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Website terms of use

This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms on which you may make use of our website www.wea.org.uk (the Site). Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use the Site. By using the Site, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please refrain from using the Site.

1 INFORMATION ABOUT US

1.1 www.wea.org.uk is a site operated by the Workers' Educational Association (WEA, we, us, our). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 02806910 and with our registered office at 4 Luke Street , London EC2A 4XW.

2 ACCESSING THE SITE

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

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

2.3 If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, 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 of use.

2.4 You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.

3 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

3.1 We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in the 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.

3.2 You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from the Site for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on the Site.

3.3 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.

3.4 Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on the Site must always be acknowledged.

3.5 You must not use any part of the materials on the Site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

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

4 THE SITE CHANGES REGULARLY

4.1 We aim to update the Site regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to the Site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on the Site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

5 OUR LIABILITY

5.1 We will do our best to ensure that all materials and information published on our Site are accurate, but please note that all content, materials and information on our Site are provided on an 'as is' basis and you assume total responsibility and risk for your use of our Site and use of all information contained within it.

5.2 We accept no liability for any indirect or consequential loss or damage, or for any direct or indirect loss of data, profit, revenue or business in each case, however caused, even if foreseeable. In circumstances where you suffer loss or damage arising out of or in connection with the viewing, use or performance of our Site or its contents other than as a direct result of purchasing products (which shall be subject to the exclusions and limitation of liability set out in our terms and conditions for the supply of goods), we accept no liability for this loss or damage (except where we have been negligent) whether due to inaccuracy, error, omission or any other cause and whether on the part of the WEA or our servants, agents or any other person or entity.

5.3 If we are liable to you for any reason, our liability will be limited to the amount paid by you for the product concerned. This limit does not apply to any liability we may have for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or for our fraudulent misrepresentation.

5.4 You are responsible for ensuring that your computer system meets all relevant technical specifications necessary to use our Site and is compatible with our Site. You also understand that we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that any material available for downloading from our Site will be free from infection, viruses and/or other code that has contaminating or destructive properties. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your particular requirements for the accuracy of data input and output.

5.5 The limitations and exclusions in this clause do not affect your non-excludable statutory rights and only apply to the extent permitted by applicable law.

6 INFORMATION ABOUT YOU AND YOUR VISITS TO THE SITE

6.1 We process information about you in accordance with our privacy policy. By using the Site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

7 TRANSACTIONS CONCLUDED THROUGH THE SITE

7.1 Contracts for the supply of goods and courses formed through our site or as a result of visits made by you are governed by our terms and conditions for the supply of goods and our terms and conditions for the supply of courses.

8 SERVICE AVAILABILITY

8.1 We make no representation that the Site or its content is appropriate or available for use in locations outside of the United Kingdom. If you access the Site from other locations, you do so at your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws.

9 ACCEPTABLE USE

9.1 You may use the Site only for lawful purposes. You may not use the Site:

9.1.1 in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation; or 9.1.2 in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.

9.2 You also agree:

9.2.1 not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of the Site; and

9.2.2 not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt: any part of the Site; any equipment or network on which the Site is stored or any software used in the provision of the Site.

10 VIRUSES, HACKING AND OTHER OFFENCES

10.1 You must not misuse the Site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Site, the server on which the Site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Site. You must not attack the Site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

10.2 By breaching clause 10.1, 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 the Site will cease immediately.

10.3 We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the Site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

11 SUSPENSION AND TERMINATION

11.1 We may suspend or terminate your access to the Site or any part of it with immediate effect at any time, with or without cause and with or without notice.

12 LINKING TO THE SITE

12.1 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.

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

12.3 The Site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of the 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 acceptable use standards set out above.

12.4 If you wish to make any use of material on the Site other than that set out above, please address your request to national@wea.org.uk.

13 LINKS FROM THE SITE

13.1 here the Site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the content of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

14 SEVERABILITY

14.1 If any of these terms are determined by any competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, such term, condition or provision will to that extent be severed from the remaining terms, conditions and provisions which will continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.

15 JURISDICTION AND APPLICABLE LAW

15.1 The English courts will have non-exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to the Site although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country.

15.2 These terms of use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England.

16 VARIATIONS

16.1 We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page and you should check this page from time to time. Some of the provisions contained in these terms of use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on the Site.

17 YOUR CONCERNS

17.1 Questions, comments and requests regarding these terms are welcomed and should be addressed to national@wea.org.uk.

Last updated: June 2011 (Registered address)