Terms and conditions

These terms and conditions apply between you, the user of this website and Timothy Titchener, the owner and operator of this website, Fluently Legal, and of Fluently Legal. Your agreement to comply with and be bound by Clauses 1, 2, 4–11 and 15–25 of these Terms and Conditions is deemed to occur upon your first use of the website. Clauses 3 and 12–14 apply only to the sale of services. If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, you should stop using the website immediately.

No part of this website is intended to constitute a contractual offer capable of acceptance. Your order constitutes a contractual offer and our acceptance of that offer is deemed to occur upon our sending a confirmation email to you indicating that your order has been accepted. 

1. Definitions

In these Terms and Conditions the following terms shall have the following meanings:
"Account": means collectively the personal information, Payment Information and credentials used by users to access paid content and/or any communications system on the website;
"Content": means any text, graphics, images, audio, video, software, data compilations and any other form of information capable of being stored in a computer that appears on or forms part of this website;
"Facilities": means collectively any online facilities, tools, services or information that Fluently Legal makes available through the website either now or in the future;
"Services": means the services available to you through this website, specifically use of the Fluently Legal proprietary e-learning platform;
"Payment information": means any details required for the purchase of services from this website. This includes, but is not limited to, credit/debit card numbers, bank account numbers and sort codes;
"Premises": means our place(s) of business located in Düsseldorf, Germany;
"System": means any online communications infrastructure that Fluently Legal makes available through the website either now or in the future. This includes, but is not limited to, web-based email, message boards, live chat facilities and email links;
"User": means any third party that accesses the website and is not employed by Fluently Legal and acting in the course of their employment;
"Website": means the website that you are currently using (academy.fluentlylegal.com) and any sub-domains of this site, unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions; and
"We/us/our": means Fluently Legal, owned and operated by Timothy Titchener, located at Aschaffenburgerstr. 32, 40599 Düsseldorf.

2. Age restrictions

Persons under the age of 18 may only use this website with the supervision of their legal guardian. Payment may only be made with the consent of the legal guardian.

3. Business customers

These Terms and Conditions also apply to customers procuring services in the course of business.

4. Intellectual property

  • 4.1 Subject to the exceptions in Clause 5 of these Terms and Conditions, all content included on the Website, unless uploaded by users, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, logos, icons, images, sound clips, video clips, data compilations, page layout, underlying code and software is the property of Fluently Legal or of third parties. By continuing to use the website you acknowledge that such material is protected under German law and international intellectual property laws.
  • 4.2 Subject to Clause 6 you may not reproduce, copy, distribute, store or in any other fashion re-use material from the website unless otherwise indicated on the website or unless given our express written permission to do so.

5. Third-party intellectual property

  • 5.1 Unless otherwise expressly indicated, all intellectual property rights including, but not limited to, copyright and trademarks, in product images and descriptions belong to the manufacturers or distributors of such products as may be applicable.
  • 5.2 Subject to Clause 6 you may not reproduce, copy, distribute, store or in any other fashion re-use such material unless otherwise indicated on the website or unless given express written permission to do so by the relevant manufacturer or supplier.

6. Copyright to intellectual property

All material of this website is the property of Fluently Legal/Timothy Titchener. All rights to all materials on this website,except where indicated, are reserved. No part of them may be reproduced ls aterial from the Website may be re-used without written permission where any of the exceptions detailed in Chapter III of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 apply.

7. Links to other websites

This website contain links to other carefully selected websites. Unless expressly stated, these websites are not under the control of Fluently Legal. We assume no responsibility for the content of such websites and disclaim liability for any and all forms of loss or damage arising out of the use of them. The inclusion of a link to another site on this website does not imply any endorsement of the sites themselves or of those in control of them.

8. Links to this website

Those wishing to place a link to this website on other sites may do so only to the homepage of the site academy.fluentlylegal.com without our prior permission. Deep-linking (i.e. linking to specific pages within the site) requires our express written permission. For details please contact us by email at: hello@fluentlylegal.com.

