ATTENTION: This legal notice applies to the entire contents of the Site under the domain name (the “Site”) and to any correspondence by e-mail between us and you. Please read these terms carefully before using the Site. Using the Site indicates that you accept these terms regardless of whether or not you choose to register with us. If you do not accept these terms, do not use the Site. This notice is issued by the Society of International Economic Law (“SIEL”).

1.                  Introduction

1.1              You may access most areas of the Site without registering your details with us. Certain areas of the Site may only be open to you if you register.

1.2              By accessing any part of the Site, you shall be deemed to have accepted this legal notice in full. If you do not accept this legal notice in full, you must leave the Site immediately.

1.3              SIEL  may revise this legal notice at any time by updating this posting. You should check the Site from time to time to review the then current legal notice, because it is binding on you. Certain provisions of this legal notice may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages at the Site.

2.                  Licence

2.1              You are permitted to print and download extracts from the Site for your own personal use on the following basis:

(a)                no documents or related graphics on the Site are modified in any way;

(b)               no graphics on the Site are used separately from the corresponding text; and

(c)                copyright and trade mark notices and this permission notice appear in all copies.

2.2              Unless otherwise stated, the copyright, trademarks and other intellectual property rights (together, the “Intellectual Property Rights”) in all material on the Site (including without limitation photographs and graphical images) are owned or used under licence by SIEL or its licensors. All product and company names and logos mentioned on the Site are the trademarks, service marks or trading names of their respective owners, including us. For the purposes of this legal notice, any use of extracts from the Site other than in accordance with clause 2.1 for any purpose is prohibited. If you breach any of the terms in this legal notice, your permission to use the Site automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed extracts from the Site.

2.3              Subject to clause 2.1, no part of the Site may be reproduced or stored in any other Site or included in any public or private electronic retrieval system or service without SIEL’s prior written permission.

2.4              Any rights not expressly granted in these terms are reserved.

3.                  Service access

3.1              While SIEL endeavours to ensure that the Site is normally available, SIEL shall not be liable if for any reason the Site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

3.2              Access to the Site may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of
system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond SIEL’s control.

4.                  Visitor material and conduct

All Intellectual Property Rights in papers or research published on the Site will remain owned by the author of such papers or research. You warrant to SIEL that you have own all Intellectual Property Rights in all material (including without limitation papers, research, photographs and graphical images) that you transmit or post to the Site (“Visitor Material”).  You also indemnify SIEL from and against all actions, claims, demands, proceedings, losses, costs and expenses incurred by SIEL arising out of or in connection with any claim that the Visitor Material infringes the Intellectual Property Rights of any third party. You grant SIEL and its designees an irrevocable, royalty free licence to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate and otherwise use such Visitor Material and all data, images, sounds, text and other things embodied therein for any and all commercial or non-commercial purposes.

5.                  Links to and from other Websites

Links to third party websites on the Site are provided solely for your convenience. If you use these links, you leave the Site. SIEL has not reviewed all of these third party Sites and does not control and is not responsible for these Sites or their content or availability. SIEL therefore does not endorse or make any representations about them, or any material found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third party Sites linked to the Site, you do so entirely at your own risk.

6.                  Disclaimer

6.1              While SIEL endeavours to ensure that the information on the Site is correct, SIEL does not warrant the accuracy and completeness of the material on the Site. SIEL may make changes to the material on the Site, or to the products and prices described in it, at any time without notice. The material on the Site may be out of date, and SIEL makes no commitment to update such material.

6.2              The material on the Site is provided “as is”, without any conditions, warranties or other terms of any kind. Accordingly, to the maximum extent permitted by law, SIEL provides you with the Site on the basis that SIEL excludes all representations, warranties, conditions and other terms (including, without limitation, the conditions implied by law of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and the use of reasonable care and skill) which, but for this legal notice, might have effect in relation to the Site.

7.                  Liability

7.1              SIEL, any other party (whether or not involved in creating, producing, maintaining or delivering the Site), and any of SIEL’s group companies and the officers, directors, employees, shareholders or agents of any of them, exclude all liability and responsibility for any amount or kind of loss or damage that may result to you or a third party (including without limitation, any direct, indirect, punitive or consequential loss or damages, or any loss of income, profits, goodwill, data, contracts, use of money, or loss or damages arising from or connected in any way to business interruption, and whether in tort (including without limitation negligence), contract or otherwise) in connection with the Site in any way or in connection with the use, inability to use or the results of use of the Site, any Sites linked to the Site or the material on such Sites, including but not limited to loss or damage due to viruses that may infect your computer equipment, software, data or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing the Site or your downloading of any material from the Site or any Sites linked to the Site.

7.2              Nothing in this legal notice shall exclude or limit SIEL’s liability for:

(a)                death or personal injury caused by negligence; or

(b)               fraud; or

(c)                misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter; or

(d)               any liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

8.                  Changes

We may change these terms from time to time. Your continued use of the Site will mean that you accept such changes.

9.                  Governing law and jurisdiction

This legal notice shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. Disputes arising in connection with this legal notice shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.