Terms & Conditions
We would like to welcome you to our website. We believe that this website will provide you with a wide range of content/information. Before you use this website there are a number of "legal" areas that we wish to bring to your attention. By using our website you are agreeing to be bound by the terms and conditions of use that are set out below in this section of the website.
Our Service Agreement Terms and Conditions
Our Links Disclaimer
Our Privacy Statement
Notices and Disclaimers
Service Agreement Terms and Conditions
If you use "this website" you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
1. Background and Definitions
1.1 This Website is designed and hosted by gt4 Limited (SC231366) on behalf of French Duncan LLP (SC229215).
1.2 In these terms and conditions: "the webhost" means gt4 Limited and any company which is at the relevant time a subsidiary or holding company of gt4 Limited and any subsidiary of any such holding company (and "subsidiary" and "holding company" shall have the meanings set out in sections 736 and 736A of the Companies Act 1985). References to "the organisation" and "the website" are to French Duncan LLP and this website.
2. Access to the Website and content
2.1 The information provided on the Websites is not in any way an invitation or recommendation to buy any products or services featured and you should seek appropriate independent advice.
2.2 The webhost will endeavour to allow uninterrupted access to the Websites, but access to the Websites may be suspended, restricted or terminated at any time.
2.3 The webhost assumes no responsibility for the contents of any other websites to which the Websites have links.
3. Intellectual Property
3.1 The copyright in the material contained in the Websites, text and graphics, and their selection and arrangement, and all software compilations, underlying source code and software (including applets) belongs to the webhost or the providers of such information. All rights are reserved. None of this material may be reproduced or redistributed without our written permission. You may, however, download or print a single copy for your own non-commercial off-line viewing.
3.2 Product and company names mentioned on this website may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
4. Exclusions of liability
4.1 The webhost uses reasonable endeavours to ensure that the data on the Websites is accurate and to correct any errors or omissions as soon as practicable after being notified of them. The webhost does not monitor, verify or endorse information submitted by third parties for posting on the Websites and you should be aware that such information may be inaccurate, incomplete or out of date. To the extent permitted by applicable law, the webhost disclaims all warranties and representations (whether express or implied) as to the accuracy of any information contained on the Websites. The webhost does not guarantee that the Websites will be fault free and neither will accept liability for any errors or omissions.
4.2 Due to the nature of electronic transmission of data over the internet, and the number of users by whom data is posted on to the Websites, any liability the webhost may have for any losses or claims arising from an inability to access the Websites, or from any use of the Websites or reliance on the data transmitted using the Websites, is excluded to the fullest extent permissible by law. In no event shall the webhost be liable for any loss of profit, revenues, goodwill, opportunity, business, anticipated savings or other indirect or consequential loss of any kind in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise arising out of use of the Websites, save where such liability cannot be excluded by law.
4.3 The webhost does not give any warranty that the Websites are free from viruses or anything else which may have a harmful effect on any technology.
5. Exclusion of liability for suppliers' goods and services
5.1 You may obtain services from the organisation following your use of this Website. The webhost does not accept any liability for any such services. Any services are provided by the organisation over whom the webhost has no control and you should satisfy yourself that you wish to purchase their services before contracting with the organisation. The organisation's standard terms and conditions are in their engagement letter which should be provided to you by the organisation and you should check that you agree to those terms and conditions before ordering any services and goods.
6. User name and password
6.1 If registering with this Website, you are issued with a user name and password which must be used in order to access certain restricted parts of the Websites. The user name and password are personal to you and are not transferable.
6.2 Your name and password are the methods used by the webhost to identify you and so are very important. You are responsible for all information posted on the Websites by anyone using your user name and password and any payments due for services accessed through the Websites by anyone using your user name and password. Any breach of security of a user name and password should be notified to French Duncan immediately.
7. Data protection
7.1 The webhost & French Duncan are committed to protecting your privacy. The webhost will collect and use information supplied by you and other users of the Websites to improve the Websites and personalise your experience when you visit the Websites. Your personal information will not be sold, traded, or rented to others. The webhost may share the information with the organisation. By visiting this website, you are deemed to have consented to use of personal information for these purposes. However, you can request the webhost not to deal with your personal information in these ways in the future by contacting French Duncan.
