Terms and Conditions of Use

This website is owned and operated by Grange Online Media Limited. We are registered in England & Wales under number 07182385. Our registered office and trading address are at 42 Skeffington Close, Geddington, Northants NN14 1BA. Our VAT number is 985 1979 53.

Please read these terms and conditions carefully. They cancel and replace any previous versions. By registering on or using this website you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. They apply to our Service (as defined below).

1. Definitions
1. “Advertisement” means promotion of any kind on our website including law firm profiles. “Content” refers to all information of whatever kind (including reviews) published or sent by Users on or in connection with our Service. “Service” means both our website and our related software and services. “User” means a person who uses our Service.

2. Changes to the terms and conditions
1. We may change these terms and conditions by posting the revised version on our website for a reasonable period before they become effective. Please check our website from time to time. You will be bound by the revised agreement if you continue to use our Service following the effective date shown.

3. Use of our Service
1. We grant Users a limited personal right to use our Service subject to these terms and conditions.

2. You agree that you will not publish or send any Content which is abusive, sexually explicit, obscene or pornographic, false or misleading, involves hate speech, xenophobia or similar, is defamatory or is otherwise inappropriate.

3. We reserve the right (but do not undertake) to reject, suspend, alter, remove or delete Content or to disclose to the relevant authorities any Content if it breaches our terms and conditions or it is necessary to protect us or others or where we have reasonable grounds for believing that a criminal act has been committed or if we are required to do so by law or appropriate authority, without notice. If so, you must not attempt to re-publish or re-send the relevant Content.

4. The content on our site 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.

5. 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 or up to date.

6. We do not accept legal responsibility for the accuracy of, or otherwise in relation to, any Advertisement or in connection with any consequent communications or transactions with advertisers or with use by advertisers of the information comprised within any Advertisement or related enquiry as these are all matters outside our control. If you intend to act on any Advertisement, you must make appropriate enquiries before proceeding including as to the suitability of the advertiser. You rely on Advertisements at your own risk.

5. Advertising Service for Solicitors
1. Localsolicitors.com offers an optional Premium Profile for solicitors. By selecting a Premium Profile you agree to pay Grange Online Media Ltd the subscription or other fees indicated for that service. Payments for subscription services will be charged on the day that your Premium Profile goes live on our website, and will cover the use of that service for the period indicated. You agree that payments will continue to be charged to your credit card on the recurring basis indicated until you cancel your service. The amount of the recurring charge will be the then-current subscription fee applicable to the Premium Profile or service you have selected.

2. You acknowledge that the amount of the recurring charge may increase if the applicable subscription fee increases. Notification in writing (via email) will be provided a minimum of 30 days prior to any increase in this fee. Your Premium Profile must be cancelled prior to your next renewal date in order to avoid billing for the next recurring fee according to your subscription.

3. If your payment method fails or your account is past due, we reserve the right to either suspend or terminate your Premium Profile. Any such suspension or termination will result in your profile reverting back to our standard solicitor profile.

4. You must make all payments without any set-off, counterclaim and/or any other deduction

5. You must ensure that your Advertisement is accurate and up to date, not misleading, that it complies with all applicable laws, regulations and codes of conduct and that it does not infringe any third party intellectual property or other rights.

6. We reserve the right to make reasonable editorial changes to the text or layout of Advertisements.

7. You acknowledge that we permit Users to post Reviews in relation to you and/or your services and that these will be publicly available for viewing. We are not responsible for monitoring or editing Reviews. You acknowledge that such Reviews may be critical or defamatory of you. We offer you a reasonable right of reply. It is your responsibility to ensure that any reply you do post complies with any duty of confidentiality which is applicable to you.

6. Interactive Services
1. We may from time to time provide interactive services on our site, including, without limitation, a platform that allows you to ask questions. Solicitors with an account are notified when a question has been published, giving them the option to publish an answer. We do not guarantee that you will receive an answer and where an answer is published, we do not guarantee the accuracy of the answer.

2. The views and opinions expressed in our interactive services are those of the author and do not represent those of the Company or its employees, agents, representatives or affiliates.

3. Our interactive service(s) may be subject to moderation (technical or human) and we reserve the right to edit or decline and not publish any content in our interactive service(s).

