1.

INTRODUCTION

2.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION and WHO WE ARE

3.

OUR CONTENT and YOUR USE OF IT

4.

DISCLAIMERS

5.

WEBSITE OPERATION

6.

ACCEPTABLE USE

7.

CONTENT YOU CONTRIBUTE: STANDARDS and OUR USE

8.

OUR LIABILITY TO YOU

9.

INDEMNITY

10.

STANDARD TERMS

1. INTRODUCTION

1.1 Welcome

Hello and welcome to our website terms of use. The Legal Strategist Limited (trading as Laura Brunnen) (the “Company”, “LB”, “our”, “us” and/or “we”) is delighted to have you here, and well done as not many people get this far...!

1.2 When these Terms of Use apply

All users and visitors

Please read this section together with our Privacy and Cookie policies (“Terms of Use”), which between them set out the basis on which we provide access to our website and the Content on it.

This means we are responsible for your personal data and determine how and why it is used.

Clients

If you purchase products or services through this website please do read the Terms of Business which will also apply to that purchase.

Website, emails and Social Media Platforms

The Terms of Use also apply when you interact with us over email ([email protected] and [email protected]), Facebook (Laura Brunnen The Legal Strategist, LegalEASE™ with Laura Brunnen and/or Laura Brunnen), LinkedIn (Laura Brunnen), Instagram (@Iamlaurabrunnen) and any other social media platform (“Social Media Platforms”).

Neither this website nor the services provided by LB are intended for children under the age of 18 or for “consumers” (as defined in the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and the Consumer Rights Act 2015).

By continuing to use this website and/or interact with us, you confirm that you:

Are older than 18 

AND

are accessing this site and/or interacting and engaging with LB in the course of 

your trade, business, craft or profession.

Accept the Terms of Use and that you agree to comply with them.  This creates a contract between you and LB.

If you do NOT agree, you must not use or access our website in any way.

2. IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND WHO WE ARE

2.1 Purpose of these Terms of Use 

These Terms of Use tell you the rules for using the website www.laurabrunnen.com (our “website”) and our Social Media Platforms.  They set out:

- what you can and can’t do on (and with) the website, the Social Media Platforms and the Content

- your rights and obligations

- our rights (including the rights you give us) and obligations 

- disclaimers 

2.2 Who we are

Owner

The domain name www.laurabrunnen.com, the Social Media Platforms and Content are owned, licensed and/or operated by
Laura Brunnen (the trading name for The Legal Strategist Limited).

The Legal Strategist Limited
is a limited company registered in England and Wales with the company registration number 13275690.

Contact details

Address

The Legal Strategist Limited
71-75 Shelton Street,
Covent Garden
London
WC2H 9JQ

Email: [email protected]

2.3 Changes to the Terms of Use

We may change these terms from time to time and such changes are effective as soon as they are published on this website. When you want to use our website, please check the terms which apply at that time, which are automatically binding.

2.4 Third-party links

Any third-party links on our website are for information only. We are not responsible for the content on such websites. Inclusion of links on our website does not mean we approve of those third-party websites or the information they contain.

2.5 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.

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.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the Content Standards (see section 7 below).

If you wish to link to or make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact [email protected].

3. OUR CONTENT AND YOUR USE OF IT

3.1 What is “Content”?

This means the resources, materials and other content that appear on this website, in our emails or on our Social Media Platforms including (but not limited to) audio clips, colour combinations, designs,  graphics, icons, illustrations, images, the “look” and “feel”, photographs, trade marks, video clips, written and other materials.

3.2 Licence to use 

You can only use the website, our Social Media Platforms and the Content in certain ways. You are given a licence to use these.  This licence is personal to you, is not transferable, and it can be taken away by us if you break the rules.

3.3 Ownership of Content

We own or license all of the rights to our website and the Content we publish on it and on our Social Media Platforms.

Copyright laws and treaties protect these works around the world. 

All such rights are reserved.

