These terms and conditions of use (Terms) explain how you may use this website and any of its content (Site). These Terms apply between Hart Reade LLP (we, us or our) and you, the person accessing or using the Site (you or your).
You should read these terms and conditions carefully before using this Site. By using the Site or otherwise indicating your consent, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you do not agree with these Terms, you should stop using the Site immediately.
The Site is provided by us to you free of charge for information purposes only.
If you have any questions about the Site, or would like these terms in another format, please contact us using the details shown below:
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|Post||Hart Reade LLP (Head Office), 104 South Street, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4LW|
Please note that no sale of products or services takes place on this website. Any agreement to provide legal services will be governed by separate Terms of Business in addition to these terms and will be provided to you separately.
Hart Reade Solicitors is the trading name of Hart Reade LLP (a Limited Liability Partnership) registered in England and Wales, number OC435917.
Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, number 817652.
Registered office: 104 South Street Eastbourne BN21 4LW, where a list of Members names is available for inspection. We use the term ‘Partner’ to refer to a Member of the LLP (and this does not imply any legal obligation beyond that of a Member of the LLP) or a Partner Non-Member employee / consultant.
We maintain professional indemnity insurance in accordance with our regulatory obligations as imposed by the SRA. Details of our professional indemnity insurance are available for inspection at our offices and/or on request.
Availability, accessibility and conditions of use
This Site is for your personal and non-commercial use only.
We make no promise that the Site is appropriate or available for use in locations outside of the UK. If you choose to access the Site from locations outside the UK, you acknowledge you do so at your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws where they apply.
While we make every effort to ensure that the Site is available, we do not represent, warrant or guarantee in any way the Site’s continued availability at all times or uninterrupted use by you of the Site. We reserve the right to suspend or cease the operation of the Site from time to time at our sole discretion.
We seek to make the Site as accessible as possible. Please see our separate Website accessibility statement. If you have any difficulties using the Site, please contact us using the contact details at the top of the page.
As a condition of your use of the Site, you agree:
- not to use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful under applicable law, or prohibited by these terms and conditions; and
- not to defame or disparage anybody in a manner which is obscene, derogatory or offensive; and
- to be responsible for ensuring that your use of the Site is consistent with all applicable laws and regulations.
- not to misuse or attack our Site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or any other material which is malicious or technologically harmful (such as by way of a denial of service attack), or
- not to 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.
We reserve the right to prevent or suspend your access to the Site if you do not comply with any part of these terms and conditions or any applicable law.
We will use reasonable efforts to identify and remove any content that is inappropriate, defamatory or infringes intellectual property rights when we are notified, but we cannot be responsible if you have failed to provide us with the relevant information.
If you believe that any content which is distributed or published by the Site is inappropriate, defamatory or infringing on intellectual property rights, you should contact us immediately using the contact details at the top of this page.
Your privacy and personal information
Your privacy and personal information are important to us. Any personal information that you provide to us will be dealt with in line with our Privacy Notice, which explains what personal information we collect from you, how and why we collect, store, use and share such information, your rights in relation to your personal information and how to contact us and supervisory authorities in the event you have a query or complaint about the use of your personal information.
Our Site contains links to other websites. Our Privacy Notice applies only to this Site so when you access links to other websites you should read their own privacy policies.
Cookies and other information-gathering technologies
We will ask for your permission (consent) to place cookies or other similar technologies on your device, except where these are essential for us to provide you with a service that you have requested.
You can also opt out of cookies by using your browser’s cookie settings. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you do not wish to have cookies on your system, you can set your browser preferences to refuse them or to alert you when cookies are being sent. In order to disable cookies, please consult your browser’s ‘help’ section for instructions. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of this website. For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to the Information Commissioner’s webpage on cookies: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/.
Ownership, use and intellectual property rights
The intellectual property rights in the Site and in any text, images, video, audio or other multimedia content, software or other information or material submitted to or accessible from the Site (Content) are owned by us and our licensors.
We and our licensors reserve all our intellectual property rights (including, but not limited to, all copyright, trade marks, domain names, design rights, database rights, patents and all other intellectual property rights of any kind) whether registered or unregistered anywhere in the world. This means, for example, that we remain owners of them and are free to use them as we see fit.
Nothing in these Terms grants you any legal rights in the Site or the Content other than as necessary for you to access it. You agree not to adjust, try to circumvent or delete any notices contained on the Site or the Content (including any intellectual property notices) and in particular, in any digital rights or other security technology embedded or contained within the Site or the Content.
Submitting information to the Site
Accuracy of information
We try to make sure that the Site is accurate, up to date and free from bugs, but we cannot promise 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 on the Site is at your own risk.
Any Content is provided for your general information purposes only and to inform you about us and our services and news, features and other websites that may be of interest, but has not been tailored to your specific requirements or circumstances. It does not constitute technical, financial or legal advice or any other type of advice and should not be relied on for any purposes. You should always use your own independent judgment when using our Site and its Content.
Hyperlinks and third-party sites
The Site may contain hyperlinks or references to external third-party websites. Any such hyperlinks or reference is provided for your convenience only. We have no control over third-party websites and accept no legal responsibility for any content, material or information contained in them. The display of any hyperlink and reference to any third-party website does not constitute an endorsement of such third party’s website, products or services. Your use of a third-party site may be governed by the terms and conditions of that third-party site and is at your own risk.
Equality and diversity
We are committed to promoting equality and diversity in all our dealings with clients, third parties and employees. Please contact us if you would like a copy of our Equality and diversity policy.
Warranties and limitation of liability
You agree that your use of the Site is on an ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ basis. Consequently, we make no representations, warranties, conditions or other terms (whether express or implied) in relation to the provision of the Site, including without limitation as to completeness, accuracy and currency or any content and information on the Site, or as to satisfactory quality, or fitness for particular purpose.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law and our professional obligations, we exclude all liability (whether arising in contract, tort, breach of statutory duty or otherwise) which we may otherwise have to you as a result of:
- any error or inaccuracies in any information or material within or relating to the Site;
- the unavailability of the Site for whatsoever reason; and
- any representation or statement made on the Site.
Under no circumstances shall we be liable to you for any loss or damage suffered (including without limitation direct or indirect losses) arising from your use of, or reliance on, the Site.
We do not exclude or limit our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, for any fraudulent misrepresentation made by us on the Site or for any other statutory rights which are not capable of being excluded.
If you are in breach of any of these terms and conditions, you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless in respect of any costs, expenses, claims, proceedings, actions, losses, damages or liabilities incurred by us in relation to or arising from such a breach.
We are not liable to you if we fail to comply with these Terms because of circumstances beyond our control.
No one other than us or you have any right to enforce any of these Terms.
We reserve the right to vary these terms and conditions 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.
Governing law and jurisdiction
These terms and conditions are governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
Please refer to our complaints procedure.
Complaints and redress via ODR platform
If we are unable to resolve your complaint, and it relates to a contract entered into online or by other electronic means, you may also be able to submit your complaint to a certified alternative dispute resolution (ADR) provider in the UK via the EU ODR platform.
The ODR platform is an interactive website offering a single point of entry for disputes between consumers and traders relating to online contracts. The ODR platform is available to consumer clients only, i.e. where you have instructed us for purposes outside your trade, business, craft or profession.
The website address for the ODR platform is: http://ec.europa.eu/odr.