Website Terms of Use

Background

This agreement applies as between you, the User of this Website and Scientific Update Ltd, the owner(s) of this Website.  Your agreement to comply with and be bound by these Terms and Conditions is deemed to occur upon your first use of the Website. If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, you should stop using the Website immediately.

No part of this Website is intended to constitute a contractual offer capable of acceptance.  Your order constitutes a contractual offer and our acceptance of that offer is deemed to occur upon our sending a dispatch email to you indicating that your order has been fulfilled and is on its way to you.

1. Definitions and Interpretation

In this Agreement the following terms shall have the following meanings:

“Account” means collectively the personal information, Payment Information and credentials used by Users to access Paid Content and / or any communications System on the Website;
“Content” means any text, graphics, images, audio, video, software, data compilations and any other form of information capable of being stored in a computer that appears on or forms part of this Website;
“Scientific Update Ltd” means Scientific Update Ltd whose registered place of business is Maycroft Place, Stone Cross, Mayfield, East Sussex TN20 6EW, UK. Scientific Update Ltd is registered in England with Company Number: 9364303
“Service” means collectively any online facilities, tools, services or information that Scientific Update LLP makes available through the Website either now or in the future;
“Services” means the services available to you through this Website.
“Payment Information” means any details required for the purchase of Services from this Website.  This includes, but is not limited to, credit / debit card numbers, bank account numbers and sort codes;
“Purchase Information” means collectively any orders, invoices, receipts or similar that may be in hard copy or electronic form;
“Premises” Means our place(s) of business located at Maycroft Place, Stone Cross, Mayfield, East Sussex TN20 6EW, UK;
“System” means any online communications infrastructure that Scientific Update Ltd makes available through the Website either now or in the future.  This includes, but is not limited to, web-based email, message boards, live chat facilities and email links;
“User” / “Users” means any third party that accesses the Website and is not employed by Scientific Update Ltd and acting in the course of their employment; and
“Website” means the website that you are currently using http://www.scientificupdate.co.uk (ie http://www.scientificupdate.com) and any other sub-domains of this site (or domains owned and/or controlled by Scientific Update Ltd) unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.

2. Age Restrictions

Persons under the age of 18 should use this Website only with the supervision of an Adult.  Payment Information must be provided by or with the permission of an Adult.

3. Business Customers

These Terms and Conditions also apply to customers procuring Services in the course of business.

4. Intellectual Property

  1. Subject to the exceptions in Clause 5 of these Terms and Conditions, all Content included on the Website, unless uploaded by Users, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, logos, icons, images, sound clips, video clips, data compilations, page layout, underlying code and software is the property of Scientific Update Ltd, our affiliates or other relevant third parties.  By continuing to use the Website you acknowledge that such material is protected by applicable United Kingdom and International intellectual property and other laws.
  2. Subject to Clause 6 you may not reproduce, copy, distribute, store or in any other fashion re-use material from the Website unless otherwise indicated on the Website or unless given express written permission to do so by Scientific Update Ltd, our affiliates or other relevant third parties.

5. Third Party Intellectual Property

  1. Unless otherwise expressly indicated, all Intellectual Property rights including, but not limited to, Copyright and Trademarks, in product images and descriptions belong to the manufacturers or distributors of such products as may be applicable.
  2. Subject to Clause 6 you may not reproduce, copy, distribute, store or in any other fashion re-use such material unless otherwise indicated on the Website or unless given express written permission to do so by the relevant manufacturer or supplier.

6. Fair Use of Intellectual Property

Material from the Website may be re-used without written permission where any of the exceptions detailed in Chapter III of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 apply.

7. Links to Other Websites

This Website may contain links to other sites.  Unless expressly stated, these sites are not under the control of Scientific Update Ltd or that of our affiliates.  We assume no responsibility for the content of such web sites and disclaim liability for any and all forms of loss or damage arising out of the use of them.  The inclusion of a link to another site on this Website does not imply any endorsement of the sites themselves or of those in control of them.

