Please read this document (the “Terms of Business”) carefully. If you are unsure about any aspect of our Terms of Business or have any questions regarding our relationship with you, please contact us immediately. You will be required to read and accept these Terms of Business when subscribing to the Services. If you do not agree to comply with and be bound by these Terms of Business, you will not be able to subscribe to the Services.
TERMS OF BUSINESS
Please read this document (the “Terms of Business”) carefully. If you are unsure about any aspect of our Terms of Business or have any questions regarding our relationship with you, please contact us immediately. You will be required to read and accept these Terms of Business when subscribing to the Services. If you do not agree to comply with and be bound by these Terms of Business, you will not be able to subscribe to the Services.
Please note in particular the limitation of liability clause in clause 12 of these Terms of Business.
PART A – INTERPRETATION, COMMENCEMENT AND OUR RELATIONSHIP
1.1. These Terms of Business, its Schedules, and any documents referred to in these Terms of Business (which are incorporated by reference) set out the terms on which LinkExec Limited trading as Connectd (“we”, “us”, “our”) agree to act for you (“you, your”) and contain details of our regulatory and legal responsibilities (the “Agreement”).
1.2. Subject as provided in clause 1.1, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings when used in this Agreement:
“Account” means your online account for the Platform created following your successful On-Boarding;
“Agreement” means the Agreement as defined in clause 1.1 as amended from time to time in accordance with clause 17.1;
“Applicable Laws” means any applicable law or regulation in any relevant jurisdiction where we operate (which has the force of law) and any standard of professional conduct;
“Appointed Representative” has the meaning set out in the FCA Handbook;
“Business Day” means any day which is not a Saturday or Sunday, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a bank holiday in any part of the United Kingdom;
“Business Hours” means the hours between 09:00 and 17:00 (GMT) on a Business Day;
“Company” means a private limited company that has been on-boarded onto the Platform;
“Confidential Information” has the meaning set out in clause 21.1;
“Connectd Legal” means the name given to the membership option on our Platform which includes the Legal Services;
“Effective Date” means the date on which you apply on the Platform to complete On-Boarding;
“FCA” means the Financial Conduct Authority or any successor body;
“FCA Handbook” means the FCA's Handbook of Rules and Guidance as amended from time to time;
“Fees” has the meaning set out in clause 8;
“General Prohibition” the general prohibition contained in section 19 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000;
“Group” means, in relation to a company, that company, any subsidiary or holding company from time to time of that company, any subsidiary from time to time of a holding company of that company, and any affiliated company of that company (within the meaning of the FCA Handbook and the Act). Each company in a Group is a member of the Group;
“IA 1986” means the Insolvency Act 1986;
“Initial Term” means a term of one year from the Effective Date;
“Introduction” has the meaning set out in Schedule 1 and “Introduce”, “Introduces” and “Introduced” shall be construed accordingly;
“Non-Executive Director” means a director who is not a full or part-time employee of a company or holder of an executive office;
“On-Boarding” means the on-boarding process as set out in clause 2.3;
“Platform” means the website hosted at the domain connectd.co and all pages at sub-domains of this domain and may, from time to time, include pages hosted at other domains and identified by us as forming part of the Platform;
“Principal” has the meaning set out in clause 4.2
“Regulated Activity” has the same meaning as in the FCA Handbook;
“Representative” means an employee, officer, intermediary, agent or delegate of a person;
“Services” means the services specified in Schedule 1.
1.3. References in this Agreement to statutes, rules, regulations or laws shall be to such statutes, rules, regulations and laws as modified, amended, restated or replaced from time to time.
1.4. A reference to a statute or statutory provision shall include all subordinate legislation made as at the date of this Agreement under that statute or statutory provision.
1.5. References to clauses and schedules are references to the clauses and schedules of and to this Agreement unless otherwise stated.
1.6. Headings in this Agreement are for convenience only and shall not affect the interpretation of this Agreement.
1.7. A person includes a natural person, corporate or unincorporated body (whether or not having separate legal personality) and that person’s personal representatives, successors and permitted assigns.
1.8. References importing the singular shall include the plural, and the masculine the feminine and neuter, and vice versa in all cases.
1.9. The expression deal, dealing, dealt, dealings and so on shall include all forms of contact or response to contact.
1.10. A reference to writing or written includes email.
1.11. Any words following the terms including, include, in particular, for example or any similar expression shall be construed as illustrative and shall not limit the sense of the words, description, definition, phrase or term preceding those terms.
1.12. For the avoidance of doubt, any express or implied reference to your act, omission or activity includes anything done on your behalf of or as your agent, or with your ostensible authority.
2. COMMENCEMENT AND ON-BOARDING
2.1. This Agreement shall commence on the Effective Date and shall continue for the Initial Term unless it is terminated in accordance with clause 19.
2.2. Following the Initial Term, this Agreement shall automatically renew for successive one-year terms unless or until terminated in accordance with clause 19.
2.3. In order to use the Platform, you acknowledge that you must successfully complete the on-boarding process (“On-Boarding”), following which your registration on the Platform shall be complete and an Account shall be allocated to you. On-Boarding comprises the process detailed here, including completion of the registration form available on the Platform at app.connectd.co/register/ned.
2.4. We reserve the right, in our absolute discretion, to revoke your access to the Platform if we believe that you do not have the experience, expertise and knowledge to be included as a Non-Executive Director on the Platform.
2.5. You warrant and represent that the information provided by you to us as part on its of your On-Boarding (as at the date of completion of the On-Boarding) and any information published anywhere on the Platform (as at the date of publication) by you is true and accurate and undertake to keep such information up to date.
2.6. You agree that we may run any anti-money laundering or identification checks that we deem necessary as part of the On-Boarding, and may use and share information with third party anti-money laundering or identification checking services to perform these checks. We may also use third party and external sources during On-Boarding to perform due diligence and to verify any information that you have provided to us. We shall not be liable for any losses, damages or costs arising from conducting these checks or for any delay in On-Boarding while the checks are pending or as a result of the unsatisfactory completion of the checks.
2.7. We, in our absolute discretion, shall decide whether your On-Boarding has been successful and shall not be liable to you for any losses, damages or costs arising from any such decision.
