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Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions set out the terms between you and us under which you may access the Protect Your Design website (our Site) and apply to all users of, and visitors to, our Site. Your use of our site means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the policies in this acceptable use policy, which supplement our terms of website use. The Site is operated by Lawdit Solicitors Limited (we or us). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 4714251 and we have our registered office at 29 Carlton Crescent, Southampton, Hampshire SO15 2EW. We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under SRA number 382025.

If you have any questions about the Site then please contact us by email on info@protectyourdesign.com.

1. Using the Site

1.1 You agree that you are solely responsible for:

1.1.1 all costs and expenses you may incur in relation to your use of the Site; and

1.1.2 keeping your password and other account details confidential.

1.2 You are responsible for compliance with local laws when accessing the Site.

1.3 We seek to make the Site as accessible as possible. If you have any difficulties using the Site, please contact us at info@protectyourdesign.com.

1.4 We may prevent or suspend your access to the Site if you do not comply with any part of these terms and conditions, any terms or policies to which they refer or any applicable law.

2 Membership and fees

2.1 You must become a member before you are able to upload any text, images, video, audio or other multimedia content, software or other information or material (Content) to the Site. By requesting membership and paying membership fees, you are offering to enter into a legally binding contract with us.

2.2 You must make payment in advance using a verified credit or debit card and authorisation for the full amount before we can process your order. All card transactions are subject to security checks by the card issuer over which we have no control.

2.3 We will email you as soon as reasonably practicable once you place an order for services from us to confirm acceptance of your order, receipt of payment and details of your membership with the Site. A legally binding contract will be formed between us once we receive full payment and confirm your membership.

2.4 We may, at our absolute discretion, choose not to accept your application for membership for any reason and without the need to disclose this to you.

3. Ownership, use and intellectual property rights

3.1 This Site and all intellectual property rights in it are owned by us, our licensors or both (as applicable).

3.2 Our ownership of intellectual property rights does not extend to your Content, which includes, without limitation, any text, images, video, audio or other multimedia content, software or other information or material which you submit to or on the Site.

3.3 By submitting Content to our Site, you grant us a non-exclusive royalty-free licence to use the Content for the purposes of fulfilling our contractual obligations with you and in advertising and promoting our services. We shall not grant any licence of the Content or any intellectual property rights subsisting therein to any third party without your express written permission.

3.4 Intellectual property rights include copyright, trade marks, domain names, design rights, database rights, patents and all other intellectual property rights of any kind whether or not they are registered or unregistered anywhere in the world.

3.5 With the exception of the Content, we reserve all of our rights in any intellectual property in connection with these terms and conditions. This means, for example, that we remain owners of those intellectual property rights and are free to use them as we see fit.

3.6 Nothing in these terms and conditions grants you any legal rights in the Site other than as necessary to enable you to access the Site and enter into a contract for our services. You agree not to try to circumvent or delete any notices contained on the Site (including any intellectual property notices) and in particular in any digital rights or other security technology embedded or contained within the Site.

4. Cancellation

4.1 Once you subscribe and pay for the bronze, silver or gold package you have two options to cancel. The first option is to offer cancellation within 14 days of subscription. The second option is to cancel prior to the thirty days trial period. You must inform us in writing via email quoting your key and stating ‘CANCELLATION’ in the header.

4.2 if you don’t cancel within either the 14 or 30 day period any cancellation will result in no refunds being made.

4.3 In the event that you do cancel then you will not be charged any fees although your own bank/credit card provider may still charge you

5 Acceptable use policy

5.1 You may use the Site only for lawful purposes. You agree not to use the site:

5.1.1 in breach of any local, national or international law or regulation.

5.1.2 in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, whether in purpose or effect.

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

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

5.1.5 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 code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

5.2 You also agree not to:

5.2.1 reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of the Site.

5.2.2 interfere with, damage or disrupt any part of the Site, any network or equipment on which the Site is stored or any software used in the provision of the Site.

