Terms of use

Terms of use2017-10-04T18:13:08+00:00

General

Welcome to our website at oawards.co.uk (the “Website”). The Website is operated Occupational Awards Limited (“We”). We are a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales, company number 7545603 and whose registered office is at The Catalyst, Baird Lane, York YO10 5GA. In these terms and conditions, “you” and “your” means you as the user of our Website.

By using our website you accept these terms

These terms and conditions (“Terms”) govern your use of the Website. By accessing the Website, you agree to these Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, you should not use the Website. You should read all the Terms prior to using the Website. We recommend that you save or print out a copy of these Terms for future reference.

There are other terms and conditions that may apply to your use of the Website. The following additional conditions, also apply to your use of our site:

·        Our Privacy Policy, which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

·        Our Cookie Policy, which sets out information about the cookies on our site.

Changes to these terms

From time to time we may need to make changes to these Terms. Any changes will be posted on our Website. Please review these Terms regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes made by us. If you use the Website after changes are made available in this way, you agree to such changes.

Accessing our website

Access to our Website is free of charge. Such access is permitted on a temporary basis and we reserve the right to withdraw, restrict or amend all or any part of the Website without prior notification. We may suspend access to the Website at any time to allow maintenance work to be carried out or for business or operational reasons.

Access to our Website is dependent upon availability of the worldwide web and we cannot guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We have the right to disable your access to our Website at any time if, in our opinion, you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of this Agreement.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them. We accept no responsibility for your inability to access our Website arising out of circumstances beyond our reasonable control.

Using materials on our website

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our Website, and in the material published on it.  Those works, rights and images are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

Subject to these Terms, you may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page from our Website for your own personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our site.

Unless expressly permitted in writing by us, 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. Specifically, you must not do any of the following, without first obtaining our prior written consent or that or the relevant licence holder:

·        remove any copyright or other proprietary notices contained in any materials

·        publicly display, perform, or distribute or otherwise use the materials for any public or commercial purpose;

·        use any materials from the Website in any manner that may infringe any intellectual property right, proprietary right, or property right of us or any third parties; or

·        reproduce, modify, display, perform, publish, distribute, disseminate, broadcast, frame, communicate to the public or circulate to any third party or exploit this Website or any materials on it in any way

Should we provide our consent to any such use of any materials available on this Website, our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged. If you print off, copy or download any part of this Website in breach of these terms of use, your right to use the Website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Unacceptable content

If you find any content on our Website to be in any way offensive, obscene, defamatory, racist, harmful, inaccurate, unlawful, illegal, infringing of any third party rights, deceptive in any way or otherwise in breach of our content standards, please notify us by clicking here and using the subject heading “Unacceptable content”.

We take complaints seriously and on receipt of your complaint we will investigate whether the content breaches our content standards or these Terms and may, at our discretion, remove or block access to the content complained of.

Children

We realise and understand that children may visit our Website but we encourage all persons under 14 to consult with their parents or legal guardian before submitting any content or information to this Website. We believe that ultimately it is the responsibility of parents or legal guardians to supervise children appropriately when online and recommend that parental control tools be put in place.

Linking to our website

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and which does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. You must not link to our Website in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part without first obtaining our prior written consent. You must not remove or obscure by framing or otherwise, advertisements, copyright notices, or other information published on the Website. Our Website must not be framed on any other site.

To avoid any doubt you must not link to our Website from a linking site which contains any adult or illegal material or any material that is offensive, harassing or otherwise objectionable. We reserve the right to withdraw any linking permission without notice.

Third party sites and content

Our Website and/or the Materials may contain links to third party websites. If you decide to visit any third party site, you do so completely at your own risk. We are not responsible for the content, accuracy or opinions expressed on such websites. Links do not imply that we or this Website is/are affiliated or associated with such sites. Third party content may appear on the Website or may be accessible via links from the Website. We are not responsible for and assume no liability for such content.

Exclusions and disclaimers

To the fullest extent permissible by law, we exclude and disclaim all warranties, terms, conditions and representations that might otherwise be implied by law in relation to this Website.

Nothing in this Agreement shall exclude our liability for:

·        death or personal injury arising through negligence;

·        fraudulent misrepresentation; and/or

·        anything else that cannot be excluded or limited by us under English law.

We shall not be liable under this Agreement for any indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages whether based on breach of contract, breach of warranty, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

Any content on this Website may contain inaccuracies and typographical errors. We do not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the Materials. Any reliance on any such opinion, advice, statement, or other information shall be at your sole risk. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to correct any errors or omissions in any portion of the Website and to make any changes to the features, functionality or content of the Website at any time. We reserve the right in our sole discretion to edit or delete any documents, information or other content on the Website.

We do not represent or warrant that the Website will be error-free, free of viruses or owner harmful components, or that defects will be corrected. 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 this Website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain any unauthorised access to our Website, the server on which it is stored or any server, computer or database connected to this Website. You must not attack the Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any breaches of this law to the relevant enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our Website will cease immediately.

Legal compliance and applicable law

You shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations in connection with your use of the Website and any content that appears on it.

The laws of England and Wales shall apply to these Terms and they shall be interpreted under English law. Any dispute arising from these Terms or your use of the Website shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Thank you for visiting our website.