Your use of this website is subject to these terms and conditions. We suggest that you print out and keep a copy of these terms and conditions. Please pay particular attention to clauses 3, 6 and 7.
1. The Agreement Between Us
1.2 Any error or omission of any information that we publish on the Website shall be subject to correction, provided that the correction does not materially affect the Website.
2. Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Rights
2.1 All information, data and materials used in the Website are protected by rights, including copyright, design rights, database rights and trade marks. All these rights are either owned by us or licensed to us by the rights owner(s) for use with the Website or otherwise used by us as permitted by applicable law.
2.2 You may:
(a) print or download to a local hard disk extracts from the Website for your own personal, non-commercial use; and
2.3 Any other copying, distribution, storing, framing or transmission of any kind or any sort of commercial use of the material used on the Website is strictly prohibited without our express consent.
2.4 ICOUK reserves the right at any time at its discretion to withdraw or modify the licence set out at 2.2 above.
3.1 The Website contains general information only and is not intended to constitute specific legal or other professional advice. Always consult a suitably qualified lawyer on any specific legal problem or matter that you have.
3.2 Whilst we try to make sure that the information contained on the Website is accurate, ICOUK assumes no responsibility for such information and disclaims all liability in respect of such information.
4.1 You may not create a hypertext link to the Website without obtaining our prior written consent. Should you wish to create a link to the Website please email us via our on-line Contact Us form.
4.2 ICOUK reserves the right to employ such measures as are necessary to remove any linking or framing to the Website.
5. Acceptable Use Policy
(a) use the Website to receive, access or transmit material that is obscene, sexually explicit, defamatory, threatening, degrading, racist, in breach of confidence or in breach of third party intellectual property rights (including copyright) or otherwise objectionable or unlawful;
(b) impersonate any person, or entity or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity;
(c) access or attempt to access parts of the Website that you are not authorised to access;
(d) interfere with the use of the Website by other users;
(e) use the Website to gain unauthorised access to other computer systems or interfere with services to other host providers, networks or websites;
(f) use the Website to knowingly or recklessly transmit material (including viruses) or otherwise use the Website so as to cause harm to the Website, ICOUK or other users or which is likely to bring the Website or ICOUK into disrepute; or
(g) intentionally violate any other applicable law or regulation while using the Website.
6.2 You are responsible for providing all computer equipment, mobile phone equipment and telecommunications service required to use the Website. We cannot and do not accept any responsibility for these and cannot guarantee the continued availability of any other person or services involved in providing the Website to you.
6.3 The Internet is not a secure environment and we cannot guarantee that the Website and the server are free of computer viruses or other harmful applications. We recommend that you regularly update your browser software and use up-to-date anti-virus software to ensure that your access to the Website is as secure as possible.
6.4 Your access to the Website may be occasionally restricted due to events beyond our reasonable control or to allow for repairs, maintenance or the introduction of new facilities or services. Where this happens, we will attempt to restore the Website as soon as we reasonably can.
6.5 The Website contains links to other websites and to material contained on other websites. ICOUK is not responsible for the content of such other websites and to the extent permitted by law disclaims all liability in respect of such content and of any other websites or content which you may be able to access from these websites.
7. Your Responsibility to Us
8. Terminations and Suspension
8.1 ICOUK may cancel or suspend your access to the Website if:
(b) you have behaved in a way which objectively could be regarded as inappropriate or is unlawful or illegal or which would bring ICOUK into disrepute.
8.2 ICOUK may suspend access to the Website or require you to change any passwords that you may use to access parts of the Website if we reasonably believe that the Website has been or is likely to be misused, and we will notify you accordingly.
8.3 It may be necessary, for reasons beyond our control, to terminate the Website and if this occurs we will endeavour to provide as much notice as is reasonably possible in the circumstances.
8.4 Any termination of the Website or your access to the Website will not affect the liability previously incurred by either of us to the other.
10. Disputes and Law
10.1 ICOUK will try to solve any disagreements quickly and efficiently. If you are not happy with the way we deal with any disagreement you may wish to seek independent legal advice.
11. Access Outside the UK
11.1 ICOUK cannot guarantee that the Website complies with all foreign and local laws and requirements outside the United Kingdom.