Terms and Conditions
The following terms and conditions govern your use of the South Asian Legal Portal ("SALP") services (the "Online Services") and the materials available therein ("Materials")
1.1 Subject to any Supplemental Terms which may apply for Specific Materials, you are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited licence to access and use the Online Services and Materials from time to time made available to you for the purposes only of
(i) research or study,
(ii) providing professional services to your clients, and
(iii) providing academic services to students. This licence is subject to the following limitations:
1.2 The right to electronically display Materials retrieved from the Online Services is limited to the display of such Materials primarily to one person at a time,
1.3 The right to obtain a printout of Materials is limited to a printout of a reasonable portion of the Materials obtained using the printing commands of the Online Services or your web browser software and the creation of a single printout of a reasonable portion of the materials downloaded via downloading commands of the Online Services or your web browser software and
1.4 The right to retrieve and store machine-readable copies of Materials is limited to the retrieval of a single copy of a reasonable portion of the Materials included in any individual file of the Online Services using the downloading commands of the Online Services, or your web browser software and storage of that copy in machine readable form for no more than 90 days primarily for one person's exclusive use.
1.5 To the extent expressly permitted by applicable copyright law and not further limited or prohibited by the Supplemental Terms for Specific Materials, you may make copies of Authorized Printouts and distribute Authorized Printouts and copies.
1.6 Except as specifically provided in Sections 1.1 and 1.2, you are otherwise prohibited from downloading, storing, reproducing, transmitting, displaying, printing, copying, distributing, or using Materials retrieved from the Online Services. You may not print or download Materials without using the printing or downloading commands of the Online Services or your web browser software. All access to and use of the Online Services via mechanical, programmatic, robotic, scripted or any other automated means not provided as part of the Online Services is strictly prohibited. Use of the Online Services is permitted only via manually conducted, discrete, individual search and retrieval activities.
1.7 All right, title, and interest (including all copyrights and other intellectual property rights) in the Online Services and Materials (in both print and machine-readable forms) belong to us or our third party suppliers. You acquire no ownership of copyright or other intellectual property rights or proprietary interest in the Online Services. Materials or copies thereof.
1.8 Except as specifically provided herein, you may not use the Online Services or Materials retrieved from the Online Services in any fashion that infringes the copyright or proprietary interests therein.
1.9 You may not remove or obscure the copyright notice or other notices contained in Materials retrieved from the Online Services.
1.10 Other provisions that govern your use of Materials are set forth in your applicable price schedule, the Supplemental Terms for Specific Materials, online descriptions of files, online notices following file selection, and individual documents retrieved from the Online Services (collectively, the "Additional Terms"), all of whichare incorporated by reference into these General Terms and Conditions.
2.1 Subject to clause 2.2 below, only employees authorized by the subscribing organization may access and use the Online Services.
2.2 You may not use an identification number to access the Online Services from outside the country for which it was issued.
2.3 Your identification number(s) may be restricted from accessing certain Materials otherwise available in the Online Services.
2.4 Materials and features may be added to or withdrawn from the Online Services and the Online Services otherwise changed without notice.
2.5 You must ensure that each person having access to the Online Services and Materials:
(a) is an Authorized User; and
(b) is using those Online Services and Materials only in accordance with these General Terms and Conditions and the Additional Terms.
3.1 SALP represents and warrants that it has the right and authority to make the Online Services and Materials available pursuant to this Agreement.
3.2 EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN SECTION 3.1, THE ONLINE SERVICES AND MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS", "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS AND SALP AND EACH THIRD PARTY SUPPLIER OFMATERIALS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
4.1 A Covered Party (as defined below) shall not be liable for any loss, injury, claim, liability, or damage of any kind resulting in any way from
(a) any errors in or omissions from the Online Services or any Materials available or not included therein,
(b) the unavailability or interruption of the Online Services or any features thereof or any Materials,
(c) Subscriber's use of the Online Services or Materials (regardless of whether you received any assistance from a Covered Party in using the Online Services),
(d) your use of any equipment in connection with the Online Services,
(e) the content of Materials, or
(f) any delay or failure in performance beyond the reasonable control of a Covered Party.
4.2 "Covered Party" means
(a) SALP, its affiliates, and any officer, director, employee, subcontractor, agent, successor, or assign of SALP or its affiliates;and
(b) each third party supplier of Materials, their affiliates, and any officer, director, employee, subcontractor, agent, successor, or assign of any third party supplier of Materials or any of their affiliates.