2.8. If we determine that your On-Boarding has been unsuccessful, these Terms of Business shall terminate on the date that we make such a determination.
2.9. By doing business with us and continuing to instruct us, you agree to do so in accordance with the terms of these Terms of Business, unless we both agree otherwise in writing.
2.10. These Terms of Business replace any terms of business or any other agreement that we may have previously agreed with you.
3. THE PLATFORM
3.1. The Platform is operated by us and enables persons who have successfully completed On-Boarding and wish to approach Companies to apply for roles as Non-Executive Directors and for Companies to approach persons who they wish to become Non-Executive Directors. The Platform also enables you to complete questionnaires to facilitate the generation of auto-populating and customised legal document templates to help protect your business and support your legal needs.
3.2. You may hold a single Account only and any attempt by you to create an additional Account on the Platform shall result in your Account and these Terms of Business being terminated.
3.3. Your Account shall not be transferrable.
3.4. We shall publish instructions on the use and accessibility of the Platform by its users. You shall not permit any other person to access the Platform on your behalf and in the event that you do, you shall be fully responsible for all actions on the Platform by that person and we shall not be liable for any loss that may result as a result of such unauthorised access.
3.5. You shall notify us if you suspect that your log-in details for the Platform have been compromised. If we receive such notification or determine that your log-in details for the Platform have been compromised, we shall suspend your access to the Platform.
3.6. You shall not post, transmit, display or share information on the Platform that you do not own or have permission to post, transmit, display or share. You shall not access all or any part of the Services or Platform (or any documentation provided via the Services or Platform) in order to build a product or service which competes with the Services or Platform, or otherwise use the Services or Platform to provide services to third parties.
3.7. We shall not be responsible for any information posted, transmitted, displayed or shared by you on the Platform and you shall indemnify us against all losses, damages or costs arising from any such information being posted, transmitted, displayed or shares on the Platform.
3.8. When communicating or in any other way using the Platform, you must not submit, communicate or otherwise do anything that is obscene, offensive, hateful, discriminatory, defamatory, deceptive, or is intended or otherwise likely to infringe the intellectual property rights of any other party, or infringe another person’s right to privacy or otherwise uses their personal data in a way that you do not have a right to, or is in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party including, but not limited to, contractual duties and duties of confidence. We may remove any information from the Platform that we consider abusive, trolling, spam or otherwise inappropriate or in breach of this clause. You must not use the Platform in any way, or for any purpose, that is unlawful or fraudulent, or to knowingly send, upload, or in any other way transmit data that contains any form of virus or other malware, or any other code designed to adversely affect computer hardware, software, or data of any kind.
3.9. We may, at our sole discretion, choose to verify any information uploaded by you onto the Platform and, at our sole discretion, we may remove or amend any information on the Platform from time to time without any reference to you, including where we consider at our sole discretion that the information is inaccurate or unsuitable for inclusion on the Platform.
3.10. We may, at our sole discretion, suspend your access to the Platform based upon the information you have uploaded to the Platform at any time.
4. OUR RELATIONSHIP
4.1. LinkExec Limited trading as Connectd is a company incorporated and registered under the laws of England and Wales with company registration number 12280705 and registered address First Floor, 5 Fleet Place, London, United Kingdom EC4M 7RD.
4.2. Although we are an Appointed Representative (with firm reference number: 956971) of MJ Hudson Advisers Limited, 1 Frederick's Place, London EC2R 8AE, which is authorised and regulated by the FCA under firm reference number 692447 (the “Principal”), your relationship with us falls outside of our Regulated Activities. As such, you will not have the same rights as if we did carry on Regulated Activities as part of our relationship, for example you will not be entitled to complain to the Financial Ombudsman Services or to pursue any claim under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
4.3. For the avoidance of doubt, this Agreement does not require us to carry on any Regulated Activity or any activity that would cause us to be or become at any time in breach of General Prohibition and we, at our sole discretion, are entitled to refuse to act on any instruction or perform any activity that we determine might cause us to perform a Regulated Activity or breach the General Prohibition.
4.4. Unless otherwise confirmed in writing, we will treat you as our sole client and will have no liability to any other person that you may appoint as your agent, intermediary or fiduciary (whether or not the existence or identity of such person has been disclosed to us) and your obligations to us shall not be reduced in any way by you appointing any such person.
4.5. You acknowledge that neither we, nor any of our directors, officers, employees or agents give any warranty as to the performance or profitability of any Company.
4.6. Neither we nor any of our directors, officers, employees or agents shall have any responsibility to ensure that any Company is suitable or appropriate for you and you should take your own professional advice on this.
4.7. You acknowledge that we make no representation, warranty or undertaking relating to any claims made by Companies.
4.8. All of our activities take place in the United Kingdom regardless of the location of users of the Platform.
4.9. You acknowledge that we do not provide advice or recommendations with respect to any aspect of transactions or advice in relation to tax, accounting, regulatory or legal matters (including sanctions) and you should take separate advice as you consider necessary regarding such matters.
4.10. This Agreement is supplied in English and all notices and communications between you and us (including documentation) shall be in English.
5.1. Nothing in this Agreement shall preclude us from committing to similar agreements with other persons.
6.1. If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of our service, you may send a formal complaint using the following contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PART B – OUR SERVICES, OBLIGATIONS AND FEES
7.1. The Services to be provided by us under this Agreement are specified in Schedule 1.
7.2. In certain circumstances we may act for and owe duties of care to other parties which may conflict with the duties of care we owe to you, in which case we will advise you of this so you are aware of any possible conflict of interest. Please refer to clause 13 in Part D of these Terms of Business for more information on how we will manage potential conflicts of interest.
8. FEES AND PAYMENTS
8.1. The Fees payable by you to us are specified in Schedule 2 as varied from time to time in accordance with clause 18.2.
8.2. Fees payable to us shall be paid to the bank account details specified in Schedule 2 by BACS transfer or to such other bank account details that we have provided you with reasonable written notice of.
