1. These website terms (the “Terms”) set out the terms and conditions upon which we, Ryecroft Glenton (a UK partnership whose partners are listed on the website), with offices at 32 Portland terrace, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE21QP, and our associated offices from time to time (collectively “Ryecroft Glenton”, “we”, “us”, “our”) make available our website (the “Website”), any content and features published on the Website or otherwise made available to you (“Content”) to visitors, subscribers, users and other individuals who directly or indirectly access the Website or Content or contact us (each a “User”, “you”, “your”).
  2. If you have any questions, complaints or other requests you can contact us here.
  3. By using our Website or Content, you confirm that you accept these Terms and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these Terms, you must not use our Website and Content. We recommend that you print a copy of these Terms for future reference.
  4. These Terms incorporate by reference the following documents, which you will be bound by:
    • our Privacy Notice, which explains how we process any personal data about our Users; and
    • our Acceptable Use Policy, which sets out the permitted uses and prohibited uses of our Website and Content.
  5. To the extent of any conflict, the above-mentioned documents will prevail over these Terms.
  6. Our Website and Content are not aimed at minors and all Users should be over 18 years old.
  7. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our Website or Content through your internet connection are aware of these Terms and that they comply with them.

CHANGES

  1. We may amend these Terms from time to time at our sole discretion by posting amended terms to the Website. Every time you wish to use our Website or Content, please check these Terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.
  2. We may update and change our Website and Content from time to time to reflect changes to our products and services, our Users’ needs and our business priorities.

SUSPENSION AND TERMINATION

  1. We do not guarantee that our Website and Content will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our Website and Content for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.
  2. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to terminate or restrict your access to our Website and Content at any time, without notice.
  3. We have no obligation to maintain any intellectual property content on our site or to forward any unread or unsent messages to you or any third party.
  4. Failure to comply with our Acceptable Use Policy constitutes a material breach of these Terms, and may result in our taking any action we may deem appropriate including all or any of the following actions:
    • Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use or access our Website and Content.
    • Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any Contribution (as defined below) uploaded by you to our Website.
    • Issue of a warning to you.
    • 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, or further legal action against you.
    • Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary or as required by law.

USE OF CONTENT

  1. We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our Website and Content. Those works are protected by intellectual property laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
  2. You agree to comply with our Acceptable Use Policy at all times.
  3. You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any pages from our Website for your non-commercial personal use only. If you do download or print copies of this website or any extracts from it, you must retain any copyright or intellectual property notices contained in the original material. You are solely responsible for any intellectual property right violations you may incur as a result of your activities 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 or any graphics separately from any accompanying text. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of all Content must always be acknowledged by adding the following text “Copyright of Ryecroft Glenton and its licensors. All Rights Reserved.”.
  4. Personal Data provided on the Website is done so with the consent of the individual for the sole purposes of advertising Ryecroft Glenton via the Website.  This consent is NOT transferable to 3rd parties, Personal Data must not be used without obtaining consent from the individuals and this only us.
  5. You must not use any part of our Content for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us and our licensors.
  6. If you print off, copy or download any part of our Website in breach of these Terms, your right to use our Website and Content will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.
  7. We are committed to respecting the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that this Website has infringed your intellectual property, please contact us without delay.

WHAT WE PROVIDE

  1. Our Content 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 our Content.
  2. We do not intend and are not authorised to give financial advice, so you should not rely on the information provided on our Website or in our Content when making decision concerning your financial health. You should always consult an appropriate professional. None of the information on our Website or in our Content is to form the basis of or be relied on in connection with the present or future financial health of an individual.
  3. We shall not be responsible or liable for any losses or damage that anyone may suffer as a result of relying on the information provided on our Website or in our Content.
  4. Although we make reasonable efforts to update our Content, where appropriate, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that our Content is accurate, complete or up to date.

USER-GENERATED CONTENT

  1. This Website may include information and materials uploaded by other Users, including to bulletin boards and chat rooms or chat facilities. This information and these materials have not been verified or approved by us. The views expressed by other Users on our Website do not represent our views or values.
  2. Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our Website, or to make contact with other Users, you must comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.
  3. You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those 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.
  4. Except for any job applications, CVs or other job application related documents received from you, any content you post or upload to our Website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your Content, but you are required to grant us and other Users a limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties. You agree that we may use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques that you send us for any purpose.
  5. 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 our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
  6. 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 set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.
  7. You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.

