Privacy & Cookies
The Legal Notices should be read as a whole. Certain words which are used in the Legal Notices and elsewhere on this website, in emails and in other materials are to have the meanings assigned here.
Terms and conditions of use
Your use of this website shall be subject to the terms and conditions that appear on the Legal Notices pages or elsewhere on this website. We reserve the right to vary or alter such terms and conditions from time to time. Any such change shall take effect upon posting to this website.
Accessing our site
Access to this website is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on this website without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason this website is unavailable at any time or for any period.
From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of this website, or this entire website, to users who have registered with us.
By accessing this website, you agree:
- that you will access its contents solely for your ownprivateuse or for the purposes of the legitimate business of your employer, but in either case for the factual material in the website content concerning the firm or generally and not for reliance on any points of law
- to comply with all applicable laws and regulatory requirements relating to your use of this website
- to comply with all reasonable instructions we give you relating to this website
- not to use this website to distribute any information or data in contravention of any regulation or legislation (including, but not limited to, regulation or legislation governing financial services, money laundering or anti-terrorism).
You are responsible for all telecommunications charges relating to your use of this website and for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to this website. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access this website through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.
You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.
This website must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of this website other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in these terms and conditions.
If you wish to make any use of material on our site other than that set out above, please address your request to email@example.com.
Links from our site
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
Material provided by you
You agree to ensure that all material you send or upload to this website (including, but not limited to, emails, text, graphic files, still or moving images, or responses to any questionnaire available through this website) (“your material”) is legal, decent and truthful, complies with all laws and regulations, does not infringe the intellectual property rights or other rights of us or any third party, is not defamatory, unreliable or misleading or otherwise objectionable and is free of bugs, worms or viruses.
You are solely responsible for your material. If we consider that any part of your material exposes us to the risk of a claim or complaint by a third party, we may block access to all or part of this website and remove all or part of your material. You must provide all reasonable assistance in this respect.
Any material you upload to this website will be considered non-confidentialand non-proprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to this website constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of this website.
You agree not to use this website to advertise or sell any goods or services to other users of this website. You agree not to publish any information or personal data relating to a third party in your material.
We process information about you in accordance with our privacy statement . By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.
Intellectual property rights
We (or our suppliers or third parties who have granted us permission to reproduce their material on this website) own all Intellectual Property Rights in the website content. Nothing in the Legal Notices gives you any right, title or interest in the website content or this website and you do not acquire any such right, title or interest through your use of the website. If you need third party software to use this website, you agree to obtain a licence of that software at your own expense or that of your employer. Please also read the Copyright and Reproduction Notices which apply to the website content.
No guarantee or warranties
We cannot guarantee that this website will operate in accordance with your expectations or will be error free. We may update this website from time to time and we reserve the right to modify, restrict access to or close this website at any time.
We give no express or implied representation or warranty (whether statutory or otherwise) in respect of this website or the website content (including, without limitation, as to their condition, satisfactory quality, performance, fitness for purpose or that it is up to date) and all such representations and warranties are excluded, except to the extent that their exclusion is prohibited by law – see below.
Viruses, hacking and other offences
You must not misuse this website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to this website, the server on which this website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to this website. You must not attack this website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.
By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use this website will cease immediately.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of this website or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.
Disclaimer of liability
If you have a specific legal question, you should address it to one of our lawyers. This site is for information purposes and is not an advertisement. Nothing on this site constitutes a binding offer to give any legal advice or perform any other service in any jurisdiction. Nor does any person accessing, or acting on, our website content of itself imply any duty of care being assumed in any jurisdiction on the part of Bird & Bird towards such person, or any other duty of the kind owed by a law firm to its clients. Bird & Bird disclaims all liability accordingly.
The content on this website gives general information only as at its stated date or, if none, the date of first publication as, for example, the law may have changed in the meantime. Furthermore, it is not intended to give a comprehensive analysis on any subject. Such website content should not be used as a substitute for legal or other professional advice, which should be obtained in specific circumstances. No warranty or representation is given that such website content is free from inaccuracies or omissions, or that it is up to date.
Commentary and other materials posted on this website are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to this website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:
- All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.
- Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user, including their equipment, software or other assets, in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including:
- loss of income or revenue;
- loss of business;
- loss of profits or contracts;
- loss of anticipated savings;
- loss of data;
- loss of goodwill;
- wasted management or office time; and
- whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.
Users of this website shall not be entitled to make any claim personally against any Bird & Bird individual in respect of relevant loss or damage and, on behalf of such Bird & Bird individuals, all such liability is disclaimed accordingly.
This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
No unsolicited emails
Email addresses are provided on this website for the purpose of pursuing the business of Bird & Bird. By accessing this site you agree not to send unsolicited emails for advertising, market research or illegal or immoral purposes to the email addresses provided. Unsolicited emails to Bird & Bird will not be consideredconfidential, may be disclosed to others, may not receive a response, and do not create a lawyer-client relationship with Bird & Bird. If you are not already a client of Bird & Bird, do not include anyconfidentialinformation in any unsolicited email.
Exercise of rights
- may be exercised as often as necessary
- are cumulative and not exclusive of rights or remedies provided by law
- may be waived only in writing and specifically.
Delay in the exercise or non-exercise of any such right is not a waiver of that right.
A failure by you or us to enforce a provision of the Legal Notices or a breach of a provision by the other or default by the other in performing a provision does not constitute a waiver and does not prevent you or us from subsequently enforcing that provision or from acting on such breach or a subsequent breach of the provision by the other party or default by the other party in performing that provision.
No partnership or agency
Nothing in the Legal Notices is to be taken to constitute a partnership between you and us, nor constitute either of you or us the agent of the other for any purpose.
Third party rights
Any dispute or claim between you and Bird & Bird arising out of or in connection with this website or its subject matter (whether allegedly contractual or non-contractual disputes and claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. Users of this website do so on the basis that they thereby submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts for the purpose of any such dispute or claim.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on a user’s hard drive containing information about the user. The information below explains the cookies we use on our website and why we use them:
- Google Analytics cookies: we use these cookies to collect information about how visitors use our website, including details of the site where the visitor has come from and the total number of times a visitor has been to our website. We use the information to improve our website and enhance the experience of its visitors.
- ASP.Net cookie: we use this cookie to allow visitors to view the website without logging in as a registered user. Once you close your browser, the cookie is deactivated.
- Local Shared Objects (Flash cookies): we use Adobe Flash Player to deliver certain content. Local Shared Objects, otherwise known as Flash cookies, are used for this in order to check if your browser supports Flash.
You can enable or disable cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. You can find out how to do this, and find more information on cookies, at:www.allaboutcookies.org.