Terms of Service
PLEASE READ OUR TERMS OF SERVICE FOR WWW.POWERWOMEN.ORG.UK CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE. THESE TERMS GOVERN MEMBERS’ USE OF THIS SITE. YOU MAY ONLY ACCESS THE MEMBERS’ AREA IF YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS, YOU MUST NOT ACCESS OR USE THE MEMBERS’ AREA. BY DOING SO, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS.
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE
These members’ terms of website use set out the terms between you and us under which you may access the members’ area of the site. Members of PowerWomen Network agree to be bound by the terms of these terms of website use in relation to their use of the site. Where members are not logged in but merely access or browse on the Site, they will be treated as visitors and must agree to the terms of website use www.powerwomen.org.uk/privacy-policy.
Your use of the Members’ Area means that you accept, and agree to abide by these members’ terms of website use.
1. DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION
In these members’ terms of site use, the following words have the following meanings:
1.1 “Members’ Area” means the area of the Site which is accessible only to PowerWomen Network and its Members, where Members are able to upload and edit content on the Site in accordance with these Terms;
1.2 “Intellectual Property Rights” means patents, rights to inventions, copyright and related rights, trade marks, trade names, domain names, rights in get-up, rights in goodwill or to sue for passing off, unfair competition rights, rights in designs, rights in computer software, database rights, topography rights, moral rights, rights in confidential information (including without limitation know-how and trade secrets) and any other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications for, and renewals or extensions of, such rights, and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection in any part of the world;
1.3 “Member” or “you” means a business or a person which has registered and been accepted as a member on the Site;
1.4 “Site” means the website at www.powerwomen.uk.org;
1.5 “Terms” means these Members’ Terms of Forum Use;
1.6 “Use” of the Site includes but is not restricted to accessing, browsing, registering to use the Forum, uploading data or content to the Forum, or contacting or otherwise providing information or data to us via the Site;
1.7 “visitor” means a user who is not a Member who browses or accesses the Site, or a Member who is not logged into the Forum and is merely browsing or accessing other parts of the Site; and
1.8 “we” means PowerWomen Network, as set out in Condition 3.
2. VISITOR TERMS OF WEBSITE USE
2.1 The Site is owned and operated by PowerWomen Network. These Terms (together with the documents referred to in them) apply to all Members of PowerWomen Network who register on the Site and set out the terms under which you may as Members access and Use the Members’ Area.
2.2 Please read these Terms carefully before you start to use the Members’ Area, as these will apply to your Use of the Members’ Area. We recommend that you print a copy of this for future reference.
2.3 By Using the Members’ Area, you confirm that you accept these Terms and that you agree to comply with them.
2.4 If you do not agree to these Terms, you must not use the Members’ Area.
3. INFORMATION ABOUT US
3.1 We are registered in England and Wales under company number 10981872 and have our registered office at 272 Kensington High Street, Suite 160, London W8 6ND, United Kingdom.
3.2 We are a limited company.
4. CHANGES TO THESE TERMS
4.1 We may revise these Terms at any time by amending this page.
4.2 Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as these are binding on you.
5. CHANGES TO THE SITE
5.1 We may update the Site including the Members’ Area from time to time, and may change the content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on the Site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it.
5.2 We do not guarantee that the Members’ Area or any other part of the Site, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.
6. ACCESSING THE SITE
6.1 The Members’ Area is made available to Members of the Site provided their membership fee have been duly paid for the relevant year.
6.2 We do not guarantee that the Members’ Area or any other part of the Site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to the Members’ Area or any other part of the Site is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of the Site without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason the Site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
6.3 You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Members’ Area.
6.4 You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Members’ Area through your internet connection are aware of these Terms and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.
7. YOUR ACCOUNT AND PASSWORD
7.1 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. You must not disclose it to any third party.
7.2 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 reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms.
7.3 If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must notify us immediately.
8. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
8.1 We are the owner or the licensee of all Intellectual Property Rights in the Site, and in the material which we publish on it. Such works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved. 8.2 Subject to Condition 14.3, Members are the owners or the licensees of all Intellectual Property Rights in the material which they upload or to which they place links in the Members’ Area.
8.3 You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials which you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
8.4 Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content which we have placed on the Forum or any other part of the Site must always be acknowledged.
8.5 You must not use any part of the content of the Site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us.
8.6 If you print off, copy or download any part of the Members’ Area or any other part of the Site in breach of these Terms, your right to use the Members’ Area will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies or modifications of copies of any materials which you have made. We may also take action to prevent you from accessing the Members’ Area.
