Terms & Conditions
1 Acceptance of this Agreement
1.1 By accessing this Website and continuing to access it, you agree to be bound by the Conditions as set out in this agreement. Further, by registering as a Recruiter or as a Work Seeker on this Website you also agree to be bound by the Conditions set out in this agreement.
1.2 Only once you have accepted these Conditions are you permitted to receive Services as defined below or continue to use the Website.
1.3 If you do not accept these Conditions then you are not entitled to receive Services on offer on this Website and you should discontinue any use you are making of the Website immediately.
1.4 The agreement between us, following your acceptance of its terms as set out in this Condition, comprises:
- these General Conditions;
- The Recruiter or Work Seeker Conditions as appropriate to you;
- Content Removal Policy;
- Acceptable Use Policy;
all of which documents and any schedules or appendices to or of them are incorporated into and form part of this Agreement (as defined below).
"Agreement" means this Agreement between you and us for the provision of Services incorporating the documentation referred to in Condition 1.4;
"Conditions" means the Conditions for the provision of Services set out in this agreement and any special Conditions agreed in writing between us;
"Consumer" where relevant, shall have the meaning ascribed to it in Section 12 of the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977;
"Recruiter" means the party setting up a user account under the Recruiter area and who places advertisements for job vacancies whether that person is the actual recruiter or acting in the capacity of Employment Agency or Employment Business or is otherwise acting on a recruiter's behalf in seeking contact with Work Seekers;
"Services" means the services available to you on the Website which you are, subject to this Agreement, free to purchase from us on the applicable terms;
"we" or "us" means Hiredonline Ltd, registered in England and Wales under number 05041856 whose registered office is at 23 Meddins Lane, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY7 6BZ;
"Work Seeker" means individual users of the Website in search of work opportunities;
"Website" or "site" means hiredonline.co.uk, recruiters.hiredonline.co.uk,
hired-online.co.uk and all associated or derivative sites owned or controlled by us; and
"you" means the Recruiter or Work Seeker who has accessed our Website and who wishes to benefit from the Services on the terms of the Agreement.
2.1 These Conditions shall apply to all contracts for the provision of Services by us to you and shall prevail over any other documentation or communication proffered or relied on by you.
2.2 Any variation to these Conditions (including any special Conditions agreed between the parties) shall be inapplicable unless agreed in writing by us.
2.3 Any complaints should be addressed to our address stated in the definitions.
2.4 Any special conditions applying to the provision of the Services will be separately agreed with you and recorded in a discrete document.
2.5 In this Agreement, the singular includes the plural, and vice versa, one gender refers to all genders and headings shall not be used to interpret the Conditions to which they relate.
3 The Services
3.1 We shall perform the Services (more particularly described later in this document or on the Website) with reasonable skill and care.
3.2 However, where applicable and in accordance with the Disclaimer, we do not guarantee that the Services will be uninterrupted, secure or error-free or that any data generated, stored, transmitted or used via or in connection with the Services will be complete, accurate, secure, up to date, received or delivered correctly or at all.
3.3 We may have to suspend the Services for repair, maintenance or improvement. If so, we will restore them as quickly as is reasonably possible.
3.4 Your accessing of the Services is entirely at your own risk and while we take reasonable precautions against viruses and other computer-related problems, we cannot be liable for any loss you incur should your use of or connection to the Website result in any loss or corruption or other damage to your data, software or hardware.
4 Intellectual Property
4.1 The Website and its content (including without limitation the Website design, text, graphics and all software and source codes connected with the Website and the Services) are protected by copyright, trade marks, patents and other intellectual property rights and laws.
4.2 We do not claim ownership of any materials you post, upload or submit to any publicly accessible area of the Services. However, by doing so you are granting us a world-wide, royalty free, non-exclusive licence to copy, distribute, transmit, reproduce, publicly display, edit, translate or publish such Content for as long as you elect to display such Content via the Website (to including using anything you post by way of comment on any Interactive Service such as a notice board or forum as a testimonial or for other publicity purposes even after you have ceased to display such Content). The licence shall be terminated when such Content is deleted from the Website.
