Terms and Privacy

By using this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms of use. We may update these terms and conditions, from time to time.


1. About us

Law for Life: the Foundation for Public Legal Education ("Law for Life") is a registered charity – Charity no. 1143589. We are also a company limited by guarantee, registered in England & Wales no. 07695486. Our registered office is Law for Life, China Works, Unit 404, Black Prince Road, London, SE1 7SJ.

We are an education and information charity that aims to increase access to justice by providing everyone with an awareness of their legal rights together with the confidence and skills to assert them. We run an independent, not-for-profit website, advicenow.org.uk to provide information on rights and the law.


2. Intellectual property

All the material on this website is copyright of Law for Life or is used with the permission of the owners. Your use of the website and its content grants no rights to you in relation to Law for Life's intellectual property rights including, without limitation, copyright, trade marks, logos, graphics, photographs, animations, videos and text or the intellectual property of third parties in the website and its contents.

• You may copy electronically and print a reasonable number of copies of portions of this site for personal use.

• If you are an adviser or work in a community group you may print a reasonable number of copies of portions of this site for use with clients or service users in advice agencies and community groups.
However, you are strongly advised to make sure that you provide them with the most up to date version.
Please ensure that service users understand that the law changes, meaning that what you print off and give them may go out of date.

• You may make multiple copies of teaching and learning resources for use in educational establishments.

• Please make sure that you have read and understand our disclaimer for our legal content.

Any other use of materials on this website including reproduction for purposes other than those noted above, distribution, republication, transmission, re-transmission, modification, or public showing whether for gain or otherwise is strictly prohibited.

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3. Disclaimer

Law for Life believes that access to quality legal and rights information helps the general public decide whether or not to access the legal system, and helps the general public when dealing with the legal system.

The information on the site is for general information purposes only, to give a high level overview of particular areas of law. The information relates to the laws of England and Wales only. Please do not rely on it as a substitute for getting legal advice about what to do in the specific circumstances of your case.

Whilst we have taken reasonable steps to ensure that the information provided through the website is correct at the time of creation, Law for Life does not make any representation as to and accepts no liability for the accuracy of information contained on this website, or that the information provided is comprehensive.

In so far as permitted by law, Law for Life will not be liable for any other loss, damage or inconvenience arising as a consequence of any use of, or the inability to use, any information on this site.

This disclaimer is not intended to exclude or limit liability for anything which may not legally be excluded or limited. For example we do not seek to exclude or limit our liability for: (i) fraudulent misrepresentation by us or our employees or agents; or (ii) death or personal injury caused by our negligence or that of our employees or agents.

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4. Links to other websites

Certain links in this site will lead you to sites which are not under the control of Law for Life. Whilst we make every effort to provide you with links to high quality, reputable sites, Law for Life accepts no responsibility or liability for any issues arising in connection with either use of your data, the site content or the services offered to you by these sites and links should not be taken as an endorsement of any kind.

The accuracy of the information provided on the sites to which Law for Life provides links is the responsibility of the site provider, and Law for Life shall not be liable to you in respect of any loss or damage which you may suffer by using those websites.

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5. Privacy Statement

This privacy notice was updated on 23th May 2018.

Law for Life is committed to protecting your privacy, and we are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office as a data controller. Our registration number is: ZA068382.

What do we do with your information?

• When you browse our website we also automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system. For more information on Cookies see the section below.
• If you send us a message using our feedback form we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, email address and query in order to reply to you.
• If you request a copy of one of our extended guides for free we collect your name, email address and other personal information that you choose to give us.
• If you fill in one of our surveys we do not ask for information which can identify you.
• If you sign up to our newsletter and give your permission, we may send you emails about other guides and updates.

How do you get my consent?

When you give us personal information, for example to send us feedback, we assume that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.
If we ask for your personal information for another reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.

How do I withdraw my consent?

If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at any time, by contacting us or writing to us at: Law for Life: the Foundation for Public Legal Education, China Works, Unit 404, Black Prince Road, London, SE1 7SJ, United Kingdom.


We may make your personal information available if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our terms and conditions.


When you click on links on our website, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.


To protect your personal information, we take precautions and follow best practices to make sure it is not lost, misused, or inappropriately accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.

Changes to this privacy policy

We reserve the right to update this privacy notice at any time, so please do check it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated.

If our website is acquired or merged with another organisation, your information may be transferred to the new organisation so that we may continue to sell products to you.

Questions and contact information

If you would like to access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information, use our contact form or write to Law for Life: the Foundation for Public Legal Education, China Works, Unit 404, Black Prince Road, London, SE1 7SJ. We will be happy to help.

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6. Cookie policy

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics.

As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

Law for Life uses Google Analytics to help determine how a user entered our site, which topics are most popular and other aspects that help us better our site over time.

Google Analytics cookies

Cookie Name    Expiration Time        Description                                                           Respects Do Not Track
_ga                      2 years                         Used to distinguish users.                                 No
_gat                    10 minutes                   Used to throttle request rates.                         No
_git                     Session                         Used to distinguish users and sessions.          No

Managing cookies

You can restrict or block cookies which are set by websites through your browser settings. Your browser Help function should tell you how. Or you can visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/Link opens in a new window which provides general information on cookies as well as details on how to delete cookies from your computer.

Please be aware that restricting or blocking cookies will affect how well the Law for Life website functions and what features you can use.

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7. Complaints

Law for Life is committed to excellent service and we aim to resolve any complaints or concerns promptly and fairly.

If you have a complaint about the service you receive from Law for Life, please contact us in writing stating the nature of the complaint.

Please provide a clear description of your complaint and what you would like us to do to resolve the matter. You will need to provide your full name and contact details.

You will receive an acknowledgement of your complaint within five working days. We will investigate the matter fully and reply to you within 15 working days stating our findings and what action may be taken.

If you are not happy with the response to your initial complain please contact Law for Life’s Chief Executive.

If your complaint is regarding the Chief Executive, address the complaint to the Chair of Trustees.
The Chief Executive or Chair will investigate the matter fully and reply to you within 15 working days stating his/her findings and what action may be taken.

If the matter is not resolved to your satisfaction following your complaint, you may take the matter further by writing to the Trustees of Law for Life who will advise you of any further action you may take if you are not satisfied with our response.

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Published: 22 May 2018

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