7. Content Standards
1. These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (Contribution), and to any interactive services. You shall ensure that the information or material does not:
1.1. impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
1.2. give the impression that the Contribution emanates from us, if this is not the case.
1.3. advocate, promote, incite any party to commit, or assist any unlawful or criminal act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
1.4. contain a statement which you know or believe, or have reasonable grounds for believing, that members of the public to whom the statement is, or is to be, published are likely to understand as a direct or indirect encouragement or other inducement to the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
1.5. contain any advertising or promote any services or web links to other sites.

2. When we consider that a breach of our content standards has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.

3. Failure to comply with our contents standards constitutes a material breach of this Terms upon which you are permitted to use our site, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:
3.1. Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site.
3.2. Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any Contribution uploaded by you to our site.
3.3. Issue of a warning to you.
3.4. Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.
3.5. Further legal action against you.
3.6. Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary or as required by law.

4. We exclude our liability for all action we may take in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy. The actions we may take are not limited to those described above, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

6. Functioning of our Service
1. We cannot guarantee that the Service will be uninterrupted or error-free. We will use reasonable endeavours to rectify faults if they occur.

2. We are entitled to suspend the Service for repair, maintenance, improvement or other technical reason. If so, we will use reasonable endeavours to ensure that the suspension takes place at a time when our Service is least likely to be used and that the suspension is for the shortest period possible.

7. Third party websites
1. We may link to third party websites which may be of interest to you. We do not recommend or endorse those sites or the products or services which they offer nor are we legally responsible for them as they are outside our reasonable control. You use such third party sites at your own risk.

8. Intellectual property rights
1. All trade marks, logos, graphics, images, photographs, animation, videos, text and software used on the Service are our intellectual property or that of our partners or Users. For the purposes of your personal use only, you may view such content on your screen and print a single copy. You may not otherwise retrieve, display, modify, copy, print, sell, download, hire or reverse engineer (unless permitted by applicable law) or use such content without our specific prior written consent.

2. If you publish any Content on our Service, you grant us a worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to copy, alter, adapt or display such Content on our Service and on other similar websites operated by us.

9. Liability
1. Nothing in this agreement in any way limits or excludes our liability for negligence causing death or personal injury or for fraudulent misrepresentation or for anything which may not legally be excluded or limited.

2. You must give us a reasonable opportunity to remedy any matter for which we are potentially liable before you incur any costs remedying the matter yourself.

3. We do not guarantee that your Advertisements will generate any particular level of revenues or business.

4. To the extent allowed by law, you and we exclude all terms, whether imposed by statute or by law or otherwise, that are not expressly stated in this agreement.

5. Our liability of any kind (including our own negligence) with respect to our Service for any one event or series of related events is limited to the total fees payable by you under this agreement.

6. In no event (including our own negligence) will we be liable for any:
6.1.economic losses (including, without limit, loss of revenues, profits, contracts, business or anticipated savings);
6.2.loss of goodwill or reputation;
6.3.special, indirect or consequential losses; or
6.4.damage to or loss of data
(even if we have been advised of the possibility of such losses).

7. You will indemnify us against all claims and liabilities directly or indirectly related to your Advertisement and/or the advertised services and/or breach of this agreement.

8. This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between us with respect to its subject matter and supersedes any previous communications or agreements between us.

10. “Act of God”
1. Neither you nor we are liable for failure to perform or delay in performing any obligation (excluding payment) under this agreement if the failure or delay is caused by any circumstances beyond your or our reasonable control.

11. Transfer
1. We may transfer all or part of our rights or duties under this agreement provided we take reasonable steps to ensure that your rights under this agreement are not prejudiced. As this agreement is personal to you, you may not transfer any of your rights or duties under it without our prior written consent.

12. English law
1. These terms and conditions shall be governed by English law and any disputes will be decided only by the courts of the United Kingdom.

13. General
1. We may send all notices under this agreement by email to the most recent email address you have supplied to us (unless otherwise stated in this agreement). Headings used in this agreement are for information and not binding. Any failure by either party to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this agreement does not mean this is a “waiver” (ie that it can’t be enforced later). If any part of this agreement is ineffective or unenforceable for any reason, then it will be replaced with a provision which as far as possible achieves the same thing and the rest of the agreement shall continue to apply. A person who is not a party to this agreement shall have no rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of this agreement except insofar as expressly stated otherwise.

Effective Date: 01/08/18

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