4.3 You agree to indemnify and hold us and our employees and agents harmless from and against any breach by you of this Agreement and any claim or demand brought against us by any third party arising out of your use of the Services and/or any Content submitted, posted or transmitted on the Website, including without limitation, all claims, actions, proceedings, losses, liabilities, damages, costs, expenses (including reasonable legal costs and expenses) howsoever suffered or incurred by us in consequence of your breach of this Agreement
5 Force Majeure
Neither party shall be liable for any failure or delay in performance of its obligations under this agreement which is caused by circumstances beyond the reasonable control of that party.
6 Survival of Rights
Termination of this agreement shall not affect any rights of the parties accrued up to the date of termination.
7 Entire agreement
This agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties in respect of (subject matter of agreement) and supersedes any prior written or oral agreement between them relating to it and the parties confirm that they have not entered into this agreement on the basis of any representations that are not expressly incorporated in this agreement. However, nothing in this agreement purports to exclude liability for any fraudulent statement or act.
This agreement may be amended, modified, varied or supplemented by us at any time subject to us informing you in writing of any changes we believe may be relevant to your Contract.
9 No Assignment, Transfer or Sub-contracting
This agreement and all rights under it is personal to the parties and may not be assigned or transferred by you but we will be free to sub-contract the whole or part of our obligations under this agreement should we see fit to do so.
10 No Inducement
Each of the parties acknowledges that, in entering into this agreement, it does not do so in reliance on any representation, warranty or other provision except as expressly provided in this Agreement, and any conditions, warranties or other terms implied by statute or common law are excluded from this Agreement to the fullest extent permitted by law.
11 Further Assurance
Each party to this Agreement shall at the request and expense of the other execute and do any deeds and things reasonably necessary to carry out the provisions of this agreement or any ancillary arrangements to which the parties are contracted.
12 No Waiver
No failure or delay by any party to exercise any right, power or remedy will operate as a waiver of it nor will any partial exercise preclude any further exercise of the same, or of some other right, power or remedy.
13 Severability of Provisions
If any term or provision in this Agreement shall in whole or in part be held to any extent to be illegal or unenforceable under any enactment or rule of law that term or provision or part shall to that extent be deemed not to form part of this agreement and the enforceability of the remainder of this agreement shall not be affected.
14 Remedies Cumulative
The remedies provided in this Agreement are cumulative and not exclusive of any remedies provided by law.
15 Joint and Several Liability
Where you comprise more than one person your obligations and liabilities under this agreement shall be joint and several.
16 No partnership, agency or employment
This Agreement shall not constitute or imply any partnership, joint venture, agency, fiduciary relationship or other relationship between the parties other than the contractual relationship expressly provided for in this Agreement and neither party shall be or be deemed to be the employee or employer of the other party. Neither party shall have, nor represent that it has, any authority to make any commitments on the other party's behalf or to pledge its credit.
17 Warranty of Authority and Freedom to Contract
Each party warrants, agrees and undertakes with the other that:
17.1 it is free to enter into this agreement and grant the other party the rights granted under it and is not under any disability, restriction or prohibition which might prevent the warranting from performing or observing any of its obligations under this agreement.
17.2 it has not entered into and shall not enter into any arrangement which may conflict with this agreement.
17.3 all third party liabilities shall be the sole responsibility of the warranting party and the other party shall not incur any liability for them.
All sums payable under this agreement are exclusive of VAT which shall where applicable be paid in addition at the rate in force at the due time for payment subject to the provision of a proper VAT invoice.
19 Interest on Late Payments
Interest on overdue invoices shall accrue from the date when payment becomes due from day to day until the date of payment at the statutory rate in force from time to time and shall accrue at such a rate after as well as before any judgment.
20 Time of the Essence
Time shall be of the essence of this agreement as regards any time, date or period mentioned in this agreement or subsequently substituted as a time, date or period by agreement in writing between the parties.
