Lockton Companies LLP Terms of Use

Last Updated: 28 June 2017


Welcome to the www.locktoninternational.com site (“Site”). This Site is operated by Lockton Companies LLP (“Lockton”/“we”/“us”/“our”).

1. Terms of Use Agreement
1.1. This Terms of Use Agreement (“Agreement”) has been prepared to explain the terms and conditions that apply to your use of this Site. This Agreement is for the purpose of protecting our rights in order to provide you with access to the free information provided on our Site (“Site Content” or “Content”) and other features available on our Site. If you do not want to be bound by all terms of this Agreement, you should immediately exit this Site and discontinue all use of our Site. If you remain on our Site or return at any point in the future, you agree to be bound by this Agreement.

1.2.  The following terms also apply to your use of our Site:

(a) 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.

(b) our Cookies Statement , which sets out information about the cookies on our Site.

1.3. You are responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our Site through your internet connection are aware of this Agreement and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

2. Revisions to Agreement
2.1. This Agreement may be modified only by our posting of a revised Agreement on our Site homepage. Neither you nor individual Lockton associates are allowed to change the terms of this Agreement. You agree that Lockton may revise this Agreement by posting a revised Agreement on our Site homepage at any time without advance notice to you. Your right to access and use this Site at any point in time is conditioned upon your agreement to, and compliance with, the Agreement that is current at the time of such access. As such, every time you wish to use our Site, you should check these Terms of Use to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time. Any amendments to this Agreement will be effective and deemed to apply beginning from the time that the revised Agreement is posted on the homepage of our Site. Any such amendments will not apply retroactively to events that occurred prior to such amendments. Your continued use of our Site will constitute your agreement to any new provisions within the revised Agreement.

3. Your Rights
3.1. On the condition that you comply with all your obligations under this Agreement, Lockton grants you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-assignable, non-sublicenseable right to access, through a generally available web browser or mobile device or application (but not through scraping, spidering, crawling or other technology or software used to access data without the express written consent of Lockton), view information and use any and all services that we provide on our web pages. Any use of this Site in excess of these rights is strictly prohibited and constitutes a breach of this Agreement, which may result in the termination of your right to access and use this Site.

4. Information on Our Site
4.1. We may update our Site from time to time, and may change the Content at any time. However please note that any of the Content on our Site may be out of date at any given time. Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our Site, we make no representation, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our Site is accurate, complete or up to date.

4.2. Site Content is provided for general information only and is not intended as professional advice on which you should rely. A product or service shown on our Site may not necessarily be suitable for you — this is for you to decide. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the Content on our Site.

5. Intellectual Property Rights of Lockton
5.1. All original Content created and posted by Lockton on our Site (hereinafter referred to as the “Materials,” which include, but are not limited to, written Content prepared and posted by Lockton, and our Site design, layout, look, appearance, and graphics), as well as the trademarks, service marks, and logos contained on our Site are owned by or licensed to Lockton and are subject to copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property rights under English and foreign laws and international conventions. Lockton reserves all rights not expressly granted in, and to, our Site and the Materials on our Site.

5.2. Your use of the trademarks, service marks, and/or logos displayed on our Site, or any other original Materials on our Site, except as specifically permitted within this Agreement, is prohibited without the prior written permission of Lockton, which may be requested by contacting Lockton’s General Counsel in writing to Lockton Companies LLP, Attention: General Counsel, The St Botolph Building, 138 Houndsditch, London, EC3A 7AG. Any unauthorised use of the Materials, trademarks, service marks, and/or logos on our Site may breach copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and/or communications regulations and statutes.

6. Permissible and Prohibited Uses of Site and Site Materials
6.1. You may download or print a copy of any of the Materials on our Site for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to Site Content. However, if you download or print a copy of any of the Materials in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, you must not modify paper or digital copies of any such Materials in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences, or any graphics separately from any accompanying text. In particular, you agree to retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in and on such Materials.

6.2. Lockton and/or its licensors (individuals or entities which have licensed Content to Lockton) may, on occasion, provide individuals or entities with a written licence permitting the use of certain Materials on our Site for commercial purposes. However, you agree that you will not use any part of the Materials for any commercial purposes without first obtaining a written licence from Lockton or its licensors specifically permitting the use of such Materials for commercial purposes.

6.3. You agree not to offer for sale or sell or distribute over any medium any part of our Site or Site Materials whatsoever. You further agree not to use any of our trademarks as metatags on other websites. You agree not to link to our Site or make our Site, or any part of it, available as part of another website, whether by hyperlink framing on the Internet or otherwise, without our prior written approval. To apply for such authorisation, you must either contact Lockton’s General Counsel in writing to Lockton Companies LLP, Attention: General Counsel, The St Botolph Building, 138 Houndsditch, London, EC3A 7AG, with the following details:
• The name of your technical contact responsible for the link(s);
• The name of your company;
• Your e-mail address and telephone number; and
• The purpose or use you would like to make of the Materials.

6.4. If you print off, copy, download, or otherwise use any part of our Site in breach of this Agreement, you agree that 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.

