GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE AND ACCESS
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the content published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved. YOU WILL INDEMNIFY US AGAINST ALL COMPLAINTS, DAMAGES, LIABILITY, LEGAL PROCEEDINGS AND ANY OTHER CONSEQUENCE DERIVING FROM THE BREACH OF REGULATIONS RELATING TO THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, SUCH AS (SOLELY BY WAY OF EXAMPLE) COPYRIGHT, BRANDS, PATENTS, INTELLECTUAL AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, UNFAIR COMPETITION AND DEFAMATION, WHICH YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DURING NAVIGATION OF OUR SITE AND USE OF ITS CONTENTS. THIS MEANS YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE WE SUFFER AS A RESULT OF YOUR BREACH. THIS INDEMNITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW.
You must not use our site for unlawful purposes.You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal use only, and you may draw the attention of others within your organization to content posted on our site for internal, informational, non-commercial purposes only.
You must not modify or alter any content, materials or portions of our site in any way, and you must not use (a) any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text or (b) any text separately from any accompanying illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics.
You must not remove any indications of ownership from any content which came from our site and must not claim it as your own or as that of any other organization or person. You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a license to do so from us or our licensors.
You must not post any copies or downloads of content from our site on any networked computer or publish them or make any statements or undertake any actions in relation to them (including as to their accuracy) which could result in liability for us.
You must not:
access, or attempt to access, parts of our site that are not intended for public use (including but
not limited to website administration areas);
- modify, adapt or reverse engineer any aspect of our site;
- conduct any web scraping, web harvesting, web data extraction, or any other data scraping;
- use any robot, spider, scraper, or other automated means to access our site;
- take any action that imposes or may impose (in our sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
- copy, reproduce, modify or create derivative works form, distribute, or publicly display any content from our site including generating any reports or any aggregating any data or content;
- bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to our site, including our robot exclusion headers;
- attempt to disrupt or interfere with our site in any way or with another person’s use of our site or use our site as a means of disrupting or interfering with our sites or networks;
- probe, scan or test the vulnerability of our sites or any network connected to them;
- willfully corrupt any data, documents or content available through our site;
- insert or knowingly or recklessly transmit or distribute a virus into our network and computer systems so as to cause harm to our sites, us or other users or which is likely to bring our sites, our products our services or us into disrepute;
- impersonate any person, or entity or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity; or
- assist, encourage or permit any other person to do any of the acts described above.
All the above are forbidden regardless of the means used, including but not limited to, hacking or by the introduction of any worms, trojans, virus, unauthorized, malicious or harmful code or other harmful software (viruses). By breaching this provision, you may be committing a criminal offence. 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 our site will cease immediately. We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programs and platform in order to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.
WE MAY SUSPEND OR WITHDRAW OUR SITE
Our site is made available free of charge. We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.
We do not represent that content available on or through our site is appropriate for use or available in your location. Please note restrictions may apply based on jurisdiction.
YOU MUST KEEP YOUR ACCOUNT DETAILS SAFE
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.
UPLOADING OR POSTING CONTENT TO OUR SITE
Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload or submit content to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you agree that you will not transmit anything, and you will not assist, encourage, or permit others to transmit anything, which is threatening, abusive, harassing, hateful, defamatory, pornographic, political or racist content that does not generally pertain to the designated topic or theme, or any content that is otherwise unlawful or offensive on our site. At any time, we have the right to remove any posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards. YOU WARRANT THAT ANY SUCH CONTRIBUTION COMPLIES WITH THESE STANDARDS, AND YOU WILL BE LIABLE TO US AND INDEMNIFY US FOR ANY BREACH OF THAT WARRANTY. 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 our site will be considered nonconfidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but in uploading the content you grant us and other users of our site a license to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties.
You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content. We have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
USER-GENERATED CONTENT IS NOT APPROVED BY US
Our site may include content uploaded by other users of the site, including to bulletin boards and chat rooms. This content has not been reviewed, verified or approved by us. The views expressed by other users on our site do not represent our views or values.
GUARANTEES AND LIMITS TO LIABILITY
Although we make reasonable efforts to update the content on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up to date.
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.
If you are a business user:
This provision shall apply to the further extent allowed under applicable law. We exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our 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, our site; or use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site. 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.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful content that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary content due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any content from it, or on any website linked to it.
If you are a consumer user:
A ‘consumer’ means an individual acting for purposes which are wholly or mainly outside your trade, business, craft or profession. If you are using our site as a consumer, you agree not to use our 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. These terms do not affect your statutory rights.
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