OUR LIABILITY

  1. We exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to our Website or Content.
  2. 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 Website or Content, or use of, or reliance on, our Website or Content or User-generated content.
  3. In particular, we will not be liable for:
    • loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
    • business interruption;
    • wasted expenses;
    • loss of anticipated savings;
    • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
    • any indirect or consequential loss or damage
  4. We exclude our liability for all action we may take in response to breaches of these Terms.
  5. Please note that we only provide our Website for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our Website 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.
  6. However, no liability provision shall be interpreted to 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 and any applicable consumer rights.

WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR VIRUSES

  1. We cannot guarantee the speed or security of the Website and Content. We shall not be responsible for the presence of any viruses, electronic bugs, Trojan horses, etc., and any damage that they may cause or loss that you may suffer, directly or indirectly, as a result of a virus attack that is traced to our Website and Content.
  2. You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our Website and Content. You should use your own virus protection software.

LINKS TO OUR WEBSITE OR CONTENT

  1. Links to, and embedding text from, our Website and Content are permitted but only provided that the linking site or object meets the standards that apply to each Contribution as set out in our Acceptable Use Policy. We reserve the right that links and embedded text be removed from any linking site or object at our sole discretion at any time.
  2. We will not allow any use of our logo as a ‘hot’ link to our Website and Content unless we approve the establishment of such a link in advance and in writing.
  3. Where our Website and Content contain links to other sites 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.
  4. We exclude all liability for any third-party material made available on/in our Website and Content or contained on any third-party website that it links to. Any contract concluded with a third-party company of a linked site will be between you and that company only and will be subject to their terms and conditions. You are responsible for viewing and complying with the privacy policy and terms of use posted at the linked sites.

GENERAL & GOVERNING LAW

  1. You may not assign, sub-license, or otherwise transfer any of your rights under these Terms. If any provision of these Terms is found to be invalid for any reason, the invalidity of that provision will not affect the remaining provisions of these Terms, which shall remain in full force and effect. Failure by either of us to exercise any right or remedy under these Terms does not constitute a waiver of that right or remedy.
  2. Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

 

ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY

 Prohibited uses

  1. You may use our Website and Content only for lawful purposes. You may not use our Website and Content:
    • In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
    • In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
    • For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.
    • To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards as set out below.
    • To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
    • To knowingly transmit or introduce 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. You further agree:
    • Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our Website and Content in contravention of the provisions of the Terms;
    • Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
      • any part of our Website and Content;
      • any equipment or network on which our Website and Content are stored;
      • any software used in the provision of our Website and Content; or
      • any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.
    • Not to attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Website and Content, the server on which our Website and Content are stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Website and Content. You must not attack our Website and Content via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you could commit a criminal offence under the relevant legislation. 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 Website and Content will cease immediately.

INTERACTIVE FEATURES

  1. We may from time to time provide interactive features on our Website.
  2. We will do our best to assess any possible risks for Users (and in particular, for children) from third parties when they use any interactive features provided on our Website, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant interactive feature (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive feature we provide on our Website, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive features by a User in contravention of our Content Standards (set out below), whether the feature is moderated or not. Where we do moderate an interactive feature, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.

CONTRIBUTION STANDARDS

  1. These content standards apply to any and all material, in whole or part, which you post, upload or otherwise contribute to our Website or Content, as well as your job applications and CVs (each a “Contribution”). The Content Standards must be complied with in spirit as well as to the letter. We will determine, at our discretion, whether a Contribution breaches the Content Standards.
  2. A Contribution must:
    • Be accurate (where it states facts).
    • Be genuinely held (where it states opinions).
    • Comply with applicable law in any country from which it is posted.
  3. A Contribution must not:
    • Be defamatory of any person.
    • Be 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.
    • Breach any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
    • Promote any illegal activity.
    • Be in contempt of court.
    • 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.
    • Impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
    • Give the impression that the Contribution emanates from us, if this is not the case.
    • Advocate, promote, incite any party to commit, or assist any unlawful or criminal act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
    • Contain a statement which you know or believe, or have reasonable grounds for believing, that members of the public to whom the statement is, or is to be, published are likely to understand as a direct or indirect encouragement or other inducement to the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
    • Contain any advertising or promote any services or web links to other websites, save where we have given our advance permission in writing.

Last updated January 2018