Website Terms of Use

  1. We are Marchmouse Media Limited a Company registered in England and Wales under company number 08873105.  Our trading style is settlementagreement.co.uk. We hope you find settlementagreement.co.uk (our ‘Website’) interesting and helpful.
  2. By visiting our Website you are accepting these Website Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to these Website Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy please do not use our Website. You must not misuse our Website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Website or database connected to our Website. You must not attack our Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

Website Content

  1. The main purpose of our Website is to provide individuals and businesses with information and guidance about settlement agreements (and associated employment law issues). The content of the website changes regularly. Many of the articles and guides are dated at the time of publication and may become out of date.  We are under no obligation to update our website content.
  2. Our website content is provided as guidance and only does not constitute legal advice or any other form of advice or recommendation.  Any guidance provided is intended to relate to the laws of England and Wales unless expressly stated otherwise.
  3. Some of our website content is provided by third parties including employment solicitors, career coaches, recruitment consultants and human resource professionals.  We cannot accept responsibility for any errors, omissions, or inaccurate material produced by third party contributors nor can we give any warranty that any defects will be corrected.
  4. We reserve the right to amend, withdraw or cease to publish content our Website. We reserve the right to deny access to our Website on a temporary or permanent basis.
  5. Use of our website content is prohibited unless expressly authorised by these Website Terms or otherwise agreed by us in writing in advance.
  6. You are permitted to access and review our Website for your personal use only. You must not use our Website for commercial use unless authorised in advance by us in writing to do so.  You may share content of our Website social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and LinkedIn provided you credit settlementagreement.co.uk with an appropriate link to settlementagreement.co.uk from said social media platform account.
  7. You must not copy or otherwise use content from our Website (including but not limited to text, illustrations, graphics, photographs, video or audio) unless such use is authorised by these Website Terms of Use or as agreed by use in writing in advance.  You may see advertising material of third parties on our Website. The individual advertisers concerned are solely responsible for the content they submit, including ensuring that it complies with all applicable legislation. We will not be responsible, or liable for the content or accuracy of any such materials.

Intellectual Property

  1. All of our website content is owned by (or licenced to) us. Our website content is protected by copyright laws and treaties applicable worldwide. All such rights are reserved.
  2. You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our Website for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material on our Website. You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text. Our status (and that of any contributors identified on our Website) as authors of material on our Website must always be acknowledged.

Links

  1. You are not authorised to link to our Website from any other websites without our express authority in writing. We welcome enquiries from any person that would like to link to our content.
  2. Links from our Website to a third party website are for information only and do not constitute a recommendation.  We have no control over those sites or resources and accept no responsibility for them or any loss or damage that may arise from their use.

Our Liability

  1. Our Website content is made available without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy.  We make no warranty that the Website will meet your requirements or will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free. To the extent permitted by law, we, and third parties connected to us, herby exclude:
  2. all conditions, warranties and other terms that might otherwise be applied by law;
  3. any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our Website or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.; and
  4. Any liability for economic loss, consequential loss or damage incurred by any person who visits our Website and in connection with it, the use of it, inability to use it, any websites linked to it and any materials contained on it, including without limit, any liability for loss of income or revenue, loss of business, loss of causes of action, loss of profit, loss of contract, loss of goodwill, loss of opportunity, loss of time and any other loss or damage of any kind, howsoever arising, whether caused by tortious act or omission (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise but excluding liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or any other liability incapable of exclusion by law.

 

Find a Solicitor Service

18. We are not a firm of solicitors. To enable our visitors to obtain independent legal advice from a qualified solicitor we have entered into an agreement with Blacks LLP under which its team of employment solicitors’ details are published on the site. Blacks LLP pays us a fixed monthly fee for this arrangement. You are free to contact any solicitor you wish.

19. The contact telephone numbers and contact forms on the Website are for Blacks LLP unless specified otherwise. If you send us an email or contact form and you do not hear back within two hours please use the telephone number on the Website to get in contact.  We cannot guarantee the day or time that we and/or Black LLP will respond to any email, telephone or written enquiries or Website form submissions.

20. We can take no responsibility for work done for you by a Solicitor listed on the Website and/or Blacks LLP and we do not accept any liability for any loss or damage that may arise from you instructing a solicitor and /or the advice you receive from a Solicitor and/or Blacks LLP.

21. Should there be an issue concerning service or advice you receive from a solicitor it is a matter between you and the relevant solicitor.

22. You are free to instruct any solicitor you wish and we recommend you undertake your own enquires to ensure the solicitor you decide to use is right for you and your particular situation.

23. Usually an employer will contribute towards the cost of an employee receiving independent legal advice on the terms and effect of a settlement agreement. We recommend you always speak to the solicitor you are thinking of instructing about the likely costs of getting advice on your settlement agreement.

24. The comments, testimonials and other information about Blacks LLP on the Website are provided by Blacks LLP, not by us. In particular, Solicitors provide us with content (including their client’s testimonials, description of themselves and their practice, experience, qualifications, skills and expertise) which we use to create their listing on the Website.We rely on Blacks LLP for the information they provide us about its solicitors and we therefore cannot guarantee the accuracy of any such information nor can we accept responsibility for any errors, omissions, or inaccurate material provided to us by Blacks. We require Blacks LLP to warrant that any client testimonials are from a client of Blacks LLP and have been provided with their client’s consent.

25. If you have been offered a Settlement Agreement or believe you may have a claim against your employer you should speak to a solicitor without delay.

26. Strict time-limits apply in relation to the bringing of claims in the employment tribunal (usually 3 months minus a day) from the act (or omission) you are complaining about. It remains your responsibility to make sure any claims you wish to bring are lodge at an employment tribunal or court by the relevant deadline.

27. We cannot accept enquiries from you if you require a Solicitor to advise and assist you in relation to a potential employment tribunal claim in circumstances where the deadline for lodging the potential claim is less than one month away from the date you contact us.

Privacy

28. We respect the personal information provided by you.  All information received by us from you and/or your use of our Website will be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy and these Website Terms of Use.

Miscellaneous

29. References to ‘We’ and ‘Marchmouse’ refer to Marchmouse Media Limited only. These Website Terms of Use are governed by (and submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of) the laws of England and Wales.

30. In these Website Terms of Use the term ‘website content’ means any article, guide, comment, photograph, graphic, image, data, wording or other text on www.settlementagreement.co.uk.

31. In these Website Terms of Use the term Solicitor means any solicitor that our visitors can access via an advert on the Website and/or find a solicitor pages.=

32. We may change these Terms of Use and conditions from time to time and shall post such alterations on the Website. If you do not agree to the changes made to the terms and conditions you must stop using the Website.  Your continued use of the Website after the date the changes have been posted will constitute your acceptance of the amended terms and conditions.

33. We reserve the right to terminate these Website Terms of Use without notice.

The above terms were updated and published on 31 January 2018.