8. Links to this Website

Scientific Update Ltd does not allow links on this website.  Any linking (i.e. links to specific pages within the site) requires the express permission of Scientific Update Ltd.  To find out more please contact us by email: or by telephone: +44 (0)1435 873062.

9. Use of Communications Facilities

  1. When using the enquiry form or any other System on the Website you should do so in accordance with the following rules:
  2. You must not use obscene or vulgar language;
  3. You must not submit Content that is unlawful or otherwise objectionable.  This includes, but is not limited to, Content that is abusive, threatening, harassing, defamatory, ageist, sexist or racist;
  4. You must not submit Content that is intended to promote or incite violence;
  5. It is advised that submissions are made in English as we may be unable to respond to enquiries submitted in any other languages;
  6. The means by which you identify yourself must not violate these Terms and Conditions or any applicable laws;
  7. You must not impersonate other people, particularly employees and representatives of Scientific Update Ltd or our affiliates; and
  8. You must not use our System for unauthorised mass-communication such as “spam” or “junk mail”.
  9. You acknowledge that Scientific Update Ltd reserves the right to monitor any and all communications made to us or using our System.
  10. You acknowledge that Scientific Update Ltd may retain copies of any and all communications made to us or using our System.
  11. You acknowledge that any information you send to us through our System may be modified by us in any way and you hereby waive your moral right to be identified as the author of such information.  Any restrictions you may wish to place upon our use of such information must be communicated to us in advance and we reserve the right to reject such terms and associated information.

10. Services, Pricing and Availability

  1. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that all descriptions of Services available from Scientific Update Ltd corresponds to the actual Services, Scientific Update Ltd is not responsible for any variations from these descriptions.  This does not exclude our liability for mistakes due to negligence on our part and refers only to variations of the correct Services, not different Services altogether.  Please refer to sub-Clause 11.4 for incorrect Services.
  2. Where appropriate, you may be required to select the required Service(s).
  3. Scientific Update Ltd does not represent or warrant that such Services will be available.  Availability indications are not provided on the Website.
  4. Any pricing information on the Website is correct at the time of going online.  Scientific Update Ltd reserves the right to change prices and alter or remove any services from time to time and as necessary.
  5. In the event that prices are changed during the period between an order being placed for Services and Scientific Update Ltd processing that order and taking payment, you will be contacted prior to your order being processed with details of the new price.
  6. Any prices on the Website include VAT where applicable. Please note that events held in the UK are subject to VAT (currently @ 20%), whilst overseas events are not.

11. Provision of Services

  1. Provision of Services shall commence when full payment has been received or as otherwise detailed in the Terms & Conditions pertaining directly to those Services.
  2. Scientific Update Ltd shall use its best endeavours to provide the Services with reasonable skill and care.
  3. Provision of all Services shall be subject to the terms and conditions pertaining directly to those Services.
  4. In the event that Services are provided that are not in conformity with your order and thus incorrect, you should contact us immediately to inform us of the mistake.
  5. Scientific Update Ltd reserves the right to exercise discretion with respect to any alterations to Services under the provisions of this Clause 11.  Factors which may be taken into account in the exercise of this discretion include, but are not limited to:
  6. Any use or enjoyment that you may have already derived from the Services;
  7. Any characteristics of the Services which may mean that cessation of provision is impossible without significant further work on the part and at the expense of Scientific Update Ltd.
  8. Such discretion to be exercised only within the confines of the law.

