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Terms & Conditions


This Discussion/Contributor site (the “Site”) is owned and operated by Reed Elsevier (UK) Ltd trading as LexisNexis Butterworths (“LN”). Please read these terms and conditions carefully, they are the terms of use for this Site.


1. User Obligation

Use of this Site constitutes your acknowledgement and acceptance of these Terms and Conditions, which take effect on the date on which you first use the Site. By accessing, contributing to, using and/or downloading materials from this Site, you agree on your own behalf and on behalf of each entity and person on whose behalf you act to abide by the terms and conditions set forth below. LN reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time by posting changes online and it is your responsibility to refer to and comply with these terms on accessing the Site. Your continued use of this Site after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions as modified. If these Terms and Conditions are not accepted in full, you do not have permission to access this Site and therefore should cease using this Site immediately. If there is any conflict between these Terms and Conditions and rules and/or specific terms of use appearing on this Site relating to specific material then the latter shall prevail.


2. Copyright and Other Intellectual Property

The names, images and logos and any other intellectual property of LN, LN associated companies (meaning any member of the Reed Elsevier group of companies) or third parties and their products and services are proprietary marks of LN, LN associated companies and/or third parties. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication, or otherwise, any licence or right under to any intellectual property of LN, LN associated companies or any other third party. All copyright, trade marks and other intellectual property rights in this Site (including the design, arrangement and look and feel) and all material or content supplied as part of the Site shall remain at all times the property of LN or LN's licensors. In accessing this Site, you agree that you do so only for your own personal, non-commercial use. You may not agree to, permit or assist in any way any third party to copy, reproduce, download, post, store (including in any other web site), distribute, transmit, broadcast, commercially exploit or modify in any way the material or content without LN' s prior written permission.


3. Data Posting

Any information or data you transmit or post on this Site will be non-confidential and shall belong absolutely to LN. The information may be used by LN for any purpose including, but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure to third parties, transmission, posting or otherwise at LN’s absolute discretion (according to and subject to The Data Protection Act). You hereby assign to LN (by way of permanent assignment of present and future copyright) all rights of any nature in and to such material throughout the world including all renewals and reversions thereof.


4. Terms of Use

The use of this Site is only for lawful purposes. Such restriction or inhibition includes, but is not limited to, conduct which is defamatory, or which may harass, cause distress or inconvenience to any person and the transmission of obscene or offensive content or interruption of the normal flow of dialogue within this Site or the interruption of any aspect of the operation of this Site.


5. Third Party Sites / Links

LN is not responsible for the availability or content of any third party websites or material you access through this Site. If you decide to visit any linked site, you do so at your own risk and it is your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against viruses or other destructive elements. LN does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, services or information on or available from third party websites or material. LN is not responsible for any damage, loss or offence caused by or, in connection with, any content, advertising, products, services or information available on such websites or material. Any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and the relevant provider of the service. Links do not imply that LN endorses, is affiliated or associated with any linked site, or is legally authorised to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol displayed in or accessible through the links, or that any linked site is authorised to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol of LN or any of LN’s affiliates or subsidiaries.


6. Disclaimer/Limitation of Liability

This Site and the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons is provided "AS IS" and on an "AS AVAILABLE" basis without any representation or endorsement being made and without warranty of any kind, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy. The information and other materials included on this Site may contain inaccuracies and typographical errors. LN does not undertake any editing or other vetting/supervision of the materials contributed by third parties therefore LN does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information and materials or the reliability of any statement or other information displayed or distributed through the Site (including, without limitation, the information provided through the use of any software). You acknowledge that any reliance on any such statement or information shall be at your sole risk. LN reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to correct any errors or omissions in any part of the Site and to make changes to the Site and to the materials, products, programs, services or prices described in the Site at any time without notice. In no event will LN and/or third parties be liable for any damages including, but not limited to, indirect or consequential damages or any damages including, but not limited to, errors or omissions, indirect or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever arising from use, loss of use, data or profits, whether in action of contract, negligence or other action, arising out of or in connection with the use of the Site. These exclusions do not apply to death or personal injury caused by LN negligence and only apply to the extent permitted by law. LN does not warrant that the functions contained in this Site will be uninterrupted or error free or that defects will be corrected or that this Site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs. LN does not represent the full functionality, accuracy or reliability of any material. LN may terminate, change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of this Site, including the availability of any features of the Site, at any time without notice or liability.


7. LN Products

All products and services mentioned in this Site are subject to availability and are available at the sole discretion of LN. Furthermore, LN products and services are subject to their own terms and conditions.


8. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and keep indemnified LN from and against all claims, damages, expenses, costs and liabilities arising in any manner from your entry to and use of the Site other than in accordance with these terms and conditions.


9. Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England. Disputes arising herefrom shall be exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of England. Any cause of action you may have with respect to your use of this Site must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. If any of these Terms and Conditions should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the law of any state or country in which these Terms and Conditions are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that Term or Condition is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from that clause and the remaining terms and conditions shall survive and continue to be binding and enforceable. If you access this Site from a location outside of the United Kingdom, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws.

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