Terms and Conditions of Use
1. Terms and Conditions
1.1 These terms and conditions (the
“Terms”) set out below will govern your use of
this website which can be found at www.ffw.com (the
1.2 The Website is owned and operated by Field Fisher
Waterhouse LLP a firm of Solicitors, whose address is 35 Vine
Street, London, EC3N 2AA (“us”,
“we”, “our” or
"FFW""). For the purposes of these Terms, Field
Fisher Waterhouse LLP includes any and all Field Fisher Waterhouse
LLP subsidiary undertakings, co-branded businesses and joint
ventures which may exist from time to time. These terms apply
equally to Field Fisher Waterhouse France LLP and to Field Fisher
Waterhouse Deutschland LLP.
1.3 Please read these Terms carefully. By
accessing and using the Website you are deemed to have read,
understood and agreed to the Terms.
2.1 This Website may contain information,
text, data, graphics, photographs, videos, sound recordings,
illustrations, artwork, names, logos, trade marks, service marks
and information about Field Fisher Waterhouse, its areas of legal
practice and general information on certain areas of law which may
be provided in the form of documents, podcasts or via an RSS feed
2.2 Except where it is otherwise
expressly stated, the Information is not intended to, nor does it,
constitute legal, accounting, business, financial, tax or other
professional advice or services. The Information is provided on an
information basis only and should not be relied upon. If you need
advice or services on a specific matter, please contact us directly
using the contact details for the relevant partner or fee earner
found on the Website.
2.3 The Website and Information is
provided “AS IS” and on an “AS AVAILABLE” basis and we do not
guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, completeness, performance or
fitness for a particular purpose of the Website or any of the
Information. We have tried to ensure that all the Information
provided on the Website is correct at the time of publication. No
responsibility is accepted by or on behalf of Field Fisher
Waterhouse for any errors, omissions, or inaccurate Information on
the Website. Further, Field Fisher Waterhouse does not warrant that
the Website or any of the Information will be uninterrupted or
error free or that any defects will be corrected.
2.4 Although Field Fisher Waterhouse
attempts to ensure that the Information contained in this Website
is accurate and up-to-date, we accept no liability for the results
of any action taken on the basis of the Information it contains and
all implied warranties, including but not limited to the implied
warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular
purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy are
excluded from these Terms to the extent that they may be excluded
as a matter of law.
2.5 In no event will Field Fisher
Waterhouse be liable for any loss including, without limitation,
indirect or consequential loss, or any damages arising from loss of
use, data or profits, whether in contract, tort or otherwise,
arising out of or in connection with the use of this Website or any
of the Information.
3.1 Websites or web pages to which this
Website is linked are for information purposes only and have not
been reviewed by Field Fisher Waterhouse. We accept no
responsibility for the content of such websites or web pages, nor
do we accept responsibility for any losses or penalties incurred as
a result of your use of any links or reliance on the content of any
website to which this site is linked. Field Fisher Waterhouse does
not endorse and is not responsible for the content of external
websites that link to this site or contained in this site.
3.2 You may not frame, link or deep-link
this Website to any other website without our prior written
consent. Should you wish to frame or to set up a link / deep-link
to our Website please contact email@example.com.
4. Computer Viruses, Worms and Trojan Horses
4.1 Whilst we use reasonable endeavours
to protect this Website from computer viruses, worms, Trojan Horses
and similar detrimental code (the “Destructive
Features”), we do not warrant that the Website is free
from such Destructive Features and accept no liability for any
damage that may result from the transmission of any Destructive
Feature via this Website or via any files which are available for
you to download from the Website.
