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Access to this site is subject to this Disclaimer and the Terms of the User Agreement under which you ("User") may obtain access to the Library of Law Site.

1. DEFINITIONS

1.1. Agreement- The User agreement entered into by the User and the Owner when the User accesses the Site the terms of which are contained on the Site under the tab “User Agreement”.

1.2. Contributors- The individuals, law firms, partnerships or companies that provide Legal Information for a specific Law Area on the various web pages on the Site.

1.3. Law Area- An area of law or tax on the Site.

1.4. Legal Information- Information on the law or tax in various jurisdictions which is posted on web pages of the Site by Contributors.

1.5. Owner- Kanguano Limited the owners of the Site.

1.6. Site- The website known as The Library of Law and all information contained in its pages.

1.7. Terms- The terms and conditions governing the use of the Site set out in the Agreement.

1.8. We - The Owner and the Contributors.

1.9. User - The reader of any Legal Information on the Site.

2. DISCLAIMER and EXCLUSION of LIABILITY

2.1. The Site is a proprietary electronic commerce or internet site through which Legal Information may be provided. Contributors will be invited to provide this Legal Information.

2.2. All access to and use of this Site is governed by the Terms and this Disclaimer. By entering this Site indicates that you have reviewed the Terms and this Disclaimer and have agreed to be bound by the Terms and this Disclaimer. If you do not agree to these terms you must leave the Site immediately.

2.3. THE SITE, THE OWNER AND THE CONTRIBUTORS DO NOT PROVIDE LEGAL, TAX OR OTHER ADVISES THEY PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION VIA THE SITE ON VARIOUS AREAS OF LAW AND TAX IN ISOLATION. IF YOU HAVE A SPECIFIC LEGAL ISSUE YOU SHOULD CONTACT A PROFESSIONAL ADVISOR COMPETENT IN THE AREA.

2.4. THE OWNER AND THE CONTRIBUTORS DISCLAIM ANY RESPONSIBILITY IN RESPECT OF ANY OF THE LEGAL INFORMATION YOU SEE OR READ ON THIS SITE. WE DISCLAIM ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY USE YOU MAY MAKE OF ANY OF THE INFORMATION ON THIS SITE. WE DISCLAIM ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY OF THE CONTRIBUTORS AND ANY ADVICE YOU MAY OBTAIN FROM THEM DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY VIA THE SITE.

2.5. WE HAVE SET OUT FURTHER DISCLAIMERS IN THE REMAINDER OF THIS DISCLAIMER EACH SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AN INDIVIDUAL DISCLAIMER IN THEIR OWN RIGHT AND WE EXCLUDE OUR LIABILITY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE UNDER EACH CLAUSE.

2.6. We have given the Legal Information on the Site in good faith. Although we have made efforts to ensure that all of the Legal Information on the Site is accurate at the time of inclusion, we do not represent or warrant that this is the case and it should not be relied upon as such.

2.7. While reasonable care has been taken in the preparation of the contents of this Site, this Site and all its contents are provided on an "as is" basis. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any Legal Information contained on this Site. All warranties whether statutory, express, implied or otherwise are hereby expressly excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law, including without limitation fitness for purpose, satisfactory quality, non-infringement, absence of defect, accuracy or the presence or absence of errors whether discoverable or not and timely delivery. Please take all necessary steps to ensure that the Legal Information you receive from the Site or any pages that may be linked to the Site is correct by contacting an appropriate professional.

2.8. The Site and the Legal Information is not uniformly peer reviewed and while Users are encouraged to contact Contributors to suggest to them that they might correct Legal Information in the content of pages on the Site neither the Site, the Contributor, the Owner or any User have any legal duty to do so and thus all Legal Information read here is without any implied warranty of fitness for any purpose or use whatsoever.

2.9. The Site contains articles on legal, financial, taxation, planning and many other matters where it would be normal to seek specific professional advice. No warranty whatsoever is made that any of the Legal Information contained on the Site is accurate. There is absolutely no assurance that any statement contained in an article touching on legal matters is true, correct or precise. Law varies from place to place and it evolves over time, sometimes quite quickly. Even if a statement made about the law is accurate, it may only be accurate in the jurisdiction of the person posting the Legal Information and also, the law may have changed, been modified or overturned by subsequent development since the entry was made on the Site.

2.10. The Legal Information provided on the Site is, at best, of a general nature and cannot substitute for the advice of a professional with specialised knowledge in the specific area of law or tax who can apply it to the particular circumstances of your case. Please contact a lawyer, solicitor, tax advisor, accountant or other appropriate professional.

