Website Terms of Use

Website Terms and Conditions
If you use the RCAN website (the Website”) you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

1. Definitions
1.1 In these terms and conditions, “we” and “us” means the Russia and CIS Arbitration Network (“RCAN“) a network of arbitration professionals which can be contacted as indicated via the “Contact Us” page of this Website.

2. Access to the Website and content
2.1 We will endeavour to allow uninterrupted access to the Website, but access to the Website may be suspended, restricted or terminated at any time.
2.2 We reserve the right to change, modify, substitute or remove without notice any information on the Website from time to time.
2.3 We assume no responsibility for the contents of any other websites to which the Website has links.

3. Intellectual Property
3.1 The copyright in the material contained in the Website, together with the website design, text and graphics, and their selection and arrangement, and all software compilations, underlying source code and software (including applets) belongs to RCAN, the providers of such information or the licensors of such material as appropriate.  All rights are reserved. None of this material may be reproduced or redistributed without our written permission. You may, however, download or print a single copy for your own non-commercial off-line viewing.

4. Exclusions of liability
4.1 We use reasonable endeavours to ensure that the information contained on the Website is accurate and to correct any errors or omissions as soon as practicable after being notified of them. We do not monitor, verify or endorse information submitted by third parties for posting on the Website and you should be aware that such information may be inaccurate, incomplete or out of date. To the extent permitted by applicable law, we disclaim all warranties and representations (whether express or implied) as to the accuracy of any information contained on the Website.  We do not guarantee that the Website will be fault free and do not accept liability for any errors or omissions.
4.2 The information provided by us on the Website is not in any way an invitation or recommendation to engage particular individuals within RCAN.
4.3 Due to the nature of electronic transmission of data over the internet, and the number of users by whom data is posted on to the Website, any liability we may have for any losses or claims arising from an inability to access the Website, or from any use of the Website or reliance on the data transmitted using the Website, is excluded to the fullest extent permissible by law.  In no event shall we be liable for any indirect loss, consequential loss, loss of profit, data, revenue, business opportunity, anticipated savings, goodwill or reputation whether in contract, tort or otherwise arising out of or in connection with this agreement or use of the Website save where such liability cannot be excluded by law.
4.4 We do not give any warranty that the Website is free from viruses or anything else which may have a harmful effect on any technology.

5. Information submitted by users
5.1 We accept no liability for information supplied by any user for inclusion on the Website and the limitations in condition 4 above (Exclusions of liability) apply.
5.2 If you wish to contribute information for inclusion on the Website you should contact RCAN’s Secretary Christina Schuetz ( If you submit information for inclusion on the Website you are responsible for ensuring that the information is accurate, complete and up to date and for informing us of any updates to that information where necessary.
5.3 If you submit information for inclusion on the Website you are responsible for ensuring that no information is submitted which is untrue, defamatory, obscene or abusive or otherwise objectionable or in breach of any applicable laws or rights of third parties.
5.4 You will indemnify us for any claim or loss (including without limitation, economic loss) suffered by us arising out of your failure to observe any of the terms of this condition 5.

6. Data protection
6.1 We are committed to protecting your privacy.  If you provide any personal information to us when contributing information, we will store and use your personal information to contact you in relation to the information contributed.  We will not sell, trade or rent this information to others.  By submitting information, you are deemed to have consented to use of personal information for these purposes.  However, you can tell us not to deal with your personal information in these ways in the future by simply sending an e-mail message to RCAN’s Secretary Christina Schuetz ( or any other member of the RCAN Executive Committee listed in the Executive Committee section of the website.
6.2 Under the Data Protection Act 1998 we follow strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information which you have given us, to prevent unauthorised access.

7. Cookies
7.1 A cookie is a small text file written to your hard drive that contains information about you.  Cookies do not contain any personal information about users.  Once you close your browser, the cookie simply terminates.  We may use cookies so that we can personalise your experience of the Website.  If you set up your browser to reject the cookie, you may still use the Website.

8. Linking to our Website
8.1 You may link to our home page from websites owned by you which deal with subject matter related to the work of RCAN, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
8.2 Our Website must not be framed on any other website, nor may you create a link to any part of our Website other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in clause 6 of these Terms & Conditions.
8.3 If you wish to make any use of material on our Website other than that set out above, please address your request to RCAN’s Secretary Christina Schuetz ( or RCAN’s Treasurer Grigori Lazarev ( ).

9. Termination
9.1 We may terminate your access to the Website and the services within it on not less than 3 days’ written notice to you at the email address supplied when you register with the Website.
9.2 All disclaimers, indemnities and exclusions in these terms and conditions shall survive termination of the agreement between us for any reason.

10. General
10.1 If any provision of these terms and conditions is held to be unlawful, invalid or unenforceable, that provision shall be deemed severed and the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions of these terms and conditions shall not be affected.
10.2 We may modify these terms and conditions at any time by publishing the modified terms and conditions on the Website.  Any modifications shall take effect immediately.

11.Governing law

11.1 These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law.
11.2 Any disputes shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts, to which both parties submit.