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Terms of Use

Welcome to the website of the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge (the "Faculty"). The Faculty operates this website and those connected to it (the "Sites") to provide online access to information about the activities of the Faculty and its connected organisations. These sites include the Squire Law Library, and all research centers and other subsidiary sites hosted at the Faculty.

By using the Sites, you agree to these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these terms of use, you may not use this website. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or delete portions of these terms of use at any time.

1. Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

The information contained in the Sites is for general information purposes only. While we endeavour to keep the information up-to-date and correct, the information on the Sites is provided “as is.” We make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the Sites or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the Sites for any purpose. To the fullest extent permissible under applicable law, we disclaim all warranties, express or implies, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

Every effort is made to ensure the Sites remain available. However, the Faculty takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, any of the Sites being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control, or for maintenance or other technical reasons. We do not warrant that the function of the Sites will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the Sites or the servers that make the Sites available are free of viruses or other harmful components.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary loss or damage, or

(i) any loss or damage whatsoever arising from the use of or inability to use the Sites;
(ii) any transaction conducted through or facilitated by the Sites;
(iii) any claim arising from errors, omissions, or inaccuracies appearing on the Sites;
(iv) unauthorised access to or alteration of data or transmissions; or
(v) any loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this Sites.

If you are dissatisfied with the Sites, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Sites.

2. Use of Site

You may use the Sites and the information, writings, images and/or other works that you see, hear, or otherwise experience on the Sites (the “Content”) solely for your non-commercial, personal purposes. No right, title, or interest in any Content is transferred to you, whether as a result of downloading such Content or otherwise. Except as expressly authorized by the Terms of Use, you may not use, modify, copy, distribute, transmit or derive another work from any Content obtained from these Sites.

3. Limitations on Use

You agree to use the Sites only for lawful purposes. You may not take any action that might compromise the security of the Sites, render the Sites inaccessible to other users or otherwise damage the Sites or the Content. You may not use the Sites in any manner that may interfere with the rights of third parties.

4. Copyright and Trademarks

4.1 Copyright

This Sites and their Content are protected by the copyright laws of England and Wales and/or foreign copyright laws. All rights, title, and interest to the Content contained in the Sites belong to the Faculty or its partners, affiliates or contributors who have authorised the use of their work on the Sites.

4.2 Prohibited Uses

You may not, except by our express written permission or as provided elsewhere in the Sites, copy, alter, distribute or commercially exploit the Content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.

4.3 Trademarks

You may not use any of the marks or logos appearing throughout these Sites without express written permission from the trademark owner, except as permitted pursuant to applicable law.

5. Links to Third-Party Web Sites

From time to time these Sites may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s) or that we are in any way affiliated with the website(s). We are not liable or responsible for any such linked website(s) or their content. If you use the links, you will leave the Sites and will be subject to the terms of use and privacy policies applicable to the linked website(s), which may differ from those applicable to these Sites. We are not liable or responsible for any loss or damage resulting from failure to consult the privacy policies of such linked website(s) or for reliance on these Terms of Use with respect to such linked website(s).

6. Linking to this Site

You are free to create a link to the home page or any other parts or pages of these Sites from another website or document. However, you may not mirror or frame the home page or any other pages of these Sites on any other website or webpage without express written consent.

7. User-Supplied Information

The Faculty does not receive any confidential or proprietary information from you via the Sites. You hereby warrant and guarantee that any material, information, or data you transmit to us via or in connection with the Sites is to be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You also warrant and guarantee that you have the legal right to transmit, post, or supply any information you transmit, post, or supply to the Sites and that doing so will not violate applicable law or the rights of any individual or entity.

8. General Provisions

8.1 Entire Agreement

These Terms of Use, together with the Privacy Policy, constitute the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter herein.

8.2 Severability

If any part of these Terms of Use is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of these Terms of Use will remain in full force and effect.

8.3 Applicable Law

Your use of these Sites and any dispute arising out of such use is subject to, governed by, and will be interpreted in accordance with, the laws England and Wales, without regard to any conflict of laws provisions.

Privacy Policy

The Faculty does not collect personally identifying information about individuals, except when specifically and knowingly provided by such individuals.

When you visit the Sites, you may provide us with two types of information:

(i) Personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis; and
(ii) Website use information collected on an aggregate basis as you browse our Sites.

The Sites automatically log certain information about every request made of them (see below for more details). This information is used for system administration, bug tracking, and for producing usage statistics. The logged information may be kept indefinitely.

Relevant subsets of this data may be passed to computer security teams as part of investigations of computer misuse involving this site or other computing equipment in the University. Data may be passed to the administrators of other computer systems to enable investigation of problems accessing this site or of system misconfigurations. Data may incidentally be included in information passed to contractors and computer maintenance organisations working for the University, in which case it will be covered by appropriate non-disclosure agreements. Otherwise the logged information is not passed to any third party except if required by law. Summary statistics are extracted from this data and some of these may be made publicly available, but those that are do not include information from which individuals could be identified.

Th Site use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the Sites. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Sites (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Sites, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using these Sites, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Logged data

The following data may automatically logged for each request:

(i) The name or network address of the computer making the request. Note that under some (but not all) circumstances it may be possible to infer from this the identity of the person making the request. Note also that the data recorded may be that of a web proxy rather than that of the originating client;
(ii) The username, when known during authenticated (logged in) access to the site;
(iii) The date and time of connection;
(iv) The HTTP request, which contains the identification of the document requested;
(v) The status code of the request (success or failure etc.);
(vi) The number of data bytes sent in response;
(vii) The contents of the HTTP Referrer header supplied by the browser; and
(viii) The content of the HTTP User-Agent header supplied by the browser.

Logging of additional data may be enabled temporarily from time to time for specific purposes. In addition, the computers on which the web site is hosted keep records of attempts (authorised and unauthorised) to use them for purposes other than access to the web server. This data typically includes the date and time of the attempt, the service to which access was attempted, the name or network address of the computer making the connection, and may include details of what was done or was attempted to be done.

Access to personal data

For the purpose of the UK Data Protection Act 1998, the 'Data Controller' for the processing of data collected by this site is the University of Cambridge, and the point of contact for subject access requests is the University Data Protection Officer (10 Peas Hill, Cambridge CB2 3PN, tel. 01223 339888, fax 01223 331200 E-mail: data.protection@admin.cam.ac.uk).