Conditions of Use

Conditions of Use

WEBSITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Welcome to the London Boroughs’ Legal Alliance (LBLA)’s website found at www.lbla.org.uk. If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use (the “terms”), which together with our privacy policy (the “Privacy Statement”) govern LBLA’s relationship with you in relation to this website. If you disagree with any part of these Terms, you are not authorised to use this website. On each occasion you access this website you will be deemed to have accepted the Terms of this Agreement.

Information About Us

This website is operated by the LBLA.

General Conditions

These terms relate to your use of this website. Other terms may apply to the provision of any service that the LBLA provide via this and you should check to see what specific terms apply to any service you wish to use.  In the event of a conflict between these terms and the specific terms for any service, the specific service terms will prevail.

Nothing on this website shall constitute an offer by us to provide to any person any goods or services.

The information on this website is directed only at anyone in the public area of the website and at authorised users when logged into the secure area of the website.

Accessing Our Website

Access to this website is permitted on an ongoing but temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on this website without notice.  We will not be liable if for any reason this website is unavailable at any time or for any period.  We cannot guarantee that your use of this website will be uninterrupted and/or free from error.

From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our website, or our entire website, including to users who have registered with us.   

If you are provided with a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our user account information and security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party.  We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms.  We cannot, and will not, be held liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with these terms. 

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our website.  You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons within your control who access this website through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them. 

Copyrights

This website, including its design, operation and content is our proprietary material or the material of our licensors.  All rights are expressly reserved.  You may use the material contained on this website for non-commercial, personal use including printing hard copies of any page of this website.  You may not copy, reproduce, transmit, store, adapt or modify any of the images or content without our prior written consent.  Any other use of materials on this website without our prior written permission is strictly prohibited.

You are not permitted to upload any material which you do not own the copyright to, or have prior permission from the owner of the copyright to distribute.

Trade Marks

The names, images and logos identifying the LBLA including its products and services are proprietary marks and any use of them may be an infringement of our rights in these marks for which we reserve all rights to enforce.

Reliance On Information Posted

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. 

This Website Changes Regularly

If the need arises, we may suspend access to this website, or close it indefinitely.  Please note any of the material on this website may be out of date at any given time, and whilst we will aim to update it we are under no obligation to do so. 

Warranties

We endeavour to ensure all information on this website is up to date.  However, this website is provided "AS IS" and “AS AVAILABLE” and we give no warranties, conditions, guarantees or representations, express or implied, that this website will be available without interruption or that it is error, virus or fault free.  Consequently, your use of this website is at your own risk. This website may contain links to other websites.  We will not accept responsibility or liability in respect of material on any website that is not under our control.

Liability

Whilst every effort has been taken to ensure the information and material on this website is accurate we are not a qualified provider of legal services and as such any information on this website must not be relied upon as the provision of legal  advice.  Any legal advice required should be provided by a person (which includes individuals, partnerships, organisations and corporate entities) with the requisite qualifications.  The material and information displayed on this website is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy.

Nothing in these terms or contained in this website shall limit our liability for death or personal injury arising out of our negligence or for fraud.

Except as specifically stated on this website and to the fullest extent permitted by law, neither LBLA nor any of its members, directors, employees or other representatives will be liable for damages arising out of or in connection with the use of this website or the information, content, materials or products included on this website.

We shall not be liable to you for our failure to perform any of our obligations arising out of the failure of any computer equipment or telecommunications link beyond our reasonable control.

This limitation of liability applies to all damages of any kind, including compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of data, income or profit, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties.

Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting your privacy and we operate a strict privacy policy in accordance with our Privacy Statement.  Our Privacy Statement should be read in conjunction with these terms and conditions and forms an integral part of these terms.

Information About You and Your Visits To This Website

We process information about you in accordance with our Privacy Statement.  By using this website, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is true, accurate, current and complete. Each user who is seeking legal services accepts that their contact details and all and any information and/or materials they provide us at any time will be given upfront to providers of legal services to view and provide quotations in accordance with our privacy policy. We accept no responsibility for the contact made by providers of legal services to such users.

Transactions Concluded Through This Website

Contracts between users and providers of legal services for the supply of legal services formed through our website, including any quotations for legal services, will be between the user and the provider.  [Contracts between members of the London Borough Legal Alliance Framework and providers of legal services will be governed by the terms and conditions set out in the London Boroughs’ Legal Alliance Framework.  Contracts between members of the West London Alliance Framework and providers of legal services will be governed by the terms and conditions set out in the West London Alliance Framework].

