The Platform is operated by Intertek Group plc, a company having offices at 33 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0PS with registered number 4267576 and its affiliated companies. Our VAT number is 672 7639 96.
We recommend that you print a copy of these terms for future reference.
1. What Is The Purpose of the Platform?
We have created this Platform to provide you with information about the products and services we offer and the industries in which we operate.
2. What Are Your Obligations?
(b) must not use the Platform:
(i) for any unlawful purpose whatsoever, including fraud or terrorism;
(ii) in any way which is abusive, harmful, threatening or defamatory or any other way that may cause offence (including uploading pornographic, obscene or indecent material onto the Platform or any material that otherwise contains a virus or other malicious code);
(iii) in any way which breaches or could potentially breach a legal duty to a third party (including a duty of confidentiality) or which infringes or could potentially infringe a person's right to privacy;
(iv) in any way which promotes discrimination or is likely to incite hatred;
(v) by misusing our information or content on the Platform without the necessary rights in conjunction with any commercial purpose; or
(vi) in any way which may infringe the intellectual property rights of third parties or which promotes any unlawful act.
2.4. Although strictly prohibited, content may be displayed on the Platform which is unlawful or offensive. If you become aware of this you agree to contact us without delay.
3. What Intellectual Property Rights Exist In The Platform?
3.1. We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our Platform, and in the material published on it (such as images, photographs, illustrations, icons, texts, video clips, written information and other materials) (“Material”). Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
You may download one computer copy or print one copy of the material on this Platform for your personal use provided that proprietary notices such as copyright© or trade mark™ are neither modified, nor deleted or changed and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our Platform.
3.2. You are not authorised to sell modify, display, publicly perform, report or otherwise prepare or use any derivative or second hand works based on Material in any way. You must not use any part of the content on our Platform and Material for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
3.3. Any communication or material that you post on the Platform, excluding personally identifiable data about yourself, including, but not limited to, any data, questions or answers, comments, suggestions, or the like (“User Content”) will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary by us. By sending communications to us, you automatically grant us a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display such User Content alone, or as a part of other works in any form, media, or technology whether now known of or hereafter developed and to sublicense such rights to anyone. Anything you transmit may be used by us and our affiliated companies for any purpose, including but not limited to reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast and posting, or developing, manufacturing and marketing products using such information.
3.4. To the extent permitted by law, you waive your moral rights (the right to be identified as author or to object to derogatory treatment) in any content or comments that you transmit to us to be uploaded to the Platform.
4. What If You Make Purchases Through The Platform?
Any services or products that you purchase through the Platform will be subject to additional Terms and Conditions provided to you.
5. What About Linking To The Platform?
6. What About Links From The Platform?
6.1. The Platform may contain links to or from third party websites (“Linked Websites”), including websites operated by third parties who may have business relationships with us. We may have no control over the content, operations, policies, terms, or other elements of Linked Websites, and we do not assume any obligation to review any Linked Websites. We do not endorse, approve, or sponsor any Linked Websites, or any third party content, advertising, information, materials, products, services, or other items. Furthermore, we are not responsible for the quality or delivery of the products or services offered, accessed, obtained by or advertised at such Linked Websites.
6.2. Any activities you undertake in connection with any of the Linked Websites are subject to the privacy and other policies, terms and conditions of use, and rules issued by the operator of the Linked Websites. Any interactions, correspondence, transactions, and other dealings that you have with any third parties found on or through the Platform (including on or via Linked Websites) are solely between you and the third party and to the maximum extent permitted by law we disclaim all liability in connection therewith.
7. When Can We Suspend Or Terminate Your Access?
7.1 Our Platform is made available free of charge.
7.2 We do not guarantee that our Platform, 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 Platform for business and operational reasons.
8. What Are The Relevant Warranties And Disclaimers?
8.1. The Platform and Material is provided on an ‘AS IS’ basis and:
(b) you remain responsible for your own hardware, content and any other data uploaded onto the Platform and you remain solely responsible for making back-ups to protect your content and any other data contained on your account;
(c) The content on our Platform and Material 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 Platform and Material; and
(d) Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our Platform and Material, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our Platform is accurate, complete or up to date.
9. What About Liabilities And Indemnities?
9.1 We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
9.2 To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to our Platform or any content on it.
9.3 We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
11. What Is The Jurisdiction And Applicable law?
11.2 The parties agree that the courts of England and Wales shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction.
12. Are There Any Other General Provisions You Should Be Aware Of?
12.1. Unless otherwise specified, the information and Materials in the Platform are presented solely for the purpose of promoting us and our products and services. We make no representation that the Material is appropriate or available for use in every country of the world. You use this Platform at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws, keeping in mind that access to Material may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. Our products and services are available in many parts of the world. However, this Platform may describe products and services that are not available worldwide.
14. What About Contacting Us For Information Or To Make A Complaint?
If you would like to contact us for any further information or to make a complaint, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Version 2.0 Effective: 2 March 2018