limited to use that user content, except where such user content consists of a private message. Although you will still own the copyright in your own user content, we will have the right to freely use, edit, alter, reproduce, publish and/or distribute the material contained in your user content on the website. Any such license is free of charge, perpetual and capable of sublicense.
We draw your attention to the Acceptable Use Policy and remind you of your obligation to ensure that any user content placed on the website complies with our content standards as set out in that Acceptable Use Policy. You must ensure that your user content does not infringe copyright, database right, trademark or intellectual property of any other person. By submitting user content to this website, you are warranting that you have the right to grant us the non-exclusive copyright license as mentioned above.
Our Intellectual Property
Copyright in the information, data, content or other material displayed on this website is owned by Netlaw. Our copyright cannot be used for any commercial purpose without our prior written consent. Any copy must retain all copyright or other intellectual property notices contained in the original material. Images displayed on this website are protected by copyright and may not be reproduced without our prior written consent. Logos, trademarks or other service marks displayed in this website may not be printed or downloaded except as part of the text of which they form part.
We do not provide legal advice on our website and nothing in our site (including but not limited to user content) shall be construed as legal advice.
All content on our site (including but not limited to user content) is provided for general information only without any guarantees, conditions or warrantees as to its accuracy. It is not intended to amount to advice (of any nature) upon which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content of our site.
We do not routinely vet, check or review any third party material prior to publication on the site (including but not limited to user content) nor do we endorse such material in any way. We draw your attention in particular to the fact that this site is intended as a discussion or resource forum for members of the public and for professionals to influence members of the public in their choice of professional representation where they might otherwise have not engaged a professional. We do not represent that any third party contributor is qualified to provide legal advice and you therefore rely on any user content or other materials provided by such third parties entirely at your own risk.
Although we aim to update our site regularly, we are under no obligation to do so and any of the material on the site may be out of date at any given time.
Liability and limitation
Nothing in these terms excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or for our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
We use reasonable endeavours to ensure that information on this website is accurate and up to date and to correct errors as soon as we are able to after becoming aware of them. We do not check, monitor or review, verify or endorse such material in any way. We are not responsible or liable for any loss or damage you may suffer or incur in connection with, any information, content, material or data collected from or provided by third parties which is displayed on or is otherwise available from this website or any third party websites. Such information, content, material or data may be inaccurate, incomplete or out of date. It is your responsibility to check that such information, content, material or data is accurate, complete, correct and up to date.
Any views, opinions, advice, reviews, ratings or comments on this website or any third party website which are made by third parties, do not represent our views, opinions or advice and should not be relied upon by you and are not checked, monitored, reviewed, verified or endorsed by us. We are not responsible or liable for any loss or damage you may suffer or incur in connection with such views, opinions, advice, reviews, ratings or comments including in relation to their accuracy, truthfulness or completeness.
We do not give any warranty or guarantee that this website, any third party website or any information, content, material or data on this website or any third party website is free from viruses, spyware, malicious software, Trojan’s worms, logic bombs or anything else which may have a contaminating, harmful or destructive effect on any technology. You must ensure that you use appropriate virus checking software. We are not responsible or liable for any loss or damage you may suffer or incur in this regard where caused by any third party.
We are not responsible or liable for any loss or damage you may suffer or incur in connection with your use of this website which is caused by any event beyond our reasonable control including the electronic transmission of information, content, material and data over the internet and the interception or description of it by others.
We are not responsible or liable for any indirect loss or damage you may suffer or incur in connection with your use of this website including any loss of savings you expect to make, loss of business or business opportunity or loss of profit or revenue or for any loss or damage you may suffer or incur in connection with your use of this website which was not foreseeable by us when you used this website.
We are not responsible for any loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable, provided that this condition shall not prevent claims for loss or damage to your tangible property or any other claims for indirect financial loss that are not excluded by any of the categories set out above.
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provide by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and we expressly exclude liability for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. You use any third party sites and resources at your own risk and you are responsible for assessing the suitability of any goods or services advertised by such third parties before signing up or placing an order for such goods or services.
Where you contract with a third party, they will be providing goods and services to you on their own Terms and Conditions. You must ensure you understand and agree with those Terms and Conditions before entering into a contract to obtain that product or service. We are not responsible or liable for any loss or damage you may suffer or incur in connection with the Terms and Conditions applying to any contract entered into by you with any third party in relation to any product or service or any acts, omissions, errors or defaults of any third party in connection with those Terms and Conditions.
Jurisdiction and applicable law
The English Courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country.
Agreement to Netlaw terms and policy
Please note that the purpose of this site is to share and discuss information and user experiences about divorce and family breakdown issues. We do not provide legal advice on our site and nothing on our site should be considered legal advice. We strongly urge you to obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content of our site.
Please be aware that, with the exception of private messages, all content you post on our site is publicly available, which means that it is visible to other users of our site. Please do not disclose any personal information on our site which you do not wish to make public.
If you would like to restrict how much of your profile information can be seen by other users, you can do so by editing your preferences in the settings section of this website.
We make no warranty or representation that any product or service referred to on this website or any service we provide is available or otherwise appropriate for use outside of the United Kingdom. If you choose to use this website from locations outside the United Kingdom, you do so at your sole risk and you are responsible for compliance with all applicable local laws.
If any provision of these terms is held to be unlawful, invalid or unenforceable, that provision shall be deemed deleted from these terms and the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions of these terms shall not be affected.