Nothing in these terms or in the use of the website by the user, is intended to create (or shall be deemed to create) a contact between the user and Kennedy Cater Limited.  Kennedy Cater Limited will not be a party to the contract between the user and the provider of legal services and no liability is accepted by Kennedy Cater in relation to any contract entered into by a user with a provider of legal services or any other third party on or by means of this website. 

Linking To Our Website

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 our acceptable use policy below.

If you wish to make any use of material on this website other than that set out above, please address your request to lbla@kennedycater.com

Linking From Our Website

Where this website contains links to other sites and resources provided by providers of legal services or other 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. 

Acceptable Use Policy

This acceptable use policy sets out additional terms upon which you may access this website.

Prohibited Use Policy

You may use this website only for lawful purposes.  You may not use this website:

 You also agree:

 Interactive Services

We may from time to time provide interactive services on our website, including, without limitation:

 (“interactive services”). 

Where we do provide any interactive service, we will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered, if it is moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical).

We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on our website, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on our website, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.

Where we do moderate an interactive service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.

Content Standards

These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to this website (“contributions”), and to any interactive services associated with it.

You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.

Contributions must:

 Contributions must not:

Suspension and Termination

We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of these terms and conditions through your use of our website.  When a breach of these terms and conditions has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate. 

Failure to comply with this acceptable use policy constitutes a material breach of these terms of use upon which you are permitted to use our website, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

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

Variations

We may revise these terms of use and our acceptable use policy at any time by amending these pages. You are expected to check these pages from time to time to take notice of any changes we have made, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these terms of use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere this website.

If any of these terms should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these terms and the remaining terms shall survive, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

Third Party Rights

Nothing in these terms confers on any third party any benefits under the provisions of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.  This does not affect any right or remedy of any person which exists or is available otherwise than pursuant to this Act.

Severance

If any part of these terms is found to be void or unenforceable, it will be severed from the rest to the extent that it does not affect the validity of the remainder.

Governing Law

This Agreement is made under and will be governed by the laws of England.  You and we hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. Any dispute arising out of the accessing or use of this website shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the English courts.

Your Concerns

If you have any concerns about material which appears on our website, please contact lbla@kennedycater.com

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PRIVACY STATEMENT

The London Boroughs’ Legal Alliance (LBLA) is committed to protecting your privacy and operates a strict policy to prevent abuse of your personal information.

This policy (together with our Website Terms and Conditions and any other documents referred to in it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

Please note that any information which a user of this website discloses verbally or in writing directly to a provider of legal services who is registered with us to provide legal services will not be subject to this Privacy Policy and we will not be responsible or liable for the use of the information by such provider.

Our website may contain links to other sites which are outside our control and are not covered by this Privacy Policy. If you access other sites using the links provided, the operators of these sites may collect information from you which will be used by them in accordance with their privacy policy, which may differ from ours.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (“the Act”), the data controller is Kennedy Cater Legal Limited of 6th Floor, Tubs Hill House, North London Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, England, TN13 1BL.

Information Collection

During your use of our services we may ask you to provide personal information about yourself.

You are not required to provide us with your personal information to obtain access to any part of this website.

Sensitive Information

Some of the personal information that you may disclose - may be of a particularly sensitive nature.   We will always treat this information with particular care and will use this information only where it is actually necessary to process your query.

All sensitive and personal data will be processed in accordance with the Act.

Security Of Information

We take the security of your personal information very seriously.  We have put in place appropriate technical measures to prevent the unauthorised disclosure or use of your personal information.  Additionally, we have implemented organisational measures to keep your personal information secure against the threat of human intervention.  These measures include training all of our employees, and providing them with regular reminders of their individual obligations.

Where We Store Your Personal Data

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, stored at and/or processed at a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA").  By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing.  We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers hosted by us or our Internet Services Provider.  Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of this website you may save this password and access to your account on your computer but you are responsible for keeping this password and your account details confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of your data transmitted to this website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

IP Addresses and "Cookies"

"Cookies" are small pieces of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information from the browser. This information may include information relating to your use of our website, information about your computer such as the computer's IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at our website via a link from third party site, the URL of the linking page. If you are a registered user or subscriber this may include your name and email address, which may be transferred to data processors for registered user or subscriber verification purposes.

You can find out more about the way cookies work on http://www.cookiecentral.com or http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.

Most browsers allow you to turn off the cookie function. If you want to know how to do this please look at the help menu on your browser.

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve this website and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of this website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to this website.

Access To Information

The Act gives you the right to access information held about you at any time and you may request us to modify, update or delete such information. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to an administrative fee to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you. We will seek to act on your request in the timescale required by the Act.

Changes To Our Privacy Policy

Any changes we may make to our Privacy Policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.

Contact

Questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy Policy are welcomed and should be addressed to lbla@kennedycater.com

Thank you for using the website.