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GENERAL CONDITIONS FOR THE USE OF THE URÍA MENÉNDEZ ABOGADOS, S.L.P. WEB SITE

 

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The following General Conditions regulate the use (including mere access) of the web pages which are part of the Uría Menéndez Abogados, S.L.P. (“URÍA MENÉNDEZ”), web site, including the contents and services made available therein (the “URÍA MENÉNDEZ Site”). Any person who has access to the URÍA MENÉNDEZ Site (“User”) hereby accepts the General Conditions which shall be in force each time the URÍA MENÉNDEZ Site is visited.

The contents and services that URÍA MENÉNDEZ makes available to User in the URÍA MENÉNDEZ Site (hereinafter referred to as the “Contents” and the “Services”, respectively) may likewise be regulated by special conditions which shall prevail over the General Conditions in the event of a discrepancy (the “Special Conditions”). User likewise accepts the applicability of the relevant Special Conditions each time the corresponding Content or Service is used.

Consequently, User must read the General Conditions carefully each time s/he intends to use the URÍA MENÉNDEZ Site and, if applicable, the corresponding Special Conditions, each time s/he intends to use the relevant Content or Service.

In any event, URÍA MENÉNDEZ reserves the right to modify at any time and without prior notice, the appearance and structure of the URÍA MENÉNDEZ Site, as well as the General Conditions and/or the relevant Special Conditions.

USE OF THE URÍA MENÉNDEZ SITE

The URÍA MENÉNDEZ Site does not purport to constitute a source of advice or a means to establish a professional client-attorney relationship or of any other kind.

  • Use

Except as otherwise provided in the Special Conditions, the use of the URÍA MENÉNDEZ Site shall be free of charge, notwithstanding the connection charge paid by the User to gain access through the relevant telecommunications network.

User acknowledges and voluntarily and expressly accepts that the use of the URÍA MENÉNDEZ Site is made under his/her sole and exclusive responsibility at all times.

While making use of the URÍA MENÉNDEZ Site, User undertakes not to act in any way that may damage the image, interests or rights of URÍA MENÉNDEZ or of third parties, or that may damage, render useless or overload the URÍA MENÉNDEZ Site, or that may impede, in any way, the normal use of the URÍA MENÉNDEZ Site.

URÍA MENÉNDEZ implements reasonable security measures which are adequate to detect the existence of viruses. Nevertheless, User must be aware that the existing security measures for computer systems on the Internet are not entirely trustworthy and that, therefore, URÍA MENÉNDEZ cannot guarantee the non-existence of viruses or any other elements that may cause alterations to User’s computer systems (hardware and software) or to his/her electronic docURÍA MENÉNDEZents and files contained in the said systems.

  • Contents

The Contents of the URÍA MENÉNDEZ Site are made available to User by URÍA MENÉNDEZ with information taken from its own and from third party sources.

URÍA MENÉNDEZ tries to ensure that the Contents are of the best possible quality and reasonably updated, however, URÍA MENÉNDEZ does not guarantee the usefulness, preciseness, completeness, relevance of the Contents and/or whether such Contents are up to date.

The inclusion of the Contents in the URÍA MENÉNDEZ Site does not in any way constitute the provision of legal advice services. User acknowledges that, as the application of law to specific cases is not automatic and can vary depending on a wide range of circURÍA MENÉNDEZstances, the information contained in the Contents is not sufficient to take decisions of any nature whatsoever. Therefore, the information contained in the Contents cannot be considered as an alternative to the provision of legal advice, likewise, URÍA MENÉNDEZ does not recommend User to take decisions based on the information contained in the Contents without obtaining adequate professional advice.

  • Industrial and Intellectual Property Rights

The General Conditions herein contained shall not be construed as to assign any industrial or intellectual property rights over the URÍA MENÉNDEZ Site or over any of the parts thereof. User is therefore expressly prohibited to carry out any reproduction, transformation, distribution, public communication, making available, extraction, reusing, resending or in any way using, by any means or procedure, of any of the parts of the URÍA MENÉNDEZ Site, except when it is lawful to do so or authorisation has been provided by the holder of the relevant rights.

User may visualise and obtain a temporary private copies of the Contents for exclusive and private use in his/her computer systems (hardware and software), provided that the intended purpose is not to develop any commercial or professional activity. User must abstain from obtaining or attempting to obtain, the Contents by means or procedures other than those which have been made available to him/her or indicated for that purpose, or which are normally used on the Internet (provided that the latter do not imply a risk of damage or uselessness for the URÍA MENÉNDEZ Site). User shall respect at all times all the industrial and intellectual property rights existing over the URÍA MENÉNDEZ Site, whether owned by URÍA MENÉNDEZ or by third parties.

