Website Terms & Conditions

Please read carefully:

Your use of www.acriss.org (“our site”) is subject to the terms and conditions set out below (“Terms and Conditions”) and by using our site you show your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions, please do not use our site.

Ownership of our site

Our site is owned or licensed by ACRISS EEIG, a European Economic Interest Grouping registered in England and Wales with company number GE29 whose registered office is at 13 Wheatland Close, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 4QL, U.K. with VAT registration number: 523 1290 82 (“ACRISS”or “we”)

Alterations and access to our site

Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our site, or our entire site, to users who have registered with us.

When using our site, you must comply with the provisions of these Terms and Conditions.

You may not use our site:

in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;

in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;

for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way;

to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our Content Standards (see below); or

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.

If you choose, or you are provided with, a member login, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. 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 opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions.

Changes to these Terms and Conditions

We reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time by posting changes on our site. It is your responsibility to review our site Terms and Conditions regularly to ensure you are aware of the latest Terms and Conditions. Your use of our site after a change has been posted will be deemed to signify your acceptance of the modified Terms and Conditions. We recommend that you print off and retain for your records a copy of these Terms and Conditions from time to time and a copy of any terms and conditions relating to any product or service which you apply for online, together with any related application form completed and submitted.

Commercial Use

The services contained on our site may be supplied on a commercial basis on payment to ACRISS of its charges from time to time. Please email to: secretariat@acriss.org for further details.

In the event that you use any of the services contained on our site for commercial use, we shall be entitled to charge you at its rates from time to time in respect of such commercial use.

Prices, and details, of products and services (and any offers) posted online are subject to change without notice. All products and services are subject to availability and we give no guarantee in this regard. The provision of details of products and services on our site are not, and should not be construed as, an offer to sell or buy such products or services by ACRISS. ACRISS may accept or reject your offer at its sole discretion.

Warranties and Liability

While ACRISS has taken care in the preparation of the contents of our site, our site and the information, names, images, pictures, logos, icons regarding or relating to ACRISS and its members and associates, or the products and services of the same (or to third party products and services), are provided on an 'as is' basis.

ACRISS does not represent that the information contained on our site is accurate, comprehensive, verified or complete, and shall accept no liability for the accuracy or completeness of the information contained on our site or for any reliance placed by any person on the information.

ACRISS does not warrant that the functions or materials accessible from or contained on our site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that our site or the server that makes it available are virus or bug free or represent the full functionality, accuracy or reliability of the materials.

To the extent permitted by law and subject to clause , we expressly exclude all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity including but not limited to any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for:

loss of income or revenue;

loss of business;

loss of profits or contracts;

loss of anticipated savings;

loss of data;

loss of goodwill; and

wasted management or office time,

however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable, provided that this condition shall not prevent claims for loss of, or damage to, your tangible property or any other claims for direct financial loss that are not excluded by any of the categories set out above.

Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from:

our negligence;

our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation;

our liability for misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter; or

any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

If any of these Terms and Conditions are determined by any competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, such term or Condition will to that extent be severed from the remaining Terms and Conditions which will continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Intellectual Property Rights

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal reference or your organisation’s own internal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on our site. Any such copy must retain any copyrights or other intellectual property notices contained in the original material;

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials 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.

Our (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our site must always be acknowledged.

Subject to clause , you must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us.

The images, logos and names on our site which identify ACRISS, Members, Associates or third parties and their products and services are proprietary marks of ACRISS or the relevant third parties. Nothing contained on our site shall be deemed to confer on any person any licence or right on the part of ACRISS or any third party with respect to any such image, logo or name.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these Terms and Conditions, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Linking to our site

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, but 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.

You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards below (“Content Standards”):

Contributions must:

be accurate (where they state facts);

be genuinely held opinions (where they state opinions); and

comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.

Contributions must not:

contain any material which is defamatory of any person;

contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory;

promote sexually explicit material;

promote violence;

promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;

infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person;

be likely to deceive any person;

be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence;

promote any illegal activity;

be threatening, abusive or invade another's privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;

be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person;

be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person;

give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case;

advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse; or

be deemed unsuitable at our sole discretion.

If you wish to make any use of material on our site other than that set out above, please address your request to secretariat@acriss.org.uk

Jurisdiction and Law

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and any disputes (including non-contractual disputes or claims) will be decided only by the English and Welsh Courts.

Your concerns

If you have any concerns about material that appears on our site, please contact secretariat@acriss.org.uk.