9. Use of communications facilities

  • 9.1 When using any system on the website, you must do so in accordance with the following rules. Failure to comply with these rules may result in your account being suspended or closed:
  • 9.1.1 You may not use obscene or vulgar language;
  • 9.1.2 You may not submit content that is unlawful or otherwise objectionable. This includes, but is not limited to, content that is abusive, threatening, harassing, defamatory, ageist, sexist or racist;
  • 9.1.3 You may not submit content that is intended to promote or incite violence;
  • 9.1.4 Submissions may be made in either English or German;
  • 9.1.5 The means by which you identify yourself must not violate these Terms and Conditions or any applicable laws;
  • 9.1.6 You may not impersonate other people, particularly employees and representatives of Fluently Legal; and
  • 9.1.7 You may not use our system for unauthorised mass-communication such as spam or junk mail.
  • 9.2 You acknowledge that Fluently Legal reserves the right to monitor any and all communications made to us or using our system.
  • 9.3 You acknowledge that Fluently Legal may retain copies of any and all communications made to us or using our system.
  • 9.4 You acknowledge that any information you send to us through our System may be modified by us in any way and you hereby waive your moral right to be identified as the author of such information. Any restrictions you may wish to place upon our use of such information must be communicated to us in advance and we reserve the right to reject such terms and associated information.

10. Accounts

  • 10.1 In order to procure services on this website and to use certain other parts of the system, you are required to create an account which will contain certain personal details and payment Information. This may vary based upon your use of the website since payment information may not be required until you wish to make a purchase. By continuing to use this website, you undertake that:
  • 10.1.1 all information you submit is accurate and truthful;
  • 10.1.2 you are authorised to submit payment Information where authorisation is required; and
  • 10.1.3 you will keep this information accurate and up-to-date. Your creating an account is further affirmation of your representation and warranty in this regard.
  • 10.2 We do not recommend sharing your account details, particularly your username and password. We accept no liability for any loss or damage incurred as a result of your sharing your account details with others. If you use a shared computer, we recommend that you do not save your account details in your internet browser.
  • 10.3 If you have reason to believe that your account details have been obtained by another person without your consent, you should contact us immediately to have your account suspended and have any unauthorised orders or payments cancelled. Please be aware that orders or payments can only be cancelled up until provision of services has commenced. In the event that an unauthorised provision commences prior to your notifying us of the unauthorised nature of the order or payment then you will be charged for the period from the commencement of the provision of services until the date you notified us and may be charged for a billing cycle of one month.
  • 10.4 When choosing your username you are required to adhere to the terms set out above in Clause 9. Any failure to do so could result in the suspension and/or deletion of your account.

11. Termination and cancellation of accounts

  • 11.1 Either Fluently Legal or you may terminate your account. If we terminate your account, you will be notified by email and an explanation for the termination will be provided. Notwithstanding the foregoing, We reserve the right to terminate without giving reasons.
  • 11.2 If we terminate your account, any current or pending orders or payments on your account will be cancelled and services will not be provided.

12. Services, pricing and availability

  • 12.1 Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that all general descriptions of services available from Fluently Legal correspond to the actual services provided, we are not responsible for any variations from these descriptions since the exact nature of the services may vary depending on your individual requirements and circumstances. This does not exclude our liability for mistakes due to negligence on our part and refers only to variations of the correct services, not different services altogether. Please refer to Sub-clause 13.8 concerning incorrect services.
  • 12.2 Where appropriate, you may be required to select the required plan of services.
  • 12.3 We do not guarantee that such services will be available at all times and cannot necessarily confirm availability until confirming your order. Availability indications are not provided on the website.
  • 12.4 All pricing information on the website is correct at the time of publication. We reserve the right to change prices and alter or remove any special offers from time to time and as necessary.
  • 12.5 If prices are changed during the period between an order being placed for services and us processing that order and taking payment, then the price that was valid at the time of the order shall be applied.

