The terms relating to use of this website have been divided into a number of sections. These can be accessed below and these sections form the Legal Notices.
The Legal Notices, as amended by us from time to time, set out the basis on which you may use this website.
Allen & Overy is an international legal practice comprising Allen & Overy LLP and its affiliated undertakings.
Allen & Overy LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC306763 and registered office at One Bishops Square, London, E1 6AD, United Kingdom.
References in the Legal Notices and elsewhere on this website to Allen & Overy mean Allen & Overy LLP, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and the other partnerships, corporations and undertakings which are authorised to practise using the name “Allen & Overy” as the context may require. “We” or “us” or “our” mean Allen & Overy.
The term “partner” is used to refer to a member of Allen & Overy LLP or an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualifications or an individual with equivalent status in one of Allen & Overy LLP’s affiliated undertakings. A list of the members of Allen & Overy LLP and of the non-members who are designated as partners and their professional qualifications is open to inspection at its registered office, One Bishops Square, London E1 6AD, United Kingdom.
“Allen & Overy” and “A&O” are registered trademarks.
This website is for your own private use. By accessing this website, you agree:
- not to use this website or its content in contravention of any regulation or legislation;
- not to copy, amend, reproduce or distribute the content, or disclose the content to third parties, other than in compliance with our Copyright Notice;
- not to advertise or sell any goods or services to other users of this website or to benefit commercially from its content; and
- that you are responsible for any material you send to or upload to this website and that such material is legal, truthful and neither offensive nor misleading and does not infringe our rights, those of third parties or the provisions of the Legal Notices.
Intellectual Property Rights
We, our suppliers, or third parties who have granted us permission to reproduce their material on this website, own all trade marks, copyright and all other intellectual property rights in the content on this website.
Our Copyright Notice forms part of the Legal Notices and therefore the terms on which we provide and allow access to this website.
Limitations and Exclusions of our Liability
Our website and its contents are provided for general information purposes only and nothing on this website or in its contents is intended to solicit clients or to provide legal or other professional advice. We do not accept any responsibility for any loss which may arise from reliance on information or materials published on this website. If you wish to find out more about the information in the materials published, please contact us by email. If you require advice on a specific legal issue, please contact a lawyer at Allen & Overy through www.allenovery.com or alternatively send an e-mail to email@example.com.
We are not responsible or liable for any matter relating to you or any third parties accessing or using this website and its contents.
We do not endorse nor are we responsible for the contents of websites operated by others that link to this website or that are accessible from it.
Our rights under the Legal Notices may be waived only in writing and specifically.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
The Legal Notices shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law and we and you each submit irrevocably to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
Copyright in some documents and material available on this website belongs to third parties and has been produced on this website with the permission of the third party copyright owners. Please check the copyright notices of those third parties.
With the exception of copyright belonging to third parties and unless otherwise stated, copyright in the pages of this website and all other material available through it belongs to Allen & Overy LLP and/or its affiliated undertakings.
You may print or save copies of the content of this website for your own personal use and you may provide copies to others for information purposes, on the basis that:
- you do so on an occasional basis and free of charge;
- the copies are not tampered with in any way; and
- the recipient is made aware of the terms of this Copyright Notice.
Any other reproduction, transmission and storing of all or part of this website and the materials available through it, in any medium, without the written permission of Allen & Overy LLP, is prohibited.
We only permit electronic links to pages of this website from which the Legal Notices can be accessed. You may not provide an electronic link to any other page of this website or to any other documents hosted on this website without our consent. We reserve the right to request that you remove an electronic link to this website at any time and you agree to remove such a link immediately.
Where access to restricted parts of this website is subject to more specific terms, those terms apply instead.
If you apply for a position at Allen & Overy advertised on this website, your curriculum vitae or other information you provide to us will be used solely for considering your application and for recruitment purposes.
In acknowledging an application, Allen & Overy is not verifying the content, accepting the application or making any offer of employment or engagement. Allen & Overy is not obliged to accept any applications.
Allen & Overy is an equal opportunity employer (in accordance with applicable legislation) and does not discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability or any other basis covered by local legislation. All employment-related decisions are made entirely on merit.
It is our policy to conduct pre-employment checks. Any offer of employment extended will be subject to completion of satisfactory checks in respect of previous employment, education, professional body membership, identity, right to work, criminal record and financial background. We reserve the right to make changes to the list of checks at any time without notice. It may be necessary to conduct repeat or follow-up pre-employment checks should employment commence 12 months after any original check.
