Gerrish Legal: Website Terms and Conditions
1. About these Terms and Conditions (the "Terms")
1.1 These Terms explain how you may use this website (the Site).
1.2 References in these Terms to the Site includes the following website: www.gerrishlegal.com, and all associated web pages.
1.3 You should read these Terms carefully before using the Site.
1.4 By accessing or using the Site or otherwise indicating your consent, you agree to be bound by these Terms and the documents referred to in them.
1.5 If you do not agree with or accept any of these Terms, you should stop using the Site immediately.
1.6 If you have any questions about the Site or how these Terms apply to you, please contact us by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
means any text, images, video, audio or other multimedia content, articles, case studies, blogs, insights or other information or material submitted to or on the Site;
means these terms and conditions of use as updated from time to time under clause 11;
has the meaning given to it in clause 5.1;
means the policy (see here), which governs how we process any personal data collected from you;
has the meaning given to it in clause 1.2;
We, us or our-
means Gerrish Legal, a trading name of Charlotte Gerrish, a Solicitor of England & Wales registered under SRA number 474457, a Solicitor of Ireland registered under number S20448 & registered at the Paris Bar (98/5/EC) under number 110779, practising as an independent practice registered in France under SIRET 799 276 432 00023, being a member of a registered tax association, with EU VAT number FR OB 799276423, and having our registered office at 6 rue Ravignan, 75018, Paris, France; and
You or your-
means the person accessing or using the Site or its Content.
2 Using the Site
2.1 If you choose to access the Site from locations outside the UK or France, you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws.
2.2 We seek to make the Site as accessible as possible. If you have any difficulties using the Site, please contact us at email@example.com .
3 Restrictions on use of the Site
3.1 As a condition of your use of the Site, you agree:
3.1.1 not to use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful under any applicable law or prohibited by these Terms;
3.1.2 not to use the Site to commit any act of fraud;
3.1.3 not to use the Site to distribute viruses or malware or other similar harmful software code;
3.1.4 not to use the Site for purposes of promoting unsolicited advertising or sending spam;
3.1.5 not to use the Site to simulate communications from us or another service or entity in order to collect identity information, authentication credentials, or other information (‘phishing’);
3.1.6 not to use the Site in any manner that disrupts the operation of our Site or our professional activities or the website or business of any other entity;
3.1.7 not to use the Site in any manner that harms minors;
3.1.8 not to promote any unlawful activity;
3.1.9 not to represent or suggest that we endorse any other business, product or service unless we have separately agreed to do so in writing;
3.1.10 not to use the Site to gain unauthorised access to or use of computers, data, systems, accounts or networks; and
3.1.11 not to attempt to circumvent password or user authentication methods.
4 Ownership, use and intellectual property rights
4.1 This Site and all intellectual property rights in it including but not limited to any Content are owned by us. Intellectual property rights means rights such as: copyright, trademarks, domain names, design rights, database rights, patents and all other intellectual property rights of any kind whether or not they are registered or unregistered (anywhere in the world) and includes our logo, “Gerrish” “Gerrish Legal” which are our trade names and unregistered trade marks. We reserve all of our rights in any intellectual property in connection with these Terms. This means, for example, that we remain owners of them and free to use them as we see fit.
4.2 If no permission is given by us to use our intellectual property rights, such use may constitute an infringement of our rights, unless it is permitted by the applicable law. All other IP used in this Site is the IP of the respective rights holders. Permission to reproduce such material would need to be obtained from the relevant rights holders concerned.
4.3 Nothing in these Terms grants you any legal rights in the Site other than as necessary to enable you to access the Site. You agree not to adjust to try to circumvent or delete any notices contained on the Site (including any intellectual property notices) and in particular in any digital rights or other security technology embedded or contained within the Site.
4.4 The authors' moral rights as defined by applicable law are not affected by these Terms.
5 Submitting information to the Site
5.1 While we try to make sure that the Site is secure, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you supply to us and therefore we cannot guarantee that it will be kept confidential. For that reason, you should not let us have any patentable ideas or patent applications, advertising or marketing suggestions, prototypes, or any other information that you regard as confidential, commercially sensitive or valuable (Unwanted Submissions). While we value your feedback, you agree not to submit any Unwanted Submissions.
