Terms of Use

The following Terms of Use set out the basis on which you are entitled to use the Mayer Brown Alumni Network website. These Terms of Use are an Addendum to the Mayer Brown Acceptable Use Policies and Terms of Use which you can find here: Mayer Brown Legal Notices.

1. Definitions

1.1 References on the Website, in these Terms of Use and in the Privacy Policy to:

“Mayer Brown” to be aligned with other references.

“Content” shall mean 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 Website;

“a partner, associate or other employee of Mayer Brown” shall mean a member, consultant or employee of Mayer Brown LLP, its Subsidiaries and/or a member, consultant or employee of any other partnerships, corporations, undertakings and entities which are authorised to practise using the name “Mayer Brown” as the context may require;

“User Data” shall mean any data relating to a data subject registered as a user of the Alumni Network Website;

“Website” shall mean the Mayer Brown Alumni Network website (https://alumni.mayerbrown) or such other address as may apply from time to time;

“we” “us” or “our” shall mean Mayer Brown and its successors and assigns;

“you” or “your” shall mean a user of the Website;

“Your Material” has the meaning given to that term in paragraph 3.1 of the Terms of Use.

1.2 In these Terms of Use, the headings used for each of the paragraphs do not affect its interpretation. Except as otherwise provided in these Terms of Use, any reference to an enactment is a reference to that enactment as it may be 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 Website

2.1 The Website is provided by our service provider on behalf of Mayer Brown LLP of 71 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606, United States of America.

2.2 By accessing the Website, you agree that you will access its contents solely for your own private use.

2.3 Except as expressly permitted by applicable law, you may not copy, (except to the extent required in order to use this website in accordance with these Terms of Use), store in any medium (including in any other website), distribute, transmit, re-transmit, broadcast, modify, or show in public any part of this website or extract material from this website or any document available through it or in any other way exploit commercially all or any part of this website or any document available through it without our prior written permission.

2.4 Access to the Website will be provided to you subject to the Terms of Use. We cannot guarantee that the Website will operate in accordance with your expectations or will be error free. If you are aware of any error on this website please contact us by email at alumni@mayerbrown.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 Website.

2.5 All electronic links to the Website require our consent. Please e-mail requests to alumni@mayerbrown.com.

2.6 We have no obligation to update the Website but we may do so from time to time.

2.7 You are responsible for use of the Website by any person using your password. You will ensure the confidentiality of your password and prevent any unauthorised person accessing the Website through the use of your password(s), or any other passwords.

2.8 If you know or suspect that an unauthorised person knows your password or passwords you will promptly notify us by email at alumni@mayerbrown.com. In that event, we will cancel your existing password(s) and allocate you a new password(s).

2.9 You will comply with all applicable laws and regulatory requirements relating to your use of the Website. You will also comply with all reasonable instructions we give you relating to the Website.

2.10 You are responsible for all telecommunications charges relating to your use of the Website.

2.11 You must not use the Website to circulate, send or distribute any information or data that would be in contravention of any regulations or legislations including but not limited to regulations or legislation governing financial services, money laundering or anti-terrorism.

2.12 We reserve the right to update, modify, restrict access to or close this website at any time.

3. Material Provided by You (Your Material)

3.1 You will ensure that all material you send or upload to the Website (for instance, curriculum vitaes (CVs), e-mails, text, graphic files, still or moving images, or responses to any questionnaire available through the Website) (“Your Material”) will be legal, decent, honest and truthful, complies with all laws and regulations, does not infringe the Intellectual Property Rights or other rights of us or any third party, is not defamatory, obscene, offensive, pornographic or otherwise objectionable, is free of bugs, worms, or viruses and is not fraudulent, false, unreliable or misleading.

3.2 If we consider that any part of Your Material does not comply with paragraph 3.1 above or otherwise exposes us to the risk of a claim or complaint by any third party, we may block access to any or all of the Website and remove any or all of the relevant part of Your Material. You will provide all reasonable assistance to us in this respect. To the extent reasonably practicable and appropriate to do so, we will notify you in advance of taking this action.

3.3 You will not use the Website to advertise or sell any goods or services to other Website users, except as expressly permitted on any part of the Website or by us in writing.  Your Material added to the Community Notice Board will be moderated by the Alumni Manager. If your post (Your Material) to the Community Notice Board is time-sensitive, notify us by email at alumni@mayerbrown.com and we will endeavour to ensure Your Material is posted promptly.

3.4 You will not publish any information or personal data in relation to any third party without demonstrating you have a valid legal ground for doing so and have complied with the provisions of applicable laws and regulations.

3.5 When providing Your Material for the careers section of this Website you shall ensure that all Your Material is accurate and complies with all laws, regulations and policies (including internal policies) applicable to the advertising and recruitment in the organisation and jurisdiction where the employment is on offer.

You will not provide Your Material for the careers centre section unless authorised, including by your employer or other relevant organisation, to do so.

If you wish to respond to any advertisement for employment, please ensure you reply to the organisation as detailed in the advertisement. Responses or e-mails sent to Mayer Brown, other than for positions within Mayer Brown where the advertisement requires the application to be made via Mayer Brown, will not be forwarded to the organisation advertising the employment.

3.6 You are solely responsible for Your Material.

4. No Warranties

No representation, warranty and/or condition, express or implied, statutory or otherwise, as to condition, satisfactory quality, performance, fitness for purpose or otherwise is given by us (or applicable) in respect of the Website or the Content and all such representations, warranties and/or conditions are excluded, except to the extent that their exclusion is prohibited by law.

5. Online Privacy

5.1 You acknowledge that use of the Website results in our processing of the personal data you provide. Our Privacy Notice and Alumni Privacy Notice explain the basis on which we will use that data and you agree to the terms of it.

5.2 In performing our obligations under these Terms of Use, you and we will each comply with all applicable data protection legislation.

5.3 By using our website you agree to our use of cookies as described in our Cookie Policy.

6. General Provisions

6.1 We reserve the right to vary or amend these Terms of Use from time to time. We will notify you of any such amendment by posting the relevant amendment to the Website. Any changes shall take effect upon posting to the Website.

6.2 Our rights under these Terms 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. Delay in the exercise or non-exercise of any such right is not a waiver of that right.

6.3 If a provision of these Terms of Use is or becomes illegal, invalid or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, that will not affect:

(a) the legality, validity or enforceability in that jurisdiction of any other provision of these Terms of Use; or

(b) the legality, validity or enforceability in other jurisdictions of that or any other provision of these Terms of Use.

6.4 Nothing in these Terms of Use shall be deemed to constitute a partnership between us, nor constitute either of us the agent of the other for any purpose.

6.5 A person who is not a party to these Terms of Use may not enforce any of the terms under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.