Website Terms and Conditions
This website and other Mitrefinch sites which link to this page are owned by Mitrefinch Group of Companies and its co-owners and licensors.
Use of Mitrefinch Group websites
If you have purchased a licence, subscription or otherwise entered into an agreement with us (for example as a delegate at a conference) you will also be governed by the terms of that agreement, which shall prevail in the event of a conflict. Online purchases have additional terms and conditions relating to the transaction as indicated on the relevant website.
Access to Mitrefinch Group websites
We try to ensure that website availability is uninterrupted and that transmissions will be error-free. However, we cannot, guarantee that your access will not be suspended or restricted from time to time, including to allow for repairs, maintenance or the introduction of new facilities or services. We of course try to limit the frequency and duration of any suspension or restriction.
Accounts and passwords
Intellectual property rights
The content, layout, design, data, databases and graphics on this website are protected by UK and other international intellectual property laws and are owned by the Mitrefinch Group or its licensors. Unless expressly permitted in writing in a licence agreement or referenced herein
You may not create any derivative work or make any other adaptation, without our prior written consent. You must not modify the copies you have displayed or printed in any way and you may not use any illustrations, photographs, videos or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
The trademarks and logos which are displayed on the websites are the trademarks of the Mitrefinch Ltd and its licensors. Any use including framing, metatags or other text utilising the Mitrefinch Limited's trademarks or other trademarks displayed, is strictly prohibited without our (or our licensor's) express written consent.
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 any of our sites constitutes a violation of their rights, including without limitation, their intellectual property rights, reputational rights or of their right to privacy.
Permission for use of our intellectual property
Any request for permission of our content or images, or other use of our intellectual property not authorised under a subscription, should be made using the contact us form.
Our websites contain links including hyperlinks which may take you outside Mitrefinch Group websites. Links are provided for your convenience, and an inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement or approval by us of the linked website, its operator or content. We have no control over the contents or functionality of those sites and accept no responsibility for any loss or damages that may arise from your use of them. We are not responsible for any website outside the Mitrefinch Group websites, and such websites use will be subject to relevant terms and conditions and privacy policies.
You may link to articles or the home page of Mitrefinch websites but with regard to any other of our websites, you must not deep link to any of our other websites or link to our home pages without our agreement in writing. You may not provide a link which suggests a form of association, approval or endorsement on our part, unless we have expressly agreed to this in writing. We reserve the right to withdraw any linking permission upon notice to you or by amending these terms and conditions.
Please note: If you are using one of the popular "offline browsers" that allow you to download content from a site and read it later, please be aware that subject to ensuring that this amounts to only a small proportion of content, strictly for your personal non-commercial use, or where this amounts to "fair dealing" we impose one restriction on their use.
Disclaimers and limitations of liability
a) General disclaimers
Description or reference to a product or publication does not imply endorsement of that product or publication, unless it is owned by Mitrefinch Group and in which case it is subject to the disclaimers limitations of liability herein and within any licence or other agreement with you the latter of which shall prevail in the event of a conflict. To the fullest extent permitted by law, the material and information displayed on our websites is provided “as is” without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to accuracy.
We try and ensure our websites are available for use 24 hours per day, 7 days per week other than for a small period for scheduled down time, however we do not warrant that at other time our websites will be available. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we will be not be liable to you for damages or refunds should our sites become unavailable or access to a site.
Limitation of Liability
To the fullest extent permitted by law, the Mitrefinch Group expressly excludes:
i. All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law of the law of equity;
ii. Any liability caused by a force majeure event;
iii. Any obligation of effectiveness or accuracy; and
iv. Other than as set out below, any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by you in connection with this agreement, including by your use or inability to use any information on our website or within any publication subscribed to, via any websites linked to our website(s) and any material posted on it, including without limitation any liability for loss of income or revenue, loss of business, loss of profits or contracts anticipated savings, loss of data, loss of goodwill, wasted time and for other loss or damage of any kind, howsoever and whether caused by tort including negligence, by breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.
Nothing in this provision affects our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence nor for liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under the applicable law. These provisions do not affect any applicable statutory rights.
You must not use the website in any way that causes or is likely to cause the website or access to it to be interrupted, damaged or impaired in any way. You understand that you are solely responsible for all electronic communications and contents sent from your computer to us. You must use the website for lawful purposes only. You must not use the website for any of the following:
- For fraudulent purposes or in connection with a criminal offence or otherwise carry out any unlawful activity
- To send, use or re-use any material that is illegal, offensive, abusive, indecent, harmful, defamatory, obscene or menacing racist, abusive, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, in breach of confidence, infringes any intellectual property rights, or is otherwise injurious to third parties; or objectionable; or which consists of or contains software viruses, trojan horses, worms, time bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings or any spam
- To cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety
- To impersonate any third party or otherwise mislead as to the origin of your content
Governing law and jurisdiction
To the fullest extent permitted by law, these terms will be governed by the laws of England and shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England whose courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction, unless as at the date of formation of any agreement with you either i) the laws of England would not be upheld in the Courts in the users stated country location; ii) an English judgement could not be enforced in the user stated country location; or iii) it would take six months or more for the Mitrefinch Group to enforce an English judgement in the users stated country location, then it is hereby agreed that this Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the subscriber’s stated country (or state if applicable) and their courts. Notwithstanding any of the above, this clause is governed by the laws of England.
Last updated: February 2013