Aspiring Solicitors Website Terms & Conditions
Aspiring Solicitors are pleased to welcome you to our website www.aspiringsolicitors.co.uk (our Website).
The Website is owned by Aspiring Solicitors, a trading name for Aspiring Lawyers Limited whose registered office is 9 Park Lane Business Centre, Langham, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5WR. Our company registration number is 08754949 (“we”, “our”, and “us”). Our VAT number is 199473936.
Our Website provides information on our services (Services) and facilitates the connection between our members, professional ambassadors (mentors) and supporters. The term “you” or “your” refers to any such user or other viewer of our Website, whether as a guest or registered user.
These Terms and Conditions
Please read these Terms and Conditions (Terms and Conditions) carefully before you start to use our Website or Services, as these will apply to your use of our Website and Services. By continuing to use this Website and our Services you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, you must not access or use our Website or Services. We reserve the right to terminate or suspend access to any user, without prior notice, for violating these Terms and Conditions.
Changes to these Terms and Conditions
We may revise these Terms and Conditions at any time by amending this page. Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you. By continuing to use and access our Website and Services following such changes, you agree to be bound by them.
When we change these Terms and Conditions in a material way, we will update the “last modified” date at the end of these Terms and Conditions.
Changes to our Website
From time to time, we may update our Website and may change the content at any time. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Accessing our Website
Our Website is made available free of charge. We do not guarantee that our Website, or any materials or content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to our Website is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue, or change all or any part of our Website without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our Website.
You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our Website through your internet connection are aware of these Terms and Conditions and that they comply with them.
Unless specifically stated otherwise, any new content, features, materials, services or software applications introduced shall be subject to these Terms and Conditions.
Our Website and our Services are directed to people residing in the United Kingdom. We do not represent that the content available on this Website is appropriate for use or available in other locations.
Your account and password
You must be 16 years or older to be eligible to register with us, and to use our Website. By using our Website, you represent and warrant that you are 16 years or older.
If you register with us, you must provide true and accurate information about yourself. Should the registration information provided prove false or misleading, we may suspend or terminate your account.
If you choose a user identification name and 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.
You are responsible for all activity under your account even if someone else uses your account. You authorise us to act on instructions received under your account and we will not be liable for any loss that you might suffer through following such instructions whether by you or another person.
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 and Conditions.
If you know, or suspect, that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may use this Website and our Services only for lawful purposes and in compliance with these Terms and Conditions.
You must not use this Website or our Services in any way that (a) breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation, or (b) is unlawful, discriminatory, abusive, defamatory, harmful, or invasive of privacy.
You are solely responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the information you provide when using our Website and our Services. You must not impersonate others or provide false or misleading information.
You must not use or attempt to use any automated program (including, without limitation, any spider or other web crawler) to access our Website or the server on which it is hosted. You must not use any scraping technology on our Website.
If you are an individual user/member, please note that we only provide our Website for your private use. You agree not to use our Website for any commercial or business purposes.
Code of Conduct
The following Code of Conduct is intended to ensure a safe and constructive environment for all users of our Website and Services, to maintain the integrity of our platform and foster positive and meaningful interactions.
- Members and Mentors shall engage in coaching, mentorship and career guidance in a professional, respectful, and ethical manner.
- Mentors shall exercise good judgment when engaging in coaching, mentoring or providing career guidance and shall provide honest guidance based on their professional expertise and experience, maintaining a supportive and constructive approach.
- Members shall actively participate in the mentorship process, show respect for their Mentor’s time and expertise, and be receptive to feedback and advice.
- Members and Mentors shall communicate with each other in a respectful and courteous manner, refraining from any form of discrimination, harassment, or offensive language.
- Members and Mentors shall respect the confidentiality of any sensitive or confidential information shared during the mentorship relationship, including any special categories of personal data.
- Mentors shall not disclose any confidential information obtained through the mentorship relationship to unauthorized parties, unless required by law or with the explicit consent of the Member.
- Members and Mentors must not use automated transcription tools (including but not limited to Otter, Trint, Descript, Temi and Rev) to transcribe, record, or capture information shared during online calls without the explicit consent of all parties involved.
