Terms and conditions
1. LEGAL INFORMATION AND ACCEPTANCE
These provisions regulate the use of the Blog service (the ‘Blog’) which J&A Garrigues, S.L.P. (“Garrigues”) makes available to Internet users.
Garrigues, whose registered office is at Calle Hermosilla 3, 28001 Madrid, Spain, and has employer identification number B 81709081, is registered at the Madrid Commercial Registry in Volume 17456, Sheet 132, Section 8, Page M-190538. Telephone no.: 91 5145200. Fax: 91 3992408. E-mail: [email protected].
Access to the website is free of charge, except for the cost of connection through the telecommunications network by your Internet service provider. Certain services are exclusive to our clients and access to them is restricted. The tax or legal services provided by the Firm in general are priced according to the relevant proposal and will not, under any circumstances, be offered or rendered through the Blog service.
Your use of the Blog makes you a user of the Blog (“User”) and implies your acceptance of all the conditions included in this Legal Notice. The Blog service is provided for a duration that is limited to the moment when User is connected to the Blog or to any of the services provided through the Blog. User must therefore read this Legal Notice carefully each time User intends to use the Blog, since the Blog and the conditions for its use as set forth in this Legal Notice may change.
Certain Blog services accessible to Internet users or exclusive to Garrigues clients may be subject to particular conditions, regulations or instructions that, if appropriate, may supersede, supplement and/or amend this Legal Notice and must be accepted by User before the provision of the relevant service begins.
2. INTELLECTUAL AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY
All Blog content, which is understood to include but not be limited to text, photographs, graphics, images, icons, technology, software, links and other audiovisual or audio content, as well as their graphic design and source codes (the ‘Content), is the intellectual property of Garrigues or of third parties, and no Content exploitation rights recognized by the intellectual property legislation in force can be deemed to have been licensed to User except for such Content as is strictly necessary for the use of the Blog.
The trademarks, trade names or distinctive signs are the property of Garrigues or third parties, and access to the Blog cannot be deemed to attribute any right to such trademarks, trade names and/or distinctive signs.
3. CONDITIONS OF USE FOR THE BLOG
User agrees to use the Blog correctly in conformity with the law and with this Legal Notice. User will be liable to Garrigues or to third parties for any loss or damage that may be caused as a result of a breach of this obligation.
The use of the Blog for purposes that damage the property or interests of Garrigues or of third parties, or otherwise overload, damage or disable networks, servers and other hardware or software belonging to Garrigues or to third parties, is expressly prohibited.
User undertakes to use the Content in conformity with the law and with this Legal Notice, and with any other conditions, regulations or instructions that may be applicable in conformity with the provisions of Clause 1.
User must, in accordance with the legislation in force and without limitation, refrain from:
Reproducing, copying, distributing, making available, publicly disclosing, altering or modifying the Content, except in cases authorized by law or, as the case may be, expressly consented to by Garrigues or by the holder of the rights of exploitation.
Reproducing or copying for private use any Content that may be regarded as software or as a database in conformity with the intellectual property legislation in force, or publicly disclosing or making available Content to third parties, where such acts necessarily imply reproduction by User or by a third party. Extracting and/or reusing all or a substantial part of the Content on the Blog, or of any databases that Garrigues may make available to Users.
3.3 DATA COLLECTION FORMS
Without prejudice to the provisions of Clause 5 of this Legal Notice and of the privacy policies accessible from the Blog and applicable from time to time, the use of certain services or requests made to Garrigues are subject to prior completion of the relevant User record.
All information supplied by User on Blog forms for the above or any other purposes must be true. For these purposes, User warrants the authenticity of all data communicated by User and will keep the information supplied to Garrigues perfectly updated so that it reflects User’s actual status at all times. In all cases, User will be solely liable for any false or inaccurate representations made by User and for any damage caused to Garrigues or to third parties by reason of the information supplied by User.