8.3. You must pay our fees no later than 30 days from the date the fee becomes due and payable unless we otherwise notify you in writing. You agree to pay interest to us at 3% above the base rate of the Bank of England from time to time on all sums not paid by the due date, in each case until, but excluding, the date of actual payment.
8.4. You agree to pay interest to us at the interest rate specified in clause 8.3 after as well as before judgment. All such interest shall accrue on a day-to-day basis and be calculated on the basis of a 365-day year and interest shall be compounded on a quarterly basis.
8.5. Any sum we pay to you will, whether this is stated explicitly or not, include any applicable VAT or other tax or duty and we will not pay any additional sum by way of VAT or any other tax or duty. Any payment to be made by you may be stated to include VAT or any other tax or duty, but if it is not so stated, and VAT or such other tax or duty is or proves to be applicable, you will pay such VAT, tax or duty in addition to the relevant payment.
8.6. Without notice to you, we may set off any liability of yours to us against any liability we owe to you, whether either liability is present or future, liquidated or unliquidated, and whether or not either liability arises under this Agreement. You may not for any purpose set off any sum we owe or allegedly owe to you against any sum owing to us.
8.7. You shall indemnify us for any costs or expenses (including third party fees and expenses) that we incur in enforcing any term of this Agreement.
8.8. The Fees are not refundable.
PART C – YOUR OBLIGATIONS
9. YOUR OBLIGATIONS
9.1. During the life of this Agreement, you undertake and agree to:
9.1.1. act in good faith towards us;
9.1.2. give us clear instructions;
9.1.3. ensure all information provided to us is complete, fair and accurate and includes (but is not limited to):
18.104.22.168. your name and any details regarding your role as a Non-Executive Director that we reasonably request;
22.214.171.124. any other information or documents that we request during Onboarding or at any other time that these Terms of Business are in force.
9.1.4. notify us as soon as reasonably practicable on you becoming aware that any information provided to us was unfair, inaccurate, misleading or requires updating;
9.1.5. notify us as soon as reasonably practicable on you becoming aware that any of the events listed in clauses 19.4.3 to 19.4.18 have occurred;
9.1.6. act in accordance with the Applicable Laws;
9.1.7. provide us with all reasonable assistance as we may reasonably require in a timely manner;
10.1. You represent, warrant and undertake that:
10.1.1. you are a natural person who is 18 years of age or over and have full power and authority to enter into this Agreement and perform the obligations under it and doing so will not conflict with any laws applicable to you or other existing obligations and all governmental, regulatory and other consents required have been obtained by you and entering into this Agreement shall not violate or conflict with any requirements of any Applicable Law or any other contractual restrictions applicable to you;
10.1.2. there is no legal or other impediment that would prevent you accepting a position as a Non-Executive Director and acting in the capacity of a Non-Executive Director;
10.1.3. you will comply with all of the requirements of the Applicable Laws that are applicable to you or your obligations under this Agreement;
10.1.4. you will promptly give (or procure to be given) to us any such information and assistance as we may reasonably require to enable us to assist or achieve compliance with any of our obligations;
10.1.5. you will inform us as soon as reasonably practicable if you cease to be legally entitled to approach Companies offered through the Platform with a view to you becoming a Non-Executive Director;
10.1.6. you are solvent; and
10.1.7. any information which you have provided to us is complete and accurate, and you agree to provide any further information properly required by any Applicable Laws and will notify us forthwith if there is any material change in any such information provided.
11.1. You shall not, for the duration of this Agreement, or for a period of 24 Calendar Months following the termination of this Agreement:
11.1.1. attempt to induce, solicit or entice any person to leave their employment with us or to stop providing that person’s services to us; or
11.1.2. attempt to induce, solicit or entice away from us or approach or have any dealings with any person that was a client of ours at the date of termination or in the 12 Calendar Months prior to termination with a view to entering into a business relationship with that person;
11.1.3. employ or engage or otherwise facilitate the employment or engagement of any employee of ours or anyone that provides services to us, whether or not such person would be in breach of contract as a result of such employment or engagement;
11.2. The restrictions in clause 11.1 apply where you are acting:
11.2.1. directly or indirectly; and
11.2.2. on your own behalf or on behalf of, or in conjunction with, any firm, company or person.
11.3. Without prejudice to any other right or remedy available to us, you acknowledge that damages alone will not be an adequate remedy for breach this clause 11 and agree that an injunction may be an appropriate remedy.
PART D - GENERAL
Your liability to us
12.1. You agree with us (for ourselves and as trustee for our directors, partners, officers and employees) that you shall indemnify and hold us harmless against all liabilities, claims, demands, losses, damages, costs or expenses which may be made against us in respect of any loss or damage sustained or suffered, or alleged to have been sustained or suffered, by any person by reason of the negligence, wilful default or bad faith of or breach of this Agreement by you or any of your partners or agents. You will immediately on demand be liable to pay us any sum due under this indemnity, and it will immediately constitute a debt for the purposes of this clause 12 or we may at our sole discretion satisfy such indemnity (in whole or in part) by way of deduction from any payments due to you.
12.2. In this clause 12 references to claims or demands shall include references to costs and expenses (including but not limited to any and all legal costs and our own administrative costs) arising from, or incidental to, the negligence, wilful default or bad faith of or breach of this Agreement by you and in particular the costs of investigating and defending, and any payment (whether of compensation or a fine or otherwise) made or required to be made as a result of, any claim, complaint, arbitration, regulatory investigation or disciplinary or enforcement action.
Our liability to you
12.3. We shall not be liable for any loss or damage in respect of any matter for which liability is expressly excluded under this Agreement, or arising out of or in connection with any error or inaccuracy in information provided by you or any misrepresentation or wilful misconduct or any other act of another person.
12.4. We shall be entitled to assume that any information provided to us and any directions or instructions communicated to us by you or on your behalf, or which appear to be properly communicated to us by you or on your behalf, are accurate, complete and properly authorised by you and, in performing the Services, we shall be entitled to rely on such information, direction or instruction and we shall not be liable in respect of anything done or suffered to be done by you in accordance with any such information, direction or instructions.