13. Orders and provision of services

  • 13.1 No part of this website constitutes a contractual offer capable of acceptance. Your order constitutes a contractual offer that we may accept at our sole discretion. Our acceptance is indicated by us sending to you an order confirmation email. Only once we have sent you an order confirmation email will there be a binding contract between Fluently Legal and you.
  • 13.2 Order confirmations under Sub-clause 13.1 will be sent to you before the services begin and shall contain the following information:
  • 13.2.1 Confirmation of the services ordered including full details of the main characteristics of those services;
  • 13.2.2 Fully itemised pricing for the services ordered including, where appropriate, taxes, delivery and other additional charges;
  • 13.2.3 Relevant times and dates for the provision of the services;
  • 13.2.4 User credentials and relevant information for accessing those services.
  • 13.3 If for any reason we do not accept your order, no payment shall be taken under normal circumstances. In any event, any sums paid by you in relation to that order will be refunded within 14 calendar days.
  • 13.4 Payment for the services shall be taken via your chosen payment method, immediately for any setup fee that corresponds to the service plan you purchased and at the same day of each subsequent month (“billing cycle”) for charges accrued during the previous month (“billing cycle”) and/or as indicated in the order confirmation you received.
  • 13.5 We aim to fulfill your Order within 2-3 working days or if not, within a reasonable period following your order, unless there are exceptional circumstances. If we cannot fulfill your order within a reasonable period, we will inform you at the time you place the order by a note on the relevant webpage or by contacting you directly after you place your order. If the services are to begin within 14 calendar days of our acceptance of your order, at your express request, you will be required to expressly acknowledge that your statutory cancellation rights, detailed below in Clause 14, will be affected.
  • 13.6 Fluently Legal shall use all our reasonable endeavours to provide the Services with reasonable skill and care, commensurate with best trade practice.
  • 13.7 In the event that services are provided that are not in conformity with your order and thus incorrect, you should contact us immediately to inform us of the mistake. We will ensure that any necessary corrections are made within five working days.
  • Additional terms and conditions may apply to the provision of certain services. You will be asked to read and confirm your acceptance of any such terms and conditions when completing your order.
  • 13.8 Fluently Legal provides technical support via our online support forum. Fluently Legal makes every effort possible to respond in a timely manner but we do not guarantee a particular response time.

14. Cancellation of orders and services

We want you to be completely satisfied with the services you order from Fluently Legal. If you need to speak to us about your order, please contact us by email at: hello@fluentlylegal.com or write to us at our address (see section 1 above). You may cancel an order that we have accepted or cancel the contract. If any specific terms accompanying the service contain terms about cancelling the service, the cancellation policy in the specific terms will apply.
  • 14.1 If you are a consumer based within the European Union, you have a statutory right to a “cooling off” period. This period begins once your order is confirmed and the contract between Fluently Legal and you comes about and ends at the end of 14 calendar days after that date. If you change your mind about the services within this period and wish to cancel your order, please inform us immediately at: hello@fluentlylegal.com. Your right to cancel during the cooling off period is subject to Sub-clause 14.2.
  • 14.2 As specified in sub-Clause 13.6, if the services are to begin within the cooling off period you are required to make an express request to that effect. By requesting that the services begin within the 14 calendar day cooling off period you acknowledge and agree to the following:
  • 14.2.1 If the services are fully performed within the 14 calendar day cooling off period, you will lose your right to cancel after the services are complete.
  • 14.2.2 If you cancel the services after provision has begun but is not yet complete, you will still be required to pay for the services supplied up until the point at which you inform us that you wish to cancel. The amount due shall be calculated in proportion to the full price of the services and the actual services already provided. Any sums that have already been paid for the services shall be refunded subject to deductions calculated in accordance with the foregoing. Where applicable, refunds will be issued within five working days and in any event no later than 14 calendar days after you inform us that you wish to cancel.
  • 14.3 Cancellation of services after the 14 calendar day cooling-off period has elapsed shall be subject to the specific terms governing those services and may be subject to a minimum contract duration.

15. Privacy

Use of the website is also governed by our Privacy Policy (academy.fluentlylegal.com/privacy) which is incorporated into these Terms and Conditions by this reference. To view the Privacy Policy, please click on the link above.

