Terms of use and privacy statement

1 ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
1.1 Your access to and use of www.wspsolicitors.com (the Website) and any Services referred to in Clause 2, is subject exclusively to these Terms and Conditions. You will not use the Website/Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions. By using the Website/Services you are fully accepting the terms, conditions and disclaimers contained in this notice. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions, you must immediately stop using the Website/Services.

1.2 We reserve the right to update or amend these Terms and Conditions at any time and your continued use of the Website/Services following any changes shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such change. It is therefore your responsibility to check the Terms and Conditions regularly for any changes.

2 THE SERVICES
Services, products and information (“the Services”) offered or advertised on this site are where indicated, explicit or implied provided by third parties. Any contracts entered into are between the third party and yourself.

3 PRIVACY POLICY
3.1 Winterbotham Smith Penley LLP of 3/7 Rowcroft, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 3BJ is the data controller. We will use our best efforts to safeguard your privacy. We are fully registered under the Data Protection Act. The policy that follows explains the data processing we do and how we do it (the Policy). If you have any queries on our use of information, please see the contact information below.

By using this site, you consent to us collecting data about you, using it and also contacting you in certain ways. This Policy applies only to our site and not to any sites to which we show links.

3.2 What do we use the information for?
We want to give our users the best possible service. We may therefore use the data gathered to contact you to check this is the case. You agree that it may be used to advise you by phone, fax or email of services we or carefully selected partner businesses offer. We keep the information for records, audit and Solicitors Regulation Authority reasons and may make paper copies of any of it. You can unsubscribe from any mailings you receive using the unsubscribe button on them or simply by emailing us.

3.3 What information do we collect?
We collect the information necessary to provide the service you request, including that given to us in any application for an appointment form. We will collect your name and address, your email address and any other information if you provide it to us. By the nature of this site, we collect personal information to enable us to advise you.

3.4 Automated information collection
We have a policy of continual improvement of our site. We therefore collect information automatically about your visit to it. This is used to help us see browsing preferences and our marketing and positioning of the site.

3.5 Cookies
We use cookies only to check if you are someone who has visited the site before. This helps us with our marketing. If you do not wish to allow this use, you may well be able to change the settings on your browser to disable them. There is more information to help you on this link: www.allaboutcookies.org.

3.6 Transferring information abroad or to others
We do not transfer information in this way unless we need to transfer information abroad or to others specifically to ensure that the service you seek is properly provided to you. We will not sell your data to anyone other than a replacement owner of this business and then only in accordance with SRA rules and data protection laws.

4 ACCEPTABLE USE
4.1 You acknowledge that all information, text, graphics, logos, photographs, images, moving images, sound, illustrations and other materials (the Content), whether posted publicly or transmitted privately, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. We do not control or endorse the Content and cannot guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content and you acknowledge that by using the Services you may be exposed to Content that is offensive and/or indecent.

Winterbotham Smith Penley LLP will not be liable in any way for any Content or for any loss or damage of any kind resulting from the use of any Content transmitted via the Services and you agree to bear all risks associated with the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy or completeness of such Content.

4.2 In using the Website/Services you agree not to:
4.2.1 use the Services to send junk email, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes or any other unsolicited messages, commercial or otherwise;

4.2.2 post, publish, distribute or disseminate material or information that is defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, threatening, abusive, harassing or unlawful;

4.2.3 post, publish, distribute or disseminate material or information that incites discrimination, hate or violence towards any person or group on account of their race, religion, disability, nationality or otherwise;

4.2.4 threaten, abuse, disrupt, stalk or otherwise violate the legal rights (including rights of privacy and publicity) of others;

4.2.5 use any information or material in any manner that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent or other proprietary right of any party;

4.2.6 make available or upload files that contain a virus, worm, trojan or corrupt data that may damage the operation of the computer or property of another;

4.2.7 collect or store personal information about others, including email addresses;

4.2.8 advertise or offer to buy or sell goods or services for any commercial purpose, unless such communication facility specifically allows such messages;

4.2.9 impersonate any person or entity for the purpose of misleading others;

4.2.10 violate any applicable laws or regulations;

4.2.11 use the Website/Services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the Website/Services or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Website/Services;

4.2.12 post, publish, distribute or disseminate material or information that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information or confidential information disclosed in the course of employment or under a confidentiality agreement);

4.2.13 attempt to gain unauthorised access to any of the Services, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Website/Services through hacking, password mining or any other means.

4.3 We have no obligation to monitor the Services but shall be entitled to review materials posted to a communications facility and, at our sole discretion, to remove any material that breaches these Terms and Conditions or is otherwise objectionable.

5 TERMINATION
We have the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Services at any time, without notice, for any reason, including without limitation, breach of these Terms and Conditions. We may also at any time, at our sole discretion, discontinue the Website/Services or any part thereof without prior notice and you agree that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Website/Services.

6 LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
The Website/Services may include links to third party websites that are controlled and maintained by others. Any link to other websites is not an endorsement of such websites and you acknowledge and agree that Winterbotham Smith Penley LLP is not responsible for the content or availability of any such sites or contractual agreements you may enter into with them.

7 INTERNATIONAL USE
You agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United Kingdom or the country in which you reside (if different) and with all local laws and rules regarding acceptable use of and conduct on the Internet.

8 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
8.1 The Website and its content (including without limitation the Website design, text, graphics and all software and source codes connected with the Website and the Services) are protected by copyright, trade marks, patents and other intellectual property rights and laws. None of the content may be downloaded, copied, reproduced, transmitted, stored, sold or distributed without the prior written consent of the copyright holder.

8.2 Winterbotham Smith Penley LLP owns the copyrights for this website. Items that Winterbotham Smith Penley LLP does not own are used with the permission of their owners. Any infringements of the copyrights, trade marks, patents and other intellectual property rights and laws will be prosecuted.

9 INDEMNITY You agree to indemnify and hold Winterbotham Smith Penley LLP harmless from and against any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions and any claim or demand brought against Winterbotham Smith Penley LLP by any third party arising out of your use of the Services and/or any Content submitted, posted or transmitted through the Services, including without limitation, all claims, actions, proceedings, losses, liabilities, damages, costs, expenses (including reasonable legal costs and expenses) howsoever suffered or incurred by Winterbotham Smith Penley LLP in consequence of your breach of these Terms and Conditions.

10 DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
10.1 Use of the Website/Services is at your own risk. The Website/Services are provided on an AS IS and AS AVAILABLE basis without any representation or endorsement made and without liability or warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

10.2 To the extent permitted by law, Winterbotham Smith Penley LLP will not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever (including without limitation loss of business, opportunity, data, profits) arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website/Services.

10.3 Winterbotham Smith Penley LLP makes no warranty that the Website/Services will meet your requirements, that Content will be accurate or reliable, that the functionality of the Website/Services will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that the Website/Services or the server that makes them available are free of viruses or anything else which may be harmful or destructive.

10.4 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall be construed so as to exclude or limit the liability of Winterbotham Smith Penley LLP for death or personal injury as a result of the negligence of Winterbotham Smith Penley LLP.

10.5 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall affect your statutory rights as a consumer.

11 SEVERANCE
If any of these Terms and Conditions should be determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction then such Term or Condition shall be severed and the remaining Terms and Conditions shall survive and remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

12 GOVERNING LAW
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and you hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.