21 No Deduction, Set-Off or Counterclaim
All sums under this agreement shall be paid by any party without any discount, deduction, set-off or counterclaim whatsoever.
22 Confidentiality and Publicity
Neither party will disclose to any third party details of this agreement without the prior consent of the other and neither party shall make any press or other public announcements concerning any aspect of this agreement, or make any use of the name of the other party in connection with or in consequence of this agreement, without the prior written consent of the other party.
23 Service of Notices
23.1 Any notice required or authorised to be given by either party under this agreement to the other party shall be in writing and shall be sent by pre-paid registered or recorded delivery post, electronic mail or facsimile transmission (but not SMS) to the other party at the address stated in this agreement or such other address as may be specified by the parties by notice to the other from time to time.
23.2 Any such notice shall operate and be deemed to have been served at the expiration of 2 days after it is posted or on the next working day if transmitted by telex, electronic mail or facsimile (subject to production of a transmission report or other electronic record proving successful transmission).
24 Law and Jurisdiction
This agreement and any claims or disputes arising out of or in connection with it shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales and each party agrees to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
1.1 All orders for Services shall be deemed to be an offer by you to purchase Services pursuant to these Conditions and are subject to acceptance by us. We may choose not to accept an order for any reason.
1.2 When making an order through the Website, the specific technical steps you need to take to complete the order process are described in the Recruiter area of the Website
2 PRICE AND PAYMENT
2.1 The prices of the various Services in force from time to time shall be that stipulated on the Website or that agreed separately in writing between us.
2.2 All prices quoted are exclusive of VAT at the rate in force at the due time for payment.
2.3 We may establish payment methods which will allow you to pay for the Services through the Website and via a secure payment mechanism. If you choose to use this method of payment, you must abide by the terms we set out within it.
2.4 Where applicable, if any payment is not paid on time or any payment is rejected or refused, the amount owing will be treated as overdue and we will be entitled immediately to cease or suspend the provision of the relevant Service until payment has been received.
3 OUR RIGHTS
3.1 We reserve the right to periodically update prices on the Website, which cannot be guaranteed for any period of time. We shall make every effort to ensure prices are correct at the point at which you place an order.
3.2 We reserve the right to withdraw all or any of the Services from the Website at any time.
3.3 We shall not be liable to anyone for withdrawing the Services from the Website or for refusing to process an order.
4.1 If we start to perform our side of this Agreement with your agreement before you exercise this right to cancel, the right to cancel is lost.
4.2 Once content has been published to the Website you will be liable in full for all fees.
4.3 Cancellation of an order can only be accepted providing content has not already been published and at our sole discretion.
5 DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
5.1 Use of the Website/Services is at your own risk. The Website/Services are provided on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.
5.2 We give no warranty that the Website/Services will meet your requirements, that the Content will be accurate or reliable, that, in accordance with the general Disclaimer, the functionality of the Website/Services will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that the Website/Services or the server that makes them available are free of viruses or anything else that may be harmful or destructive.
5.3 Except as may be implied by law where you are dealing as a Consumer, in the event of any breach of these Conditions by us, your remedies shall be limited to damages which shall in no circumstances exceed the price of the Services in question and we shall under no circumstances be liable for any indirect, incidental or consequential loss or damage whatever (including loss of opportunity, contract, bargain or loss of profit (normal or exceptional) or continued expenses or payments to temporary staff (on contract or from agencies or however) used to fill vacancies for which you have advertised with us).
5.4 Nothing in these Conditions shall exclude or limit our liability for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or that of our agents or employees nor for fraudulent misrepresentation.
5.5 Nothing in this Agreement shall affect your statutory rights as a Consumer.
6 YOUR CONTENT
6.1 In using the Services, you will electronically submit advertisements for jobs in common with our other advertiser clients ("Content") to the Website via the Website's online Recruiter's area for Work Seekers to view Content, should they wish to do so.