3.4 What you can do

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

3.5 What you can’t do

You are not allowed to make any changes in the copies of materials that you print or download.

 You also cannot use illustrations, photographs, video, or audio clips or any graphics by themselves without the accompanying text.

3.6 Tell people it’s ours

Our status (and that of any identified contributors)
as the authors of the Content must always be acknowledged.

3.7 Logos and Trade marks

Yes, we own them and no, you can’t use them without our written permission unless one of the limited exceptions apply.  

Play it safe and ask us first.

3.8 Don’t make £ from it

You cannot use
any of our Content
for commercial purposes without first getting a license from us or our licensors.

You should be aware that copying and using Content without permission is, in certain cases, a criminal offence

4. DISCLAIMERS

We’ve put these upfront because it is important that you understand the basis on which we provide Content on this website and on our Social Media Platforms.

4.1 Legal information and education

We are a B2B legal consulting and education business. 

As part of our marketing strategy, we produce free English law information and education resources relating to businesses (“Legal Information”).

The Legal Information is available on our website, in our email marketing,  on our Social Media Platforms and, from time to time, on other people’s websites and social media platforms for general informational purposes only.

The Legal Information is not intended to constitute legal or other professional advice, and should not be relied on or treated as a substitute for specific advice.

Every situation is fact specific and you should get individual advice from a legal professional before you take (or don’t take) any action based on our Legal Information.  

Click here to find out how you can work 1:1 with Laura Brunnen.

4.2 English law

Our Legal Information relates to the laws of England and Wales only and is not necessarily relevant to businesses outside of the UK.  It is principally aimed at:

(1) businesses located and/or operating in the UK under English law

AND

(2) businesses outside of the UK who:

use English law contracts 

and/or 

do business in the UK

4.3 Accuracy of information

We work hard to ensure any Legal Information is an accurate statement of the applicable English law at the time of publication, but it is not a comprehensive overview and does not cover all outcomes. 

We do not accept any obligation to update such Legal Information.

We try to update our site often but we don’t promise (or indeed represent, warrant or guarantee) that the information is always accurate, complete or up to date nor do we accept liability for any errors, omissions or inaccurate information on the website.

4.4 No solicitor-client relationship

You agree and accept that use of our website and Social Media Platforms does not create any solicitor-client relationship with us.

Laura Brunnen - our founder and director - is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors' Regulation Authority in her personal capacity under SRA IDD 293414. 

For what this means for you when we provide legal services on a 1:1 basis, please refer to our Provision of Legal Services disclaimer.

5. WEBSITE OPERATION

5.1 Changes to the website

We may update and change our website from time to time. 

Sometimes there will be major changes like new pages and features, but when this happens, we will try to let you know about it in advance.

5.2 We may suspend or withdraw our website

Our website is free to use. We cannot guarantee that it will always be available or be fully working.

We may suspend or shut down the website for any reason, or restrict parts of it to you and other users. 

When we do this, we will try to let you know ahead of time so you are aware. 

You also need to make sure that anyone who uses our site through your internet connection understands and complies with these terms and conditions.

5.3 Systems protection

We take security seriously and strive to make our site as secure as possible. 

However, no website will ever be 100% impenetrable and we do not guarantee the website will be free from bugs or viruses.

You should use your own virus protection software as we cannot take responsibility for any breaches in security caused by using this website.

If you knowingly introduce a virus or other material that is malicious and technologically harmful into our site then this constitutes criminal activity under the Computer Misuse Act 1990.

6. ACCEPTABLE USE

You may use our website and Social Media Platforms for lawful purposes only.  You may not use them:

in any way that breaches these Terms of Use or any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.

To bully, insult, intimidate or humiliate any person.

In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.

To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our Content Standards

For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.

To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).