2.11. The law varies considerably from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. The Legal Information that you read on this Site is representative only of the jurisdiction of the Contributor. It does not relate to any other jurisdiction.

2.12. Communication of Legal Information by, in, to or through the Site and your receipt or use of it is not provided in the course of and does not create or constitute an attorney-client relationship with any Contributor and it is not is not intended as a solicitation by the Owner or any Contributor. We do not intend any article, web page, item of Legal Information or Law Area to convey or constitute legal advice and advise you unequivocally that it is not a substitute for obtaining professional advice from a qualified lawyer, solicitor, tax advisor, accountant or other appropriate professional . You should not act upon any Legal Information that you read without first seeking qualified professional counsel on your specific matter.

2.13. The hiring of a lawyer, solicitor, tax advisor, accountant or other appropriate professional is an important decision that should not be based solely upon website communications, advertisements or the Legal Information provided by any Contributor to this Site or on any linked site.

2.14. Descriptions of any law firm and other descriptions, including Contributor biographies, on this Site or linked web sites may include descriptions of successful client representations, strategies or outcomes in matters, including transactional and adversarial proceedings.   The results portrayed were dependent on the facts of the particular matters described, among other variables.   Results will differ if based on different facts.   We offer or intend no assurance and make no guarantee or prediction that those Contributors, lawyers or law firms will be successful in new matters, even if they involve similar facts and circumstances

2.15. Neither the individual Contributors, the Owner, system operators, developers, nor sponsors of the Site nor anyone else connected to the Site can take any responsibility for the results or consequences of any attempt to use or adopt any of the Legal Information or disinformation presented on any web page on this Site. Nothing on the Site should be construed as an attempt to offer or render a legal opinion or otherwise engage in the practice of law or the giving of specific advice.

2.16. Contributors to the Site are not representatives or spokespersons for the Owner or any other Contributor or any of either of their officers, directors, owners, partners, associates, employees, agents or service providers and views or opinions offered by a Contributor are not authorised and do not necessarily reflect those of the Owner or any other Contributor or any of either of their officers, directors, owners, partners, associates, employees, agents or service providers.

2.17. Access to and use of this Site is at your own risk and We do not represent or warrant that the use of this Site or any material downloaded from it will not cause damage to property, including but not limited to loss of data or computer virus infection. We shall not in any circumstances be liable for any loss of profits, data, business, revenue, goodwill or anticipated savings or for any direct, special, indirect, consequential or economic loss howsoever caused arising out of or in connection with the access, use of Legal Information or performance of the Site.

2.18. We do not make any representation or give any warranty or undertaking that the functions of the Site will meet your requirements. In no event shall we be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of the installation or use of any third party software that you use to view the Site. You assume responsibility for using the Site and related content to achieve your intended results and for the use of, and results obtained from, the Site.

2.19. We or anyone connected with the Site cannot in any way whatsoever be responsible for the appearance of any inaccurate or libelous information or for your use of the Legal Information contained in or linked from the Site.

2.20. If you have a request for information or comments we would ask that you please do not send any confidential or sensitive information to any of the Contributors, the Site or to the Owner unless you obtain prior written authorisation to send the information to them.  You cannot be assured that any communication without such authorisation will be considered confidential or an attorney-client communication if the law firm does already represent you. 

2.21. If you choose or advise some other person to contact a Contributor with any query this is a matter entirely between you or such other person and the Contributor. The Owner excludes any liability on its part in relation to this introduction and engagement. Your entire rights shall be governed by the contract that you or any other person may enter into with that Contributor. You should satisfy yourself fully that the Contributor is competent to deal with your query and has the necessary experience, knowledge and resources to deal with your issue. The Owner while it has attempted to identify Contributors who claim to be competent in particular areas of law has not carried out any vetting procedure and gives no warranty in any respect with regard to a Contributor’s ability to deal with your issue.

2.22. Unless otherwise expressly specified the Contributors listed by the Site are not necessarily certified by or certified as specialists or experts by any professional or governmental agency or authority. You should satisfy yourself by contacting that Contributor’s professional association that they are so certified prior to either contacting them in respect of an issue or considering the Legal Information posted by them on the Site.

2.23. Designations of the Contributor’s practice area or expertise, practice concentrations or specialisations is not intended to suggest or represent that they are only competent in this area, or to suggest any professional or governmental standard by which such experience is measured.