7.2 Under the UK Data Protection Act 1998 the webhost follows strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information which you have given, to prevent unauthorised access.
8.1 A cookie is a small text file written to your hard drive that contains information about you. Cookies do not contain any personal information about users.
8.3 Services delivered via the website such as video or embedded content from external providers may also place cookies on your machine (computer).
8.4 If you register or login to the website you are deemed to be accepting these terms and conditions and consenting to the website placing cookies on your machine (computer).
10.1 If any provision of these terms and conditions is held to be unlawful, invalid or unenforceable, that provision shall be deemed severed and the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions of these terms and conditions shall not be affected.
10.2 The webhost may modify these terms and conditions at any time by publishing the modified terms and conditions on this Website. Any modifications shall take effect 3 days after posting on this Website.
11. Governing law
11.1 These terms and conditions are governed by and to be construed in accordance with English law.
11.2 Any disputes shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
Our Links Disclaimer
All links made available are provided as a convenience to our users. We do not have control, exercise no responsibility and make no representations regarding the accuracy or any other aspect of the content/information found or used on visiting any of third party website. The provision of a link to a third party website should not be considered as an express or an implied endorsement of any content/information, products/services that may be available to you, or through, the third party.
Our Privacy Statement
We do not collect any personal information about website users other than that facilitated by the use of "cookie" technology. "Cookies" are designed to enhance your online visit and permit you to access the full service within the website.
We use IP addresses to analyse trends, administer the site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose any information requested. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and delivery address), and demographic information (such as postcode, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the functionality of the site.
This website takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line.
Correcting/Updating Personal Information
If a user’s personally identifiable information changes (such as your postcode), or if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavour to provide a way to correct, update or remove that user’s personal data provided to us.
Notification of Changes
If you register as a user of the website you will be asked for some basic information. Please note that registration is not required for all areas of the website, however we do encourage you to register in order to gain full access to the website content/information and online services. There are technological and operational security systems in place that provide protection for personally identifiable information from loss or misuse.
Where links are provided to other websites it should be noted that they are not and cannot be governed by our Privacy Statement. We cannot guarantee your privacy when you access other websites through any link provided on this website.
Notices and Disclaimers
These disclaimers also extend the above rights to our webmasters, whose service agreement, terms and conditions appear above.
Content of this site is copyrighted. The content/information provided herein is not to be copied or reproduced for any commercial gain.
Should you use the content unauthorised, including uploading any of the pages onto your own website, you may infringe copyright, trademark and other laws.
Should you choose to download any of the information appearing on this website, for whatever use, you must retain all copyright and any other proprietary information contained herein, whether downloaded or not.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file which is sent from the website to your computer. It contains information about you as a user on the website to personalise your experience. For example, to determine if you are a registered user and, if so, allow you access to registration protected areas of the site or the correct user profile.
Session cookies are only stored for the duration of your visit to the website and will be removed when the browser window is closed. For example, when you close your browser window the relevant authentication cookie is removed and you will need to login again the next time you visit the website.
Permanent cookies are stored for a period of time, on our platform this is typically 24 months but may vary, and are used to identify you when you return to the site. For example, your username may be remembered on the login page.
First Party Cookies
The following types of cookie are set by this website:
- Registration and Login - cookies are used to verify you as a user and allow you access to areas of the website depending on your permission level and user profile.
- Analytics cookies will be set to help analyse which areas of the website are visited to help us ensure that the website is effective in providing you with information.
- Operational cookies are essential for delivering the website to you, for example, to prevent undue load on any of our servers
Third Party Cookies
gt4 Ltd host and maintain this website. gt4 Ltd cookies are set for operational purposes only.
If this site has code from a Third Party site, the Third Party site may set Third Party cookies on your computer:
- if the page with the code is viewed, eg Google Analytics, YouTube or
- if you click the link to the Third Party site eg Facebook, Twitter, Google +, LinkedIn, Vimeo, AddThis.
The intrusion level of Third Party cookies vary and you should check their Privacy Policies for more details.
Please follow these instructions to remove cookies from your machine.
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