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Legal Utopia, Legal Utopia - The A.I Way and LegalCrowd are the trademarks and trading names of Legal Utopia Limited, a company registered in England and Wales under company number 10909418 operating from and registered address Level 30, The Leadenhall Building, 122 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3V 1LR.

(C) Legal Utopia Limited 2019. All Rights Reserved. 

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Terms of Use

BACKGROUND: 

 

These Terms of Use, together with any and all other documents referred to herein, set out the terms of use under which you may use these websites, legalutopia.co.uk, legalutopia.app, legalutopia.services, legalcrowd.fund, legalinnovationzone.co.uk, finservedivergence.co.uk (collectively “Our Websites”) or any mobile-based application available via Google Play Store (https://play.google.com/store/apps?hl=en) and Apple UK App Store (https://www.apple.com/uk/ios/app-store/) (collectively “Our Apps”) owned and operated by Us. 

 

Please read these Terms of Use carefully and ensure that you understand them.  Your agreement to comply with and be bound by these Terms of Use is deemed to occur upon your first use of Our Websites and Our Apps.  If you do not agree to comply with and be bound by these Terms of Use, you must stop using Our Websites and Our Apps immediately.  These Terms of Use do not apply to the sale of services.  Please refer to our Terms of Sale for more information. 

 

 

1. Definitions and Interpretation 

1.1          In these Terms of Use, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the following meanings:

 

Account” means an account required for a User to access and/or use certain areas of Our Site and/or Our Apps, as detailed in Clause 4;

Content” means any and all text, images, audio, video, scripts, code, software, databases and any other form of information capable of being stored on a computer that appears on, or forms part of, Our Site and/or Our Apps;

User” means a user of Our Site and/or Our Apps;

User Content” means any content submitted to Our Site and/or Our Apps by Users including, but not limited to feedback, legal problems, issues or disputes, personal circumstances, personal information; and

We/Us/Our” means Legal Utopia Limited, a company registered in England under 10909418, whose registered and trading address is Level 30, The LeadenHall Building, 122 Leadenhall Street, City of London, EC3V 1LR.

 

2. Information About Us

2.1          Our Websites, legalutopia.co.uk, legalutopia.app, legalutopia.services, legalcrowd.fund, legalinnovationzone.co.uk, finservedivergence.co.uk (collectively “Our Websites”) or any mobile-based application available via Google Play Store (https://play.google.com/store/apps?hl=en) and Apple UK App Store (https://www.apple.com/uk/ios/app-store/) (collectively “Our Apps”) owned and operated by Us.

2.2          We do not provide legal advice. 

2.3          We are not a law firm; or a firm of lawyers. 

2.4          We are not regulated by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority.

2.5          We are registered with the Information Commissioners’ Office under reference number ZA324233.

2.6          You can search the public register of data controllers here: https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/what-we-do/register-of-fee-payers/

2.7          You can make a complaint to the Information Commissioners’ Office here: https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/

2.8          You can find our Complaints Policy here: https://www.legalutopia.co.uk/complaints-policy

 

3. Access to Our Site

3.1          Access to Our Websites and Our Apps is free of charge.

3.2          Access to services is subject to a fee. 

3.3          It is your responsibility to make any and all arrangements necessary in order to access Our Websites and Our Apps.

3.4          Access to Our Websites and Our Apps is provided “as is” and on an “as available” basis.  We may alter, suspend or discontinue Our Websites and Our Apps (or any part of it) at any time and without notice. We will not be liable to you in any way if Our Websites and Our Apps (or any part of it) are unavailable at any time and for any period.

 

4. Accounts

4.1          Certain parts of Our Websites and Our Apps (including the ability to purchase services from Us) may require an Account in order to access them.

4.2          You may not create an Account if you are under 18 years of age.  

4.3          When creating an Account, the information you provide must be accurate and complete.  If any of your information changes at a later date, it is your responsibility to ensure that your Account is kept up-to-date.