2.24. Designation of a Contributor as having an expertise in a particular Law Area is not intended to denigrate other professionals or firms in any way. The Owner has sought to identify one Contributor for each Law Area but this does not seek to suggest in any way that this Contributor has any greater level of expertise, experience or ability than other professionals carrying on practice in the same Law Area. Should a User wish to contact a professional with regard to their particular issue the Owner encourages them to carry out their own enquiries with regard to the identity of other professionals operating in the Law Area to which their problem relates.

2.25. The Site is not intended as an advertisement or solicitation in any jurisdiction where the Site could be so characterised and as a result fail to comply with all applicable laws and ethical rules of that jurisdiction.   The Site does not seek to represent anyone based solely upon a visit to this Site or upon advertising, or where to do so would not comply with applicable local laws and rules.

2.26. We reserve the right to change the Terms or this Disclaimer at any time by posting changes on the Site. It is your responsibility to review the Terms and this Disclaimer on a regular basis to ensure you are aware of the latest terms. If you use this Site after changes have been posted, it will be deemed that you have accepted the amended Terms or Disclaimer.

2.27. You should assume that everything you see or read on the site is copyrighted unless otherwise noted and may not be used without the written permission of the Owner . You may be legally liable for any misuse of the content of the site. The Owner disclaims any responsibility in respect of any such action.

2.28. We may provide links to other websites maintained by Contributors or third parties. We do not control or maintain the material presented by other persons in their web sites. The links to any such websites are provided for your convenience only. We have no responsibility for the content of any linked website. We do not vouch for or assume any responsibility for the content, accuracy or completeness of material presented directly or indirectly in linked sites. We do not endorse or make any representations about them, or any information, software or other products, services or materials found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to this Site, you do this entirely at your own risk.   The inclusion of any link on our Site does not imply any association or relationship between the Site and the person sponsoring the linked site and does not constitute or imply any endorsement, approval or sponsorship of the linked site by the Owner, or the endorsement, approval or sponsorship of the Owner by the sponsor of the linked site.   The links do not imply legal authority to use any protected rights of others reflected in the links.  We have no control or knowledge over what any linked site may use your personal information for and you should consult their privacy policy.  If you use any of these links, you will leave our site.

2.29. Except to the extent required by the applicable law in no event will the Owner or any Contributor or any of either of their officers, directors, owners, partners, associates, employees, agents or service providers be liable to you or any User for any special, incidental, consequential, punitive or exemplary damages arising out of the posting or non-posting of Legal Information or your use of any Legal Information provided on the Site. Because some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential, incidental or other damages the above exclusion may not apply to you. If you are dissatisfied with any portion of the Site or with any of this Disclaimer your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Site .

2.30. Notwithstanding anything else in this agreement to the contrary, the maximum aggregate liability the Owner or any Contributor or any of either of their officers, directors, owners, partners, associates, employees, agents or service providers under any theory of law (including breach of contract, criminal law penalty, tort, strict liability and infringement) shall be a payment of money not to exceed one hundred euro (€100.00).

2.31. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to provide uninterrupted access to the Site.However, from time to time, Users may be unable to access the Site due to conditions beyond our control. Such conditions include, but are not limited to, force majeure, acts of God, power outages, and the acts of computer hackers and others acting outside the law.Also, from time to time, access may be unavailable due to software issues, server downtime, increased Internet traffic or downtime, programming errors, regular maintenance of the system, and other related reasons. We disclaim any responsibility in respect of such loss of use at any time.

2.32. Personally identifiable information that you submit to us in connection with your use of the Site will be handled in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Every communication or material you transmit to the Site will be treated as confidential. Although we use security that we believe to be appropriate to protect the limited personal identifying information disclosed to us on the Site, we do not guarantee that our security precautions will protect against and we expressly disclaim any liability for any loss, misuse, or alteration of your information or from your access to or use of our information. The Owner will not have any liability to you or others in the event that your contact information is inadvertently disclosed to third parties however this may occur.

2.33. Nothing in the Agreement or this Site and no action taken by the parties pursuant to this Agreement shall constitute, or be deemed to constitute, a partnership, association, employment, agency relationship, joint venture or other co-operative entity between any of the parties and the Owner disclaims any such suggestion.

3. LAW

This Site is established in Ireland in accordance with the laws of Ireland and this Disclosure and your use of the Site will be governed by the laws of Ireland. If any claim or dispute arises from your use of the Site or any disclaimer on it, you agree that the Irish Courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over all such claims or disputes.


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