Allen & Overy’s offices and the lawyers working there may be subject to rules, regulations and/or supervisory standards applicable to their location. Please see the country-specific information on Allen & Overy’s website at www.allenovery.com/legalnotices for further information. Also, please see Allen & Overy’s website at www.allenovery.com/legalnotices for further information about how we are regulated and our complaints procedure.
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Your use of the Website and provisions of User Data signifies your acceptance of the Policy and your consent to the use of your User Data as set out in paragraph 3, below.
1. What information do we collect from you?
We may collect User Data in various ways:
- when you provide information following on from any contact you have made with us through the Website, including by way of job applications;
- during the course of your use of the Website, including all material that you send or upload to the Website or to an e-mail address given on the Website; and
- when we request further information from you from time to time following on from any contact you have made with us through the Website.
User Data will inevitably comprise personal information about you. Personal information is information which relates to you and from which you can be identified, or from which you can be identified when use in combination with other information in our possession.
- set the language of the Website;
- make downloading of pages faster than on first viewing;
- enable you to navigate between pages efficiently and use the features of the Website;
- enable us to improve the quality of the Website generally; and
- establish statistics about the use of the Website by gathering and analysing data such as our most visited pages, time spent by users on each page and site performance.
The information collected by our servers and/or through cookies placed on your computer will not be kept for longer than is necessary to fulfil the purposes mentioned above.
By using the Website you agree that we can place these types of cookie on your device.
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been added to your browser and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
3. What we use your personal information for
We will use User Data we collect from you only for the following purposes:
- To provide and improve the Website
- To deal with any queries you submit through the Website
- To notify you of any changes to the Website
- To include in anonymous statistics, for example, website usage statistics
- provide you with information you have requested, for example, brochures and information about seminars or events for which you have registered
- For the purposes of recruitment
- To fulfil our legal obligations
- For other legitimate business purposes
4. Protection of your information
We apply the highest standard of security when it comes to hosting and protecting information.
We do not sell, rent, distribute or otherwise make personal information commercially available to any third party, except as described in the Policy or with your prior permission.
4.1 Sharing information across our worldwide network
Any information that you provide to us may be shared with and processed by any entity in the worldwide network of Allen & Overy, our associated firms and certain of our service providers. This may entail a transfer of your information from a location within the European Economic Area (the “EEA”) to outside the EEA, or from outside the EEA to a location within the EEA. The level of information protection in countries outside the EEA may be less than that offered within the EEA, however we have procedures in place to ensure the protection of your information.
4.2 Transferring information when there is a change to our business
If in the future we re-organise or transfer all or part of our business we may need to transfer your information to new Allen & Overy entities or to third parties through which the business of Allen & Overy will be carried out.
4.3 Electronic communications
Information that you send to us in electronic form may not be secure and (unless you are a client) will not be treated as privileged or confidential.
4.4 Legal Requirements
While it is unlikely, we may be required to disclose your information to comply with legal or regulatory requirements. We will use reasonable endeavours to notify you before we do this, unless we are legally restricted from doing so.
Under applicable data protection legislation we must ensure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. Therefore, please advise us of any changes to your information.
You are entitled to request details of the information we hold about you and to have it rectified or deleted as required by applicable data protection legislation. For more information please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
5.1 If you do not want to receive information from us
If you receive marketing materials from us, you may withdraw your consent for us to send these to you at any time and free of charge by email through the following link.
5.2 Changes to the Policy
We may amend the Policy from time to time. Please check this page periodically to inform yourself of any changes.
If you have any questions or need further information about our privacy practices, please send an email to email@example.com or write to us at Allen & Overy LLP, One Bishops Square, London, E1 6AD, United Kingdom.
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Allen & Overy is committed to ensuring that the pages within this website are accessible to all individuals including those with disabilities.
Allen & Overy welcomes comments from users with disabilities. If you experience difficulties accessing this website using adaptive technology please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Terms and conditions
Allen & Overy means Allen & Overy LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC306763 and registered office at One Bishops Square, London, E1 6AD, United Kingdom and/or any other partnerships, corporations and undertakings which are authorised to carry the name “Allen & Overy” as the context requires;
Authorised User means any person who is authorised by Allen & Overy to use the Futures Website and is given a username and password to do so;
Content means any text, software, database, format, graphic and written work and all other materials developed by, or on behalf of, us which are or form part of the Futures Website;
Futures Website means the website available at http://www.aograduate.com/login/login-page/ or such other address as may apply from time to time;
Document means any material displayed or hosted (or, as the context requires, to be displayed or hosted) through the Futures Website, including contracts, files, Word documents, text, spreadsheets, emails, scanned documents, pdf documents, presentations, diagrams, images, charts, tables and timelines;
Intellectual Property Rights means (i) copyright, patents, database rights and rights in trade marks, designs, know-how and confidential information (whether registered or not); (ii) applications for registration and the right to apply for registration for any of these rights; and (iii) all other intellectual property rights and equivalent or similar forms of protection existing anywhere in the world;
Matter means a matter, online community, collaboration or discussion group which is conducted or managed through the Futures Website; and
we or us or our means Allen & Overy and its successors and assigns.