5.2 Therefore, we will not be legally responsible for keeping any Unwanted Submissions confidential nor will we be legally responsible to you or anybody else for any use of such Unwanted Submissions. If you want to submit any information related to your legal case (which may constitute an Unwanted Submission), we suggest that you email it to us separately to firstname.lastname@example.org.
6 Accuracy of information and availability of the Site
6.1 While we try to make sure that the Site is accurate, contains accurate information, is up-to-date and free from bugs, we cannot promise that it will be. Furthermore, we cannot promise that the Site will be fit or suitable for any purpose. Any reliance that you may place on the information or Content on this Site is at your own risk.
6.2 We may suspend or terminate operation of the Site at any time as we see fit.
6.3 The Content and this Site are intended to be a general guide and cannot be a substitute for professional legal advice. Neither we nor the individual authors of any Content accept any responsibility for loss occasioned to any person or business acting or refraining from acting as a result of material contained in this website. Content is provided for your general information purposes only and to inform you about us and our services and other websites that may be of interest. It does not constitute technical, financial or legal advice or any other type of advice and should not be relied on for any purposes.
6.4 While we try to make sure that the Site is available for your use, we do not promise that the Site is available at all times nor do we promise the uninterrupted use by you of the Site.
7 Hyperlinks and third-party sites
7.1 The Site may contain hyperlinks or references to third party websites other than the Site. Any such hyperlinks or references are provided for your convenience only.
7.2 We have no control over third party websites and accept no legal responsibility for any content, material or information contained in them.
7.3 The display of any hyperlink and reference to any third-party website does not mean that we endorse that third party's website, products or services.
7.4 Your use of a third-party site may be governed by the terms and conditions of that third-party site. To report a broken link, please contact email@example.com.
7.5 We do not object to third-party websites providing links to our Site but we do require compliance with the following conditions:
You may link to our home page or insights pages only. You may not create links to any other page or file forming part of our Site without our prior written permission.
Our pages must load into the user’s entire window and not load into frames on your website.
Notwithstanding the provisions at clause 4 above, the logos on our Site belong to us. Use of our logo or other intellectual property without our permission is expressly forbidden.
Your use of links to our Site must not be used in a misleading or defamatory context. This includes establishing a link in a way that suggests that you have some association or relationship with us, or implies our approval or endorsement, where this is not in fact the case.
You use best practice when linking, e.g. avoid using vague terms such as 'click here', which do not inform the user that they are leaving the website and redirecting to our Site. Instead, use clear wording alongside any link to our site, e.g. ‘For further information visit Gerrish Legal or Charlotte Gerrish’s website’.
Prior notice would be appreciated, however it is not mandatory.
7.6 We reserve the right to withdraw permission to link to our Site at any time and, if we do so, you must remove all links and take such other action as we may reasonably require immediately.
8 Limitation on our liability
Except for any legal responsibility that we cannot exclude in law (such as death, personal injury or fraud), we are not legally responsible for any losses that: (a) were not foreseeable to you and us when these Terms were formed; or
(b) that were not caused by any breach on our part.
9 Events beyond our control
We shall have no liability to you for any breach of these Terms caused by any event or circumstance beyond our reasonable control including, but not limited to, strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes; breakdown of systems or network access; or flood, fire, explosion or accident.
10 Rights of third parties
No one other than a party to these Terms has any right to enforce any of these Terms.
These Terms are dated 1st August 2018. No changes to these Terms are valid or have any effect unless agreed by us in writing. We reserve the right to vary these Terms from time to time. Our updated terms will be displayed on the Site and by continuing to use and access the Site following such changes, you agree to be bound by any variation made by us. It is your responsibility to check these Terms from time to time to verify such variations.
12.1 We will try to resolve any disputes with you quickly and efficiently. If you are unhappy with us please contact us as soon as possible.
12.2 If you and we cannot resolve a dispute using our complaint handling procedure, we will: (a) let you know that we cannot settle the dispute with you; and (b) give you certain information about applicable alternative dispute resolution providers. You may also use the online dispute resolution (ODR) platform to resolve the dispute with us. For more details, please visit the website on the ‘Your Europe’ portal: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/odr/ .
12.3 If you want to commence court proceedings, the relevant courts are those within the jurisdiction of the Paris Court of Appeal (France), or as applicable and depending on the nature of the dispute, the President of the Paris Bar Association, will have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to these Terms.
12.4 Relevant French law will apply to these Terms, notwithstanding your consumer rights.