1. Definitions and Interpretation
In this agreement the following terms shall have the following meanings:
“Content” means any text, graphics, images, audio, video, software, data compilations, biographies, reports, press releases, comments and any other form of information capable of being stored in a computer that appears on or forms part of the Pressroom;
“Corporate Guidelines” means the guidelines as set out in the Pressroom;
“Logos” means the logos of the Society including the main logo, CVS logo, Step Into Work logo, Children & Family Service logo and Garden Centre logo as set out in the Corporate Guidelines;
“Media Relations Officer” means the person(s) or corporate entity employed or contracted by the Society to provide the role of conduit between the Society and any media, journalists, reporters, writers, producers, editors and researchers;
“Pressroom” means the pages of the Website at www.autismtogether.co.uk/press-media or any pages of the Website that contain the Content;“Society” means the Wirral Autistic Society/Autism Together;
“User” / “Users” means you and/or any third party that accesses the Website and is not employed by the Society and acting in the course of their employment; and
“Website” means the website that you are currently using (www.autismtogether.co.uk) and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by the Society’s own terms and conditions.
2.1 All Content included on the Website, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, logos, icons, images, sound clips, video clips, data compilations, page layout, underlying code and software is the property of the Society, or our affiliates. By continuing to use the Website you acknowledge that such material is protected by applicable intellectual property laws of England.
2.2 The Content may be licensed to you on a non-exclusive basis only and subject to these Terms and Conditions.
2.3 You may print, reproduce, copy, distribute, store or in any other fashion re-use Content from the Website for purposes as specified in Clause 4 of these Terms and Conditions and for reporting upon the services and work of the Society or for educational purposes only unless otherwise indicated on the Website or unless given express written permission to do so by Media Relations Officer. Specifically you agree that:
2.3.1 You will not use or edit the Content of the Pressroom to defame or to damage the reputation of the Society;
2.3.2 You will correctly credit the Society or any individual provider of the Content as the creator of such Content;
2.3.3 You will not use the Content in a derogatory manner;
2.3.4 You will not systematically copy Content from the Pressroom with a view to creating or compiling any form of comprehensive collection, compilation, directory or database unless given express written permission to do so by the Media Relations Officer.
2.4 You agree that any use of the Logos may be done so only by strict adherence to the Corporate Guidelines.
3. Personal Information
You undertake not to use the names of any individuals or identify (whether by text, image, audio or other manner) any individuals employed or contracted by the Society or who use the services of the Society (including any family members, guardians or carers) without the prior express written consent of the Media Relations Officer.
4. Fair Use of Intellectual Property
Content from the Pressroom may be re-used without written permission where any of the exceptions detailed in Chapter III of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 apply.
5. Links to Other Websites
This Website may contain links to other sites. Unless expressly stated, these sites are not under the control of Society or that of our affiliates. We assume no responsibility for the content of such Websites and disclaim liability for any and all forms of loss or damage arising out of the use of them. The inclusion of a link to another site on this Website does not imply any endorsement of the sites themselves or of those in control of them.
6. Links to this Website
Links to the Content may only be done so with the prior express written consent of the Media Relations Officer.
7. Use of Communications Facilities and Content Submission
7.1 When using the Content you agree to the following:
7.1.1 you must not use obscene or vulgar language;
7.1.2 you must not submit Content that is unlawful or otherwise objectionable. This includes, but is not limited to, Content that is abusive, threatening, harassing, defamatory, ageist, sexist or racist;
7.1.3 you must not use the Content in a way that is intended to promote or incite violence;
7.1.4 you must not use the Content to damage the reputation of the Society;
7.1.5 you must not use the Content in a manner to mock or ridicule the Society, the purposes of the Society or any individual using the services of the Society;
7.1.6 the means by which you identify yourself in association with the Content must not violate these Terms and Conditions or any applicable laws;
7.1.7 you must not impersonate other people, particularly employees and representatives of the Society or our affiliates;
7.1.8 you must not submit material that may contain viruses or any other software or instructions that may damage or disrupt other software, computer hardware or communications networks; and
7.2 By continuing to use the Content and Pressroom you represent and warrant that:
7.2.1 any information you submit is accurate and truthful; and
7.2.2 you will keep this information accurate and up-to-date.
8.1 The Society makes no warranty or representation that the Content will meet your requirements, that it will be fit for a particular purpose, that it will be compatible with all systems, or that it will be secure.
8.2 Whilst every reasonable endeavour has been made to ensure that all information provided on this Website will be accurate and up to date, the Society makes no warranty or representation that this is the case.
8.3 Unless it is clearly stated to the contrary no part of Pressroom is intended to constitute advice and the Content should not be relied upon when making any decisions or taking any action of any kind.
9. Limitation of Liability
9.1 To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Society accepts no liability for any direct or indirect loss or damage, foreseeable or otherwise, including any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of the Pressroom or any Content contained therein. Users should be aware that they use the Pressroom and/or Content at their own risk.
9.2 Nothing in these terms and conditions excludes or restricts the Society’s liability for death or personal injury resulting from any negligence or fraud on the part of the Society.
9.3 In the event that any of these terms are found to be unlawful, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, that term is to be deemed severed from these terms and conditions and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining terms and conditions. This term shall apply only within jurisdictions where a particular term is illegal.
10. No Waiver
In the event that any party to these Terms and Conditions fails to exercise any right or remedy contained herein, this shall not be construed as a waiver of that right or remedy.
11. Law and Jurisdiction
These terms and conditions and the relationship between you and the Society shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Law of England and Wales and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.