6.2 Your Content will be automatically published by our systems (and without the assistance of any of our personnel) to the Website and we also offer you the facility to edit your advertisements already on the Website via the Recruiter area.
6.3 Your Content shall remain posted on the Website for such period of time as you decide. We however may remove the Content without notice to you and without reason.
6.4 You remain at all times completely and irrevocably responsible for all Content submitted electronically by you or representatives of you to the Website. We will not be liable or responsible for checking the Content to ensure it is correct, accurate, complete or that it does not contain any errors.
6.5 You will ensure that your Content complies with all applicable legislation, regulations, codes and guidelines applicable to such Content being advertised on the Website and the Website User Agreement.
7 CONTENT MANAGEMENT GENERALLY
7.1 We offer you the opportunity to search the online database of Work Seekers stored on the Website. This is done by way of a direct database search using search tools on the Website or by way of automatic matching by the Website of Content.
7.2 On the Website you will be offered automatic links to other sites. We do not accept any responsibility for or liability in respect of the content of those sites, the owners of which do not necessarily have any connection, commercial or otherwise, with us. Using automatic links to gain access to such sites is entirely at your own risk.
7.3 We will not be liable for any errors, emissions or mistakes during the electronic processing of Content to the Website. You will be responsible for keeping your Content up to date and accurate using the recruiter area on the Website.
7.4 You warrant that you have, or will procure prior to submitting Content on to the Website, all necessary consents, permissions, releases and licences to provide the Content to the Website and to deal with it as described in this Agreement.
7.5 You will notify us of any and all complaints within 48 hours of such complaint being received.
7.6 We do not guarantee or promise that the advertisements placed on the Website will lead to a successful advertising campaign for you.
7.7 We will charge fees to you for the Services at rates published from time to time on the Website or as specifically quoted in writing by us. We reserve the right to amend fees and pricing without prior notice to you.
7.8 Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, you will fully indemnify us from and against all claims, demands, actions, losses and damages, costs, charges, fines and expenses (including but not limited to reasonable costs and disbursements on a solicitor and client basis) arising from or incurred due to any infringement or alleged infringement of any third party intellectual property rights (particularly copyright, trade or business names, or trade marks) or for passing off allegations or actions caused by our use (pursuant to this Agreement) of the Content provided by you or you providing any Content which gives rise to any liability or expense which we suffer howsoever.
7.9 We may immediately delete, suspend, or refuse to accept any Content in accordance with the Acceptable Use Policy or the Contents Removal Policy and may change your Content's position on the Website without prior notice to you.
7.10 You must not under any circumstances seek to undermine the security of the Website nor seek to access, alter or delete any information to which we does not have authorised access, seek to overload the system via spamming or flooding, take any action or use any device, routine or software to crash, delay, damage or otherwise interfere with the operation of this Website or attempt to decipher, disassemble or modify any of the software, coding or information comprised in the Website.
7.11 You are responsible for ensuring that all information, data and files are free of viruses or other routines or engines that may damage or interfere with any system or data prior to being submitted to the Website.
8 USER ACCOUNT, PASSWORD AND SECURITY
8.1 If a particular Service requires you to open an account you will be required to complete the registration process by providing certain information and registering a username and password for use with the Services.
8.2 You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the username and password and also for all activities that take place under your account.
8.3 You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorised use of your password or account or any other breach of security.
8.4 In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever, whether direct, indirect or consequential resulting from the disclosure of your username and/or password before you inform us of any suspicion or evidence you have that your username and/or password may have been compromised and used by a party other than you.
8.5 You may not use another person's account at any time, without the express permission of the account holder who, as above, remains liable for everything that then occurs on the Website or the system generally which originates in or passes through your account.
9.1 Unless specifically agreed in writing, the resale of advertisements is not permitted. Any Recruiter found to be reselling or to have resold advertisements sold to them by us agrees to reimburse Hiredonline Ltd the difference between any reduced rates and our standard rates as published on the Website, for all advertisements that have been resold. The Recruiters account will be suspended indefinitely and no refund will be given for unused job credits.
