Updated 13 Jan 2021
Please read these Terms and Conditions (“the Terms”) carefully before using the Website. Any use by you of this Website indicates that you accept these Terms.
1) About us & contact information
a) The Website www.hartgroup.org is run by HART (“We”, “HART”, “Us”)., a voluntary unincorporated membership association.
b) If you have any questions or concerns with respect to these Terms or the Website you may contact us by email at [email protected] or by post at HART, 86-90 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4NE.
2) Accessing our Website
a) By using our Website, you confirm that you accept these Terms and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these Terms, you must not use our Website.
b) We amend these Terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our Website, please check these Terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.
c) We may update and change our Website at any time to reflect changes to the materials, our users’ needs and our priorities.
d) While we endeavour to ensure our Website is available 24 hours a day we do not guarantee that our Website, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted.
e) We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our Website for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.
f) You are responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our Website through your internet connection are aware of these Terms and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.
g) You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our Website. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our Website through your internet connection are aware of these Terms, and that they comply with them.
3) Privacy & cookies
4) Website materials
a) We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our Website, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
b) You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our Website for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others to content posted on our Website on the following basis.
i) 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.
ii) Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our Website must always be acknowledged.
iii) You must not use any part of the content on our Website for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us.
c) If you print off, copy or download any part of our Website in breach of these Terms, your right to use our Website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.
5) Links to and from other websites
a) Where our Website contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.
b) You may link to our Website, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.
c) 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.
d) Our Website must not be framed on any other site. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
e) If you wish to link to or make any use of content on our Website other than that set out above, please contact [email protected]
6) Viruses, hacking and other offences
a) We do not guarantee that our Website will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.
b) You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our Website. You should use your own virus protection software.
c) You must not misuse our Website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Website, the server on which our Website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Website. You must not attack our Website 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 our Website will cease immediately.
7) Site information
a) Our Website is provided free of charge and the content on our Website is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking any action on the basis of the content on our Website.
b) Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our Website, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our Website is accurate, complete or up to date.
8) Our liability
a) Whether you are a member of the public or a business user we do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
b) Business user
i) If you are a business user we exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to our Website or any content on it.
ii) 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:
(1) use of, or inability to use, our Website; or
(2) use of or reliance on any content displayed on our Website.
iii) In particular, we will not be liable for:
(1) loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
(2) business interruption;
(3) loss of anticipated savings;
(4) loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
(5) any indirect or consequential loss or damage.
c) Consumer user
i) If you are a consumer user please note that we only provide our Website for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our Website for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
9) Governing law and jurisdiction
a) Which country’s laws apply to any disputes?
i) If you are a consumer, please note that these Terms, their subject matter and their formation, are governed by English law. You and we both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction except that if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.
ii) If you are a business, these Terms, their subject matter and their formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.