4.4          We recommend that you choose a strong password for your Account, consisting of a combination of lowercase and uppercase letters, numbers and symbols.  It is your responsibility to keep your password safe. You must not share your Account with anyone else. If you believe your Account is being used without your permission, please contact Us immediately at customerservice@legalutopia.co.uk. We will not be liable for any unauthorised use of your Account.

4.5          You must not use anyone else’s Account under any circumstances. 

4.6          Any personal information provided in your Account will be collected, used, and held in accordance with your rights and Our obligations under the law, as set out in Clause 17.

4.7          If you wish to close your Account, you may do so at any time.  Closing your Account will result in the removal of your information.  Closing your Account will also remove access to any areas of Our Websites and Our Apps requiring an Account for access. Deletion of your account will also erase all personal data connected to your use of the account and will not be recoverable.

4.8          If you close your Account, any User Content or non-personal data you have created on Our Websites or Our Apps will be anonymised by removing any personal data connected with such User Content and securely stored.

 

5. Intellectual Property Rights

5.1          With the exception of User Content (see Clause 6), all Content included on Our Websites and Our Apps and the copyright and other intellectual property rights subsisting in that Content, unless specifically labelled otherwise or expressed to the contrary, belongs to or has been licensed by Us.  All Content (including User Content) is protected by applicable United Kingdom and international intellectual property laws and treaties.

5.2          Subject to sub-Clauses 5.3 and 5.6 you may not reproduce, copy, distribute, sell, rent, sub-licence, store, or in any other manner re-use Content from Our Websites and Our Apps unless given express written permission to do so by Us.

5.3          You may:

5.3.1      Access, view and use Our Websites and Our Apps in a web browser (including any web browsing capability built into other types of software or app);

5.3.2      Download Our Websites or Our Apps (or any part of it) for caching;

5.3.3      Download and print extracts from Our Websites or Our Apps where functionality is provided; and

5.3.4      Save pages from Our Websites or Our Apps for later and/or offline viewing.

5.4          Our status as the owner and author of the Content on Our Websites and Our Apps (or that of identified licensors, as appropriate) must always be acknowledged.

5.5          You may not use any Content saved or downloaded from Our Websites or Our Apps for commercial purposes without first obtaining a licence from Us (or our licensors, as appropriate) to do so. 

5.6          Nothing in these Terms of Use limits or excludes the fair dealing provisions of Chapter III of the Copyrights, Designs and Patents Act 1988 ‘Acts Permitted in Relation to Copyright Works’, covering in particular the making of temporary copies; research and private study; the making of copies for text and data analysis for non-commercial research; criticism, review, quotation and news reporting; caricature, parody or pastiche; and the incidental inclusion of copyright material.

 

6. User Content

6.1          User Content on Our Websites and Our Apps includes (but is not necessarily limited to) feedback, legal problems, issues or disputes, personal circumstances, personal information.

6.2          An Account may be required if you wish to submit User Content.  Please refer to Clause 4 for more information.

6.3          You agree that you will be solely responsible for your User Content.  Specifically, you agree, represent and warrant that you have the right to submit the User Content and that all such User Content will comply with Our Acceptable Usage Policy, detailed below in Clause 12.

6.4          You agree that you will be liable to Us and will, to the fullest extent permissible by law, indemnify Us for any breach of the warranties given by you under sub-Clause 6.3.  You will be responsible for any loss or damage suffered by Us as a result of such breach.

6.5          You (or your licensors, as appropriate) retain ownership of your User Content and all intellectual property rights subsisting therein.  When you submit User Content you grant Us an unconditional, non-exclusive, fully transferrable, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide licence to use, store, archive, syndicate, publish, transmit, adapt, edit, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works from, display, perform and sub-licence your User Content for the purposes of operating and promoting Our Websites and Our Apps. 

6.6          If you wish to remove User Content from Our Websites or Our Apps, the User Content in question will be anonymised by removing any personal data referenced or connected with such User Content and securely stored.  Please note, however, that caching or references to your User Content may not be made immediately unavailable (or may not be made unavailable at all where they are outside of Our reasonable control).