WORK SEEKER CONDITIONS
1 THE SERVICES
1.1 The Website may provide communication tools such as email, chat areas, news groups, forums and/or other message or communication facilities, job search facilities, the ability for you to upload your CV to be viewed by others, a registration form which will allow others the ability to search on Content which you have provided and additional services available from time to time ("the Services").
1.2 Unless otherwise stated the Services are for your personal and non-commercial use only and you may not assign or transfer the benefit of this Agreement to any other person or party or use the Services for any purpose other than for which they are made available by you.
1.3 The services we provide via our Website are based on advertising and providing a venue for Work Seekers and potential Recruiters (or their agents) to make contact. As such, in making the Services available, we do not act in the capacity of an Employment Business or an Employment Agency as defined by the Employment Agencies and Employment Business Regulations 2003.
2 CHILD SUPERVISION
2.1 Ordinarily, we expect our users, both Recruiters and Work Seekers, to be adults. However, we acknowledge that the nature of internet services is that they may be accessed by minors without any ability on our part to prevent such access.
2.2 We are concerned about the safety and privacy of its users, particularly children. Parents who wish to allow their children access to and use of the Website/Services should supervise such access and use.
2.3 By allowing their child access to the Services, parents are allowing them access to all of the Services, including email, bulletin boards, chat areas, news groups, forums and/or other message or communication facilities.
2.4 It is therefore the parents' responsibility to determine which Services are appropriate for their child and to instruct their child to always use caution when revealing personally identifiable information about themselves via any of the Services.
3 USER ACCOUNT, PASSWORD AND SECURITY
3.1 If a particular Service requires you to open an account you will be required to complete the registration process by providing certain information and registering a username and password for use with the Services.
3.2 You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the username and password and also for all activities that take place under your account.
3.3 You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorised use of your password or account or any other breach of security.
3.4 In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever, whether direct, indirect or consequential resulting from the disclosure of your username and/or password before you inform us of any suspicion or evidence you have that your username and/or password may have been compromised and used by a party other than you.
3.5 You may not use another person's account at any time, without the express permission of the account holder who, as above, remains liable for everything that then occurs on the Website or the system generally which originates in or passes through your account.
4 ACCEPTABLE USE
4.1 You acknowledge that all information, text, graphics, logos, photographs, images, moving images, sound, illustrations and other materials ("the Content"), whether posted publicly or transmitted privately, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated.
4.2 We do not control or endorse the Content and cannot guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content and you acknowledge that by using the Services you may be exposed to Content that is offensive and/or indecent.
4.3 We will not be liable in any way for any Content or for any loss or damage of any kind resulting from the use of any Content transmitted via the Services and you agree to bear all risks associated with the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy or completeness of such Content.
4.4 In using the Website/Services you agree not to:
4.4.1 use the Services to send junk email, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes or any other unsolicited messages, commercial or otherwise;
4.4.2 post, publish, distribute or disseminate material or information that is defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, threatening, abusive, harassing or unlawful;
4.4.3 post, publish, distribute or disseminate material or information that incites discrimination, hate or violence towards any person or group on account of their race, religion, disability, nationality or otherwise;
4.4.4 threaten, abuse, disrupt, stalk or otherwise violate the legal rights (including rights of privacy and publicity) of others;
4.4.5 use any information or material in any manner that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent or other proprietary right of any party;
4.4.6 make available or upload files that contain a virus, worm, trojan or corrupt data that may damage the operation of the computer or property of another;
4.4.7 collect or store personal information about others, including email addresses;
4.4.8 advertise or offer to buy or sell goods or services for any commercial purpose, unless such communication facility specifically allows such messages;
4.4.9 impersonate any person or entity for the purpose of misleading others;
4.4.10 violate any applicable laws or regulations;
4.4.11 use the Website/Services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the Website/Services or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Website/Services;
4.4.12 post, publish, distribute or disseminate material or information that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information or confidential information disclosed in the course of employment or under a confidentiality agreement);
4.4.13 attempt to gain unauthorised access to any of the Services, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Website/Services through hacking, password mining or any other means.
