Terms of use

Last Updated: 9/12/2020

1. Overview

1.1. www.setfords.co.uk (Website) is a site operated by Setfords Law Ltd trading as Setfords is a company registered in England and Wales (Company Number 09568377) registered office at Jenner House, 1a Jenner Road, Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom, GU1 3PH (the Company, us, we, our).

1.2. These terms set out the rules for the use of the Website. If you have any questions about these Terms of Use or if you would like to discuss them with us please contact us. 

1.3. By using the Website, you confirm that you accept these Terms of Use and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, you must not use our Website. We recommend that you print a copy of these Terms of Use for future reference.

1.4. These Terms of Use will apply each time you access any part of the Website or use any content available on the Website. By using and/or accessing the Website, you are indicating your agreement to be bound by these Terms of Use and any other terms which are stated to govern your use of the Website, such as the Privacy Policy or Cookies Policy

2. Changes to these terms

2.1. We may amend these Terms of Use from time to time and we may do so at any time. Every time you wish to use the Website, please check these terms to ensure you understand the Terms of Use that apply at that time. We will always state at the top of the terms the date on which the terms were last amended or updated.

3. How we operate the Website

3.1. We may update and change the Website from time to time to reflect changes to our products or services, our users’ needs and our business priorities and for any other reason. We reserve the right to do so without any notice to you. 

3.2. Our Website is made available free of charge.

3.3. We do not guarantee that the Website, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of the Website for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.

3.4. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Website through your internet connection are aware of these Terms of Use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

4. Use of the Website

4.1. You agree to only use the Website and any content on the Website for lawful purposes and in such a way that does not prevent, restrict or otherwise prejudice the use of the Website by anyone else.

4.2. Prohibited use of the Website or any content on the Website includes:

4.2.1. distributing any type of virus, spyware, malware or other programs or files designed to cause harm, nuisance, disruption, loss and/corruption of data;

4.2.2. hacking or attempt to hack any part of the Website or any system run through the Website;

4.2.3. transmitting any material which is or may be considered to be defamatory, obscene, racist, indecent or offensive;

4.2.4. attempting to gain unauthorised access to the Website, the server on which the Website is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to the Website;

4.2.5. transmitting any material which harms or causes distress or may harm or cause distress;

4.2.6. to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam);

4.2.7. creating a database that includes material downloaded or obtained from the Website without written permission from the Company; 

4.2.8. using the Website in any way damages or may damage the reputation of the Company or which brings or may bring the Company and its employees or affiliates into disrepute;

4.2.9. using the Website in a way that that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;

4.2.10. in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;

4.2.11. for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way;

4.2.12. to bully, insult, intimidate or humiliate any person; or

4.2.13. to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards.

4.3. You also agree:

4.3.1. Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of the Website in contravention of the provisions of our Terms of Use;

4.3.2. Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt any part of the Website;

4.3.3. Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt any equipment or network on which the Website is stored;

4.3.4. Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt any software used in the provision of the Website; or

4.3.5. Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

4.4. By breaching provisions in this Clause 5, 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 the Website will cease immediately.

5. Breach of this policy

5.1. When we consider that a breach of this acceptable use policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate:

5.1.1. Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our Website;

5.1.2. Issue of a warning to you;

5.1.3. 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;

5.1.4. Further legal action against you;

5.1.5. Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary or as required by law;

5.1.6. 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. Transfer of the Website 

6.1. We may transfer our rights and obligations under these terms to another organisation. We will always tell you in writing if this happens and we will ensure that the transfer will not affect your rights under the contract. The Website is directed to people residing in England & Wales. We do not represent that content available on or through the Website is appropriate for use or available in other locations.

7. Intellectual Property

7.1. All copyright, trademarks, design rights, patents and other intellectual property rights contained in the Website and all content available on the Website shall remain the property of the Company or its licensors. All such rights are reserved.

7.2. Except as set out in these terms or as expressly permitted under copyright law, you may not copy, reproduce, republish, disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer, download, post, broadcast, transmit make available to the public or otherwise use any part of the Website (including any content on the Website) without our express written permission. If such permission is granted:

7.2.1. You must identify the source of the content;

7.2.2. You must acknowledge the copyright and moral right status; 

7.2.3. You must not modify any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way;

7.2.4. You must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text;

7.2.5. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on the Website must always be acknowledged;

7.2.6. You must not use any part of the content on the Website for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors;

7.2.7. If you print off, copy or download any part of the Website in breach of these terms of use, our right to the Website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

7.3. Subject to your compliance with these Terms of Use, we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, revocable, non-transferable license to share the content on social media but solely for your personal and non-commercial use. When doing so you must comply with clause 7.2.1 to 7.2.5.

8. Information you find on the Website 

8.1. Unless it is a part of a specific product or service description, do not rely on information provided on the Website. The material contained on this Website contains general information only and does not constitute legal or other professional advice. While every care has been taken in the preparation of the information on this site, you are advised to seek specific legal advice in relation to any decision or course of action.

8.2. Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on the Website, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on the Website is accurate, complete or up to date.

8.3. Neither the transmission of any material, nor the receipt of any material, is intended to create, nor should such transmission or receipt be taken as creating, a client-solicitor relationship between you and the Company.

9.1. We are not responsible for websites we link to. Where the Website contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.

10. Linking to the Website

10.1. You may link to the Website’s 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. 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 to the Website in any website that is not owned by you. The Website must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of the Website other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. If you wish to link to or make any use of content on the Website other than that set out above, please contact us.

11. Our Responsibility for loss of damage suffered by you 

11.1. We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation. Different limitations and exclusions of liability will apply to liability arising as a result of the supply of any products or services to you, which will be set out in our Terms and Conditions and which will be provided to you at the time of your instructions. 

11.2. While we make every effort to ensure the accuracy of the content on the Website, we accept no responsibility for any errors, omissions, or inaccurate content on the Website and we reserve the right to make changes to the content on the Website from time to time.

11.3. Our content, including the information, names, images, logos relating to the Company, its products and services is provided “as is”. To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all representations and warranties (express or implied) including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security, and accuracy.

11.4. Subject to the foregoing, we shall not be liable for any of the following losses or damages (whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty or otherwise, whether they were foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise):

11.4.1. use of, or inability to use, the Website;

11.4.2. use of or reliance on any content displayed on the Website;

11.4.3. business interruption;

11.4.4. loss of anticipated savings;

11.4.5. loss of data, business, opportunity, goodwill or injury to reputation, profit, sale, business or revenue and any special, incidental, consequential, punitive, exemplary losses, damages, or costs arising from your use of the Website or any content on the Website, or any services provided through the Website.

12. Your personal information

12.1. We will process your personal information as set out in our Privacy Policy.

13. Viruses

13.1. We are not responsible for viruses and you must not introduce them. We do not guarantee that the Website will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and any devices you use to access the Website in a way that protects those devices. You should use your own virus protection software.

14. General

14.1. If you are using the Website from outside England and Wales, other laws may apply to your use of the Website. We operate the Website from within England and Wales. Please note that these terms of use, their subject matter and their formation, are governed by English law. By using the Website, you agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

14.2. If you are using the Website from outside England and Wales, we are not subject to local laws applicable in your country and the Website may not be compliant with those local laws. It is your responsibility to ensure that your use of this Website does not breach any local laws before you use it.

14.3. If any part of these terms is found to be illegal, invalid, or otherwise unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, the term(s) in question will be severed, but the remaining terms will survive and continue in force.

14.4. The delay or failure of the Company to enforce or exercise any right in these terms does not constitute a waiver of such rights.