12.5. We shall not be liable for any indirect, consequential, special or punitive loss, damage, cost or expense, unforeseeable losses or damages, loss of profit, loss of business, lost or wasted management time or time of other employees, loss of reputation, depletion of goodwill or loss, damage or corruption of data.
12.6. Our aggregate liability to you under this Agreement shall be limited to no more than the Fees received by us under this Agreement.
12.7. Nothing in this Agreement shall limit our liability for personal injury or death, fraud or any other liability the exclusion or limitation of which is not permitted by Applicable Laws.
13. CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
13.1. We always aim to treat you fairly and avoid conflicts of interest. We will always seek to avoid placing ourselves in a position where our interests, or our duty to another party, prevent us from discharging our duty to you. Despite our best efforts, circumstances may arise where we have a conflict of interest between us (including our managers, employees or agents) and you, or between you and another of our clients.
13.2. We have developed and apply comprehensive conflict management policies and procedures. These are designed to prevent any conflicts of interest adversely affecting or compromising your interests. However, in some cases, where we cannot be reasonably confident that we can prevent the risk of damage to your interests, we will discuss this with you. If you have any concerns in relation to conflicts of interests or wish to request a copy of our conflicts of interest policy, please contact us.
14. DATA PROTECTION
14.1. In this clause 14 the following words and expressions have the following meanings:
“Article” means an article of the GDPR;
“Data Breach” means a personal data breach affecting the Shared Personal Data or any part thereof;
“Data Protection Law” 1. the Data Protection Act 2018 to the extent that it relates to processing of personal data and privacy;
2. the Privacy and Electronic Communication (EC Directive) Regulations 2003; and
3. the retained EU law version of the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (“GDPR”),
each as amended and updated from time to time;
“Data Subject Request” means a request from a data subject relating to the exercise of his or her legal rights under Data Protection Law in relation to Shared Personal Data;
“Discloser” means you;
“Recipient” means us; and
“Shared Personal Data” means the personal data to be shared by the Discloser under this Agreement.
14.2. The terms “personal data”, “data subject”, “processor”, “controller”, “processing”, “personal data breach”, “pseudonymisation” and “supervisory authority” will have the meanings given them by Data Protection Law. The term “special category data” shall mean the personal data referred to in paragraph 1 of Article 9.
Shared Personal Data
14.3. Each party shall, when processing Shared Personal Data ensure compliance with Data Protection Law at all times during the Term.
Rights of Data Subjects
14.4. Each party shall, in respect of Shared Personal Data, ensure that it provides clear and sufficient information to the data subjects of the purposes for which it will process their personal data, the legal basis for such purposes and such other information as is required by Articles 13 and 14.
14.5. Each party shall provide any information and assistance reasonably required by the other party in order to comply with its obligations in respect of Data Subject Requests.
14.6. The Recipient shall not transfer the Shared Personal Data to a third party unless:
14.6.1. it has a written contract in place with such third party imposing conditions on the third party that are at least equivalent to the Recipient’s obligations under this clause 14; and
14.6.2. where the third party is located outside the EEA, ensure that the transfer complies with the provisions of Article 44;
and in respect of any transfer the Recipient shall remain liable to the Discloser for the acts and omissions of the third party.
Security and Training
14.7. The parties shall implement and maintain appropriate technical and organisational measures to:
14.7.1. prevent unauthorised or unlawful processing of, and accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, the Shared Personal Data; and
14.7.2. ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk and the nature of the Shared Personal Data, and to the harm that might result from unauthorised or unlawful processing or accidental loss, destruction or damage.
14.8. Each party shall comply with its obligations to report any Data Breach to the appropriate supervisory authority and (where applicable) data subjects under Article 33, and shall each inform the other party of any Data Breach without undue delay, and provide the other party with any information and assistance reasonably required by the other party in connection with the Data Breach.
15. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
15.1. We (or our licensors) will retain all ownership, title, copyright and other intellectual property rights in all materials developed, designed or created by us before or during the provision of services to you including systems, methodologies, software, know-how, questionnaires, templates, legal documents and working papers. We will also retain all ownership, title, copyright and other intellectual property rights in all reports, contracts, written advice or other materials provided by us to you, and all derivative works created by you using the same. We grant you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, royalty free licence to use those materials, but only for the purposes for which they were created under this agreement and only for as long as these Terms of Business remain in force. Our status as the owner and author of the materials on the Platform (or that of identified licensors, as appropriate) must always be acknowledged. The licence granted to you does not give you any rights in those materials (including any material that we may licence from third parties).
15.2. You shall not copy, modify rent, sell, publish, republish, share, broadcast, license, lease, transfer, assign, distribute, display, store, disclose, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble, or otherwise commercially exploit any documentation, questionnaires, templates, legal documents or other materials we provide to you or make available on the Platform, except as expressly authorised by this Agreement. You shall not use the Platform or the materials on it to create any derivative works (except to the extent expressly permitted by us) or competitive products, or allow any third parties to access, use or benefit from the Platform or materials on it in any way.
15.3. You agree that you will be solely responsible for any content submitted to the Platform (“User Content”). Specifically, you agree, represent, and warrant that you have the right to submit the User Content and that all such User Content will comply with our acceptable use standards in clause 3.6. You agree that you will be liable to us and will, to the fullest extent permissible by law, indemnify us for any breach of the warranties in this clause.
15.4. You retain ownership of your User Content and all intellectual property rights subsisting therein. When you submit User Content you grant us an unconditional, non-exclusive, fully transferrable, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide licence to use, store, archive, syndicate, publish, transmit, adapt, edit, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works from, display, perform and sub-licence your User Content for the purposes of operating the Platform and providing our Services.
16. ASSIGNMENT AND THIRD PARTY RIGHTS
16.1. We may at any time assign, mortgage, charge, subcontract, delegate, declare a trust over or deal in any other manner with any or all of our rights and obligations under this Agreement.
16.2. This Agreement is personal to you and you shall not assign, transfer, mortgage, charge, subcontract, delegate, declare a trust over or deal in any other manner with any of its rights and obligations under this Agreement.
16.3. A person who is not a party to this Agreement may not enforce any of the terms of the Agreement under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 but this does not affect any right or remedy of a third party which exists or is available other than under such Act.