12. Privacy

  1. Use of the Website is also governed by our Privacy Policy which is incorporated into these terms and conditions by this reference.  To view the Privacy Policy, please click on the link above.
  2. The Website places the following cookies onto your computer or device.  These cookies are used for the purposes described herein.  Full details of the cookies used by the Website and your legal rights with respect to them are included in our Privacy Policy.  By accepting these terms and conditions, you are giving consent to Scientific Update Ltd to place cookies on your computer or device.  Please read the information contained in the Privacy Policy prior to acceptance.
  3. If you wish to opt-out of our placing cookies onto your computer or device, please adjust your internet browser’s settings to restrict cookies as detailed in your internet browser’s help menu.  You may also wish to delete cookies which have already been placed.  For instructions on how to do this, please consult your internet browser’s help menu.
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13. Disclaimers

  1. Scientific Update Ltd makes no warranty or representation that the Website will meet your requirements, that it will be of satisfactory quality, that it will be fit for a particular purpose, that it will not infringe the rights of third parties, that it will be compatible with all systems, that it will be secure and that all information provided will be accurate. We make no guarantee of any specific results from the use of our Service or Services.
  2. No part of this Website is intended to constitute advice and the Content of this Website should not be relied upon when making any decisions or taking any action of any kind.
  3. No part of this Website is intended to constitute a contractual offer capable of acceptance.
  4. Whilst Scientific Update Ltd uses reasonable endeavours to ensure that the Website is secure and free of errors, viruses and other malware, all Users are advised to take responsibility for their own security, that of their personal details and their computers.

14. Changes to the Service and these Terms and Conditions

Scientific Update Ltd reserves the right to change the Website, its Content or these Terms and Conditions at any time.  You will be bound by any changes to the Terms and Conditions from the first time you use the Website following the changes.  If Scientific Update Ltd is required to make any changes to Terms and Conditions by law, these changes will apply automatically to any orders currently pending in addition to any orders placed by you in the future.

15. Availability of the Website

  1. The Service is provided “as is” and on an “as available” basis.  We give no warranty that the Service will be free of defects and / or faults.  To the maximum extent permitted by law we provide no warranties (express or implied) of fitness for a particular purpose, accuracy of information, compatibility and satisfactory quality.
  2. Scientific Update Ltd accepts no liability for any disruption or non-availability of the Website resulting from external causes including, but not limited to, ISP equipment failure, host equipment failure, communications network failure, power failure, natural events, acts of war or legal restrictions and censorship.

16. Limitation of Liability

  1. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Scientific Update Ltd accepts no liability for any direct or indirect loss or damage, foreseeable or otherwise, including any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of the Website or any information contained therein. Users should be aware that they use the Website and its Content at their own risk.
  2. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions excludes or restricts Scientific Update Ltd liability for death or personal injury resulting from any negligence or fraud on the part of Scientific Update Ltd.
  3. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions  excludes or restricts Scientific Update Ltd liability for any direct or indirect loss or damage arising out of the incorrect provision of Services or out of reliance on incorrect information included on the Website.
  4. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that these Terms and Conditions adhere strictly with the relevant provisions of the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977, in the event that any of these terms are found to be unlawful, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, that term is to be deemed severed from these Terms and Conditions and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining Terms and Conditions.  This term shall apply only within jurisdictions where a particular term is illegal.

17. No Waiver

In the event that any party to these Terms and Conditions fails to exercise any right or remedy contained herein, this shall not be construed as a waiver of that right or remedy.

18. Previous Terms and Conditions

In the event of any conflict between these Terms and Conditions and any prior versions thereof, the provisions of these Terms and Conditions shall prevail unless it is expressly stated otherwise.

19. Third Party Rights

Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall confer any rights upon any third party.  The agreement created by these Terms and Conditions is between you and Scientific Update Ltd.

20. Communications

  1. All notices / communications shall be given to us either by post to our Premises (see address above) or by email.  Such notice will be deemed received 3 days after posting if sent by first class post, the day of sending if the email is received in full on a business day and on the next business day if the email is sent on a weekend or public holiday.
  2. Scientific Update Ltd may from time to time send you information about our products and/or services.  If you do not wish to receive such information, please click on the ‘Unsubscribe’ link in any email which you receive from us.

21. Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions and the relationship between you and Scientific Update Ltd shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Law of England and Wales and Scientific Update Ltd and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.

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