Legal

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE OF WEBSITE INCLUDING FORUM

 

OF

 

escapement.uk.com

 

1          ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

 

1.1       Your access to and use of escapement.uk.com ("the Website") and any Services referred to in Clause 2, is subject exclusively to these Terms and Conditions.  You will not use the Website/Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions.  By using the Website/Services you are fully accepting the terms, conditions and disclaimers contained in this notice.  If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions you must immediately stop using the Website/Services.

 

1.2       We reserve the right to update or amend these Terms and Conditions at any time and your continued use of the Website/Services following any changes shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such change.  It is therefore your responsibility to check the Terms and Conditions regularly for any changes.

 

2          THE SERVICES

 

The Website may provide communication tools such as email, bulletin boards, chat areas, news groups, forums and/or other message or communication facilities ("the Services") designed to enable you to communicate with others. Unless stated otherwise the Services are for your personal and non-commercial use only.

 

3          CHILD SUPERVISION

 

We are concerned about the safety and privacy of our users, particularly children.  Parents who wish to allow their children access to and use of the Website/Services should supervise such access and use.  By allowing your child access to the Services you are allowing your child access to all of the Services, including email, bulletin boards, chat areas, news groups, forums and/or other message or communication facilities.  It is therefore your responsibility to determine which Services are appropriate for your child.  Always use caution when revealing personally identifiable information about yourself or your children via any of the Services.

 

4          PRIVACY POLICY

 

            4.1       We are committed to responsible data management and subscribe to the principals of the data protection legislation in the United Kingdom.  We are committed to maintaining the privacy of our users and maintaining the security of any personal information received from you.  If you register for any of the Services you will be asked to provide basic personal information.  The information provided by you is not available for sale or use by third parties.  The information is used solely for notifying you of changes or updates to the Website/Services.

 

4.2       We will normally use a technology called "cookies" as part of our normal business procedure to track patterns of behaviour of visitors to the Website.  A cookie is an element of data that the Website sends to your browser that is then stored on your system.  You can set your browser to prevent this happening.  Any information collected in this way can be used to identify you unless you change your browser settings.

 

5          USER ACCOUNT, PASSWORD AND SECURITY

 

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 that Service.  You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the username and password and also for all activities which take place under your account.  You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorised use of your password or account or any other breach of security.  In no event will escapement.uk.com be liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever resulting from the disclosure of your username and/or password.  You may not use another person’s account at any time, without the express permission of the account holder.

 

6          ACCEPTABLE USE

 

6.1       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.  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.  Escapement.uk.com 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.

 

6.2       In using the Website/Services you agree not to:

 

6.2.1    use the Services to send junk email, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes or any other unsolicited messages, commercial or otherwise;

 

6.2.2    post, publish, distribute or disseminate material or information that is defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, threatening, abusive, harassing or unlawful;

 

6.2.3    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;

 

6.2.4    threaten, abuse, disrupt, stalk or otherwise violate the legal rights (including rights of privacy and publicity) of others;

 

6.2.5    use any information or material in any manner that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent or other proprietary right of any party;

 

6.2.6    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;

 

6.2.7    collect or store personal information about others, including email addresses;

 

6.2.8    advertise or offer to buy or sell goods or services for any commercial purpose, unless such communication facility specifically allows such messages;

 

6.2.9    impersonate any person or entity for the purpose of misleading others;

 

6.2.10  violate any applicable laws or regulations;

 

6.2.11  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;

 

6.2.12  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);

 

6.2.13  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.

 

6.3       We have no obligation to monitor the Services but shall be entitled to review materials posted to a communications facility and, at our sole discretion, to remove any material that breaches these Terms and Conditions or is otherwise objectionable.

 

7          TERMINATION

 

            We have the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Services at any time, without notice, for any reason, including without limitation, breach of these Terms and Conditions.  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.