17.1. Any notice or other communications given to us under or in connection with this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be delivered by hand or by pre-paid first-class post or other next working day delivery service or email to the following addresses (unless specified otherwise by notice):
Address: First Floor, 5 Fleet Place, London, United Kingdom, EC4M 7RD
17.2. Any notice or other communications given to you under or in connection with this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be delivered by hand or by pre-paid first-class post or other next working day delivery service or email to the addresses you provide to us during On-Boarding (unless specified otherwise by notice).
17.3. Any notice or communication shall be deemed to have been received:
17.3.1. if delivered by hand, on signature of a delivery receipt;
17.3.2. if sent by pre-paid first-class post or other next working day delivery service, at 9.00 am on the second Business Day after posting; and
17.3.3. if sent by email, at the time of transmission, or, if this time falls outside Business Hours in the place of receipt, when Business Hours resume.
17.4. This clause does not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal action or, where applicable, any arbitration or other method of dispute resolution.
18.1. Subject to clauses 18.2 and 18.3, we may amend these Terms of Business by providing you with two months’ written notice.
18.2. Notwithstanding clause 18.1, we may amend the Schedules to these Terms of Business by providing you with 5 Business Days’ written notice.
18.3. Notwithstanding clause 18.1, we may amend this Agreement where required to do so by any Applicable Law immediately on providing you with written notice.
19.1. Without affecting any other right or remedy available to it, either you or we may terminate this Agreement at the end of the Initial Term by providing 30 days’ prior written notice.
19.2. Without affecting any other right or remedy available to it, either you or we may terminate this Agreement after the Initial Term on each anniversary of the Effective Date by providing three months’ prior written notice.
19.3. Without affecting any other right or remedy available to you, you may terminate this Agreement by providing one months’ prior written notice where we have exercised our right in either clause 18.1 or 18.2 to vary this Agreement, and where you exercise this right in accordance with this clause 19.3, the variation of the Agreement shall not be effective during the notice period.
19.4. Notwithstanding the provisions of clauses 19.1 and 19.2, and without affecting any other right or remedy available to it, either you or us may terminate this Agreement with immediate effect by providing written notice to the other party if:
19.4.1. the other party fails to pay any amount due under this Agreement on the due date for payment and remains in default not less than 14 days after being notified to make such payment
19.4.2. either you or us have reasonable grounds for suspecting that the other party or its employees have committed fraud or have been dishonest;
19.4.3. the other party has committed a material breach of a material term of this Agreement that is not capable of being remedied;
19.4.4. the other party has committed a material breach of a material term of this Agreement that is capable of being remedied but has failed to remedy that breach after 30 days of the other party providing written notice particularising the breach;
19.4.5. we are no longer appointed as an Appointed Representative and are no longer able to carry out the Services;
19.4.6. the other party takes any step or action in connection with its entering administration, provisional liquidation or any composition or arrangement with its creditors (other than in relation to a solvent restructuring), applying to court for or obtaining a moratorium under Part A1 of the IA 1986, being wound up (whether voluntarily or by order of the court, unless for the purpose of a solvent restructuring), having a receiver appointed to any of its assets or ceasing to carry on business;
19.4.7. the other party suspends, or threatens to suspend, or ceases or threatens to cease to carry on all or a substantial part of its business or (being a company or limited liability partnership) is deemed unable to pay its debts within the meaning of section 123 of the IA 1986 as if the words "it is proved to the satisfaction of the court" did not appear in sections 123(1)(e) or 123(2) of the IA 1986 or (being an individual) is deemed either unable to pay its debts or as having no reasonable prospect of so doing, in either case, within the meaning of section 268 of the IA 1986 or (being a partnership) has any partner to whom any of the foregoing apply;
19.4.8. the other party commences negotiations with all or any class of its creditors with a view to rescheduling any of its debts, or makes a proposal for or enters into any compromise or arrangement with any of its creditors [other than (being a company) for the sole purpose of a scheme for a solvent amalgamation of that other party with one or more other companies or the solvent reconstruction of that other party;
19.4.9. the other party applies to court for, or obtains, a moratorium under Part A1 of the Insolvency Act 1986;
19.4.10. a petition is filed, a notice is given, a resolution is passed, or an order is made, for or in connection with the winding up of the other party (being a company, limited liability partnership or partnership) other than for the sole purpose of a scheme for a solvent amalgamation of that other party with one or more other companies or the solvent reconstruction of that other party;
19.4.11. an application is made to court, or an order is made, for the appointment of an administrator, or a notice of intention to appoint an administrator is given or an administrator is appointed, over the other party (being a company, partnership or limited liability partnership);
19.4.12. the holder of a qualifying floating charge over the assets of that other party (being a company or limited liability partnership) has become entitled to appoint or has appointed an administrative receiver;
19.4.13. a person becomes entitled to appoint a receiver over all or any of the assets of the other party or a receiver is appointed over all or any of the assets of the other party;
19.4.14. the other party (being an individual) is the subject of a bankruptcy petition, application or order;
19.4.15. a creditor or encumbrancer of the other party attaches or takes possession of, or a distress, execution, sequestration or other such process is levied or enforced on or sued against, the whole or any part of the other party's assets and such attachment or process is not discharged within 14 days;
19.4.16. any event occurs, or proceeding is taken, with respect to the other party in any jurisdiction to which it is subject that has an effect equivalent or similar to any of the events mentioned in clauses 19.4.6 to 19.4.15.
19.4.17. the other party (being an individual) dies or, by reason of illness or incapacity (whether mental or physical), is incapable of managing their own affairs or becomes a patient under any mental health legislation; or
19.4.18. the other party suspends or ceases, or the other party threatens to suspend or cease, carrying on all or a substantial part of its business other party's financial position deteriorates to such an extent that in the terminating party's reasonable opinion the other party's capability to adequately fulfil its obligations under this Agreement has been placed in jeopardy.