4.5 We have no obligation to monitor the Services but shall be entitled to review materials posted to a communications facility and, at its sole discretion, to remove any material that breaches these Conditions or is otherwise objectionable in accordance with the Content Removal Policy.
5.1 We may terminate your access to any or all of the Services at any time, without notice, for any reason, including without limitation, breach of these Conditions.
5.2 We may also at any time, at our sole discretion, discontinue the Website/Services or any part thereof without prior notice and you agree that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Website/Services.
6 LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
6.1 The Website may include links to other websites that are controlled and maintained by us. This Agreement shall apply to your use of or access to any other website controlled by us however you find your way to that website, for example via another of our websites, by search engine or via links from other third party websites.
6.2 The Website may also include links to third party websites not controlled by us. In particular, these may be of our client advertisers or other parties where we have permitted a link to be made.
6.3 Any link to such third party websites is not an endorsement of such websites and you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the content or availability of any such sites and that you access them entirely at your own risk.
7 INTERNATIONAL USE
You agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United Kingdom or the country in which you reside (if different) and with all local laws and rules regarding acceptable use of and conduct on the Internet.
8 DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
8.1 Use of the Website/Services is at your own risk. The Website/Services are provided on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.
8.2 To the extent permitted by law, we will not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever (including without limitation loss of business, opportunity, data, profits (usual or exceptional)) arising out of or in connection with your use of the Website/Services.
8.3 We give no warranty that the Website/Services will meet your requirements, that the Content will be accurate or reliable, that, in accordance with the general Disclaimer, the functionality of the Website/Services will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that the Website/Services or the server that makes them available are free of viruses or anything else that may be harmful or destructive.
8.4 Nothing in these Conditions shall be construed so as to exclude or limit our liability for death or personal injury as a result of our negligence or that of our employees or agents or for fraudulent misrepresentation.
8.5 Nothing in these Conditions shall affect your statutory rights as a consumer.
CONTENT REMOVAL POLICY
1. We advertise job vacancies placed by third parties that are outside of our control.
2. We oblige those third parties to comply with law and good practice in the content and appearance of those advertisements, however, we do not edit or screen advertisements that we display and cannot be held responsible for the contents of these advertisements.
3. If you see an advertisement that you consider illegal or offensive, then please notify us immediately.
4. In order to identify the offending advertisement please report to us the published reference number which you will find displayed on the advertisement or give us any other information you feel it may be of use for us to have.
5. If possible please take a screen shot of the advertisement for evidential purposes. Client advertisers are able to change their advertisements without our input and if you have seen something about which you wish to complain, it will aid your complaint and our investigation of it if you can provide as good evidence as possible.
6. If you feel an advertisement infringes your intellectual property rights, (in particular, copyright, design right or trade mark) when submitting your complaint please provide us with evidence that you own the copyright.
7. Similarly, if you are making any other claim based on a potential confusion between your own products, services or identity and that of one of our client advertisers (in relation to a logo, name or other identifying characteristic) again, pass us as much information as you can to support your position.
8. Once in receipt of your complaint we will investigate and if appropriate we will remove or edit content.
9. However, please be aware that we are not in a position to legally arbitrate between parties over potential IPR breaches or passing-off actions and we therefore reserve our right to suspend any advertisement (with an appropriate credit at our discretion) until any disputes of which we are made aware are concluded (to our satisfaction having taken legal advice) or on the written agreement of all the relevant parties that the advertisement may proceed.
ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
1.1 This acceptable use policy sets out the terms between us under which you may access our Website and associated websites. This acceptable use policy applies to all users of, and visitors to, our sites.
1.2 Your use of any of our Websites means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the policies in this Acceptable Use Policy, which supplement our Conditions.