6.5. You agree that you will not circumvent, disable, or otherwise interfere with security-related features of our Site or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Materials or enforce limitations on use of our Site or the Materials on our Site. You specifically agree that you will not misuse our Site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs, or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You further agree not to 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 also agree not to attack our Site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. Unauthorised use and misuse of our Site is strictly prohibited, and, depending on the circumstances, may subject you to a civil claim for damages and/or criminal prosecution. If you commit any breach of this provision, you could be committing a civil and/or criminal offence, and we reserve the right to report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will cooperate 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.

6.6. You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have to access our Site, including without limitation configuring your information technology, computer programs and platform. You should use your own virus protection software.

7. Links to Other Sites
7.1. From time to time, our Site may include links to other websites and resources provided by third parties. These links are provided solely for your convenience. Links are not intended to imply sponsorship, affiliation, or endorsement. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, do not endorse their content, and have no responsibility for any such sites or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. Use or reliance on any external links provided and the content of any such external links is at your own risk. If you believe that we have provided a link to a site that contains infringing or illegal content, or which makes available “hacker” tools or other circumvention devices, we ask that you notify us so that we may evaluate whether, in our sole discretion, to disable it. You should review any available website terms of use and/or privacy policies on third-party sites before using such sites or sharing any information with such sites, because, under such third party sites’ agreements and policies, you may be agreeing to terms and conditions that are different in scope and substance than those set out in this Agreement.

8. Disclaimer of Warranties
8.1. In order to provide you with access to and usage of the Content on our Site, we offer and make no warranties or representations about any benefits or opportunities that you can obtain at this Site.

8.2. Neither we nor any third parties provide any guarantees, representations, statements, or warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, correctness, and/or suitability of any information or materials displayed on our Site. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors.

8.3. We do not warrant or guarantee that access to our Site, or any Content on it, will be secure, uninterrupted, continuous, available at any particular time or location, that the Content is error-free, that errors and/or defects will be corrected, that your use of Content displayed on our Site will not infringe rights of third parties, or that this Site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components.

8.4. Our Site is made available free of charge. Your access to our Site is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our Site for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our Site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

8.5. We make no warranty or representation that the material on our Site is appropriate or available for use in any location or is compliant with all local laws. You acknowledge that access to our Site is at your own risk.

9. Limitation of Liability
9.1. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we exclude all implied conditions, representations, warranties, or other terms that may apply to our Site or any Content on it.

9.2. 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:
 (a) access to, use of or inability to use our Site; or

 (b) use of or reliance on any Content displayed on our Site (including without limitation any websites linked to it).

9.3. In particular, we will not be liable for:
 (a) loss of profits, sales, business or revenue;

 (b) business interruption;

 (c) loss of anticipated savings;

 (d) loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or

 (e) any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

9.4. Nothing in this Agreement excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law.

10. Effect of User Breach of Agreement or Misuse of Site
10.1. Restriction, Suspension or Termination of Site Access. Your access privileges are conditioned upon your adherence to the terms of this Agreement. Lockton may, in its sole discretion, restrict, suspend or terminate your right to access this Site if you breach this Agreement or otherwise misuse our Site or your privileges in relation to our Site. Lockton may block access to this Site, in whole or in part, from an IP address or range of IP addresses associated with any restricted, suspended or terminated User.

10.2. Survival. The terms of this Agreement shall expressly survive any such suspension or termination.

11. Applicable Law
11.1. If you are a consumer, this Agreement, its subject matter and formation shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with 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 Norther Ireland, and if you are resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.
11.2. If you are a business, this Agreement, its subject matter and formation (including any non-contractual claims or disputes) shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law. You and we both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

12. Entire Agreement
12.1. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and Lockton relating to your access to, and use of, this Site and supersedes any prior or contemporaneous representations or agreements. This Agreement may not be modified, either expressly or by implication, except as set out in Section 2 of this Agreement.

13. Construction
13.1. If any provision or part provision of this Agreement is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be deemed modified to the minimum extent necessary to make it valid, legal and enforceable. If such modification is not possible, the relevant provision or part-provision shall be deemed deleted. Any modification to or deletion of a provision or part-provision under this Section shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the rest of this Agreement.

14. Assignment and Other Dealings
14.1. You agree not to assign, transfer, subcontract or deal in any other manner with any rights or obligations under the Agreement. Any purported assignment, transfer or subcontracting shall be ineffective. Lockton Companies LLP may assign, transfer, subcontract or deal in any other manner with all rights and obligations under the Agreement, fully or partially without notice to you. We may also substitute, by way of unilateral novation (replacement), effective upon notice to you, Lockton Companies LLP for any third party that assumes our rights and obligations under this Agreement.

15. Company Information
15.1. Lockton Companies LLP is a limited liability partnership incorporated and registered in England and Wales with company number OC353198, whose registered office is at The St Botolph Building, 138 Houndsditch, London, EC3A 7AG, and whose registered VAT number is GB 449 6862 93.

15.2. Lockton Companies LLP is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) under Firm Reference Number 523069.

16. Questions
16.1. If you have any questions or concerns relating to this Agreement, please contact Lockton’s General Counsel either in writing to Lockton Companies LLP, Attention: General Counsel, The St Botolph Building, 138 Houndsditch, London, EC3A 7AG, or by telephone to 0207 933 0000.

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