To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

To access, interfere with, damage or disrupt:

any part of our site;

any equipment or network on which our site is stored; 

any software used in the provision of our site; 

or 

any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party

7. CONTENT YOU CONTRIBUTE: STANDARDS AND OUR USE

7.1 Your contributions

Any and all content which you contribute via our website, by reply to marketing emails or on Social Media Platforms (“Contributions”), and to any interactive services associated with them must meet certain standards (“Content Standards”). These standards must be complied with in spirit as well as to the letter and they apply to each part of any Contribution as well as to it as a whole.

You warrant that any such Contribution does comply with these Content Standards and that you own or control all of the rights in that Contribution. You agree that you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of those warranties. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.

It is in our sole discretion to decide whether any Contribution breaches these Content Standards.

7.2 Contributions must:

Be accurate
(where it states facts)

Comply with the law
applicable in England and Wales and in any country from which it is posted.

Be genuinely held
(where it states opinions)

7.3 Contributions must not:

Be defamatory of any person

Be obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory

Bully, insult, intimidate or humiliate

Promote sexually explicit material or include child sexual abuse material

Promote discrimination based on age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation

Promote violence

Contain any advertising or promote any services or web links to other sitesPromote violence

Infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person

Be likely to deceive any person

Breach any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence

Promote any illegal content or activity

Be in contempt of court

Be threatening, abuse or invade another's privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety

Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person

Impersonate any person or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person

Induce to the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism

Advocate, promote, incite any party to commit, or assist any unlawful or criminal act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse

Give the impression that the User Content has been contributed by us, if this is not the case

7.4 Our right to use Contributions 

Any Contributions you make via our website, by reply to marketing email or on Social Media Platforms will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary.  You retain all of your ownership rights in your Contribution but give us permission to use your Contribution (including your name) without payment to you and without restriction.  This is through the grant by you of a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable licence to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform that Contribution in connection with our business for a period of 70 years.

Where applicable and permitted under applicable law, you also agree to waive and not enforce any "moral rights" or equivalent rights, such as your right to be identified as the author of any Contribution, and your right to object to derogatory treatment of such Contribution.

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 our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

8. OUR LIABILITY TO YOU

8.1 Exclusion of liability

To the extent permitted under applicable law or regulation, we exclude all liability (howsoever caused) to you or any third parties for any loss or damage relating to the use of, inability to use, or reliance on this website or Social Media Platforms or any of the information or links contained on or in them.

8.2 Extent of liability

We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so.

This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

8.3 Limitations where we supply services

Different limitations and exclusions of liability will apply to liability arising as a result of the supply of any products or services to you, which are set out in the applicable Terms of Business.

8.4 Exclusion of all Implied terms

We exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to our site or any content on it.

8.5 Excluded losses

We will not be liable to you 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: use of, or inability to use, our website or Social Media Platforms and/or use of (or reliance on) any Content.

In particular, we will not be liable for:

  • loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue
  • business interruption
  • loss of anticipated savings
  • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation
  • any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

9. INDEMNITY

9.1 Claims

You agree to defend each of LB, its directors and employees against all claims, demands, or actions arising from your breach of these Terms of Use (including, and not limited to, a Contribution which breaches the Content Standards)  (a “Claim”).

9.2 Indemnity

You further agree to indemnify each of LB, its directors and employees and hold us harmless from and against any expenses, losses, damages and costs (including but not limited to reasonable legal costs and disbursements) resulting from any such Claim. 

9.3 Conduct of Claims

We have the right, at our expense, to assume the exclusive defence of any Claim and all negotiations for settlement and you agree to cooperate with us, in the defence of any such Claim, as we may reasonably request. 

10. STANDARD TERMS

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10.1 Entire agreement

These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and LB as to your use of our website and Social Media Platforms and supersede any prior understanding or agreements (written or oral).

10.2 Disputes

These Terms of Business, and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them (including any dispute or claim relating to non-contractual obligations), shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, English law. 

 

10.3 Governing law and jurisdiction

The courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with these Terms (including any non-contractual disputes or claims).

Last updated: 28 June 2021

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