9. NO RELIANCE ON INFORMATION
9.1 The content which is provided on the Site is intended to assist visitors to the Site in giving access to various papers, studies and thought leadership documents or other services which partners or Members may offer. It does not amount to advice or an endorsement of any such studies, white papers, documents or other services.
9.2 We make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on the Site is accurate, complete or up-to-date, whether the material in question is published by a Member or us.
10. LIMITATION OF OUR LIABILITY
10.2 To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to the Site or any content on it, whether express or implied.
10.3 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:
10.3.1 use of, or inability to Use, the Members’ Area or any part of the Site; or
10.3.2 use of or reliance on any content displayed in the Members’ Area or any part of the Site.
10.4 Please note that in particular, we will not be liable for:
10.4.1 loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
10.4.2 business interruption;
10.4.3 loss of anticipated savings;
10.4.4 loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
10.4.5 any indirect or consequential loss or damage.
10.5 We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your Use of the Members’ Area or any part of the Site or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.
10.6 We are not responsible for the content of material which Members provide links to in the Members’ Area. Such links do not constitute an endorsement by us of those linked materials. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of such linked materials.
12. You will indemnify and keep fully and effectively indemnified us on demand from and against any and all claims made against us in relation to any alleged or ascertained breach by you of Condition 14 (Uploading content to the Members’ Area). Such indemnity will include all liability, losses, damages, costs and expenses of any nature incurred by us directly or indirectly to the extent arising as a consequence of or in connection with such claim. The indemnity in this Condition shall remain in full force and effect notwithstanding the termination or expiry of these Terms.
13. You will indemnify and keep fully and effectively indemnified us on demand from and against any and all claims made against us in relation to any alleged or ascertained breach by you of Condition 18 (take-down policy). Such indemnity will include all liability, losses, damages, costs and expenses of any nature incurred by us directly or indirectly to the extent arising as a consequence of or in connection with such claim. The indemnity in this Condition shall remain in full force and effect notwithstanding the termination or expiry of these Terms.
14. UPLOADING CONTENT TO THE FORUM
14.1 Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to the Members’ Area, or to make contact with other users of the Members’ Area, you must comply with the content standards set out in Condition 18.2.4.
14.2 You warrant that any such contribution complies with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of such warranty.
14.3 Any content you upload to the Members’ Area will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such content for any purpose.
14.4 We may disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to the Site constitutes a violation of their Intellectual Property Rights, or of their right to privacy.
14.5 We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any content posted by you or any other user of the Site.
14.6 We have the right to remove any posting you make in the Members’ Area if, in our opinion, it does not comply with the content standards set out in Condition 18.2.4.
14.7 The views expressed by other users on the Site do not necessarily represent our views or values.
15.1 We do not guarantee that the Site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.
15.2 You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access the Site. You are responsible for providing your own virus protection software.
15.3 You must not misuse the Members’ Area or any other part of the Site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Site, the server on which the Site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Site. You must not attack the Site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. 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 the Members’ Area will cease immediately.
16. LINKING TO THE SITE
16.1 You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.
16.2 You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
16.3 You must not establish a link to the Site in any website that is not owned by you.
16.4 We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
16.5 The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards in Condition 18.2.4.
16.6 If you wish to make any use of content on the Site other than that set out above, you must notify us in writing.
17. THIRD PARTY LINKS AND RESOURCES ON THE SITE
17.1 Where the Site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, you must ensure that the linked websites, pages and materials conform with Condition 18.
17.2 We may set additional restrictions from time to time on the type and quantity of links and resources which may be uploaded onto the Members’ Area by any Member and we will provide notice of such restrictions on the Forum.
17.3 We have no control over the contents of third party links or resources to which links may be placed by you on the Site.
18. TAKE-DOWN POLICY
18.1 Prohibited uses
18.1.1 You may use the Site and Members’ Area only for lawful purposes. You may not use the Members’ Area or any other part of the Site:
(a) in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;
(b) in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;
(c) for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way;
(d) to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards in Condition 18.2.4 below;
(e) to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam); or
(f) 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.
18.1.2 You also agree:
(a) not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of the Members’ Area or any other part of the Site in contravention of the provisions of these Terms;
(b) not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
(i) any part of the Site;
(ii) any equipment or network on which the Site is stored;
(iii) any software used in the provision of the Site; or
(iv) any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.
18.2 Interactive services
18.2.1 We may from time to time provide or cease to provide interactive services on the Site including without limitation the Members’ Area.
18.2.2 The Forum:
(a) We are not obliged to monitor material which is placed in the Members’ Area by third parties.
(b) If we are notified or otherwise become aware of any material of the Members’ Area or any other part of the Site placed by a Member in breach of these Terms, we will moderate such material accordingly.