6 Submitting information to the Site

7 Privacy policy

7.1 We will treat your personal information as confidential and will keep it on a secure server. We shall fully comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998, including the Principles set out in the Act and any other legislation in force from time to time.

7.2 We may collect and process the following data about you:

7.2.1 Information you give us when filling in forms on the Site or when corresponding with us. This includes information you provide when you register to use the Site.

7.2.2 Information we collect about you automatically when you visit the Site, including technical information about the Internet protocol (IP) address used, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform. We may also collect information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time); page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages and page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs).

7.2.3 Information we receive from other sources, such as business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers and credit reference agencies.

8 Cookie policy

8.1 Our Site uses small files known as cookies to distinguish you from other users. Cookies are stored on your browser or your computer’s hard drive. Cookies help us to provide you with a good experience when you browse the Site and also allow us to improve the Site.

8.2 We use the following cookies:

8.2.1 Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Site. They include cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of the Site.

8.2.2 Analytical/performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the Site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way the Site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

8.2.3 Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our Site. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

8.2.4 Targeting cookies. These record your visit to our Site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

8.3 Third parties (including advertising networks) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

8.4 Cookies can be blocked through your browser settings. Blocking all cookies (including essential cookies) may render parts of our Site inaccessible.

8.5 Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after a set time.

9 Accuracy of information and availability of the Site

9.1 While we try to make sure that the Site is accurate, up-to-date and free from bugs, we cannot promise that it will be. Furthermore, we cannot promise that the Site will be fit or suitable for any purpose. Any reliance that you may place on the information on this Site is at your own risk.

9.2 We may suspend or terminate operation of the Site at any time as we see fit.

9.3 Any information on our Site is provided for general information purposes only and to inform you about us and our products and news, features, services and other websites that may be of interest. It does not constitute technical, financial or legal advice or any other type of advice and should not be relied on for any purposes.

9.4 While we try to make sure that the Site is available for your use, we do not promise that the Site is available at all times and nor do we promise the uninterrupted use by you of the Site.

10 Hyperlinks and third party sites

10.1 The Site may contain hyperlinks or references to third party websites other than the Site. Any such hyperlinks or references are provided for your convenience only. We have no control over third party websites and accept no legal responsibility for any content, material or information contained in them. The display of any hyperlink and reference to any third party website does not mean that we endorse that third party's website, products or services. Your use of a third party site may be governed by the terms and conditions of that third party site.

11 Limitation on our liability

11.1 Except for:

11.1.1 death or personal injury caused by our negligent acts or omissions (or those of any of our employees or agents);

11.1.2 fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;

11.1.3 breach of any of the provisions implied into these terms and conditions under the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 (or any other law);

we will only be liable for any loss or damage that is a reasonably foreseeable consequence of a breach of these terms and conditions. Losses are foreseeable where they could be contemplated by you and us at the time these terms and conditions are entered into. We are not responsible for indirect losses that happen as a side effect of the main loss or damage and which are not foreseeable by you and us (such as loss of profits or loss of opportunity).

12 Events beyond our control

12.1 We shall have no liability to you for any breach of these terms caused by any event or circumstance beyond our reasonable control including, without limitation, strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes; breakdown of systems or network access; or flood, fire, explosion or accident.

13 Rights of third parties

13.1 No one other than a party to these terms and conditions has any right to enforce any of these terms and conditions.

14 Variation

14.1 These terms are dated 10 October 2014. No changes to these terms are valid or have any effect unless agreed by us in writing. We reserve the right to vary these terms and conditions from time to time. Our new terms will be displayed on the Site and by continuing to use and access the Site following such changes, you agree to be bound by any variation made by us. It is your responsibility to check these terms and conditions from time to time to verify such variations.

15 Disputes

15.1 We will try to resolve any disputes quickly and efficiently. If you are unhappy with the way we deal with any dispute and you want to take court proceedings, the relevant courts of the UK will have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to the Terms. Relevant UK law will apply to these Terms.