20. CONSEQUENCES OF TERMINATION
20.1. Termination of this Agreement pursuant to clause 19 shall be:
20.1.1. without prejudice to and shall not affect any accrued rights, existing commitments or any contractual provision intended to survive termination; and
20.1.2. without penalty or other additional payment save that, within 7 Business Days of termination, you shall be obliged to pay any sum that is due and outstanding under this Agreement to us at the date of termination
20.2. The following clauses shall remain in full force and effect on and after termination of this Agreement:
20.2.1. clause 1;
20.2.2. clauses 4 to 6
20.2.3. clause 8;
20.2.4. clauses 10 to 17;
20.2.5. clauses 20 to 26; and
20.2.6. Schedule 2.
21.1. In this clause, Confidential Information means any information (however recorded or preserved) which:
21.1.1. you or we may have or acquire (whether before, on or after the date of this Agreement) in relation to the customers, business, assets or affairs or plans, intentions or market opportunities of the other party.
21.1.2. any party to this Agreement or any member of its Group may have or acquire (whether before, on or after the date of this Agreement) in relation to the customers, business or assets of the other party or any member of the other party’s Groups, as a consequence of the negotiations relating to this Agreement or any other agreement or document referred to in this Agreement or the performance of this Agreement or any other agreement or document referred to in this Agreement; or
21.1.3. relates to the contents of this Agreement (or any agreement or document referred to in this Agreement or agreement or arrangement entered into pursuant to this Agreement),
but excludes the information in clause 21.2.
21.2. Information is not Confidential Information if:
21.2.1. it is or becomes generally available to the public (other than as a result of its disclosure in breach of this Agreement);
21.2.2. a party to this Agreement can establish to the reasonable satisfaction of the other party to which the information relates that it found out the information from a person not connected with the other party or its Group and that such person is not under any obligation of confidence in respect of the information;
21.2.3. a party to this Agreement can establish to the reasonable satisfaction of the other party to which the information relates that the information was known to the first party before the date of this Agreement and that it was not under any obligation of confidence in respect of the information; or
21.2.4. the parties agree in writing that it is not confidential.
21.3. Each party to this Agreement shall at all times keep confidential (and use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that its employees, agents, subsidiaries, and the employees and agents of such subsidiaries shall keep confidential) any Confidential Information and shall not use such Confidential Information except for the purpose of exercising or performing its rights and obligations under or in connection with this Agreement, and shall not disclose such Confidential Information except:
21.3.1. to another member of the party’s Group or to a party’s professional Advisors where such disclosure is for a purpose related to the operation of this Agreement;
21.3.2. with the written consent of such of the party or any member of its Group that the information relates to;
21.3.3. as may be required by law or by the rules of any recognised stock exchange, or governmental or other regulatory authority or by a court or other authority of competent jurisdiction, provided that, to the extent it is legally permitted to do so, it gives the other party as much notice of such disclosure as possible and, where notice of disclosure is not prohibited and is given in accordance with this clause, it takes into account the reasonable requests of the other party in relation to the content of such disclosure;
21.3.4. a party to this Agreement may, provided it has reasonable grounds to believe that the other party is involved in activity that may constitute a criminal offence under the Bribery Act 2010, disclose Confidential Information to the Serious Fraud Office without first informing the other party of such disclosure; or
21.3.5. to any tax authority to the extent reasonably required for the purposes of the tax affairs of the party concerned or any member of its Group.
21.4. Each party to this Agreement shall inform (and shall use all reasonable endeavours to procure that any subsidiary shall inform) any officer, employee or agent or any professional Advisor advising it in relation to the matters referred to in this Agreement, or to whom it provides Confidential Information, that such information is confidential and shall require them:
21.4.1. to keep it confidential; and
21.4.2. not to disclose it to any third party (other than those persons to whom it has already been disclosed in accordance with the terms of this Agreement).
21.5. On termination of this Agreement, each party to this Agreement shall (and shall use all reasonable endeavours to procure that its subsidiaries, and its officers and employees and those of its subsidiaries shall):
21.5.1. return to the other parties all documents and materials (and any copies) containing, reflecting, incorporating or based on the other parties’ Confidential Information; and
21.5.2. erase all the other parties’ Confidential Information from computer and communications systems and devices used by it, including such systems and data storage services provided by third parties (to the extent technically and legally practicable)
provided that a recipient party (and/or the Sub-Fund, as the case may be) may retain documents and materials containing, reflecting, incorporating or based on the other parties’ Confidential Information to the extent required by law or any applicable governmental or regulatory authority.
21.6. The provisions of this clause 21 shall continue to apply after termination of this Agreement for any cause.
22. FURTHER ASSISTANCE
22.1. Each of the parties to this Agreement shall execute all deeds or documents (including any power of attorney) and do all such other things that may be required from time to time for the purpose of giving effect to the terms of the Agreement and the transactions contemplated by it.
23. ENTIRE AGREEMENT AND RELATIONSHIP
23.1. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement and understanding of the parties to the Agreement and supersede any previous agreements between the parties relating to the subject matter of the Agreement.
23.2. Each of the parties to this Agreement acknowledges and agrees that in entering into the Agreement it does not rely on, and shall have no remedy in respect of, any statement, representation, warranty or understanding (whether negligently or innocently made) of any person (whether a party to the Agreement or not) other than as expressly set out in this Agreement. Nothing in this clause shall, however, operate to limit or exclude any liability for fraud.
23.3. Nothing in this Agreement (or any of the arrangements contemplated by it) shall be deemed to create a partnership between the parties or to imply that the relationship between you and us is that of employer and employee or agent and principal.
24.1. Each of the parties shall pay the costs and expenses incurred by it in connection with negotiating and entering into this Agreement.
24.2. No failure to exercise or delay in exercising any right or remedy under this Agreement shall constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy and no single or partial exercise of any right or remedy under this Agreement shall preclude or restrict any further exercise of such right or remedy. The rights and remedies contained in this Agreement are cumulative and not exclusive of any rights and remedies provided by law.
24.3. If any term or provision in this Agreement shall in whole or in part be held to any extent to be illegal or unenforceable under any enactment or rule of law, that term or provision or part shall to that extent be deemed not to form part of this Agreement and the enforceability of the remainder of the Agreement shall not be affected.
