Terms and Conditions
Terms of website use
Information about us
Other applicable terms
If you purchase goods from a Site, we will let you know which entity’s terms and conditions of sale will apply to your purchase.
Changes to these terms
We may make changes to these terms by amending them from time to time. Every time you wish to use a Site, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.
Changes to the sites
We may update and change a Site from time to time and may change the content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on a Site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it. We do not guarantee that any Site, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.
Accessing the sites
The Sites are made available free of charge.
We do not guarantee that the Sites, or any content on them, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of a Site for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.
The Sites are directed to people residing in the United Kingdom. We do not represent that content available on or through the Sites is appropriate for use or available in other locations.
Your account and password
If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.
If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Intellectual Rights Property
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in a Site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from a Site for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on a Site.
You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on a Site must always be acknowledged.
You must not use any part of the content on a Site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
No reliance on information
The content on a Site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on a Site.
Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our website, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on a Site is accurate, complete or up to date.
Third party links and resources in a site
Where a Site contains links to other websites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.
We have no control over the contents of those websites or resources.
Uploading content to a site
You warrant that any such contribution does comply with these standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. If you are a consumer user, this means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.
Any content you upload to a Site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you are required and agree to grant us a limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties.
We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to a Site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any content posted by you or any other user of a Site.
We have the right to remove any posting you make on a Site if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out below.
You must comply with the spirit and the letter of the following standards. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
- be accurate (where they state facts).
- be genuinely held (where they state opinions).
- comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
Contributions must not:
- contain any material which is defamatory of any person.
- contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
- promote sexually explicit material.
- promote violence.
- promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
- infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person.
- be likely to deceive any person.
- be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
- promote any illegal activity.
- be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
- be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
- be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
- give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case.
- advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
The views expressed by other users on a Site do not represent our views or values.
You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.
The Sites may include information and materials uploaded by other users, including to bulletin boards and chat rooms. This information and these materials have not been verified or approved by us. The views expressed by other users on a Site do not represent our views or values.
If you wish to complain about information and materials uploaded by other users please contact us (see “Information About Us and How to Contact Us” above)].
Limitation of our liability
Whether you are a consumer or a business user:
- We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
- Different limitations and exclusions of liability will apply to liability arising as a result of the sale of any products to you, which will be set out in the relevant terms and conditions of sale.
If you are a business user:
- We exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to a Site or any content on it.
- We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
- use of, or inability to use, a Site; or
- use of or reliance on any content displayed on our website.
In particular, we will not be liable for:
- loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
- business interruption;
- loss of anticipated savings;
- loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
- any indirect or consequential loss or damage.
If you are a consumer user:
- Please note that we only provide the Sites for domestic and private use. You agree not to use a Site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
We do not guarantee that a Site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our website. You should use your own virus protection software.
You must not misuse our website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to a Site, the server on which that Site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our website. You must not attack any Site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the Sites will cease immediately.
Linking to a site
You may link to the home page of a Site, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.
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;
- establish a link to a Site in any website that is not owned by you; or
- frame a Site on any other website, nor may you create a link to any part of a Site other than the home page of that Site.
We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
If you wish to link to or make any use of content on a Site other than that set out above, please contact us.
Third party links and resources in a site
Where a Site contains links to other websites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them. We have no control over the contents of those websites or resources.
How do cookies benefit you?
Cookies allow us to record information about your online preferences. This enables us to:
What is a cookie?
Cookies that we use on our site:
Session cookies: These cookies are automatically deleted once your session has ended. Your session on our website ends when you logout or close your browser.
Persistent cookies: Persistent or permanent cookies are not deleted when you end your session on our website. We use these cookies to remember the preferences you have chosen in previous sessions.
Web beacons: These work in much of the same way as cookies but instead of being a small text file, web beacons are a small electronic image put in the web page. We use web beacons to anonymously track traffic patterns of users from page to page within our website to help with site improvements.
Flash cookies: Most computers have Adobe Flash installed on them. Flash may store small files that are used in the same way as regular cookies on your computer. These are known as ‘Local Shared Objects’ or Flash cookies.
Third party cookies: We may work with other approved companies and business partners (‘third parties’) who place their own cookies or web beacons on our site. None of these third party cookies will contain any of your personally identifiable information.
They work in much the same way as our own cookies but are not actually placed by us. Any third parties that do place cookies on our website are required to collect information in a specified manner, i.e. not for their own purposes.
Any website can send its own cookies to your browser, if your browser’s preferences allow it. However, to protect your privacy, your browser will only permit a website to access the cookies that site has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.
When you use our website, we share information that we may collect from you, such as your email (in hashed, de-identified form), IP address or information about your browser or operating system, with our partner, LiveRamp Inc and its group companies (‘LiveRamp’). LiveRamp may drop a cookie on your browser and match your shared information to their on- and offline marketing databases and those of its advertising partners to create a link between your browser and information in those other databases. This link may be shared by our partners globally for the purpose of enabling interest-based content or advertising throughout your online experience (e.g. cross device, web, email and in app etc.) by third parties unaffiliated with our website. These third parties may in turn link further demographic or interest-based information to your browser. You have the right to opt-out of Cookies and can easily do so by clicking here.
Can cookies damage my computer?
No, cookies cannot damage your computer. They are not computer programs and cannot be used to spread viruses to your machine. Although cookies are stored on your computer’s hard drive, they cannot read other information saved on that hard drive. They also cannot get a user’s email addresses or other personal information not disclosed on our site. Cookies only contain and transfer as much information as you have disclosed on our site.
How can you manage cookies?
As a user, you are able to manage cookies and choose whether your computer/browser accepts cookies or not. As each browser is different, the way in which you manage cookies differs from browser to browser. Take a look at the ‘Help’ menu of your browser and search for ‘cookies’. You should be able to find instructions for managing your cookies. To find out how to manage Flash cookies, visit the Flash Player help http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html website.
User Choices for opting out from Third Party Data collection
Online users can opt-out from Third Party preference data collection, for Online Behavioral Advertising, using any one of the following methods by:
Online users have the choice of opting out via the “Your Online Choices website” or by managing browser cookies. The Opt-out tool downloads a browser cookie and will only work if the user’s browser is set to accept third-party cookies. The opt-out tool and cookie management via the browser is specific to each computer and each version and each type of browser. If an opt-out cookie is deleted from the browser’s cookie files or if a different computer, browser version and/or browser type is used, the user will need to repeat the opt-out process.
For more information about cookies, what they are, what they do, and how to manage them, visit www.aboutcookies.org
Remember: Cookies help you get the best out of our website. Disabling all cookies will prevent our website functioning as well as it should for you.