Website or Social Media site Terms of Use

This page tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of this website or social media site.

By using our 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 our site.

For social media sites these terms of use are in addition to any terms of use imposed by the owner of the social media platform.

These Terms of Use apply to all devices including computers, tablets, mobile phones and any other device connected over the internet, satellite, radio or mobile phone frequency

Accessing our Site

Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice.

We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

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

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.

Our Site Changes Regularly

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  Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

Reliance on Information Posted

The information on this site is provided by us in good faith and is intended for general information only.

We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

Information About You and Your Visits to our Site

We may process information about you in accordance with our Privacy Policy.  By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy (together with our Terms of Use and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.

Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

Information we may collect from You

We may collect and process the following data about you:

IP Addresses

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration.  This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

Cookies

Our site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website.  This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree.  Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

The cookies we use are “analytical” cookies.  However they only allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it; they do not reveal any personal information about you.

This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.

However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

By using our website you agree that we can place cookies on your computer, mobile or tablet device.

If you have any particular questions about the cookies our site uses, please contact us.

Social Media personal data

Depending on the privacy settings you have set on your social media activity, we may also collect information about people and organisations you are connected to on social media, and to identify your interests, age, location and other personal data where such data is publicly available.

We may also purchase data about you that has been legally collected by the social media platform owner (eg Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and others) under their terms of use and privacy policies.

Where we Store your Personal Data

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure.  Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk.

Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Uses Made of the Information

 We use information held about you in the following ways:

To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.

To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.

To notify you about changes to our service.

If you do not want us to use your data in this way, please contact us.

Disclosure of your Information

We will only disclose your personal information to third parties if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our Terms of Use.

Other sites

Our site may contain links to other organisations.  If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.  Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Your Rights

 You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes.  We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes.  You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by contacting us as detailed below

Access to Information

The Act gives you the right to access information held about you.  Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act.  Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page.

Uploading Material to our Site and Acceptable Use

When using our site, you must comply with the provisions of our Acceptable Use Policy.

This means you must not post any material or content which is illegal including materials that discriminate on the grounds of gender, age, race, religion, beliefs or disability or which encourage hatred.

You will not post any material or content which may be construed as offensive, obscene, sexually explicit, malicious, slanderous or libelous in any way or that may be seen as part of an attempt to commit fraud or other financial or criminal offence.

You will not post material or content that is misleading, inaccurate or could deceive any other use of this site.

We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with the Acceptable Use Policy. Our opinion or that of relevant authorities is final and binding.

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with the standards set out in this policy

You warrant that any such contribution does comply with these standards, and you indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.

Any material you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose.

We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our site.

Viruses, Hacking and Other Offences 

You must not misuse our 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 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.

Linking to our Site

You may only link to our website with prior approval and provided you do so in a way that is fair, legal and does not damage our reputation. 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. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use policy.

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

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

Intellectual Property Rights

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it.

Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world.  All such rights are reserved.

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

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

 Our Liability

 The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, we and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:

All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.

Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for:

This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

In the event that the applicable law does not allow the limitation or exclusion of our liability or damages, you agree that our total liability to you for all damages, losses and causes of action of any kind shall not exceed the amount recoverable under any relevant insurance policy.

Links From our Site

Where our 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 contents 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.

Variations

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page.  You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you.  Some of the provisions contained in these terms of use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.

Jurisdiction and Applicable Law

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 law of England and Wales.

The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our 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.

Information About Us

This website is operated for Smart Home Week by Edson Evers Public Relations limited. We are a limited company registered in England and Wales under number 07563093 and our registered office is: The Hollies, 120 Newport Road, Stafford, Staffordshire, UK. Postcode: ST16 1ET,

We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office as a data controller, registration reference: ZA212516

Contact

Questions, comments and requests regarding this policy are welcomed and should be addressed to info@smarthomeweek.co.uk

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