TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Use of this website is governed by the following terms of use.

1. Terms of Website Use
1.1. By using our site, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them.
1.2. If you do not agree to these Terms, you must cease use of the Site immediately.
1.3. The purpose of this website is to provide information about Ferguson Legal, its people and its work. Material is provided for general information only.
1.4. We may prevent or suspend your access to our site if you do not comply with any part of these terms, any terms or policies to which they refer or any applicable law.
1.5. We reserve the right to change these Terms at any time at our discretion, by publishing an amended version of these Terms on the Site.

2. Accessing our site
2.1. Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw any information and/or service we provide on our site without notice (see below). If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site or close it indefinitely.
2.2. We will not be liable for any damages, loss, costs or expenses incurred by you if for any reason our site is unavailable or inaccessible at any time or for any period.  We do not promise that our site will be available at all times nor do we promise the uninterrupted use by you of our site.
2.3. You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site and for keeping your password and account details confidential.
2.4. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and comply with them.

3. Accuracy of Information & Disclaimer
3.1. We do our best to ensure all information on the Site is accurate.
3.2. Commentary and other materials posted on our site are general in nature and nothing on this website constitutes legal or other professional advice on which a visitor may rely for his own purposes.
3.3. We are not responsible for any liability or loss arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.  Any reliance that you place on information on our site is at your own risk.
3.4. To obtain legal advice please contact one of the members listed or email us generally at contact@fergusonlegal.co.uk.
3.5. We reserve the right to modify, restrict access to or close the Site, or any part of it, at any time.

4. Links
4.1. Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information and convenience only.
4.2. We have no control over the content of such websites and the inclusion of such links does not imply any endorsement or approval of any products, information, materials or services offered or provided on these third party websites.
4.3. Using such a link (or otherwise navigating to any of those sites) means you are leaving our Site and we take no responsibility for, and give no warranties, guarantees or representations in respect of, any of those other sites. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to our site, you do so entirely at your own risk.

5. Intellectual Property
5.1. We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material (including all text, photographs, illustrations, designs, graphical images, animations, video materials, audio materials and trade marks) published on it. All such rights are reserved.
5.2. You may view or download any part of the website for your own private purposes, but you are not permitted, without our permission, to modify, distribute, reproduce, copy or transmit the website, or its contents in any way, for any other purpose. All other rights are reserved.
5.3. You must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining written permission from Ferguson Legal.
5.4. If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms of use or otherwise breach these terms of use, 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.
5.5. Other than as explicitly permitted hereunder, no part of our site may be reproduced or stored in any other website or included in any public or private electronic retrieval system or service without our prior written permission.

6. Our liability
6.1. The information on the Site is for general information purposes only, and material displayed on our site is provided “as is” without any guarantees, representations, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy.
6.2. The content of the website does not constitute any form of advice and should not be regarded as legal advice or relied upon by you.
6.3. All information is provided free of charge and we accept no liability for the information provided.
6.4. We accept no liability for any claims, penalties, loss, damage or expenses howsoever arising from: any reliance placed on the content of the website; the use or inability to use the website; the downloading of any materials from the website; or any unauthorised access to or alteration to the website.
6.5. If your use of material on our site results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of equipment, software or data, you assume all costs thereof.

7. Viruses, hacking and other offences
7.1. You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or impairs the performance or functionality of our site or our information technology systems.
7.2. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer, database or other system connected to our site.
7.3. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.
7.4. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990.
7.5. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity and any other related data we hold to them.
7.6. In the event of such a breach of these terms of use, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

8. Jurisdiction
8.1. These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Scots law and any disputes that may arise will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish courts.
8.2. We make no warranty or guarantee that the Site or information available on or through it complies with laws other than Scots law.

9. General
9.1. Failure by us to enforce a right does not result in waiver of such right.
9.2. If any of these Terms are held to be invalid or unenforceable by any court having authority to determine such issues, the remaining terms of this agreement will not be affected.
9.3. You may not assign or otherwise transfer your rights or obligations under this agreement, nor sub-license your rights, nor sub-contract your obligations under this agreement.

10. Regulatory
10.1. Ferguson Legal is regulated by The Law Society of Scotland (www.lawscot.org.uk). Its members are solicitors or ‘registered foreign lawyers’.
10.2. We maintain professional indemnity insurance under the Master Policy for Professional Indemnity Insurance of the Law Society of Scotland.

11. Contact
11.1. For all enquiries please contact contact@fergusonlegal.co.uk.
 

PRIVACY & COOKIE POLICY
1. Online privacy practices
1.1 Your right to privacy is important to us. We are committed to preserving your privacy. Please read the following policy which explains how we use and protect the information that you provide.
1.2 By using the website you consent to the collection, storage, use and transfer of your data by us in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

2. Information we may collect from you
2.1 We may collect information about you through the Site as follows:
where you subscribe to receive any of our legal updates, publications, blogs, press releases or to attend any seminars or other events which we are running;
where you complete any online questionnaire on the Site or otherwise submit any comments or queries to us through the Site;
in the form of our web logs, which consist of information about Site traffic and usage;
through our use of cookies (see of these Terms); and
where we contact you further in any manner in connection with any of the above.
2.2 This Privacy Policy describes how we will retain and use that information (your “personal information”).

3. Use of your personal information
3.1 We will use your personal information:
to ensure that the content of the Site is presented in an effective manner to you, through your computer;
to analyse user activity on the Site with a view to assessing and improving content and performance; and
to provide you with any legal updates or other publications, information or services which you have requested from us and for correspondence and other general administrative purposes in relation thereto.
3.2 We may use your personal information to send you marketing information about our services and events which we believe may be of interest to you, by post and/or by email.
3.3 Should you not wish to receive such information from us then please let us know by sending an email to contact@fergusonlegal.co.uk.

4. Disclosure of your personal information
4.1 We may disclose your data to other third parties who act for us and to our business partners for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy or for purposes approved by you. Unless required to do so by law, we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the data you provide to us without your consent.

5. Security
5.1 We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your personal information is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure.
5.2 Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted online or through the website. Any transmission is at your own risk, and we do not accept responsibility for any unauthorised access to or loss of personal information due to circumstances beyond our control.
5.3 Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

6. Your Rights
6.1 You have the right to ask for a copy of the Data held by us in our records in return for which we may charge a small fee. You also have the right to require us to correct any inaccuracies in your Data.
6.2 Should you wish to contact us with regard to this please contact us at contact@fergusonlegal.co.uk.

7. Cookies
7.1 We use cookies and similar technologies on the Site. We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system and business administration and for usage monitoring. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
7.2 Cookies are small text files stored on your device and used by website operators in order to make websites work, or to improve your user experience, as well as to provide information to the operators of the website.
7.3 The information below explains the cookies we use and why:

Google Analytics – (_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz)
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google.

ARRAffinity
This cookie is set by websites run on the Windows Azure cloud platform. It is used for load balancing to make sure the visitor page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session.
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

7.4 Please note that certain sections of the Site may not work if you reject our cookies. You can find out more in our cookie policy.
7.5 To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

8. Other sites
8.1 This Privacy Policy only covers the Site. Other web sites mentioned on the Site, whether by way of hypertext link or otherwise, are not covered by this Privacy Policy.

9. Changes
9.1 We reserve the right to amend or change our privacy policy at any time. Any changes will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.

10. Contact
10.1 Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should emailed to contact@fergusonlegal.co.uk.