5. Copyright and Reproduction
5.1 Except as is otherwise indicated,
Field Fisher Waterhouse is the owner of the copyright in all the
Information featured on this Website and of all related
intellectual property rights, including but not limited to all
database rights, trade marks, registered trade marks, service marks
5.2 You are permitted to download, print,
store temporarily, retrieve and display Information from the
Website on a computer screen (or in the case of a podcast or an RSS
feed on a mobile phone or iPod), print individual pages on paper
(but not photocopy them) and store such pages in electronic form on
disk (but not on any server or other storage device connected to
the network) for your personal use or for internal use within your
5.3 You are not permitted (except where
you have been given express permission to do so) to adapt or modify
the Information on this Website or any part of it and the
Information or any part of it may not be copied, reproduced,
republished, downloaded, posted, broadcast or transmitted in any
other way to any third parties for commercial gain.
6. Data Protection and the Field Fisher Waterhouse Privacy
6.1 We may require basic information
which identifies you as an individual (“Personal
Information”), such as your name, email address and phone
number, in order to enable you to take advantage of particular
services that we offer, for example when you send us a question /
request from our “contact us” page, request one of our newsletters
or further information on a specific department. We will only use
such Personal Information for the purposes of providing information
which you have requested, or for other purposes set out in these
6.2 We may on occasion make use of
Personal Information that we collect in order to help us administer
the Website and/or for marketing purposes. We may for instance send
you information about our services that we feel might be of
particular interest to you. If you do not wish us to make use of
your Personal Information in this way, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will also give you the opportunity to opt out of future
marketing whenever we send you marketing material.
6.3 Except (i) to the extent that we are
required to do so by law, (ii) in connection with any legal
proceedings (including prospective legal proceedings), or (iii) in
order to establish, exercise or defend the legal rights of Field
Fisher Waterhouse, we will not disclose your Personal Information
to any other party without first obtaining your permission.
6.4 Employees, contractors and agents of
Field Fisher Waterhouse may be given access to any Personal
Information which we collect, but their use shall be limited to the
performance of their duties. Our employees, contractors and agents
who have access to your Personal Information are required to keep
that information confidential and are not permitted to use it for
any purposes other than to enable you to use the Website or to deal
with requests which you submit to us.
6.5 The website may contain links to
6.6 When you visit our Website a small
amount of data known as a “cookie” may be stored
on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies include information
concerning for example the type of web-browser you are using. We
used, which in turn helps us to ensure that the Website is relevant
to its users. Field Fisher Waterhouse does not use cookie
technology to collect Personal Information. Most browsers allow you
to turn off cookies or to receive a warning before a cookie is
stored on your hard drive. Please refer to your browser
instructions or help screen to learn more about how to do this. You
may also wish to refer to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html.
Note that you may not be able to take advantage of certain services
or facilities on the Website if you do refuse a cookie.
6.7 The Internet is a global environment
and using the Internet to collect and process data can involve the
transmission of data on an international basis. Therefore, by
browsing our Website and communicating electronically with us, you
acknowledge our processing of data in this way. However, we will
endeavour to protect all Personal Information collected through our
Website in accordance with strict data protection standards.
6.8 For more information on the Field
copy of the personal information we hold about you please contact
tel: +44 (0)20 7861 4000 (Marketing Department).
7. Changes to the Terms
7.1 Field Fisher Waterhouse reserves the
right, at its discretion, to make changes to any part of the
Website, the Information or these Terms. Should these Terms be
amended, Field Fisher Waterhouse will publish details of the
amendments on the Website. By continuing to use the Website you
agree to be bound by these Terms as amended.
8.1 If these Terms or any part of them
should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise
unenforceable under the laws of any state or country in which these
Terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent that they
are so illegal, invalid or unenforceable, they shall in that state
or country be treated as severed and deleted from these Terms and
the remaining Terms shall survive and remain in full force and
effect and continue to be binding and enforceable in that state or
9. Events beyond our control
9.1 Field Fisher Waterhouse will not be
responsible for any breach of these Terms caused by circumstances
beyond its reasonable control.
10. File Download
10.1 Certain files of Information are
available for download from the Website. These files of Information
are subject to these Terms.
11. Governing law
11.1 These Terms are subject to English
law and to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
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