Terms of Use

Website Terms of Use (“Terms”)

1.1 By accessing or using the GAIL website, the address of which is www.gailnet.org (the “Website”) you agree to be legally bound by these Terms (together with the document referred to therein).

1.2 If you do not wish to be bound by these Terms then you may not use the Website.

1.3 The GAIL website (www.gailnet.org) (the “Website”) is owned and operated by the Global Alliance of Impact Lawyers (“GAIL”), a private limited company, registered in England and Wales with company number 09491407, and whose registered office is at 10 Queen Street Place, London, EC4R 1BE.

1.4 In this policy “We”, “Us” and “Our” means GAIL.

2.1 These Terms refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of the Website:

(a) Our Privacy Policy, which sets out the terms on which We process any personal data We collect from you, or that you provide to Us. By using the Website, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

(b) Our Acceptable Use Policy, which sets out the permitted uses and prohibited used of the Website. When using the Website, you must comply with this Acceptable Use Policy.

(c) Our Cookie Policy, which sets out information about the cookies used on the Website.

2.2 Other terms and condition which may be applicable are as follows:

(a) If you become a member of the GAIL, Our Membership Terms and Conditions will also apply.

We may at any time and without prior notice to you replace or amend these terms and conditions. Your continued use of the Website after amendments have been made means you accept these Terms as updated. Therefore please visit this page regularly to review the Terms.

We reserve the right to alter, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Website of the content or services available through it.

5.1 Our Privacy Policy applies to any information you provide to us.

5.2 You authorise Us to use, store or otherwise process any personal information which relates to and identifies you, or anyone at your organisation, including but not limited to your name and contact details in accordance with Our Privacy Policy.

5.3 You must ensure that the information you provide is accurate and complete and that all registration details (where applicable) contain your correct name, address and other requested details.

6.1 You may access most areas of the Website free of charge, without registering your details with Us. However, certain areas of the Website are only open to members of GAIL.

6.2 Whilst We try to make sure that the Website is available for your use, we do not guarantee that the Website or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted.

6.3 Access to the Website is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of the Website without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

6.4 You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Website.

6.5 You are responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Website through your internet connection or using your institution’s account, are aware of these Terms and all other applicable terms and conditions and that they comply with them.

6.6 You must not attempt to interfere with the proper working of The Website and, in particular, you must not attempt to circumvent security, tamper with, hack into, or otherwise disrupt any computer system, server, website, router or any other internet connection device.

6.7 As a condition of your use of the Website, you agree:

(a) not to use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful under applicable law, or prohibited by these Terms; and

(b) to be responsible for ensuring that your use of the Website is consistent with all applicable laws and regulations

6.8 We reserve the right to prevent or suspend your access to the Website if you do not comply with any part of these terms and conditions or any applicable law.

6.9 The Website is not to be copied or reproduced in any form. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, revise, perform, reproduce, publish, license, deep-link, create, derivative works from, transfer or sell any information or content obtained from the Website unless expressly authorised from Us.

Whilst we welcome all visitors to this Website, we cannot guarantee that the Website is appropriate or available for use in any territory. Those who visit the Website from outside the UK are responsible for complying with all applicable laws. If your use of the Website breaches any law in your jurisdiction(s), you may not use the Website and you must exit immediately.

8.1 If you choose to become a member and are provided with a username, password or any other information as part of Our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party outside your organisation.

8.2 We have the right to disable any username or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by Us, at any time, if in Our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms.

8.3 If you know or suspect that anyone outside your organisation knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify Us at contact@gailnet.org.

9.1 The Website and all content within the Website is owned and operated by Us and/ or our licensors. We and Our licensors reserve all rights.

9.2 Any intellectual property rights (including but without limitation all patents, copyright, database rights and trademarks (whether registered or unregistered) subsisting in any content or material on the Website belong to Us/or Our licensors.

9.3 Nothing in these Terms grants you any rights in the Website or the content within the Website.

9.4 All product and company names and logos mentioned in The Website are the trade marks, service marks or trading names of their respective owners including GAIL.

10.1 Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to the Website, including but not limited to posting comments, or to make contact with other users of the Website, you must comply with the content standards set out in the Acceptable Use Policy.

10.2 Any content you submit to the Website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you grant Us and other users of the Website, a non-exclusive licence to use, store, and copy that content and to distribute and make available to third parties.

10.3 We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party, who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to the Website constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

10.4 We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any content posted by you or any other user of the Website.

10.5 We have the right to remove any posting you make on the Website if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.

10.6 The views expressed by other users on the Website do not represent our views or values.

11.1 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.

11.2 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.

11.3 We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

11.4 We make no representations whatsoever about any other website which you may access through the Website or which may link to the Website.

11.5 When you access any other website, you understand that it is independent from Us and that We have no control over the content or availability of that website.

11.6 The Website may contain links to external third party websites. Any such links are provided for your convenience only. We have no control over third party websites and accept no responsibility for any content, material or information contained in them.

11.7 The display of any hyperlink and reference to any third party website does not constitute an endorsement of such third party’s website, products or services. Your use of a third party site may be governed by the terms and conditions of that party site.

12.1 The Website uses cookies.

12.2 For more information on which cookies we use and how we use them, see our Cookies Policy.

13.1 Nothing in these Terms excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law

13.2 We will do Our best to ensure that all freely available materials and information published on the Website are accurate, but please note that We exclude all express or implied terms, conditions, warranties, representations or endorsements whatsoever with regard to the content of the Website.

13.3 We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty or otherwise, arising under or in connection with:

(a) Use of or inability to use the Website; or

(b) Use of or reliance upon any content displayed on our site.

13.4 In particular we will not be liable:

(a) indirect or consequential loss or damage;

(b) loss of data;

(c) loss of profit

(d) loss of revenue or business

(whether direct or indirect), however caused, even if foreseeable.

13.5 You are responsible for ensuring that your computer system meets all relevant technical specifications necessary to use the Website and is compatible with the Website. You also understand that We cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that any material available for downloading from the Website will be free from infection, viruses and/or other code that has contaminating or destructive properties. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your particular requirements for the accuracy of data input and output.

13.6 The limitations and exclusions in this clause 13 only apply to the extent permitted by applicable law.

14.1 We do not guarantee that the Website will be secure from bugs or viruses.

14.2 You must not misuse the Website by knowingly introducing viruses, Trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful.

14.3 You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Website or the members area of the Website, the server on which The Website is stored or any server, computer, or database connected to The Website.

14.4 You must not attack The Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.

15.1 These Terms (and the documents referred to herein) constitute the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes and extinguishes all previous agreements, promises, assurances, warranties, representations and understandings between them, whether written or oral, relating to its subject matter.

15.2 Each party agrees that it shall have no remedies in respect of any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in this agreement. Each party agrees that it shall have no claim for innocent or negligent misrepresentation or negligent misstatement based on any statement in this agreement.

15.3 Should any part of these terms and conditions for any reason be declared invalid or unenforceable by a court of a competent jurisdiction, it shall be deemed to be deleted without affecting the remaining provisions.

These Terms are governed by English law. You and We both agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.