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The following terms and conditions govern your use of this site and the Media Lawyer Service and contain warranty and liability disclaimers. You will be taken to have read, understood and accepted these terms and conditions in the same way as if you had signed a printed version and they will continue to apply every time you use this site or the Media Lawyer Service. If you do not accept these terms and conditions, do not use this site or the Media Lawyer Service.

  1. This web site (medialawyer.press.net) ("the Site") is owned and operated by The Press Association Limited ("PA") (registered in England company number: 5946902), 292 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 1AE. The licence granted to you by the PA to use the Site will automatically terminate if you breach any of these terms and conditions.
  2. The Site may contain links to various web sites that are operated by third parties over whom the PA has no control. The PA therefore does not make any representation - and does not accept any liability - in respect of the content, products or services available from such web sites, or the business of such third parties. Any dealings with advertisers and merchants accessed using the Site shall be entirely at your own risk.
  3. The PA will provide the Media Lawyer Service which has been selected by you (the "PA Service") in accordance with the subscription form you complete and these Terms and Conditions ("the Agreement").
  4. You will be supplied with a username and password by the PA to gain access to the PA Service. You must not disclose your username or password to any third party. Any misuse by you of your username and password may result in your access to the PA Service being terminated.
  5. Unless otherwise expressly agreed with PA in writing, you may only use any material forming part of the Site/ PA Service for your own personal information and no such material may be commercially exploited by you or otherwise used, reproduced, distributed or stored by you. Press releases available from the Site may be used by you if you are a journalist, researcher or other analyst in connection with your work as follows - you may use the information contained in any press release made available from this Site as source material and you may quote part of part(s) of any press release in order to illustrate relevant points made in your copy/broadcast.
  6. The PA will take all reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy and timely supply of its own information which it places on the Site, but the PA does not warrant that the information on the Site or the PA Service will be free from error or uninterrupted or, as provision of the information on the Site and the PA Service is subject to the availability of the necessary information to the PA, that specific items of information will be available. In particular, the PA cannot give any warranty or other reassurance with regard to the content of any press release available from the Site and you use and/or rely on the content of any such press release at your own risk.
  7. The PA may at its sole discretion alter the delivery method by which the PA Service is delivered to you so as to provide more effective or more efficient supply of the PA Service.
  8. The PA does not accept any liability for failures or breakdowns in network connections and/or end-to-end connectivity across the Internet and/or performance problems experienced on Internet networks outside the PA's direct control.
  9. The Agreement states the PA's entire liability of whatever type or nature to you in connection with the Site/PA Service. Except as expressly provided otherwise in the Agreement, the PA gives you no warranty or representation of any kind relating to the Site/PA Service or otherwise in relation to the Agreement and accepts no liability whatsoever (except for direct loss suffered by you to the extent arising from the PA's negligence or wilful default) arising directly or indirectly from the supply or non-supply of the Site/PA Service or otherwise in relation to the Agreement. However, nothing in the Agreement shall limit the PA's liability for fraud or for death or personal injury caused by its negligence or in relation to any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited by law.
  10. The PA will not be liable in any circumstances for any indirect or consequential loss including loss (whether direct or indirect) of profits, anticipated savings, production, contracts, goodwill or business opportunities or economic loss not as a result of damage to tangible property or loss in connection with third party claims or for any other indirect, special or consequential loss.
  11. If any exclusion or limitation of liability contained in the Agreement (apart from this paragraph 11) shall be held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid for any reason, the parties agree that the PA's liability will be limited to £5,000.
  12. Either party may terminate the Agreement, and thus the delivery to you of the PA Service, immediately by either party giving notice to the other if: (a) the other commits a material breach of a material term of the Agreement and such material breach is not remedied (if remediable) within 7 days of receipt of notice requiring remedy; or (b) any encumbrancer takes possession of, or a receiver is appointed over, any of the property or assets of the other party or the other party makes any voluntary arrangement with its creditors or convenes a meeting to consider proposals for a company voluntary arrangement and/or files any documents with the court for a moratorium pending the outcome of such a meeting or becomes subject to an administration order or goes into liquidation (except for the purposes of amalgamation or reconstruction not involving insolvency and in such manner that the entity resulting agrees to be bound by or assumes the obligations imposed on that other party under the Agreement) or anything analogous to any of the foregoing under the law of any jurisdiction occurs in relation to the other party or if the other party ceases or threatens to cease to carry on business.
  13. Termination of the Agreement will be without prejudice to any rights or liabilities of either party which have accrued prior to such termination.
  14. You acknowledge that: (a) the copyright (including, for the purposes of the Agreement, database rights) and any and all other intellectual property rights used or embodied in the Site/PA Service, including all software used on and/or forming part of the Site/PA Service, all content appearing on or made available to you via the Site/PA Service - including photographs, graphics, images, captions and any other text - and the manner in which the Site/PA Service appears on delivery to you, is the property of the PA or its licensors, and (b) the PA Service is provided on the basis that, if required, you will enter into appropriate copyright and/or other arrangements direct with such licensors, and such provision is, in any event, subject to any restrictions or prohibitions imposed by the owner(s) of such information, whether directly or indirectly, either on the PA in respect of its provision of such information to you or on you yourself. The PA may terminate the Agreement if you challenge the validity of any of the rights of the PA or its licensors as set out above.
  15. The PA (or its licensors) will, at its (or their) option, have the conduct of all proceedings relating to the intellectual property rights in the Site/PA Service. You agree to give all reasonable co-operation in relation to protecting such intellectual property rights including taking any reasonable action in respect of such rights, and the PA will pay your reasonable expenses in giving such co-operation.
  16. The Agreement shall constitute the entire agreement between you and the PA with respect to its subject matter and shall supersede any and all previous agreements, promises, representations, warranties of whatsoever nature (save for a fraudulent pre-contractual misrepresentation) relating to its subject matter.
  17. Neither you nor PA will be liable to the other for any failures, interruptions, delays or other matters of a similar nature arising out of circumstances beyond its reasonable control.
  18. Any notice required to be given under the Agreement shall be in writing and shall be sent by first class or recorded postal delivery prepaid at the appropriate rate or by facsimile transmission provided always that a hard copy of any notice transmitted by facsimile is posted within 24 hours of such transmission in accordance with this paragraph. All notices shall be sent to the address of the relevant party set out on the subscription form you complete or such other address in the UK as the relevant party has notified to the other party in writing from time to time for this purpose.
  19. The PA may assign or transfer the Agreement or all or any of its rights and/or obligations hereunder to any PA Group company. PA Group Company means, for the purposes of the Agreement, PA Group Limited (or any holding company of it) and each subsidiary (both "holding company" and "subsidiary" as defined in the Companies Act 1985 as amended by the Companies Act 1989) from time to time of PA Group Limited (or any holding company of it). You may not assign or sub-license the Agreement without the prior written consent of the PA.
  20. The failure or delay by either you or the PA to enforce at any time any one or more of the terms or conditions of the Agreement shall not be a waiver of such terms or conditions or of the right of any party at any time subsequently to enforce all terms and conditions of the Agreement.
  21. Both you and the PA agree that for the purposes of Section 1(2) of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 no term of the Agreement shall be enforceable by a third party.
  22. If any provision of the Agreement is held to be void or unenforceable in whole or in part, the Agreement shall continue in force in relation to the unaffected provisions and the remainder of the provision in question, and the parties will renegotiate the provision in good faith to achieve the same objects.
  23. The Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and each of the parties hereby submits to the jurisdiction of the English courts.

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