Terms & Conditions

This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the “Terms of Use” on which you may make use of the following websites (“our Websites”) whether as a guest or a registered user:

Please read these Terms of Use carefully before you start to use the Websites. By using our Websites, you indicate that you accept these Terms of Use and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please refrain from using our Websites.

Information about Us

Our Websites are operated by Wherelah.net.

Accessing our Websites

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

From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our Websites or all of our Websites, to those users who have registered with us.

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 and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password (whether chosen by you or allocated by us) at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms of Use.

When using our Websites, you must comply with the provisions of our Acceptable Use Policy (set out below).

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our Websites. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our Websites through your Internet connection are aware of these terms and that they comply with them.

Intellectual Property Rights

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our Websites and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All rights in these works are reserved except as expressly set out in these Terms of Use.

You may print off one copy and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our Websites for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on our Websites.

You must not modify (in any way) the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded, 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 Websites must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the materials on our Websites 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 Websites in breach of these Terms of Use, your right to use our Websites will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials that you have made.

Reliance on Information Posted

Factsheets, FAQs and other materials posted on our Websites 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 Websites (or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents).

Our Websites Changes Regularly

We aim to update our Websites regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our Websites or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our Websites 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 Websites 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:

  • All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.
  • Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our Websites or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our Websites, 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.

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

Information About You and Your Visits to Our Websites

We process information about you in accordance with our privacy policy [link to privacy policy here]. By using our Websites, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

Uploading Material to our Websites

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material to our Websites (including via frames), or to make contact with other users of our Websites, you must comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy below. You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards and you indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.

Any material you upload to our Websites will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to our Websites 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 materials posted by you or any other user of our Websites.

We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on our Websites if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy below.

Viruses, Hacking and Other Offences

You must not misuse our Websites in any malicious way which contravenes our acceptable use policy. 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 our Websites will cease immediately.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our Websites or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

Links From our Websites

Where our Websites contain links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. You should make sure you’re happy with the terms and conditions and privacy policy of any third party site.

Jurisdiction and applicable law

The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our Websites although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country. These Terms of Use are governed by English law.

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 make, 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 Websites.

ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY

This Acceptable Use Policy sets out the terms between you and us under which you may access our Websites. This Acceptable Use Policy applies to all users of, and visitors to, our Websites.

Your use of our Websites means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the policies in this Acceptable Use Policy, which supplement our Terms of Use.

Prohibited Uses

You may use our Websites only for lawful purposes. You may not use our Websites:

  • 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, detailed below;
  • to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam); or
  • 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.

You also agree:

  • not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our Websites in contravention of the provisions of our Terms of Use.
  • not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
  • any part of our Websites;
  • any equipment or network on which our Websites are stored;
  • any software used in the provision of our Websites; or
  • any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

Content Standards

These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute (“contributions”) to our Websites, including via framing, and to any interactive services associated with it.

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.

Contributions must:

  • 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.

Suspension and Termination

We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this Acceptable Use Policy through your use of our Websites. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.

Failure to comply with this Acceptable Use Policy constitutes a material breach of the Terms of Use upon which you are permitted to use our Websites, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

  • immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our Websites;
  • immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our Websites;
  • 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;
  • further legal action against you;
  • disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.

We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this Acceptable Use Policy. The responses described in this policy are not limited and we may take any other action we deem appropriate. Changes to this Acceptable Use Policy.

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 Websites.

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