PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE

What's in these terms?

These terms tell you the rules for using our website www.legalsocialmobilitypartnership.com (our site).

Who we are and how to contact us

www.legalsocialmobilitypartnership.com is a site operated by Aspiring Solicitors, a trading name for Aspiring Lawyers Limited. We are registered in England and Wales under company number 08754949 and have our registered office at 9 Park Lane Business Centre Park Lane, Langham, Colchester, Essex, England, CO4 5WR. We are a limited company.

To contact us, please go to our contact page here.

By using our site you accept these terms

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, you must not use our site. We recommend that you print a copy of these terms for future reference.

There are other terms that may apply to you

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

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 our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

Our Acceptable Use Policy, which sets out the permitted uses and prohibited uses of our site. When using our site, you must comply with this Acceptable Use Policy.

Our Cookie Policy, which sets out information about the cookies on our site. In addition to the cookies listed in our Cookie Policy, our site uses the following cookies:

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You may be asked to agree to additional terms and conditions ("Additional Terms and Conditions") when using specific LSMP services. If there is any inconsistency between these terms and any such Additional Terms and Conditions, the Additional Terms and Conditions will prevail to the extent of such inconsistency. For example, if you have already taken part in the LSMP Programme and wish to participate in the LSMP Alumni Programme, you should already have signed the LSMP Information Form, authorising LSMP to share your personal information with us and the LSMP Partners for this purpose. If you have any questions about the LSMP Information Form please contact us here.

We may make changes to these terms

We amend these terms from time to time. It is your responsibility to ensure you review these terms regularly to familiarise yourself with any changes. Your use of our site following any such changes will constitute your acceptance of the revised terms. These terms were most recently updated on 30 April 2017.

We may make changes to our site

We may update and change our site from time to time, for example to reflect changes to our services, our users' needs or our strategic priorities.

We may suspend or withdraw 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. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site at our sole and absolute discretion. We may do this without notice to you.

We reserve the right to suspend, restrict or terminate your access to all or any part of our site at any time at our sole and absolute discretion. We may also permanently ban or temporarily suspend you from using our site if you do not comply with these terms or any other applicable terms, at our sole and absolute discretion.

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.

Our site is only for users in the UK

Our site is directed to people residing in the United Kingdom. We do not represent that content available on or through our site is appropriate for use or available in other locations.

You must keep your account details safe

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.

We have the right to disable any user identification code 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 of use.

If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us by contacting us here.

How you may use material on our site

ITV plc are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and (unless otherwise stated) 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.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, LSMP Partners may download and modify our Partner Resources, for the purpose of taking part in the LSMP Programme only and strictly in accordance with any instructions provided by us or LSMP.

The status of ITV plc (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.

You may not assign, sub-license or otherwise transfer any or your rights or obligations set out in these terms to any other person.

Do not rely on information on this site

The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. Consequently we do not accept any responsibility or liability for any actions or omissions that you may take in reliance on such content. 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.

We are not responsible for websites we link to

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.

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

User-generated content is not approved by us

This website may include information and materials uploaded by other users of the site, including to bulletin boards and chat rooms. This information and these materials have not been verified or approved by us. The views expressed by other users on our site do not represent our views or values.

If you wish to complain about information and materials uploaded by other users please contact us here.

Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you

Whether you are a consumer or a business user:
  • 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.
If you are a business user:
  • We exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to our site or any content on it.
  • 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 site; or
  • use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site.
  • 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.
If you are a consumer user:
  • Nothing in these terms will restrict your statutory rights as a consumer (including your rights to receive a reasonable standard of service, more details about which can be obtained from your local Trading Standards Office or Citizen's Advice Bureau).
  • Please note that we only provide our site for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

Uploading content to our site

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy - click here.

You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.

Any content you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you are required to grant us and other users of our site a limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties. The rights you license to us are described in Rights you are giving us to use material you upload.

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.

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

You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.

Rights you are giving us to use material you upload

When you upload or post content to our site, you grant us the following rights to use that content:

By submitting content, you grant us a licence (which means permission) to use, edit, reproduce, record, modify, enhance, encode, translate, distribute, play, perform, make available to other users, prepare derivative works of and to display your content (with or without advertising and sponsorship) by any media or methods whether now known or later developed. This licence may be exercised in our sole discretion throughout the world at any time.

You agree that this licence is: perpetual (which means it lasts forever); non-exclusive (which means you are free to grant this permission to other parties as well); royalty-free (which means we won't pay for the permission either now or in the future); and transferable (which means we can transfer the licence to others).

You agree that we can sub-license this licence (which means we can grant an equivalent permission to others which may include without limitation LSMP Partners or associated parties).

You irrevocably and unconditionally waive, in respect of your content, all moral rights to which you may be entitled and any broadly equivalent rights in any territory of the world. This waiver is made in favour of us but shall also extend to our sub-licensees, assignees and successors in title.

We are not responsible for viruses and you must not introduce them

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 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 that 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.

Rules about 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.

The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy - click here.

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

Our trade marks

Legal Social Mobility Partnership, LSMP and the LSMP key logo are trade marks belonging to ITV plc. You are not permitted to use them without our approval, unless they are part of material you are using as permitted under How you may use material on our site.

Can a third party enforce these terms?

These terms do not create any rights that are enforceable by any person who is not a party to these terms.

What happens if we do not enforce a right under these terms against you?

If we decide not to exercise or enforce a right that we have against you (e.g. as a result of you breaching these terms), this does not prevent us from doing so at a later date.

What happens if part of these terms is not enforceable?

If any provision of these terms is found by any court or administrative body of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable then that invalid or unenforceable part will be deemed deleted from these terms, such invalidity or unenforceability will not affect the other provisions of these terms and they will remain in full force and effect.

Which country's laws apply to any disputes?

If you are a consumer, please note that these terms of use, their subject matter and their formation, are governed by English law. You and we both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction except that 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, their subject matter and their 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.
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