1.2 In these Terms and Conditions of Use, the heading used for each paragraph does not affect its interpretation. Except as otherwise provided in these Terms and Conditions of Use, any reference to an enactment is a reference to that enactment as amended, extended, applied or re-enacted from time to time and includes references to any subordinate legislation made under that enactment. “Enactment” includes any legislation in any jurisdiction. References to persons include an individual, a body corporate and an unincorporated association of persons.
2. Access to the Futures Website
2.1 The Futures Website is provided by our service provider on behalf of Allen & Overy. Allen & Overy LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) of England and Wales, whose regulations can be found on their website at www.sra.org.uk. Allen & Overy LLP’s lawyers based in the United Kingdom who are admitted as solicitors in England and Wales are regulated by the SRA. Certain lawyers based in the United Kingdom are not admitted as solicitors in England and Wales and are subject to regulation by the Bar Council of England and Wales or by the relevant regulatory body in their place of admission. Allen & Overy LLP is registered for VAT purposes with VAT registration number 877 0850 89.
2.2 Access to the Futures Website is restricted to Authorised Users only. If you have been given access to the Futures Website by mistake, please leave the Futures Website and contact us by email at email@example.com as soon as possible.
2.3 You are responsible for use of the Futures Website by any person using your password. You must ensure the confidentiality of your password and prevent any unauthorised person accessing the Futures Website through the use of your password or any other passwords.
2.4 If you know or suspect that an unauthorised person knows your password you must promptly notify us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will cancel your existing password and allocate you a new password.
2.5 Certain information on the Futures Website may be confidential. You must not disclose any confidential information which is contained in the Futures Website except to persons authorised to have such information disclosed to them.
2.6 Access to the Futures Website is provided to you subject to these Terms and Conditions of Use. We cannot guarantee that the Futures Website will operate in accordance with your expectations or will be error free. If you are aware of any error in the Futures Website, please contact us by email at email@example.com and we will endeavour to correct it. We do not guarantee the availability to you of any links that may be provided from the Futures Website.
2.7 You must comply with all applicable laws and regulatory requirements relating to your use of the Futures Website. You must also comply with all reasonable instructions we give you relating to the Futures Website.
2.8 You are responsible for all telecommunications charges relating to your use of the Futures Website.
2.9 You must not use the Futures Website to circulate, send or distribute any information or data that would be in contravention of any regulations or legislation including regulations or legislation governing financial services, money laundering or anti-terrorism or which is offensive, abusive, indecent, defamatory, obscene or menacing, in breach of confidence or any other laws.
2.10 We, our service provider and our suppliers own the software that runs the Futures Website. You must not copy, modify, download, distribute or decompile (except to the extent permitted by law) the software without our prior written consent.
2.11 Except to the extent required to use the Futures Website in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of Use, you must not copy, store in any medium (including in any other website), distribute, transmit, re-transmit, broadcast, modify, or show in public any part of the Futures Website or systematically extract material from the Futures Website or in any way exploit commercially all or any part of the Futures Website without our prior written permission.
2.12 We reserve the right to update, modify, restrict access to or close the Futures Website or any part of it at any time.
3. Intellectual Property Rights
As between us and you, we (or our service provider and suppliers) own all Intellectual Property Rights in the Content, the A&O Documents and the Futures Website and you do not acquire, by virtue of your use of the Futures Website and these Terms and Conditions of Use, any right, title or interest in any of them. If third party software is required for you to use the Futures Website, you (or the Authorised Organisation) must obtain a licence of that software at your own expense.
4. No Conditions, Warranties or Representations
4.1 Subject to clause 4.2, we give no express or implied condition, representation or warranty (whether statutory or otherwise) in respect of the Futures Website or the Content (including as to condition, satisfactory quality, performance, or fitness for purpose) and all such conditions, representations and warranties are excluded except to the extent that their exclusion is prohibited by law.
4.2 Clause 4.1 does not exclude or limit our duties to any client in respect of legal advice we provide in the course of a lawyer-client relationship.
