Terms of use

The following are terms on which you may make use of our website.  By using our website, you indicate that you agree to these terms.


Accessing our website

Access to our website is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our website without notice.  We will not be liable if for any reason our website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

We will not be responsible for any arrangements necessary for you to have access to our website.

You are responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our website through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.

Cookies

We use cookies to help us optimise the experience of visitors to our website. You are not obliged to accept our cookies, and can change your browser settings so that you do not receive them.

If you do decide to disable cookies you may not be able to access all areas of our website.

For more information about cookies including how to set your internet browser to reject cookies please visit www.allaboutcookies.org

Intellectual property rights

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our website, 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 our website for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on our website.

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 material on our website must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the materials on our website for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our website in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.


Reliance on information posted

Commentary and other materials posted on our website are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed.  We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

Our website changes regularly
We aim to update our website regularly, and may change the content at any time.  If the need arises, we may suspend access to our website, or close it indefinitely.  Any of the material on our website may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.


Our liability

The material displayed on our website is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy.  To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:

(a) all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity; and

(b) any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our website or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our website, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for:

•    loss of income or revenue;
•    loss of business;
•    loss of profits or contracts;
•    loss of anticipated savings;
•    loss of data;
•    loss of goodwill;
•    wasted management or office time; and

for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable, provided that this condition shall not prevent claims for loss of or damage to your tangible property or any other claims for direct financial loss that are not excluded by any of the categories set out above.

This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.


Third party opinions

We may post materials contributed by third parties (including, but not limited to, opinion articles) on our website.  Such posting does not constitute any endorsement of any opinions expressed therein.


Linking to our website

You may link to our home page, 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.

You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

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.


Links from our website

Where our website contains links to other websites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only and do not imply any endorsement or sponsorship of such websites.  We have no control over the contents of those websites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them or any services or products contained or offered on or through them.

Jurisdiction and applicable law

The English courts will have non-exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our website.
These terms of use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.


Variations

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you.  Some of the provisions contained in these terms of use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our website.