 

8          LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

 

The Website/Services may include links to third party websites that are controlled and maintained by others.  Any link to other websites is not an endorsement of such websites and you acknowledge and agree that escapement.uk.com is not responsible for the content or availability of any such sites.

 

9          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.

 

10        INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

 

10.1     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.  In accessing the Website you agree that you will access the contents solely for your personal, non-commercial use.  None of the content may be downloaded, copied, reproduced, transmitted, stored, sold or distributed without the prior written consent of the copyright holder.  This excludes the downloading, copying and/or printing of pages of the Website for personal, non-commercial home use only.

 

10.2     escapement.uk.com does 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 Services.  The licence shall be terminated when such Content is deleted from the Services. If you wish to submit an article for publication please see the appropriate section of the website.  

 

11        INDEMNITY

 

You agree to indemnify and hold escapement.uk.com harmless from and against any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions and any claim or demand brought against escapement.uk.com by any third party arising out of your use of the Services and/or any Content submitted, posted or transmitted through the Services, including without limitation, all claims, actions, proceedings, losses, liabilities, damages, costs, expenses (including reasonable legal costs and expenses) howsoever suffered or incurred by escapement.uk.com  in consequence of your breach of these Terms and Conditions.

 

12        DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

 

12.1     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.

 

12.2     To the extent permitted by law, escapement.uk.com will not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever (including without limitation loss of business, opportunity, data, profits) arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website/Services.

 

12.3     escapement.uk.com makes no warranty that the Website/Services will meet your requirements, that Content will be accurate or reliable, that 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 which may be harmful or destructive.

 

12.4     Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall be construed so as to exclude or limit the liability of escapement.uk.com for death or personal injury as a result of the negligence of escapement.uk.com.

 

12.5     Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall affect your statutory rights as a consumer.

 

13        SEVERANCE

 

If any of these Terms and Conditions should be determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction then such Term or Condition shall be severed and the remaining Terms and Conditions shall survive and remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

 

14        GOVERNING LAW

 

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales and you hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.

 

Website disclaimer

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by escapement.uk.com and whilst we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of escapement.uk.com . We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, escapement.uk.com  takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

 

Copyright notice

This website and its content is copyright of escapement.uk.com limited © escapement.uk.com limited 2011. All rights reserved.

Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following:

  • you may print or download to a local hard disk extracts for your personal and non-commercial use only
  • you may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the website as the source of the material

You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.

Cookies

What is a Cookie?

Cookies are small files that are stored by a website within a web browsers.

 

How do we use Cookies?

We use cookies to enhance the functionality of our website. We also use cookies to help us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better user experience.

Cookies may be either “persistent” or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

 

Adjusting your Cookie settings

You can click the icon in the bottom left corner of the window to manage what Cookies our website uses. Please note we will need to set a cookie so that we can remember your choices when you next visit our website from the same browser. You will need to change these settings from each other browser you use.

Please also be aware that we make every effort to respect your choices, however, there is the possibility that not all cookies will be captured. If this is a concern then we would recommend that you change your cookie settings via your browser; your browser help function will tell you how.

 

What Cookies do we use?

The below table details which Cookies we use and what their purpose is. We define the Cookies that we use as either Strictly necessary or Performance related.

 

Strictly Necessary Cookies

Cookies defined as Strictly necessary enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, you may experience problems using our website.

Cookie name Purpose
PHPSESSID This cookie is used to identify your unique browsing session to the webserver and to temporarily store some information entered into website forms, so that can be 'remembered' between visits to different pages.
cookieLevel This cookie is used to store the option chosen in the cookie settings page so that your settings are preserved when you return to this website.

Performance Cookies

Without these cookies, we will not be able to determine the number of visits to our website, or how they use and navigate the website. We use this information to enhance our service to you. It is not used to identify you personally.

Cookie name Purpose
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These cookies are used to gather statistical usage and performance data relating to the website, enabling us to ensure that the website is performing optimally.

 

3rd Party Cookies

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