  • Hypertext links and Linked Sites

a) Hypertext links

User and, in general, any legal or natural person who intends to provide a hypertext link or technical link device (such as, text links or buttons) from its web site to the URÍA MENÉNDEZ Site (the “Hyperlink”) must obtain previous written authorisation from URÍA MENÉNDEZ.

The insertion of the Hyperlink shall in no event imply the existence of any relationship between URÍA MENÉNDEZ and the owner of the site or the web page where the Hyperlink is inserted, or the acceptance or approval by URÍA MENÉNDEZ of its contents or services.

In any event, URÍA MENÉNDEZ reserves the right to prohibit or cancel any hyperlink to the URÍA MENÉNDEZ Site at any time, especially, in circURÍA MENÉNDEZstances where the activity or contents of the web site where the hyperlink has been inserted are unlawful.

b) Linked Sites

The URÍA MENÉNDEZ Site makes available to User, solely for the purposes of searching and accessing information, contents and services available on the Internet, hyperlinks or technical link devices (such as, text links or buttons), which allow User to access Internet sites or portals which belong to or are managed by third parties (the “Linked Sites”).

URÍA MENÉNDEZ does not offer or commercialise on its own behalf or through third parties the information, contents and services available in the Linked Sites, nor does it approve of, supervise or control in any way whatsoever the contents and services or any material of any nature therein available. Thus, User shall be exclusively responsible for the navigation between the said sites.

PERSONAL DATA

The mere fact that a User visits the URÍA MENÉNDEZ Site does not automatically register any personal data which identify User. However, there is certain non-personal information that does not identify a specific User which is collected and recorded in the URÍA MENÉNDEZ Internet servers (such as, User’s Internet navigator, User’s operating system, IP address from which the web pages and URÍA MENÉNDEZ Site are accessed) for the purpose of improving navigation for User and management of the URÍA MENÉNDEZ Site.

Notwithstanding the above, URÍA MENÉNDEZ may request personal data from User in order to use certain Contents or Services. URÍA MENÉNDEZ will provide User with the necessary information so that the latter can provide his/her prior consent, in order for URÍA MENÉNDEZ to proceed with the processing of his/her personal data and to include them in the relevant files owned by URÍA MENÉNDEZ.

Google Analytics

“This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”).  Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.  Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.  You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.  By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.”

 “Google Analytics is Google’s free web analytics tool that helps website owners understand how their visitors engage with their website. Google Analytics collects information anonymously, and much like examining footprints in sand, it reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. Analytics uses its own cookie to track visitor interactions. The cookie is used to store information, such as what time the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before, and what site referred the visitor to the web page. Google Analytics customers can view a variety of reports about how visitors interact with their website so they can improve their website and how people find it. A different cookie is used for each website, and visitors are not tracked across multiple sites. Analytics requires that all websites that use it must update their privacy policy to include a notice that fully discloses the use of Analytics. To disable this type of cookie, some browsers will indicate when a cookie is being sent and allow you to decline cookies on a case-by-case basis. In addition to declining cookies, you can also install the Google Analytics Opt-out Add-on in your browser, which prevents Google Analytics from collecting information about your website visits. Learn more about the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on and other Google Analytics privacy information.” (http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html#toc-faq)

Uría Menéndez Abogados, S.L.P. informs you, as users of this website, that (i) Google obtains information on your use of this website through Google Analytics (it does not do so in the name or on behalf of Uría Menéndez Abogados, S.L.P.), and Uría Menéndez Abogados, S.L.P. does not have access to such information at any time (it only has access to information subsequently provided by Google and which is not associated with any IP address); (ii) Google (and not Uría Menéndez Abogados, S.L.P.) decides on the purpose of the processing and use of the information collected by Google Analytics, as well as on the operation and duration of the cookies; (iii) according to the information provided by Google, you can prevent this information from being collected and decline cookies by configuring your browser (more information on how to decline Google Analytics’ cookies can be found at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en); and (iv) as a general rule, only EU countries share similar standards regarding cookies and personal data protection.

GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION

These General Conditions shall be governed by Spanish law.

CONTACT DATA

Should User have any queries in connection with these General Conditions or any other comment to make about the URÍA MENÉNDEZ Site, please contact webmaster@uria.com

 

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