6.7          We may reject, reclassify, or remove any User Content from Our Websites or Our Apps where, in Our sole opinion, it violates Our Acceptable Usage Policy, or If We receive a complaint from a third party and determine that the User Content in question should be removed as a result.

 

7. Links to Our Websites and Our Apps

7.1         You may link to Our Websites and Our Apps provided that:

7.1.1      you do so in a fair and legal manner;

7.1.2      you do not do so in a manner that suggests any form of association, endorsement or approval on Our part where none exists;

7.1.3      you do not use any logos or trade marks displayed on Our Websites and Our Apps without Our express written permission; and

7.1.4      you do not do so in a way that is calculated to damage Our reputation or to take unfair advantage of it.

 

7.2          You may not link to any page other than the homepage of Our Websites and Our Apps.  Deep-linking to other pages requires Our express written permission.

 

7.3          Framing or embedding of Our Websites and Our Apps on other websites is not permitted without Our express written permission.  Please contact Us at customerservice@legalutopia.co.uk for further information.

 

7.4          You may not link to Our Websites or Our Apps from any other site the main content of which contains material that:

 

7.4.1      is sexually explicit;

7.4.2      is obscene, deliberately offensive, hateful or otherwise inflammatory;

7.4.3      promotes violence;

7.4.4      promotes or assists in any form of unlawful activity;

7.4.5      discriminates against, or is in any way defamatory of, any person, group or class of persons, race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age;

7.4.6      is intended or is otherwise likely to threaten, harass, annoy, alarm, inconvenience, upset, or embarrass another person;

7.4.7      is calculated or is otherwise likely to deceive another person;

7.4.8      is intended or is otherwise likely to infringe (or to threaten to infringe) another person’s privacy;

7.4.9      misleadingly impersonates any person or otherwise misrepresents the identity or affiliation of a particular person in a way that is calculated to deceive (obvious parodies are not included in this definition provided that they do not fall within any of the other provisions of this sub-Clause 7.4);

7.4.10   implies any form of affiliation with Us where none exists;

7.4.11   infringes, or assists in the infringement of, the intellectual property rights (including, but not limited to, copyright, trade marks and database rights) of any other party; or

7.4.12   is made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party including, but not limited to, contractual duties and duties of confidence.

 

8. Links to Other Sites

Links to other sites may be included on Our Websites and Our Apps.  Unless expressly stated, these sites are not under Our control.  We neither assume nor accept responsibility or liability for the content of third-party sites.  The inclusion of a link to another site on Our Websites and Our Apps is for information only and does not imply any endorsement of the sites themselves or of those in control of them.

 

9. Disclaimers

9.1          Nothing on Our Websites and Our Apps constitutes advice on which you should rely.  It is provided for general information purposes only. Professional or specialist advice should always be sought before taking any action relating to utilising the services provided or available from Our Websites and Our Apps or on the basis of any information provided on Our Websites and Our Apps or Us.

9.2          Insofar as is permitted by law, We make no representation, warranty, or guarantee that Our Websites and Our Apps will meet your requirements, that it will not infringe the rights of third parties, that it will be compatible with all software and hardware, or that it will be secure.  If any digital content from Our Websites and Our Apps damages your device or other digital content belonging to you, We expressly exclude liability. 

9.3          We make reasonable efforts to ensure that the Content on Our Websites and Our Apps is complete, accurate, and up-to-date.  We do not, however, make any representations, warranties or guarantees (whether express or implied) that the Content is complete, accurate, or up-to-date.  Please refer to Our Terms of Sale for more information. 

9.4          The disclaimers provided in clause 9 and through this agreement are in addition to the disclaimers provided in any other contractual documentations provided, referenced or to which you are otherwise subject to. 

 

10. Our Liability

10.1       The provisions of this Clause 10 apply only to the use of Our Websites and Our Apps and not to the sale of services, which is governed separately by Our Terms of Sale. 