25. GOVERNING LAW
This Agreement and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and the parties irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
25.1. Each of the parties irrevocably consents to any process in any legal action or proceedings arising out of or in connection with this Agreement being served on them in accordance with the provisions of the Agreement relating to service of communications. Nothing contained in this Agreement shall affect the right to serve process in any other manner permitted by law.
SCHEDULE 1 – THE SERVICES
1. THE INTRODUCTION SERVICES THAT WE WILL PROVIDE TO YOU
1.1. We will provide you with the following introduction services (the “Introduction Services”):
1.1.1. We will make introductions of Companies or their Representatives to you via the Platform with a view to you negotiating with the Company to become a Non-Executive Director of the Company (“Introductions”).
1.1.2. We shall use reasonable endeavours to provide you with access to the Platform, save for any period during which we are undertaking maintenance, updates or any other work to the Platform. The Platform shall be provided on an “as is” basis with no warranty, express or implied, of any kind. We expressly disclaim any and all warranties and conditions, including, but not limited to, any implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, availability, security, title and/or non-infringement.
1.1.3. We shall provide information about our various additional services to help inform you what additional services you would like to purchase.
2. THE LEGAL SERVICES THAT WE WILL PROVIDE TO YOU
2.1. We will provide you with the following legal services (the “Legal Services”):
2.1.1. We shall publish and make available to you on the Platform questionnaires on specific legal documents (as such documents are advertised on the Platform from time to time) (“Questionnaires”).
2.1.2. The Questionnaires will be available to you immediately following receipt of the Fees and will continue to be available throughout the term of this Agreement. In some limited circumstances, we may need to provisionally suspend the provision of the Questionnaires to fix technical problems or to update them to comply with relevant changes in the law or other regulatory requirements. We may also suspend your access to the Questionnaires, without any liability, if we do not receive timely payment from you.
2.1.3. Where you choose to complete any Questionnaires, an auto-populated template legal document (“Contract”) will be generated based on the responses you input.
2.1.4. Once a Contract has been created, you may save, edit and download it, share it with third parties (solely for the purposes of facilitating and executing that particular transaction, and always subject to clause 3.6), and sign the Contract via e-signature facilities made available via the Platform. You acknowledge that you will be bound by any third party terms of service with respect to your use of such e-signing facilities.
2.1.5. We shall additionally provide a helpdesk functionality enabling you to contact us via email at email@example.com should you require support or have any questions about the Questionnaires or the Legal Services generally. We shall use reasonable endeavours to respond to any support requests within reasonable timescales during Business Hours on Business Days but we make no commitments regarding guaranteed response times. You agree to co-operate with us and provide us with such information as we may reasonably require in connection with any support query.
2.1.6. In the event that the assistance you require under paragraph 2.1.5 of this Schedule 1 is legal or accounting in nature, we may refer you to our legal partner, Arch Law Limited, trading as arch.law (“Arch Law”), which is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, or to our accounting partner, Wilson Wright LLP (“Wilson Wright”). By submitting any support request via our helpdesk, you expressly consent to your request and personal data being shared in this manner.
2.1.7. Any advice or support offer by Arch Law or Wilson Wright may be via email or by way of an initial free consultation. If you subsequently instruct Arch Law Wilson Wright to act on your behalf, they will engage you under their own terms of business (including charging any fees that may apply). For the avoidance of doubt, we do not accept any responsibility or liability whatsoever in respect of the advice or services provided by Arch Law or Wilson Wright. We are not involved in or a party to the dealings between you and Arch Law or Wilson Wright and any disputes or claims you have are with and against them directly. We do not control and are not liable to or responsible for the quality, accuracy, lawfulness or availability of the advice or services offered by Arch Law or Wilson Wright and we shall have no responsibility or liability to you whatsoever in that regard.
2.1.8. We shall use reasonable endeavours to provide you with access to the Platform, save for during any period during which we are undertaking maintenance, updates or any other work to the Platform. The Platform shall be provided on an “as is” basis with no warranty, express or implied, of any kind. We expressly disclaim any and all warranties and conditions, including, but not limited to, any implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, availability, security, title and/or non-infringement.
3. WHAT WE WILL NOT DO
3.1. For the avoidance of doubt:
3.1.1. The Services do not include promoting you to Companies or their Representatives or providing any assistance in facilitating any transactions between you and Companies or their Representatives beyond hosting (and, where relevant, approving) promotional material on the Platform – we may make introductions to Companies or their Representatives, but it is entirely up to you to promote yourself to Companies or their Representatives.
3.1.2. We do not commit to any minimum or periodic time commitment in respect of the Services and the provision of Services is subject to the availability of our staff members and the knowledge and contacts which they possess.
3.1.3. You acknowledge that whilst we will use reasonable endeavours to provide the Services, you acknowledge that we are not responsible for providing Introductions and do not provide any assurance or guarantee that the Services or Platform will lead to Introductions being successful.
3.1.4. You acknowledge that our business activity includes providing the Services and the Platform and that we are not a marketing services provider, law firm or tax adviser.
3.1.5. You acknowledge and agree to use the Legal Services on the express understanding that we are not a law firm and we do not provide you with legal advice. The Questionnaires we publish and any ensuing Contracts generated are not a substitute for legal advice and are published for general information purposes only. You are solely responsible for the content, preparation, accuracy and review of any materials prepared via the use of the Legal Services and your reliance thereon. If you need assistance in completing or editing any Contract for your purposes, or advice on its suitability for your circumstances, you should consult a suitably qualified legal or other professional adviser. Professional or specialist advice should always be sought before taking any action on the basis of any information provided via the Legal Services.
3.1.6. You assume sole risk and responsibility for results obtained from the use of the Legal Services and from any actions taken or decisions made based on the information contained in or generated by the Legal Services. We do not warrant or represent that the information, material or services supplied via the Legal Services will be delivered free of inaccuracies, interruptions, delays, omissions or errors. We shall have no liability for any loss suffered by you as a result of any errors or omissions in a Contract, or for any damage caused by errors or omissions in any information or instructions provided to us or via the Platform by you in connection with the Legal Services, or any actions taken by us at your direction.