3.4 INSERTION OF LINKS TO THE BLOG
Any Internet user who wishes to insert links from his website to the Blog must comply with the conditions detailed below, and ignorance of such conditions will not relieve the Internet user of any liability under the law:
The link will only be to the Blog home page and may not reproduce it in any way (inline links, copying of text, graphics, etc). In accordance with the applicable legislation in force from time to time, it is forbidden in all cases to insert frames of any kind around the Blog, or permit the Content to be viewed through URLs other than the Blog URL and, in any case, where the Content can be viewed together with content outside the Blog, in a way that: (I) causes, or may cause, error or confusion in, or misleads or may mislead, users as to the true origin of the service or Contents; (II) constitutes an act of comparison or imitation; (III) serves to take advantage of the reputation of Garrigues’ brand and prestige; or (IV) is otherwise prohibited by the legislation in force.
No false, inaccurate or incorrect representation whatsoever of Garrigues, its partners, employees or clients, or of the quality of the services that it provides, may be made on the page inserting the link.
Under no circumstances will it be stated on the website where the link is located that Garrigues has consented to the insertion of the link, or otherwise sponsors, collaborates with, verifies or supervises the services of the website where the link appears.
It is forbidden to use any word mark, figurative mark or combined mark or any other distinctive sign of Garrigues on the website where the link appears, except in cases permitted by law or expressly authorized by Garrigues and provided that a direct link to the Blog is permitted in such cases in the manner established in this Clause.
The website on which the link is created must faithfully comply with the law and may not, in any circumstances, have or be linked to proprietary or third-party content that: (I) is unlawful, noxious, immoral or indecent (content that is pornographic, violent, racist, etc.); (II) induces or may induce User into the false belief that Garrigues subscribes to, endorses, adheres to, or in any way supports the ideas, representations or expressions, lawful or unlawful, appearing on the website where the link is located; (III) is inappropriate or irrelevant to the activities of Garrigues having regard to the place, content and theme of the website where the link appears.
4. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
4.1 FOR INFORMATION
Access to the Blog does not imply any obligation on Garrigues to verify the truthfulness, accuracy, appropriateness, fitness, exhaustiveness or currency of the information supplied through the Blog. Since the Content is of a general nature and does not in any way constitute the provision of a tax or legal advisory service of any kind, such information is insufficient for User to make personal or business decisions.
Garrigues is not liable for decisions made on the basis of the information supplied on the Blog, or for any damage or loss to User or to third parties by reason of actions taken that were solely based on information obtained on the Blog.
4.2 FOR SERVICE QUALITY
Access to the Blog does not imply any obligation on Garrigues to control the absence of viruses, worms or any other malicious software. User is responsible in all cases for having available adequate tools for detecting and disinfecting malicious software.
Garrigues is not liable for any damage to the hardware of Users or of third parties during the provision of the Blog service.
4.3 FOR SERVICE AVAILABILITY
Access to the Blog requires services and supplies from third parties, including transmission through telecommunications networks, the reliability, quality, continuity and functioning of which are not the responsibility of Garrigues. Accordingly, services provided through the Blog may be suspended, cancelled or blocked, prior or simultaneous to the provision of the Blog service.
Garrigues cannot be held liable for loss or damage of any kind to User as a result of telecommunications network failures or disconnections that cause the suspension, cancellation or interruption of the Blog service before or while it is being provided.
4.4 FOR CONTENT AND SERVICES LINKED THROUGH THE BLOG
The Blog access service includes technical linking devices, directories and even search tools that permit User to access other websites and Internet portals (‘Linked Sites’). In such cases, Garrigues acts as a intermediation service provider in conformity with Article 17 of Information Society Services and Electronic Commerce Law 34/2002, of July 12, 2002 (the “LSSI”) and will only be liable for the content and services supplied on Linked Sites to the extent that Garrigues is actually aware of their unlawfulness and has not disabled the link with due care. If User considers that there is a Linked Site with unlawful or inappropriate content, User may communicate this to Garrigues in accordance with the procedure and the effects established in Clause 6, although such communication will not, under any circumstances, entail any obligation to remove the link in question.