10.2       To the fullest extent permissible by law, We accept no liability to any User for any loss or damage, whether foreseeable or otherwise, in contract, tort (including negligence), for breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with the use of (or inability to use) Our Websites and Our Apps or the use of or reliance upon any Content (including User Content) included on Our Websites and Our Apps.

10.3       To the fullest extent permissible by law, We exclude all representations, warranties, and guarantees (whether express or implied) that may apply to Our Websites and Our Apps or any Content included on Our Websites and Our Apps. 

10.4       If you are a business user, We accept no liability for loss of profits, sales, business or revenue; loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; loss of anticipated savings; business interruption; or for any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

10.5       We exercise all reasonable skill and care to ensure that Our Websites and Our Apps are free from viruses and other malware.  However, subject to sub-Clause 9.2, We accept no liability for any loss or damage resulting from a virus or other malware, a distributed denial of service attack, or other harmful material or event that may adversely affect your hardware, software, data or other material that occurs as a result of your use of Our Websites and our Apps (including the downloading of any Content from it) or any other site referred to on Our Websites and Our Apps.

10.6       We neither assume nor accept responsibility or liability arising out of any disruption or non-availability of Our Websites and Our Apps resulting from external causes including, but not limited to, ISP equipment failure, host equipment failure, communications network failure, natural events, acts of war, or legal restrictions and censorship.

10.7       Nothing in these Terms of Use excludes or restricts Our liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, for death or personal injury resulting from negligence, or for any other forms of liability which cannot be excluded or restricted by law. 

 

11. Viruses, Malware and Security

11.1       We exercise all reasonable skill and care to ensure that Our Websites and Our Apps is secure and free from viruses and other malware.

11.2       You are responsible for protecting your hardware, software, data and other material from viruses, malware, and other internet security risks.

11.3       You must not deliberately introduce viruses or other malware, or any other material which is malicious or technologically harmful either to or via Our Websites and Our Apps.

11.4       You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to any part of Our Websites and Our Apps, the server on which Our Websites and Our Apps is stored, or any other server, computer, or database connected to Our Websites and Our Apps.

11.5       You must not attack Our Websites or Our Apps by means of a denial of service attack, a distributed denial of service attack, or by any other means.

11.6       By breaching the provisions of sub-Clauses 11.3 to 11.5 you may be committing a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990.  Any and all such breaches will be reported to the relevant law enforcement authorities and We will cooperate fully with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them.  Your right to use Our Websites and Our Apps will cease immediately in the event of such a breach.

 

12. Acceptable Usage Policy

12.1       You may only use Our Websites and Our Apps in a manner that is lawful and that complies with the provisions of this Clause 12.  Specifically:

 

12.1.1   you must ensure that you comply fully with any and all local, national or international laws and/or regulations;

12.1.2   you must not use Our Websites and Our Apps in any way, or for any purpose, that is unlawful or fraudulent;

12.1.3   you must not use Our Websites and Our Apps to knowingly send, upload, or in any other way transmit data that contains any form of virus or other malware, or any other code designed to adversely affect computer hardware, software, or data of any kind; and

12.1.4   you must not use Our Websites and Our Apps in any way, or for any purpose, that is intended to harm any person or persons in any way.

 

12.2       When submitting User Content (or communicating in any other way using Our Websites and Our Apps), you must not submit, communicate or otherwise do anything that:

12.2.1   is sexually explicit;

12.2.2   is obscene, deliberately offensive, hateful or otherwise inflammatory;

12.2.3   promotes violence;

12.2.4   promotes or assists in any form of unlawful activity;

12.2.5   discriminates against, or is in any way defamatory of, any person, group or class of persons, race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;

12.2.6   is intended or otherwise likely to threaten, harass, annoy, alarm, inconvenience, upset, or embarrass another person;

12.2.7   is calculated or is otherwise likely to deceive;

12.2.8   is intended or otherwise likely to infringe (or threaten to infringe) another person’s right to privacy or otherwise uses their personal data in a way that you do not have a right to;

12.2.9   misleadingly impersonates any person or otherwise misrepresents your identity or affiliation in a way that is calculated to deceive (obvious parodies are not included within this definition provided that they do not fall within any of the other provisions of this sub-Clause 12.2);

12.2.10implies any form of affiliation with Us where none exists;

12.2.11infringes, or assists in the infringement of, the intellectual property rights (including, but not limited to, copyright, patents, trade marks and database rights) of any other party; or

12.2.12is in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party including, but not limited to, contractual duties and duties of confidence.

