Terms of Use

    Introduction

    The following Terms of Use set out the basis on which you are entitled to use the website. Please read them carefully.

    1. Definitions

    1.1 References on the Website, in these Terms of Use and in the Privacy Policy to:

    "Allen & Overy" shall mean Allen & Overy LLP, its Subsidiaries and/or any other partnerships, corporations, undertakings and entities which are authorised to practise using the name "Allen & Overy" as the context may require.

    "Content" shall mean any text, software, database, format, graphic and written work and all other materials developed by, or on behalf of, us which are or form part of the Website;

    "a partner, associate or other employee of Allen & Overy" shall mean a member, consultant or employee of Allen & Overy LLP, its Subsidiaries and/or a member, consultant or employee of any other partnerships, corporations, undertakings and entities which are authorised to practise using the name "Allen & Overy" as the context may require;

    "Intellectual Property Rights" shall mean (i) copyright, patents, database rights and rights in trade marks, designs, know-how and confidential information (whether registered or not); (ii) applications for registration and the right to apply for registration for any of these rights; and (iii) all other intellectual property rights and equivalent or similar forms of protection existing anywhere in the world;

    "User Data" shall mean any data relating to a data subject registered as a user of the Website;

    "Website" shall mean the Allen & Overy Alumni Network website (www.allenovery.com/alumni) or such other address as may apply from time to time;

    "we" "us" or "our" shall mean Allen & Overy LLP and its successors and assigns;

    "you" or "your" shall mean a user of the Website;

    "Your Material" has the meaning given to that term in paragraph 4.1 of the Terms of Use.

    1.2 In these Terms of Use, the headings used for each of the paragraphs do not affect its interpretation. Except as otherwise provided in these Terms of Use, any reference to an enactment is a reference to that enactment as it may be amended, extended, applied or re-enacted from time to time and includes references to any subordinate legislation made under that enactment. "Enactment" includes any legislation in any jurisdiction. References to persons include an individual, a body corporate and an unincorporated association of persons.

    2. Access to the Website

    2.1 The Website is provided by our service provider on behalf of Allen & Overy LLP of One Bishops Square, London, E1 6AD, United Kingdom. Allen & Overy LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC306763 and registered office at One Bishops Square, London, E1 6AD, United Kingdom. Allen & Overy LLP is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales, whose regulations can be found on their website at www.sra.org.uk. Allen & Overy LLP is registered for VAT purposes with VAT registration number GB 877 0850 89. A list of members of Allen & Overy LLP and of the non-members who are designated as partners and their professional qualifications is open to inspection at its registered office.

    2.2 By accessing the Website, you agree that you will access its contents solely for your own private use.

    2.3 Except as expressly permitted by applicable law, you may not copy, (except to the extent required in order to use this website in accordance with these Terms of Use), store in any medium (including in any other website), distribute, transmit, re-transmit, broadcast, modify, or show in public any part of this website or extract material from this website or any document available through it or in any other way exploit commercially all or any part of this website or any document available through it without our prior written permission.

    2.4 Access to the Website will be provided to you subject to these Terms of Use. We cannot guarantee that the Website will operate in accordance with your expectations or will be error free. If you are aware of any error on this website please contact us by email at thealumniteam@allenovery.com and we will endeavour to correct it. We do not guarantee the availability to you of any links that may be provided from the Website.

    2.5 All electronic links to the Website require our consent. Please e-mail requests to thealumniteam@allenovery.com.

    2.6 We have no obligation to update the Website but we may do so from time to time.

    2.7 You are responsible for use of the Website by any person using your password. You will ensure the confidentiality of your password and prevent any unauthorised person accessing the Website through the use of your password(s), or any other passwords.

    2.8 If you know or suspect that an unauthorised person knows your password or passwords you will promptly notify us by email at thealumniteam@allenovery.com. In that event, we will cancel your existing password(s) and allocate you a new password(s).

    2.9 You will comply with all applicable laws and regulatory requirements relating to your use of the Website. You will also comply with all reasonable instructions we give you relating to the Website.

    2.10 You are responsible for all telecommunications charges relating to your use of the Website.

    2.11 You must not use the Website to circulate, send or distribute any information or data that would be in contravention of any regulations or legislations including but not limited to regulations or legislation governing financial services, money laundering or anti-terrorism.

    2.12 We reserve the right to update, modify, restrict access to or close this website at any time.

    3. Intellectual Property Rights

    We (or our suppliers) own all Intellectual Property Rights in the Content and the Website and you do not acquire, by virtue of your use of the Website or these Terms of Use, any right, title or interest in any of them. If third party software is required in order for you to use the Website, you will at your expense obtain a licence of (or other permission to use) such software.

    4. Material Provided by You

    4.1 You will ensure that all material you send or upload to the Website (for instance, curriculum vitaes (CVs), e-mails, text, graphic files, still or moving images, or responses to any questionnaire available through the Website) ("Your Material") will be legal, decent, honest and truthful, complies with all laws and regulations, does not infringe the Intellectual Property Rights or other rights of us or any third party, is not defamatory, obscene, offensive, pornographic or otherwise objectionable, is free of bugs, worms, or viruses and is not fraudulent, false, unreliable or misleading.

    4.2 If we consider that any part of Your Material does not comply with paragraph 4.1 above or otherwise exposes us to the risk of a claim or complaint by any third party, we may block access to any or all of the Website and remove any or all of the relevant part of Your Material. You will provide all reasonable assistance to us in this respect. To the extent reasonably practicable and appropriate to do so, we will notify you in advance of taking this action.

