Divorce & Separation

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Terms & Conditions

 Terms of Use

BFamily is a free of charge Family Law information service, not an advice service, and is provided subject to the restrictions set out in these terms. Please note paragraph 2 in particular. If you would like us to advise you on any question of Family Law, please contact a member of our Family Law department.
‘BFamily’ is the brand name for the online family law information service offered by the Family Law department of Brodies LLP through the sub-site at http://BFamily.brodies.com/ (the ‘BFamily Site’).
Brodies LLP is a limited liability partnership (incorporation no: SO300334) incorporated under the Limited Liability Partnership Act 2000 and having its registered office at 15 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh EH3 8HA, Scotland, UK.
Brodies LLP is regulated by the Law Society of Scotland (www.lawscot.org.uk). A list of all members of Brodies LLP is available at its registered office at the address given above.
In these terms (‘these Terms’) Brodies LLP is referred to as ‘Brodies’ or ‘we’ and ‘us’ and ‘our’ have the corresponding meanings. Anyone using the BFamily Site is referred to as ‘you’ and ‘your’ has the corresponding meaning.

1 General
1.1 Use of the BFamily Site is subject to:
1.1.1 the general terms of use of Brodies’ web site at www.brodies.com – please take this link to read those terms of use; and
1.1.2 the additional terms of use set out in these Terms, together, the ‘BFamily Terms of Use’1.2 If and to the extent that any conflict exists between the general terms of use of Brodies’ web site referred to in paragraph 1.1.1 and these Terms, then these Terms will take precedence.
1.3 If you do not agree to the BFamily Terms of Use you should not use or attempt to use the BFamily Site.
1.4 Where these Terms allow or require us to communicate with you ‘in writing’, we are permitted (although not obliged) to use e-mail for those purposes.

2 BFamily Materials
2.1 The FAQs, Factsheets and other content which we make available on the BFamily Site (the ‘BFamily Materials’) are not intended to address your particular requirements and do not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by us. They are provided free of charge, by way of general guidance and information only. As such you should not rely upon any of the BFamily Materials in making any decisions or taking (or not taking) any action. If you would like us to advise you on any of the matters covered by the BFamily Materials, please contact a member of Brodies’ Family Law department.
2.2 You may download, print and copy the BFamily Materials for your personal use, but you understand that by allowing you to do so we are not advising you on the suitability of any of the BFamily Materials for use in a particular case or circumstances. Accordingly, if you use or rely on any of the BFamily Materials without consulting us for advice, to the fullest extent permitted by law we will not be liable for any loss or damage which arises from that use or reliance, whether in contract, in delict or otherwise in law.
2.3 Copyright in the BFamily Materials belongs to and will remain with us (or our licensors). Your right to use the BFamily Materials does not permit you to allow anyone else to use them (other than, in the case of individuals using the BFamily Site in a professional capacity, anyone working for the same organisation as you), whether in return for payment or not, or otherwise to commercially exploit them, in whole or in part.

3 Your conduct in using the BFamily Site
You will comply with any rules or instructions posted by us on the BFamily Site from time to time or which we otherwise communicate to you in writing.

4 Privacy policy – collection and use of your personal information
4.1 Our collection and use of information about you through the BFamily Site (your ‘personal information’) is governed by:
4.1.1 the Privacy Policy in section D of the general terms of use of Brodies’ web site. Please take this link to read that Privacy Policy; and
4.1.2 the remaining provisions of this paragraph 4.
4.2 If you have submitted an enquiry through our enquiry page (and ‘Enquiry’), we will use your personal information for the purposes of dealing with and responding to that Enquiry.
4.3 We will also use your personal information to send you information by e-mail and/or by post about seminars and other events which Brodies is running from time to time (including but not limited to any for which you have subscribed through the BFamily Site) and/or about the services which Brodies offers, which we believe may be of interest to you. If you do not wish to receive such information from us, please tell us by sending an e-mail to publications@brodies.com.
4.4 If you have any questions about the personal information which we have collected about you through the BFamily Site, please email info@brodies.com.

5 Further information and contact details
For further information from us on any of these Terms or for any queries on them, please contact us, Telephone: +44 (0)131 228 3777 or e-mail: bfamily@brodies.com

6 General
6.1 Failure by us to enforce a right will not result in a waiver of such right.
6.2 If any of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by any court having authority to determine such issues, the remaining provisions of these Terms will not be affected.
6.3 You may not assign or otherwise transfer your rights or obligations under these Terms, nor sub-license your rights, nor sub-contract your obligations.

7 Governing law and dispute resolution
Scots law will apply to these Terms, notwithstanding the jurisdiction where you are based. You irrevocably agree that the Scottish courts will have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise out of, under or in connection with these Terms and for those purposes irrevocably submit all disputes to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish courts. The place of performance of the agreement made on the BFamily Terms of Use will be Scotland.