- Members and Mentors are encouraged to report any violations of the Code of Conduct or any concerns regarding inappropriate behaviour to us.
Intellectual Property Rights
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our Website and in the content and material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and other applicable intellectual property rights, laws, and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved. You must not copy, distribute, modify, or reproduce any of the content from our Website without our prior written permission.
Trademarks or logos that appear on our Website are the property of their respective owners and are likely to be registered trademarks and subject to restrictions as to their use. They must not be used without the express permission of both us and the trademark owner.
Our Website and our Services facilitate connections between members and professional ambassadors (mentors), but we do not guarantee the availability of any mentorship or coaching arrangements or outcomes.
You are solely responsible for all interactions, communications, agreements and arrangements with mentors or Members. We are not liable for any disputes, claims, or damages arising from any such interactions, communications, agreements and arrangements.
The content on our Website is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to information on which you should rely, and you should not rely upon it in making or refraining from making any decision or in taking or refraining from taking any action.
Although we make reasonable efforts to make sure that the content on our Website is accurate and up to date, we make no representation, warranty or guarantee, whether express or implied, that the content on our Website is accurate, complete or up to date.
Limitation of our liability
We exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our Website or any content on it, whether express or implied.
Save as expressly set out in this section, we will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage arising under or in connection with use of, or inability to use, our Website; use of or reliance on any content displayed on or arising from our Website; or use of our Services.
Members acknowledge and agree that the coaching and mentorship relationships established through our Website and Services are based on voluntary participation and that any actions or decisions taken by members based on the advice or guidance received is at their own risk. Accordingly, we shall not be liable for any loss or damage arising out of or in connection with the use of our Website or our Services, except for foreseeable loss or damage resulting from our negligence or deliberate default.
We shall not in any event be liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage, or for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity, arising from or relating to your use of our Website or our Services.
The limitations and exclusions of liability specified in this section shall apply to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such loss or damage.
Nothing in these Terms and Conditions excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or for fraud, or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law.
Uploading documents to our Website
Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our Website, you must do so in good faith and must not breach any applicable local, national, or international law or regulation. You warrant that any such contribution does not breach any laws, 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 Website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such content for any purpose. 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 Website constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy. We have the right to remove any document upload you make on our Website if, in our opinion, your document does not comply with these Terms and Conditions.
We do not guarantee that our Website, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions. We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any content submitted by you or any other user of our Website.
We do not guarantee that our Website will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our Website. You should use your own virus protection software.
You must not misuse our Website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful.
You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Website, the server on which our Website is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to our Website.
You must not attack our Website 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 Website will cease immediately.
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 Website or to your downloading of any content, or on any website linked to it.
Linking to our Website
You may link to our Website, 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.
We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
Advertisements and links to Third-Party websites
The Website contains links to other internet websites. These links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources. We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our Website. Such links should not be interpreted as an endorsement by us of those linked websites. Your dealings with any third party found on or via our Website is solely between you and the third party with whom you are dealing. Accordingly, you use these services at your own risk and we will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
We appreciate and welcome any suggestions or feedback that you make about how we may improve our Website and our Services. Please feel free to contact us (using the contact details below) if you have any comments, suggestions, ideas or improvements. Please note that any such feedback will be deemed non-confidential and you grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, transferable, perpetual licence to use that feedback for any purpose (including making public), without restriction or any obligation to pay you for it.
If we do not exercise or enforce any legal right or remedy which may be available to us, this will not be taken to be a formal waiver of our rights.
If any part of these Terms and Conditions shall be unlawful or unenforceable for any reason, this shall not affect the remainder of these Terms and Conditions and that part shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these Terms and Conditions shall otherwise remain in full force and effect.
All legal notices in relation to our Website or these Terms and Conditions should be given in writing and addressed to email@example.com.
Your use of our Website and any dispute arising out of such use of our Website is subject to the laws of England and Wales. We reserve the right to take action against any account, at any time, for any reason.
Questions, comments and requests regarding these Terms and Conditions should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
These Terms and Conditions were last modified on 22 November 2023.