Terms of Use

These terms of use tell you how you may make use of our website. This includes accessing, browsing, or contacting us via our site.

By using our site, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and agree to comply with them. 

These terms of use refer to our Privacy Policy, which also applies to your use of our site, and sets out generally the terms on which we process any personal information we collect from you or that you provide to us. You should review our Privacy Policy in addition to reading these terms of use.

Background information

Our site is operated by The Chancery Lane Project steering group on a pro-bono basis. If you require any further details please contact us.

Disclaimer

Please also see the disclaimer in our publications before using any drafting.

This site and its content have been prepared with the best of intentions but you should not rely on the information published. The content on this site does not represent the views of the supporting organisations or the individuals on the steering group and is intended to be politically and professionally neutral.

The supporting organisations and steering group are not endorsing or responsible for the content and it should not be directly or indirectly attributed to them. If you would like to understand the individual views of one of the supporting organisations or steering group please contact them directly.

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

Whilst we have every intention of undertaking the events and activities described on our site we do not guarantee that they will take place as described, or at all.

Getting Involved and Pledging Time

Thank you in advance if you decide to pledge/donate your time to be involved. We will endeavour to involve as many of you as possible in the Project, but cannot guarantee a place at an event. We will try to ensure we have a diverse range of specialisms and backgrounds at the event so we will be reviewing all pledges/donations to ensure we get the right mix.

If you donate/pledge your time we will contact you at a later date to confirm whether you have a place at the relevant event. To be efficient our steering groups decision on who participates in the event has to be final but you have our word that the selection process will be undertaken in good faith and with the best of intentions.

When you get involved with the Project we may mention you and your organisation as participating in the Project on our Website, LinkedIn or via social media.

Submitting Ideas, Origin Stories and Drafting

Thank you in advance for your ideas. By submitting an idea, drafting outline or drafted material to us you are allowing us to use it for the Project in whatever way we see fit. We may publish these in whatever media (website, social media etc) we wish and with or without attribution. We may (sometimes substantially) amend drafting outlines and drafted material prior to publication. This is part of our normal peer review and editorial process.

Site content

We may update and change our site from time to time as we progress the Project.

Our site and its content are provided ‘as is’. We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will be up to date, complete or free from errors or omissions.

Accessing our site

Our site is made available free of charge but we do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or uninterrupted. It is unlikely we will do so until after our community consultation process is complete, but we reserve the right to suspend, withdraw and/or discontinue our site without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site.

Our site is directed to persons residing in the UK.

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, including the logo. Those works are protected by copyright laws and all such rights are reserved unless we have expressly agreed otherwise.

You may print off one copy of, and download extracts from,  any page(s) from our site for your personal use. You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any content you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any of our illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or graphics separately from any accompanying text. You must not remove, modify or hide any branding or copyright or trademark statements on any content printed or downloaded from our site.

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

The model laws, glossary and climate clauses will be free to use in accordance with our Copyright Licence, the terms of which will be attached to the relevant document. Other than the model laws, glossary and climate clauses you must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes.

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:

  • use of, or inability to use, our site; or
  • use of or reliance on any information or content displayed on our site.

Please note that, 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; or
  • any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

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.

Uploading content to our site

Except for the website pages that invite you to submit content, you may not upload or post any content to our site. We will use information contained in enquiries uploaded to our site in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

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.

Linking to our site

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.

If you wish to make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact us using the details at the bottom of this page.

Third party links and resources in 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 content of those sites or resources.

Applicable law

These terms of use, their subject matter and formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Contact us

If you have any questions about these terms of use, please contact us.

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