Under no circumstances must the existence of Linked Sites presuppose the existence of agreements with the owners or persons in charge of those Linked Sites, or any recommendation or promotion by Garrigues of, or the identification of Garrigues with, the representations, content or services provided.
Garrigues is not aware of the content or services of Linked Sites and, therefore, cannot be held liable for any damage caused by the unlawfulness, quality, obsoleteness, unavailability, error or ineffectuality of the content and/or services of Linked Sites, or for any other damage that is not directly attributable to Garrigues.
5. PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION
5.1. PERSONAL DATA PROCESSING
Pursuant to the provisions of Personal Data Protection Organic Law 15/1999, of December 13, 1999 (‘LOPD’), we inform you that any personal data and information you provide us on completing any electronic form available on the Blog (‘Data’) shall be included on a personal data filing system controlled by Garrigues. The purpose of the Data processing is to process your request. The questions included in each of the forms are voluntary in nature, save for those marked with an asterisk (*), which are mandatory. In the event that the mandatory questions are not answered, Garrigues reserves the right not to process incomplete applications.
5.2. THIRD PARTY DATA DISCLOSURE
In order to handle your request or application for information, Garrigues may need to disclose your Data to the other companies comprising the Garrigues Group. The companies from the Garrigues Group are listed and may be consulted at any time on the website: http://www.garrigues.com/doc/privados/organigrama.pdf. The companies from the Garrigues Group provide the following services: (i) tax and legal advisory services; (ii) business consulting; (iii) study, research, training and educational activities on matters of professional, university and business interest; (iv) administrative management, and (v) activities of a charitable nature. The companies in the Garrigues Group are located in Spain and abroad, both within and outside the European Union, in countries that may offer a level of protection not comparable to Spanish levels.
5.3. COMMERCIAL COMMUNICATIONS
In some of the electronic forms, your express consent will be sought in order to be able to send you commercial communications by any means, including e-mail or equivalent means of electronic communication, pursuant to the provisions of Article 21 LSSI.
5.4. SECURITY MEASURES
Garrigues adopts the security measures required by Royal Decree 1720/2007, of December 21, 2007, approving the regulations implementing the LOPD, in line with the nature of the data processed from time to time. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the technical security of a medium such as the Internet is not impregnable and there may be willful misconduct on the part of third parties, although Garrigues has set in place all of the measures within its power to prevent such misconduct.
5.5. COOKIES USAGE POLICY
Pursuant to the provisions of Article 22.2 LSSI, Garrigues shall only use data storage and recovery devices (‘Cookies’) where the user has granted its prior consent in such connection in line with indications in the pop-up on the users web browser when accessing the Blog for the first time and on the other terms and conditions set forth in Garrigues’ Cookies Policy, of which all users should be aware.
5.6. ARCO RIGHTS
The User may exercise its rights of Access, Rectification, Cancelation and Objection (‘ARCO Rights’) on the terms legally provided for, for such purpose sending a communication by post to Garrigues Data Protection and Privacy Department, calle Hermosilla, nº 3 – 28001 Madrid, or sending an e-mail to the following address: [email protected], in both cases indicating your name and surnames.
6. COMMUNICATION OF UNLAWFUL OR INAPPROPRIATE ACTIVITIES
If User or any other Internet user becomes aware of Linked Sites that redirect him to websites, the content or services of which are unlawful, noxious, degrading, violent or immoral, he may contact Garrigues indicating the following:
personal data of the communicating party: name, address, telephone number and e-mail address;
description of the facts that reveal the unlawful or inappropriate nature of the Linked Site;
where rights such as intellectual or industrial property rights are infringed, the personal data of the holder of the infringed right, where the holder is not the communicating party. He must also produce an instrument that substantiates the standing of the holder of the rights and, as the case may be, his authority to act on behalf of the holder where the holder is not the communicating party;
an express representation that the information contained in the communication is accurate.
Receipt by Garrigues of the communication provided for in this Clause will not imply, pursuant to the provisions of the LSSI, actual knowledge of the activities and/or content indicated by the communicating party.
Each and every provision of this Legal Notice is governed by Spanish law.