Terms of Website Use

These terms of use (together with the documents referred to in it) tell you the terms of use on which you may make use of our website (www.acceleratelaw.co.uk) (our “site”).

Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use our site, as these will apply to your use of our site.

By using our site, 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 site.

Engagement terms

Our engagement terms are available on request.

Information about Us

www.acceleratelaw.co.uk is a site operated by Layer 1 Legal Limited t/a Accelerate Law (“we”, “our”, “us” or “Accelerate Law”). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 10644182.

We are an in-house legal consultancy business, providing on-demand, in-house legal support and counsel to growing businesses. To confirm, we are not a law firm and are operating principally as non-practicing solicitors – i.e. individuals who are qualified as solicitors, but do not currently subscribe for practicing certificates through the Law Society of England and Wales.

Other Applicable Terms

These terms of use refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of our site:

Our Privacy Policy at the bottom of this page, which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

Changes to these Terms of Use

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page.

Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you.

We may update our site from time to time and may change the content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it.

Changes to our Site

We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.

Accessing our Site

Our site is made available free of charge.

We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our site without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site. To the extent we process any data submitted by you, we will process that data in compliance with the appropriate data protection legislation then in force.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

 

Intellectual Property Rights

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our site.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

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

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

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

No Reliance on Information

The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site.

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

Limitation of our Liability

Nothing in these terms of use 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.

To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our site or any content on it, whether express or implied.

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, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with the use of our site.

If you are a business user, please note that in particular, we will not be liable for:

  • use of, or inability to use, our site;
  • use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site;
  • loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
  • business interruption;
  • loss of anticipated savings;
  • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
  • any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

If you are a consumer user, please note that we only provide our site for domestic and private use. We have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.

We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our site. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

 

Viruses

We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site.

You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, 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 our site will cease immediately.

Linking to our Site

You are welcome to link to our site, but please only 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 our site in any website that is not owned by you.

Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page.

If you wish to make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please email simon@acceleratelaw.co.uk.

Third Party Links and Resources on our Site

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only.

We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.

Applicable Law

If you are a consumer, please note that these terms of use, its subject matter and its formation, are governed by English law. You and we both agree to that the courts of England and Wales will have non-exclusive jurisdiction. However, if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.

If you are a business, these terms of use, its subject matter and its formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

 

Privacy Policy 

We take the privacy and confidentiality of our clients’ information and data incredibly seriously. All communications we have with clients and prospective clients will be treated as confidential unless expressly stated otherwise by them. Any queries around privacy should be sent to simon@acceleratelaw.co.uk.

As you may be aware, the infamous GDPR is soon to come into force, requiring all businesses to open up greater transparency in the processing of personal identifiable information.

We confirm that we collect personal data from you through the contact form on our website, through phone calls and emails with you, and when you give us your business cards. We hold this data so as to keep a record of all our contacts, clients, prospective clients, and individuals and businesses within our network, for the purposes of carrying on our duties to you through any work we have done for you, keeping records of all future/potential/ongoing/past matters, generally staying in touch with you, sending you legal and other updates, future marketing to you (such as through sending newsletters, promotions and updates on and changes to our business) and other business administration activities typical to a consultancy business.

We use Google and Microsoft cloud products in the storage of data which may mean that your data is stored outside of the European Economic Area (the “EEA”). Whilst we cannot control the the data processes of the likes of Google and Microsoft, we will do our best to ensure that any information we store on your business is stored privately and securely.

We may share your information with selected third parties including:

  • Business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you.
  • Advertisers and advertising networks that require the data to select and serve relevant adverts to you and others.
  • Analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our site.
  • Credit reference agencies for the purpose of assessing your credit score where this is a condition of us entering into a contract with you
  • In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
  • If Accelerate Law or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use (as set out on our website, www.acceleratelaw.co.uk or terms and conditions of supply and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Accelerate Law, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

We may change this policy from time to time so please keep up to date with it.

If you would like us to stop processing your personal data, please let us know to simon@acceleratelaw.co.uk, although please note this may impact our ability to effectively store your business data if we have previously worked together. Equally, if you would like to access your personal data, please let us know, although we reserve the right to charge a £10 fee for this.