2. Prohibited Uses
2.1 You may use our sites only for lawful purposes. You may not use our sites:
2.1.1 In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;
2.1.2 In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;
2.1.3 For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way;
2.1.4 To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards set out below;
2.1.5 To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam); or
2.1.6 To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.
2.2 You also agree:
2.2.1 Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our sites in contravention of the provisions of the Agreement;
2.2.2 Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
- any part of our sites;
- any equipment or network on which our sites is stored;
- any software used in the provision of our sites; or
- any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.
3. Interactive Services
3.1 We may from time to time provide interactive services on our sites ("interactive services"), which may include, without limitation:
- Chat rooms;
- Bulletin boards;
- Message boards;
- User Forums.
3.2 Where we do provide any interactive services, we will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered, if it is moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical).
3.3 We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on our sites, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks.
3.4 However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on our sites, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.
3.5 Although we ordinarily expect our users to be adults, the nature of the internet is that its content may be accessed by minors. The use of any of our interactive services by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian.
3.6 We advise parents who permit their children to use an interactive service that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online, as moderation is not foolproof. Minors who are using any interactive service should be made aware of the potential risks to them.
3.7 Where we do moderate an interactive service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.
4. Content Standards
4.1 These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our sites ("Content"), and to any interactive services associated with it.
4.2 You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
4.3 Content must:
4.3.1 Be accurate (where they state facts);
4.3.2 Be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and
4.3.3 Comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted;
4.4 Content must not:
4.4.1 Contain any material which is defamatory of any person;
4.4.2 Contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory;
4.4.3 Promote sexually explicit material;
4.4.4 Promote violence;
4.4.5 Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
4.4.6 Infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person;
4.4.7 Be likely to deceive any person;
4.4.8 Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence;
4.4.9 Promote any illegal activity;
4.4.10 Be threatening, abuse or invade another's privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;
4.4.11 Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person;
4.4.12 Be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person;
4.4.13 Give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or
4.4.14 Advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
5. Suspension and Termination
5.1 We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this acceptable use policy through your use of any our sites. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.
5.2 Failure to comply with this Acceptable Use Policy constitutes a material breach of the terms of the Agreement upon which you are permitted to use our sites.
5.3 Notwithstanding any remedy which may be available to us under the Agreement, by statute or under common law, we may take all or any of the following actions:
5.3.1 Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our sites;
5.3.2 Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our sites;
5.3.3 Issue of a warning to you;
5.3.4 Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach;
5.3.5 Further legal action against you; and
5.3.6 Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.
5.4 We exclude all liability for any losses you may incur as a result of any action we may take in response to breaches of this Acceptable Use Policy.
5.5 The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.
6. Changes to the Acceptable Use Policy
6.1 We may revise this acceptable use policy 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 make, as they are legally binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in this acceptable use policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our sites.
1. We give no warranty or other assurance as to the operation, quality or functionality of any of our sites. Your access to any of our sites may be interrupted, restricted or delayed for any reason.
2. We also give no warranty or other assurance as to the vacancies and content of the material appearing on the sites, its accuracy, completeness, timelessness or fitness for any particular purpose, particularly where this is under the control of our client advertisers.
3. To the full extent permissible by law, we disclaim all responsibility for any damages or losses (including, without limitation, financial loss, damages for loss in business projects, loss of profits or other consequential losses) arising in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of or inability to use any of our sites or any material appearing on them or from any action or decision taken as a result of your using any of our sites or using or relying on any material appearing on any of them.
4. All of our sites may contain links to external sites, either through identifiable hot links or through accessing our client advertisers sites through their material which will contain a hidden link to their home page or other site controlled by them.
5. We are not responsible for and have no control over the content of such sites. Information on any of our sites or via hypertext link from them to other sites is made available without responsibility on our part.
6. We further disclaim all responsibility and liability (including for negligence) in relation to information on or accessible from any of our sites.
7. Our advertiser clients are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on any of our sites complies with all relevant laws and regulations.
8. Accordingly, although we encourage our advertiser clients to ensure that their material is accurate in accordance with the Content Standards, set out above, we do not accept responsibility for any error, omission or inaccuracy in such advertising material.