(c) We will moderate material as required in accordance with Condition 18.2.4 (content standards) below and deal with any breach of this Condition 18 in accordance with Condition 18.2.5 (suspension and termination).
(d) If you become aware that any material placed by you on your behalf breaches these Terms, you must immediately remove the relevant material from the Members’ Area and notify us.
18.2.3 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.
18.2.4 Content standards
These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to the Site (contributions), 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.
(a) Contributions must:
(i) be accurate (where they state facts);
(ii) be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and
(iii) comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
(b) Contributions must not:
(i) contain any material which is defamatory of any person;
(ii) contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory;
(iii) promote sexually explicit material;
(iv) promote violence;
(v) promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
(vi) infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person;
(vii) be likely to deceive any person;
(viii) be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence;
(ix) promote any illegal activity;
(x) be threatening, abusive or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;
(xi) be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person;
(xii) be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person;
(xiii) give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or
(xiv) advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
18.2.5 Suspension and termination
We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of the take-down policy in this Condition 18 through your use of the Site. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate. Failure to comply with the take-down policy in this Condition 18 constitutes a material breach of these Terms, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:
(a) immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to Use the Members’ Area;
(b) immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to the Members’ Area;
(c) issue of a warning to you;
(d) 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;
(e) further legal action against you; and
(f) 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 take-down policy. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.
19. CHANGES TO THE TAKE-DOWN POLICY
We may revise this take-down 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 take-down policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on the Site.
20.1.1 Any notice given under or in relation to these Terms will be in writing and signed by or on behalf of the party giving it and will be served by:
(a) delivering it personally or by sending it by pre-paid first class post, or recorded delivery or registered post;
(b) by facsimile transmission; or
(c) by e-mail provided that the requirement for the notice to be signed will not apply to notices served by e-mail, without prejudice to any such other modes of service as may from time to time be permitted by the Civil Procedure Rules 1999 and any Practice Directions applying thereto or any amendment or re-issue thereof to the address and for the attention of the relevant party set out in Condition 20.3.
20.2 Any such notice will be deemed to have been received:
20.2.1 if delivered personally, at the time of delivery;
20.2.2 in the case of pre-paid first class post or recorded delivery or registered post, 48 hours from the date of posting if from and to an address in the United Kingdom or Northern Ireland and five days from the date of posting if from and to an address elsewhere;
20.2.3 in the case of registered airmail, five days from the date of posting;
20.2.4 in the case of facsimile 12 hours after the time of transmission provided an error-free transmission has been received by the sender provided that within 24 hours of transmission a copy of the facsimile is sent by post to the intended recipient in accordance with the provisions of Condition 20.1.1; and
20.2.5 in the case of e-mail at the time the e-mail enters an Information System of the intended recipient provided that no error message indicating failure to deliver has been received by the sender and provided further that within 24 hours of transmission a hard copy of the e-mail signed by or on behalf of the person giving it is sent by post to the intended recipient in accordance with the provisions of Condition
20.1.1, provided that if deemed receipt occurs before 9am on a Business Day the notice will be deemed to have been received at 9am on that day, and if deemed receipt occurs after 5pm on a Business Day, or on a day which is not a Business Day, the notice will be deemed to have been received at 9am on the next Business Day.
20.3 The addresses and fax number of the parties for the purposes of Condition 20.1.1 are:
for Power Women Network:
(a) post: ; 272 Kensington High Street, Suite 160, London W8 6ND, United Kingdom
(b) telephone: +44 7949 342120
(c) e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or such replacement contact details as we may place on the Site from time to time;
for you: the contact details which you provide upon registration for Use of the Members’ Area.
20.4 In proving such service it will be sufficient to prove that the envelope containing such notice was addressed to the address of the relevant party set out in Condition 20.2 (or as otherwise notified by that party hereunder) and delivered either to that address or into the custody of the postal authorities as a pre-paid recorded delivery, registered post or airmail letter, or that the notice was transmitted by fax to the fax number of the relevant party set out in Condition 20.3 (or as otherwise notified by that party hereunder).
20.5 For the purpose of this Condition the following words and phrases will have the following meanings unless the context requires otherwise:
20.5.1 “Business Day” means any day which is not a Saturday, a Sunday or a public holiday in the United Kingdom;
20.5.2 “First class post” includes recorded delivery and registered post; and
20.5.3 “Information System” means a system for generating, sending, receiving, storing or otherwise processing electronic communications.
21. APPLICABLE LAW
These Terms, its subject matter and its formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. We both agree to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
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