    4.3 You will not use the Website to advertise or sell any goods or services to other Website users, except as expressly permitted on any part of the Website or by us in writing.

    4.4 You will not publish any information or personal data in relation to any third party without their express prior consent.

    4.5 When providing Your Material for the careers centre section of this Website you shall ensure that all Your Material is accurate and complies with all laws, regulations and policies (including internal policies) applicable to the advertising and recruitment in the organisation and jurisdiction where the employment is on offer.

    You will not provide Your Material for the careers centre section unless authorised, including by your employer or other relevant organisation, to do so.

    If you wish to respond to any advertisement for employment, please ensure you reply to the organisation as detailed in the advertisement. Responses or e-mails sent to Allen & Overy, other than for positions within Allen & Overy or secondment positions at clients of Allen & Overy where the advertisement requires the application to be made via Allen & Overy, will not be forwarded to the organisation advertising the employment.

    4.6 You are solely responsible for Your Material.

    5. No Warranties

    No representation, warranty and/or condition, express or implied, statutory or otherwise, as to condition, satisfactory quality, performance, fitness for purpose or otherwise is given by us (or applicable) in respect of the Website or the Content and all such representations, warranties and/or conditions are excluded, except to the extent that their exclusion is prohibited by law.

    6. Limitations and Exclusions of our Liability

    6.1 You may be able to obtain access to websites operated by others from the Website. We do not endorse those other websites nor do we accept any responsibility for any damage or loss you may suffer arising out of access to those websites, including, but not limited to, damage or loss arising from your use of documents, or other information found on those websites. Any such links are not monitored or maintained by us nor are we responsible for the content of any third party website. Please read all copyright and legal notices on each site prior to downloading or printing items to ensure that such actions are permitted under the third party site's copyright notices, legal notices and or terms of use.

    6.2 Subject to paragraph 6.3:

    (a) Our liability to you under or in connection with the Website, whether arising from negligence, breach of contract or otherwise shall be to take such actions as are reasonably required at our sole and exclusive discretion in order to:

       (i) remove or delete data entered in error; or

       (ii) remove or delete data that is the subject of dispute; or

       (iii) correct data entered in error.

    (b) We will not be liable to you for any loss of profits, business or data or for any indirect, special, incidental, consequential, punitive or exemplary loss, liability or costs, whether arising from negligence, breach of contract or otherwise regardless of whether it was foreseeable or not.

    (c) We will not be liable for any damage or loss that may be caused to any equipment or software due to any viruses, defects or malfunctions in connection with the access or use of the Website, or the Content (including Your Material), nor will we be responsible or liable for any matter relating to you or any third parties accessing or using the Website.

    6.3 Nothing in these Terms of Use excludes or limits our liability for fraud or for death or personal injury arising from our negligence or that of a partner, associate or other employee of Allen & Overy or that of our agents or subcontractors or for any other matter in respect of which it would be unlawful or in breach of regulation (including, without limitation, self-regulation) to limit or exclude liability.

    6.4 Other than in relation to any marketing activity, if a partner, associate or other employee of Allen & Overy participates in the Website they do so in their personal capacity and not as a representative of Allen & Overy.

    6.5 Nothing in the Website or the documents available through it constitutes legal or other professional advice. You should not rely on any information contained in the Website as if it were legal or other professional advice. Please see the wording in individual documents available through the website to the effect that their contents are for general guidance only and do not contain definitive advice.

    7. Online Privacy

    7.1 A copy of our on-line Privacy Policy is available on the Website. You acknowledge that use of the Website results in our processing of the personal data you provide. Our on-line Privacy Policy will set out the basis on which we will use that data and you agree to the terms of it.

    7.2 In performing our obligations under these Terms of Use, you and we will each comply with all applicable data protection legislation.

    7.3 By using our website you agree to our use of cookies as described in section 3 of the Privacy Policy and that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

    8. General Provisions

    8.1 We reserve the right to vary or amend these Terms of Use from time to time. We will notify you of any such amendment by posting the relevant amendment to the Website. Any changes shall take effect upon posting to the Website.

    8.2 Our rights under these Terms of Use:

    (a) may be exercised as often as necessary;

    (b) are cumulative and not exclusive of rights or remedies provided by law; and

    (c) may be waived only in writing and specifically.Delay in the exercise or non-exercise of any such right is not a waiver of that right.

    8.3 If a provision of these Terms of Use is or becomes illegal, invalid or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, that will not affect:

    (a) the legality, validity or enforceability in that jurisdiction of any other provision of these Terms of Use; or

    (b) the legality, validity or enforceability in other jurisdictions of that or any other provision of these Terms of Use.

    8.4 Nothing in these Terms of Use shall be deemed to constitute a partnership between us, nor constitute either of us the agent of the other for any purpose.

    8.5 A person who is not a party to these Terms of Use may not enforce any of the terms under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

    8.6 A waiver (whether express or implied) by one of us of any of the provisions of these Terms of Use or of any breach of or default by the other of us in performing any of those provisions will not constitute a continuing waiver and that waiver will not prevent the waiving party from subsequently enforcing any of the provisions of these Terms of Use not waived or from acting on any subsequent breach of or default by the other party under any of the provisions of these Terms of Use.

    8.7 Any notice or other communication given under or in connection with these Terms of Use will be in English. All other documents provided under or in connection with these Terms of Use will be in English or if not in English, accompanied by a certified English translation and, in this case, the English translation will prevail unless the document is a statutory or other official document.

    9. Governing Law

    These Terms of Use and any non-contractual obligations arising out of or in connection with these Terms of Use shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law and we and you each submit irrevocably to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.