 

12.3       We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your access to Our Websites and Our Apps if you materially breach the provisions of this Clause 12 or any of the other provisions of these Terms of Use.  Specifically, We may take one or more of the following actions:

 

12.3.1   suspend, whether temporarily or permanently, your Account and/or your right to access Our Websites and Our Apps;

12.3.2   remove any User Content submitted by you that violates this Acceptable Usage Policy; 

12.3.3   issue you with a written warning;

12.3.4   take legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of any and all relevant costs on an indemnity basis resulting from your breach;

12.3.5   take further legal action against you as appropriate;

12.3.6   disclose such information to law enforcement authorities as required or as We deem reasonably necessary; and/or

12.3.7   any other actions which We deem reasonably appropriate (and lawful).

 

12.4       We hereby exclude any and all liability arising out of any actions (including, but not limited to those set out above) that We may take in response to breaches of these Terms of Use.

 

13. Privacy and Cookies

Use of Our Websites and Our Apps is also governed by Our Privacy Policy. These policies are incorporated into these Terms of Use by this reference.

 

14. Changes to these Terms of Use

14.1       We may alter these Terms of Use at any time.  If We do so, details of the changes will be highlighted at the bottom of this page.  Any such changes will become binding on you upon your first use of Our Websites and Our Apps after the changes have been implemented.  You are therefore advised to check this page from time to time.

14.2       In the event of any conflict between the current version of these Terms of Use and any previous version(s), the provisions current and in effect shall prevail unless it is expressly stated otherwise.

 

15. Contacting Us

To contact Us, please email Us at customerservice@legalutopia.co.uk or using any of the methods provided on Our contact page.

 

16. Communications from Us

16.1       If We have your contact details (if, for example, you have an Account) We may from time to time send you important notices by email.  Such notices may relate to matters including, but not limited to, service changes, changes to these Terms of Use, Our Terms of Sale, and changes to your Account.

16.2       We will never send you marketing emails of any kind without your express consent.  If you do give such consent, you may opt out at any time.  Any and all marketing emails sent by Us include an unsubscribe link. If you opt out of receiving emails from us at any time, it may take up to 7 business days for Us to comply with your request.  During that time, you may continue to receive emails from Us.

16.3       For questions or complaints about communications from Us (including, but not limited to marketing emails), please contact Us at customerservice@legalutopia.co.uk or via Our contact us page. 

 

17. Data Protection

17.1       All personal information that We may use will be collected, processed, and held in accordance with the provisions of EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and your rights under the GDPR.

17.2       For complete details of Our collection, processing, storage, and retention of personal data including, but not limited to, the purpose(s) for which personal data is used, the legal basis or bases for using it, details of your rights and how to exercise them, and personal data sharing (where applicable), please refer to Our Privacy Policy. 

 

18. Law and Jurisdiction

18.1       These Terms and Conditions, and the relationship between you and Us (whether contractual or otherwise) shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.

18.2       If you are a consumer, you will benefit from any mandatory provisions of the law in your country of residence. Nothing in Sub-Clause 18.1 above takes away or reduces your rights as a consumer to rely on those provisions.

18.3       If you are a consumer, any dispute, controversy, proceedings or claim between you and Us relating to these Terms and Conditions, or the relationship between you and Us (whether contractual or otherwise) shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. 

18.4       If you are a business, any disputes concerning these Terms and Conditions, the relationship between you and Us, or any matters arising therefrom or associated therewith (whether contractual or otherwise) shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.