5. Limitations and Exclusions of our Liability
5.1 From the Futures Website you may be able to obtain access to websites operated by others. We do not endorse those other websites nor do we accept any responsibility for any damage or loss you may suffer arising out of access to those websites, including damage or loss arising from your use of documents, or other information found on those websites. These links are not monitored or maintained by us nor are we responsible for the content of any third party website.
5.2 Unless expressly stated otherwise in the terms and conditions of the Futures Website, our liability under or in connection with the Futures Website, whether arising from negligence, breach of contract or otherwise is only to take such actions as are reasonably required and we exclude all other liability under or in connection with the Futures Website.
5.3 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions of Use excludes or limits our liability for fraud or for death or personal injury arising from our negligence or that of a partner, associate or other employee of or consultant to Allen & Overy or that of our agents or subcontractors or for any other matter in respect of which it would be unlawful or in breach of regulation (including self-regulation) to limit or exclude liability.
5.4 Unless expressly stated otherwise in the terms and conditions or house rules of the Futures Website, nothing on the Futures Website constitutes legal or other professional advice from Allen & Overy.
5.5 The parties agree that the limitations and exclusions set out in this clause 5 are reasonable having regard to all the relevant circumstances, and the levels of risk associated with each party’s obligations under this agreement.
6. Online Privacy
6.2 In performing its obligations under these Terms and Conditions of Use, you and (subject to paragraph 6.1) we must each comply with all applicable data protection legislation.
7. General Provisions
7.1 We reserve the right to vary or amend these Terms and Conditions of Use from time to time. We will notify you of any amendment by posting the relevant amendment to the Futures Website. Any changes shall take effect upon posting to the Futures Website.
7.2 Our rights under these Terms and Conditions of Use:
(a) may be exercised as often as necessary;
(b) are cumulative and not exclusive of rights or remedies provided by law; and
(c) may be waived only in writing and specifically.
(a) the legality, validity or enforceability in that jurisdiction of any other provision of these Terms and Conditions of Use; or
(b) the legality, validity or enforceability in other jurisdictions of that or any other provision of these Terms and Conditions of Use.
7.4 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions of Use shall be deemed to constitute a partnership between us, nor constitute either of us the agent of the other for any purpose.
7.5 A person who is not a party to these Terms and Conditions of Use may not enforce any of the terms under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.
7.6 A failure by you or us to enforce a provision of these Terms and Conditions of Use or a breach of a provision by the other or default by the other in performing a provision does not constitute a waiver and does not prevent you or us from subsequently enforcing that provision or from acting on such breach or a subsequent breach of the provision by the other party or default by the other party in performing that provision.
7.7 Any notice or other communication given under or in connection with these Terms and Conditions of Use must be in English. All other documents provided under or in connection with these Terms and Conditions of Use must be in English or if not in English, accompanied by a certified English translation. In the case of translated documents, the English translation prevails unless the document is a statutory or other official document.
7.8 Our rights and/or duties under these Terms and Conditions of Use may be transferred to any person. Any transfer will not be detrimental to you. You must not transfer any of your rights or duties under these Terms and Conditions of Use without our prior consent.
7.9 All terms relating to the Futures Website are contained in these Terms and Conditions of Use and in the documents referred to in them. These Terms and Conditions of Use will prevail over any other documents purporting to have legal effect.
8. Governing Law
8.1 These Terms and Conditions of Use shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law and we and you each submit irrevocably to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
Please check them periodically to inform yourself of any changes.
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1. What data do we collect from you?
We may collect data from you (User Data) in various ways, including:
(c) when we request further information from you from time to time as an Authorised User.
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“Google Analytics” cookies which help us improve our site by providing us with information about how users interact with our site such as the number of visitors to the site, the pages they visit and the length of time spent on the site. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor and this cookie expires at the end of each user’s session. All the information that the cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.
“AOCookie” which is a temporary session cookie. This cookie is necessary as part of the log-in facility of the Futures Website.
You may change your browser settings to delete and block cookies. To find out how visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
3. Legal Requirements
While it is unlikely, we may be required to disclose your User Data by a court order or to comply with other legal or regulatory requirements. We will use reasonable endeavours to notify you before we do so, unless we are legally restricted from doing so.
4. We do not sell or exploit User Data commercially through third parties
We will not sell, rent, distribute or otherwise make User Data commercially available to any third party, except as described above, or except with your prior permission.
5. Access to and correction of User Data
You are entitled to a copy of your User Data and to have them rectified or deleted as required by applicable data protection legislation. For more information please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. Changes to the Policy
This Policy and/or the Terms and Conditions of Use may be amended by us at any time. Please check the Futures Website periodically to inform yourself of any changes.