4.3 THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE COVERED PARTIES IN CONNECTION WITH ANY OTHER CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE ONLINE SERVICES OR MATERIALS SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF YOUR ACTUAL DIRECT DAMAGES EXCLUDING ANY LOSS OF PROFIT OR BUSINESS. YOUR RIGHT TO MONETARY DAMAGES IN THAT AMOUNT SHALL BE IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER REMEDIES WHICH YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST ANY COVERED PARTY.
4.4 THE COVERED PARTIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING,WITHOUT LIMITATION, ATTORNEYS' FEES) IN ANY WAY DUE TO, RESULTING FROM, OR ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE ONLINE SERVICES, MATERIALS, OR THE FAILURE OF ANY COVERED PARTY TO PERFORM ITS OBLIGATIONS, REGARDLESS OF ANY NEGLIGENCE OF ANY COVERED PARTY.
5.1 This Agreement is for the minimum period specified in the table above as the Term. In the event that no Notice of Termination has been received by SALP prior to 90 days before expiry of the Term, this Agreement shall continue for a further period equal to the initial term. In such circumstance, the total annual price paid by the Subscriber will be initial annual term price plus 8% per annum (or actual usage level for the preceding year, whichever is the higher) for the duration of the additional term, and so on for subsequent terms. This Agreement, including the Additional Terms, may be changed from time to time as described below or by written agreement. Charges and payment terms may be changed in accordance with your applicable price schedule; all other provisions may be changed by SALP immediately upon notice. Your subscription for access to the Online Services may be terminated immediately upon notice to SALP if any change is unacceptable. Continued use of the Online Services following any change constitutes acceptance of the change.
5.2 Either party may terminate the subscription for access to the Online Services. You may terminate this agreement by giving SALP at least 90 days' written notice, to expire the day before the anniversary of the Term Date or minimum period (whichever is the longer) as specified in the Order Form. SALP may terminate this agreement by giving at least 60 days' notice. SALP's only obligation in this event shall be the pro rata refund of any charges paid in advance. SALP may suspend or discontinue providing the Online Services to you without notice and pursue any other remedy legally available to it if you fail to comply with any of your obligations hereunder.
5.3 Neither Party will disclose to any third party details of this Agreement or any of the negotiations undertaken in relation to this Agreement without the prior written consent of the other.
5.4 SALP may terminate this agreement forthwith on notice without compensation if
(a) you enter into a composition with your creditors, or
(b) an order is made for the winding up of your organization, or
(c) an effective resolution is passed for the winding up of your organization (other than the purpose of amalgamation or reconstruction on terms approved by SALP), or
(d) a receiver, manager, administrative receiver or administrator is appointed in respect of all or any part of your business or assets.
5.5 Except as otherwise provided herein, all notices and other communications hereunder shall be in writing or displayed electronically in the Online Services by SALP. Notices shall be deemed to have been properly given on the date deposited in the mail, if mailed; on the date first made available, if displayed in the Online Services; or on the date received, if delivered in any other manner. Notices to SALP should be sent to your account representative.
5.6 The failure of either party or any third party supplier of Materials to enforce any provision hereof shall not constitute or be construed as a waiver of such provision or of the right to enforce it at a later time.
5.7 You may not assign any rights or delegate any duties under the subscription to access the Online Services without the prior written consent of the provider of SALP.
5.8 This Agreement and the Additional Terms shall be governed by and interpreted according to the laws of Pakistan regardless of the law that might apply under applicable principles of conflicts of law. Any dispute or difference arising out of or in connection with this Agreement shall first be referred to the Arbitration Act, 1940 in accordance with the Arbitration Rules for the time being in force which rules are deemed to be incorporated by reference into this Clause.
5.9 Each third party supplier of Materials has the right to assert and enforce these provisions directly on its own behalf as a third party beneficiary.
5.10 SALP will provide and export personal data about Authorized Users to any subcontractor appointed to carry out the provision of, or any aspect of, the Online Services for the purposes of
(a) providing access to and use of the Online Services to You;
(b) provide customer support, billing and other similar activities related to the Online Services.
5.11 You further agree and shall procure your Authorized Users to consent to SALP (or such third parties acting on behalf of SALP) using such personal data provided pursuant to this Agreement for direct marketing materials and other related marketing and & promotional activities.
5.12 You further warrant that the consent obtained is true and accurate and that the data subject provides any and all necessary personal data for the purposes of this Agreement voluntarily and that such consent extends to the exportation as aforementioned