Conditions of Use


Your use of this website is subject to the following terms and conditions (“terms”).  By using this website you signify your consent to abide by its terms.  If you do not agree with these terms, please do not use the website.  On each occasion you access this site you will be deemed to have accepted this agreement.

General Conditions

These terms relate to your use of North West Legal Consortium website. Other terms may apply to the provision of any service that we provide via this website and you should check to see what specific terms apply to any service you wish to use.  In the event of a conflict between these terms and the specific terms for any service, the specific service terms will prevail.

Nothing on our website shall constitute an offer by us to provide to any person any goods or services.

The information on this website is directed only at anyone in the public area of the website and at authorised users when logged in the secure area of the website.

We may terminate, change or suspend any part of this website including any content, features, hours of availability or these terms at any time.  Continued use of this website after we have made any such changes will signify your consent to the changes.


This website, including its design, operation and content is our proprietary material or the material of our Licensors.  All rights are expressly reserved.  You may use the material contained on this website for non-commercial, personal use including printing hard copies of any page of this website.  You may not copy, reproduce, transmit, store, adapt or modify any of the images or content without our prior written consent.  Any other use of materials on this website without our prior written permission is strictly prohibited.


We endeavour to ensure all information on this website is up to date.  However, this site is provided “AS IS” and we give no warranties, conditions, guarantees or representations, express or implied, that this web site will be available without interruption or that it is error, virus or fault free.  Consequently, your use of this site is at your own risk.  Our website may contain links to other websites.  We will not accept responsibility or liability in respect of material on any website that is not under our control.


Nothing in these terms or this website shall limit our liability for death or personal injury arising out of our negligence or for fraud.

Except as specifically stated on this website and to the fullest extent permitted at law, neither The North West Legal Consortium nor any of its members, directors, employees or other representatives will be liable for damages arising out of or in connection with the use of this website or the information, content, materials or products included on this site.

We shall not be liable to you for our failure to perform any of our obligations arising out of the failure of any computer equipment or telecommunications link beyond our reasonable control.

This limitation of liability applies to all damages of any kind, including compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of data, income or profit, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties.

Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting your privacy and we operate a strict privacy policy in accordance with our Privacy Statement.  Our Privacy Statement should be read in conjunction with these terms and conditions and forms an integral part of these terms.

Third Party Rights

Nothing in these terms confers on any third party any benefits under the provisions of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.  This does not effect any right or remedy of any person which exists or is available otherwise than pursuant to this Act.


If any part of these terms is found to be void or unenforceable, it will be severed from the rest to the extent that it does not affect the validity of the remainder.

Governing Law

This Agreement is made under and will be governed by the laws of England.  You and we hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.



The North West Legal Consortium is committed to protecting your privacy and operates a strict policy to prevent abuse of your personal information.  Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy.

Information Collection

During your use of our services we may ask you to provide personal information about yourself.

You are not required to provide us with your personal information to obtain access to any part of this website.

If necessary, we may disclose your personal information to our members for the purposes of commissioning work.  We will only disclose the information necessary to achieve these purposes.

Sensitive Information

Some of the personal information that you may disclose – may be of a particularly sensitive nature.   We will always treat this information with particular care and will use this information only where it is actually necessary to process your query.

Security of Information

We take the security of your personal information very seriously.  We have put in place appropriate technical measures to prevent the unauthorised disclosure or use of your personal information.  Additionally, we have implemented organisational measures to keep your personal information secure against the threat of human intervention.  These measures include training all of our employees, and providing them with regular reminders, of their individual obligations.


As well as the personal information we ask you to provide our computer systems automatically collect data, which may be personal to you, including how you use the internet, about your computer and about your browser, while you visit our website. We use this information to evaluate which parts of the site you visit and how long you stay there.  This information is also aggregated with data from other visitors to measure the number of visits, average time spent on our website and the specific pages viewed.

We use this information to help us evaluate our products and services, and to measure the use of our sites generally and to improve the content.  Site use tracking data is never associated with individually identifiable information that would reveal anything personal about you.

To collect this additional information we use standard technology known as “cookies”. Our cookies neither reveal nor contain any identifying or personal data and cannot read any information on your computer or interact with other cookies on your hard drive.

If you do not want your browser to accept our cookies you can turn off the cookie acceptance option in your browser settings.  However, disabling cookie support will prevent this site from functioning properly and you may not be able to utilise fully all of its features and information.

From time to time we may make portions of our mailing list available to carefully selected organisations whose products may be of interest to you.  If you do not wish to receive such mailings you may contact us at

From time to time we may also contact you in respect to any other services offered by local authorities within our consortium that we believe may be of interest to you.  If you do not wish to receive such mailings you may contact us at

We will not disclose your personal information to any other party or for any other reason, other than as set out above, without your prior consent.

Access to Information

Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you are entitled to know what personal information we hold that relates to you, the purpose for which we hold it and the identity of any person to whom it has been disclosed.  You are also entitled to receive a copy.  If you would like to exercise these rights please write to us at North West Legal Consortium, c/o Sefton MBC, Town Hall, Lord Street, Southport. PR8 1DA.  We may charge you a small administration fee to comply with your request. If you believe that the information we hold about you is incorrect please write to us at North West Legal Consortium, c/o Sefton MBC, Town Hall, Lord Street, Southport. PR8 1DA.