3.1.7. You acknowledge that our Questionnaires and Contracts are made available to you on the Platform on the basis that they are not drafted by us or our employees specially for use by you. We are not a party to any Contract generated via the Platform. Any Contracts you generate via the Platform are used by you at your sole risk and it is your responsibility to ensure they reflect your requirements. We make no warranties, representations or guarantees that any Contract will be fit for its intended purpose, of satisfactory quality, suitable for your needs or appropriate, accurate, complete, up-to-date or legally compliant for your particular use or specific requirements.
3.1.8. We neither assume nor accept responsibility or liability arising out of any disruption or non-availability of the Platform resulting from external causes including, but not limited to, ISP equipment failure, host equipment failure, communications network failure, natural events, acts of war, or legal restrictions and censorship.
SCHEDULE 2 – FEES
1.1. You agree to pay to us the annual subscription fee of £600 + VAT per annum (the “Fees”).
2. PAYMENT DATE
2.1. The Fees shall become due and payable on each anniversary of the Effective Date or, where that date is not a Business Day, on the next Business Day following that date.
What's in these terms?
This acceptable use policy sets out the content standards that apply when you upload content to our site, make contact with other users on our site, link to our site, or interact with our site in any other way.
Who we are and how to contact us
https://connectd.co is a site operated by LinkExec Ltd trading as Connectd (“We”). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 12280705 and have our registered office at LinkExec Ltd, First Floor Thavies Inn House, 3-4 Holborn Circus, London, United Kingdom, EC1N 2HA. Our main trading address is 18 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1AH. Our VAT number is 341178906.
We are a limited company.
To contact us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone our customer service line on 02030702814
By using our site you accept these terms
By using our site, you confirm that you accept the terms of this policy and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use our site. We recommend that you print a copy of these terms for future reference.
There are other terms that may apply to you
Our Terms of website use also apply to your use of our site.
We may make changes to the terms of this policy
We amend these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our site, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time. These terms were most recently updated on 28.08.22.
You may use our site only for lawful purposes. You may not use our site:
You also agree:
We may from time to time provide interactive services on our site, including, without limitation:
Features such as instant messaging, chat rooms, forums or bulletin boards or those that allow users to contribute content and/or communicate between users.
We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users (and in particular, for children) from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on our site, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on our site, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.
The site is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.
The use of any of our interactive services by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. We advise parents who permit their children to use an interactive service that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online, as moderation is not fool proof. Minors who are using any interactive service should be made aware of the potential risks to them.
Where we do moderate an interactive service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.
These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (Contribution), and to any interactive services associated with it.
The Content Standards must be complied with in spirit as well as to the letter. The standards apply to each part of any Contribution as well as to its whole.
Connectd will determine, in its discretion, whether a Contribution breaches the Content Standards.
A Contribution must:
A Contribution must not:
Breach of this policy
When we consider that a breach of this acceptable use policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.
We exclude our liability for all action we may take in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy. The actions we may take are not limited to those described above, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.
How this contract can be transferred
We can transfer our rights and obligations under these terms to any third party, provided this does not adversely affect your rights under these terms.
Which country's laws apply to any disputes?
If you are a business, the terms of this policy, its subject matter and its 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.
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE
What's in these terms?
These terms tell you the rules for using our website https://connectd.co/ (our site).
Click on the links below to go straight to more information on each area:
Who we are and how to contact us
https://connectd.co/ is a site operated by LinkExec Ltd trading as Connectd ("We"). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 12280705 and have our registered office at LinkExec Ltd, First Floor Thavies Inn House, 3-4 Holborn Circus, London, United Kingdom, EC1N 2HA. Our main trading address is 18 Finsbury Square, Finsbury, London EC2A 1AH. Our VAT number is 341178906.
To contact us, please email: email@example.com or telephone our customer service line on 0203 070 2814.
By using our site you accept these terms
If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use our site.
We recommend that you print a copy of these terms for future reference.
There are other terms that may apply to you
If you purchase goods or services from our site, our Terms and conditions will apply to the sales.
We may make changes to these terms
We amend these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our site, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time. These terms were most recently updated on 23rd July 2021.
We may make changes to our site
We may update and change our site from time to time to reflect changes to our products, our users' needs and our business priorities.
We may suspend or withdraw our site
Our site connectd.co is made available free of charge. Users with a paid subscription can login at app.connectd.co/login.
We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site for business and operational reasons. If we consider that the user doesn’t match our criteria for accessing the site we may refund the user and withdraw access and refuse any and all current or future access of all or any part of our site.
We may transfer this agreement to someone else
We may transfer our rights and obligations under these terms to another organisation. We will always tell you in writing if this happens and we will ensure that the transfer will not affect your rights under the contract.
Our site is only for users in England and Wales
Our site is directed to people residing in England and Wales. We do not represent that content available on or through our site is appropriate for use or available in other locations.
You must keep your account details safe
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. You must not disclose it to any third party.
If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use live chat on the Site .
How you may use material on our site
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it by Connectd. 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 use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our site.
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 status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged.
You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
Do not rely on information on this site
The content on our site 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, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site.
Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up to date.
We are not responsible for websites we link to
Where our site 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.
User-generated content is not approved by us
This website may include information and materials uploaded by other users of the site, using a feature that allows users to upload content to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, . This information and these materials have not been verified or approved by us. The views expressed by other users on our site do not represent our views or values.
How to complain about content uploaded by other users
If you wish to complain about content uploaded by other users, please contact us at email@example.com
Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you
Whether you are a consumer or a business user:
If you are a business user:
How we may use your personal information
Uploading content to our site
Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.
You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.
Any content you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you are required to grant us and other users of our site a limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties. The rights you license to us are described in Rights you are giving us to use material you upload.
We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
We have the right to remove any posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.
You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.
We do not store terrorist content.
Rights you are giving us to use material you upload
When you upload or post content to our site, you grant us the following rights to use that content:
We are not responsible for viruses and you must not introduce them
We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.
You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.
You must not misuse our site 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 site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site 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 site will cease immediately.
Rules about 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.
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 to our site in 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 in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.
If you wish to link to or make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Which country's laws apply to any disputes?