16. How we use your personal information (data protection)

  • 16.1 All personal information that we may collect (including, but not limited to, your name and address) will be collected, used and held in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and your rights under that Act.
  • 16.2 We may use your personal information to:
  • 16.2.1 Provide our services to you;
  • 16.2.2 Process your payment for the services; and
  • 16.2.3 Inform you of new products and services available from us. You may request that we stop sending you this information at any time.
  • 16.3 In certain circumstances (if, for example, you wish to purchase services on credit), and with your consent, we may pass your personal information on to credit reference agencies. These agencies are also bound by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) and should use and hold your personal information accordingly.
  • 16.4 We will not pass on your personal information to any other third parties without first obtaining your express permission.

17. Disclaimers

  • 17.1 We make no warranty or representation that the Website will meet your requirements, that it will be of satisfactory quality, that it will be fit for a particular purpose, that it will not infringe the rights of third parties, that it will be compatible with all systems, that it will be secure and that all information provided will be accurate. We make no guarantee of any specific results from the use of our service or services.
  • 17.2 No part of this website is intended to constitute advice and the content of this website should not be relied upon when making any decisions or taking any action of any kind.
  • 17.3 No part of this website is intended to constitute a contractual offer capable of acceptance.
  • 17.4 Whilst we use reasonable endeavours to ensure that the website is secure and free of errors, viruses and other malware, you are strongly advised to take responsibility for your own internet security, that of your personal details and your computers and devices.

18. Changes to the facilities and to these Terms and Conditions

We reserve the right to change the website, its content or these Terms and Conditions at any time. You will be bound by any changes to the Terms and Conditions from the first time you use the website following the changes. If we are required to make any changes to these Terms and Conditions by law, these changes will apply automatically to any orders currently pending in addition to any orders placed by you in the future.

19. Availability of the website

  • 19.1 The website is provided “as is” and on an “as available” basis. Fluently Legal uses industry best practices to provide a high uptime, including a fault-tolerant architecture hosted in cloud servers. We give no warranty that the website or facilities will be free of defects and/or faults and we do not provide any kind of refund for outages. We provide no warranties (express or implied) of fitness for a particular purpose, accuracy of information, compatibility and satisfactory quality.
  • 19.2 We accept no liability for any disruption or non-availability of the website resulting from external causes including, but not limited to, ISP equipment failure, host equipment failure, communications network failure, power failure, natural events, acts of war or legal restrictions and censorship.

20. Limitation of liability

  • 20.1 To the maximum extent permitted by law, we accept no liability for any direct or indirect loss or damage, foreseeable or otherwise, including any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of the website or any information contained on it. You should be aware that you use the website and its content at your own risk.
  • 20.2 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions excludes or restricts .
  • 20.3 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions excludes or restricts Fluently Legal's liability for any direct or indirect loss or damage arising out of the incorrect provision of services or out of reliance on incorrect information included on the website.
  • 20.4 If any of these terms are found to be unlawful, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, that term is to be deemed severed from these Terms and Conditions and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining Terms and Conditions. This term shall apply only within jurisdictions where a particular term is illegal.

21. No waiver

In the event that any party to these Terms and Conditions fails to exercise any right or remedy contained in them, this shall not be construed as a waiver of that right or remedy.

22. Previous terms and conditions

In the event of any conflict between these Terms and Conditions and any prior versions of them, the provisions of these Terms and Conditions shall prevail unless it is expressly stated otherwise.

23. Third-party rights

Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall confer any rights upon any third party. The agreement created by these Terms and Conditions exists solely between you and Fluently Legal.

24. Communications

  • 24.1 All notifications/communications shall be given to us either by email to hello@fluentlylegal.com or by post to our premises (see address above). Such notice will be deemed received three days after posting.
  • 24.2 If you opt to receive it, we may from time to time send you information about our products and/or services. If you do not wish to receive such information, please click on the ‘Unsubscribe’ link in any email which you receive from us.

25. Applicable law and jurisdiction

  • 25.1 These Terms and Conditions and the relationship between you and Fluently Legal shall be governed by the law of the Federal Republic of Germany to the exclusion of the UN convention on sales. All legal contentions associated with these Terms and Conditions shall be exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of Düsseldorf, Germany.
  • 25.2 In case of doubt, the German version of these Terms and Conditions shall take precedence.
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