Terms & Conditions

General terms of use

References in these terms of use to “we”, “our” and “us”, etc. are references to us, Horizon Digital Economy Research at The University of Nottingham. Your use of our website at www.horizon.ac.uk is subject to these terms of use. If you do not agree to these terms of use, you are not authorised to use or continue using our website.

We may amend these terms of use at any time and any revised version will be effective immediately that it is displayed on our website.

Additional terms of use

Additional terms of use apply to the use of certain areas or features of our website. These additional terms of use are set out on the relevant pages of our website and form part of these terms of use as if set out in full below. However, in the event of any conflict between these terms of use and any additional terms of use, the latter shall prevail.

Copyright and trade marks

We own or are licensed to use all copyright and other intellectual property rights in and to our website, its design and content, and all technical infrastructure relating to it.

Material contained in our website may be downloaded, viewed and printed for personal non-commercial use or for internal non-commercial circulation within your organisation provided that no trade mark, copyright or other proprietary notices contained in or appearing on such material are removed in whole or in part. Material contained in our website may not otherwise be copied, reproduced or redistributed in whole or in part without our prior written permission. In particular, it must not be reproduced or exploited for commercial gain. All other rights are reserved and you must ask our permission before making any other use of material contained in our website. This permission to reproduce material does not extend to material identified as belonging to third parties, where you must obtain the permission of the relevant owners before reproducing such material.

The trade marks and logos (including The University of Nottingham “castle” logo) used and displayed on our website are our registered and unregistered trade marks or those of others. You may not use these trade marks without our prior written permission or that of the owner(s) of the trade mark(s) in question.

Privacy policy

Please read our Privacy Policy which explains the basis upon which we will hold, process and use any personal data which you provide to us.

Freedom of Information

As a public authority, we have two main responsibilities under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The first is to maintain a “publication scheme”, which is a guide to the information which we hold which is routinely made available to the public. We have prepared a Structured Guide which follows the Model Scheme for Higher Education approved by the Information Commissioner. The second responsibility, which comes into force in January 2005, is to deal with individual requests for certain information. Individuals already have rights under the Data Protection Act 1998 to access their personal data. Under the Freedom of Information Act we must inform any person who makes a request for non-personal information whether we hold that information and, subject to certain exemptions, we must provide that person with that information. Further information on Freedom of Information.

Accessibility

We aim to make our website and the material provided on it accessible to as many people as possible. The site has been tested on all commonly used browsers and on a number of screen readers, but please note that you may see inconsistencies in the presentation of pages if you are using an older or deprecated version of a browser. Further information on accessibility.

Equality and diversity

We believe in treating all individuals fairly and with equal respect and we would invite you to read our Equality and Diversity Policy.

Your obligations when accessing our website

In accessing any part of our website, you agree:

  • not to use our website in such a way that disrupts, interferes with or restricts the use of our website by other users;
  • not to upload, display or transmit any materials to or through our website which are false, plagiarised, offensive, defamatory, threatening, obscene, unlawful or which infringe the rights (including copyright) of any other person anywhere in the world;
  • not, except insofar as permitted by law, to reverse engineer, decompile, copy or adapt any software or other code or scripts forming part of our website or attempt to transmit to or via our website any information that contains a virus, worm, Trojan horse or other harmful or disruptive component;
  • not to change, modify, delete, interfere with or misuse data contained on our website and entered by or relating to any third party user of our website; and
  • to indemnify (pay) us for any loss, expenses or damage we suffer or incur if you breach any of these obligations or any other provision of these terms of use.

Passwords

If required to use a password to access any part of our website, you agree:

  • to ensure that any details supplied to us in order to register for such access are accurate and to advise us promptly in the event that any such details change;
  • to keep confidential any personal login password provided by us and to be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from use of any such password by any third party.

We reserve the right to terminate your access to password protected parts of our website if we consider that you are using our website in a manner detrimental to us or to our website or to other users.

Discussion boards

You are welcome to contribute to the discussion boards on our website. However, you must follow our Posting Rules and your use is only authorised on that basis.

Exclusions and limitations of liability

Owing to the nature of the Internet we cannot guarantee that our website or the websites to which it is linked will always be available to you. We also cannot guarantee that any material which you download from or access on our website or the websites to which it is linked will be free from infection, viruses and/or other code that has contaminating or destructive properties. You should therefore ensure that you have appropriate protection against viruses and other security arrangements in place whilst using the Internet.

Our website has been prepared with the primary aim of providing general information about us and what we do, and is not intended to constitute specific advice in relation to any of your particular requirements. Although every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the information and material we have prepared for our website was accurate at the time of publication, it is subject to variation at any time without notice and we give no warranty whatsoever that any information or material on our website will be accurate or complete at any particular time or at all. If you believe that any information or material which we have prepared for and published on our website is inaccurate please let us know and we will correct it, where we agree, as soon as is reasonably practical. Where we make research papers and other third party material available on our website, we do not control and do not necessarily endorse their contents or findings in any way, and we are not responsible for the accuracy or otherwise of such material.

We provide most information, material and services on our website free of charge. Where not charged for, the information, material and services are provided on an ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ basis and we accept no liability for such information, material and services provided. Where you rely on any free information, material or services on our website, you do so entirely at your own risk and you accept that, except as set out in these terms of use, all warranties, conditions and undertakings, express or implied, whether by common law, statute, trade usage, course of dealings or otherwise in respect of such information, material and services are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Where we charge for information, material and services provided on our website, we accept liability for direct loss arising from our not having used reasonable skill and care in providing such information, material and/or services up to the price you have paid us (or are due to pay us) for the information, material and/or services in question in any year, in the year of claim.

In no circumstances shall we be liable to you for, in the case of non-chargeable information, material and services any direct, and for both chargeable and non-chargeable information, material and services any indirect or consequential loss, loss of profit, revenue or goodwill resulting or arising from your use of or inability to use our website or any other website linked to it, or from your reliance on the information, material and services provided on our website or information, material and services accessed through it.

Nothing in these terms of use is intended to exclude our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or for our fraudulent misrepresentation.

Links

You may create a hypertext link to any page on our website provided such a link is not used in a misleading or defamatory context.

Links from our website are provided for information and convenience only and we have no control over and cannot therefore accept responsibility or liability for the content of any linked third party website. We do not endorse any linked website or any products or services offered from such a website.

General

Nothing in these terms of use is intended to, nor shall it, confer any benefit on a third party whether under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise.

You may not assign or transfer your rights under these terms of use without our prior written permission.

Our failure at any time to enforce any right we may have against you does not result in our waiver of such a right.

If at any time any provision of these terms of use is or becomes invalid or illegal in any respect, such provision shall be deemed to be severed from these terms of use but the validity, legality, and enforceability of the remaining provisions of these terms of use shall not be affected or impaired as a result.


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