Acceptable Usage Policy
Lawyers OnLine Ltd is the legal internet access provider, and you are welcome to conduct any kind of legal business using Lawyers OnLine. It is our intention to encourage the use of the Internet for the practice and administration of the law, but we do not seek to restrict the use our service is put to. We also highly encourage individual and educational use, but please make sure that you read and abide by our policy rules.
- Abide by the polices of any other networks or political domains through which your data may travel.
- Respect the conventions of the Internet community.
- Do not use Lawyers Online equipment or connectivity for illegal activity.
- Do not intentionally interfere with or harm other users in any way.
- Do not attempt to break down the system security measures without written permission from Lawyers OnLine.
We also highly recommend that you do not share your password and other account details with any other persons, as this will protect your privacy, as well as ensure that others do not cause mischief in your name.
Obviously, due to the nature of our service, the information being transmitted may be sensitive. In the unlikely event that you receive information not intended for you, please observe the rules of Professional Conduct and ensure that no attempt is made to gain advantage from that information.
Be aware that there are currently many contentious legal issues concerning the Internet, specifically concerning content that some people may find offensive. Because the Internet is an international network, applying a fixed set of laws to it becomes very difficult. What has held the Internet together so far, and helped it to grow, has been a number of customary policies that have no binding legality, but that most people who use the Internet conform to. Unfortunately this kind of free form policy has resulted in large amounts of material available through the Internet that is offensive to some group or another.
As there are no international laws at present concerning Internet content, Lawyers OnLine cannot be responsible for abiding by them! We make no pretence to monitoring the content of your Web site, or email, or Usenet News postings, and will not do any such monitoring. You are free to email, post, or put on your Web site whatever content you wish, subject to adherence to this Acceptable Use Policy and Lawyers OnLine Terms and Conditions.
Be aware however, that our site is based in Britain, and Britain does have certain pornography laws which are expected to be abided by. We will not monitor our Internet traffic to see that these laws are upheld, but be aware that if Lawyers OnLine is notified by anyone that some element of content originating at our site is of dubious legality, we will of course report any such lapse to the proper authorities.
Parents should also note that if they let their children use their Internet account, they themselves are responsible for ensuring that their children do not encounter material that they themselves would not wish their children to see. From your account you can access information from all over the world, and that is a large part of the power and usefulness of the Internet. However, regulations in some localities elsewhere in the world may be more permissive than those in the UK! So please monitor your children's access if you are worried about it. Also look into some of the new internet applications that act as filters of objectionable content.
The use of Lawyers OnLine services are governed by the Lawyers OnLine Terms & Conditions.
Lawyers Online AUP - Last Revised 17/04/2012