The Platform is operated by Intertek Group plc (we, our, us), a company having offices at 33 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0PS with registered number 4267576. Our VAT number is 672 7639 96.
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?
(a) shall ensure that your use of the Platform and Material (as defined below) is in accordance with all relevant legislation, regulations, codes of practice, guidance and other requirements of any relevant government, governmental or regulatory agency or other relevant body
(b) must not use the Platform:
(i) in connection with a criminal offence under the applicable national laws or regulations or against public order or applicable ethical standards and codes;
(ii) for any unlawful purpose whatsoever, including fraud or terrorism;
(iii) 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);
(iv) 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;
(v) in any way which promotes discrimination or is likely to incite hatred;
(vi) by misusing our information or content on the Platform without the necessary rights in conjunction with any commercial purpose; or
(vii) 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 have created this Platform for your personal use. You may download one computer copy or print one copy of the material on this Platform for your own non-commercial, educational, private or domestic use only, provided that proprietary notices such as copyright© or trade mark™ are neither modified, nor deleted or changed. You should assume that everything you see or read on the Platform (such as images, photographs, illustrations, icons, texts, video clips, written information and other materials) (“Material”) is copyrighted and protected under treaty provisions and national copyright laws worldwide, unless otherwise noted.
3.3. Any communication or material that you transmit to us or by electronic mail or otherwise, 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.3.5. The Platform and Materials are owned, controlled or licensed by us and are protected from unauthorised use, copying and dissemination by all relevant intellectual property laws, including but not limited to:
(a) patents, designs, trade marks and trade names (whether registered or unregistered), copyright and related rights, database rights, know-how and confidential information;
(b) all other rights of a similar nature or having an equivalent effect which currently exist anywhere in the world, or are recognised in the future; and
(c) applications, extensions and renewals in relation to any of these rights.
3.6. All trade marks, logos and service marks, including INTERTEK and the Intertek logo, which appear on this Platform are registered and unregistered trade marks or are licensed for use by us by third parties. Other trade marks are proprietary marks and are registered to their respective owners. Nothing contained on the Platform should be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, any license or right to use any trade mark displayed on this Platform without the written permission of us or such third party who owns the trade mark. Misuse of any trade mark displayed on the Platform, or any other content on the Platform, except as provided herein, is strictly prohibited.
3.7. You must attribute us as the authors of Material on the Platform.
4. What Are Your Rights To Use The Platform?
(a) remove, alter, or obfuscate any trade mark, copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the Material;
(b) without the prior written consent of us, make derivative works of, or commercially distribute or otherwise exploit the Platform or any of the Material, or use the Platform or any of the Material in a manner that inaccurately suggests an association between you and us or its licensors;
(c) to the maximum extent permitted by law, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, reverse assemble, or modify any Platform source or object code or any software or other products, services, or processes accessible through any portion of the Platform, or attempt to discover any source code that the Platform uses to generate its content or any software or other products or processes accessible through the Platform;
(d) insert or attach any code, device, technology or product to the Platform or Material including, without limitation, those that monitor the Platform or its users, or negatively affect any user’s experience of the Platform or otherwise negatively affect the Platform, its users or us; or
5. What If You Make Purchases Through The Platform?
5.1. Any products that you purchase through the Platform will be subject to additional General Terms and Conditions provided to you in advance.
6. What About Linking To The Platform?
7. What About Links From The Platform?
7.1. 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.
7.2. 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.
8. When Can We Suspend Or Terminate Your Access?
8.1. We may suspend or terminate your use of the Platform:
(a) if we believe that your use of the Platform may cause us to be in breach of our regulatory requirements;
(d) at any time on 14 days’ written notice.
9. What About Events Outside of Our Reasonable Control?
10. What Are The Relevant Warranties And Disclaimers?
10.1. 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) we accept no responsibility for any liability that arises in connection with third parties unlawfully obtaining access to your account in order to abuse the nature and intent of the Platform, provided always that we will maintain security policies and procedures in accordance with good industry practice;
(d) we accept no responsibility for any liability that arises in connection with the theft of your username or password by unauthorised third parties; and
(e) we do not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, completeness, legality, or reliability of the Material.
11. What About Liabilities And Indemnities?
11.1. To the maximum extent permitted by law, we and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude liability in either contract, tort, negligence, statutory duty or otherwise arising out of the use of or access to the Platform (which includes without limitation) any errors or omissions contained in the Platform or if the Platform is unavailable and we shall not be liable for any direct or indirect:
(a) economic losses (including without limitation loss of use, revenues, data, profits, contracts, opportunity, business, business interruption or anticipated savings);
(b) loss of goodwill or reputation; or
(c) special, incidental, indirect consequential loss or damage, suffered or incurred arising out of or in connection with your use of the Platform.
11.2. To the maximum extent permitted by law, our maximum aggregate liability under or in connection with your use of the Platform, or any collateral contract, whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, shall be limited to the greater of Euro 100 or value of the products that you purchase from us.
11.4. AS A USER, YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY US AGAINST ALL COSTS, LIABILITIES, EXPENSES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES WHICH WE MAY SUSTAIN OR INCUR IN CONNECTION WITH:
(a) ANY CLAIM OF ANY NATURE THAT ANY OF THE USER CONTENT OR OTHER MATERIALS UPLOADED BY YOU OR ON YOUR BEHALF INFRINGES THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF ANY THIRD PARTY; AND
(b) ANY CLAIM OF ANY NATURE THAT ANY OF THE USER CONTENT OR OTHER MATERIALS UPLOADED BY YOU OR ON YOUR BEHALF INFRINGES THE PRIVACY OF ANY INDIVIDUAL.
13. What Is The Jurisdiction And Applicable law?
13.1. To the maximum extent permitted by law:
(b) the parties agree that the courts of England and Wales shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction.
14. Are There Any Other General Provisions You Should Be Aware Of?
14.1. Unless otherwise specified, the information and materials in the site 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 are available in many parts of the world. However, this Platform may describe products that are not available worldwide.
14.2. Any cause of action you may have with respect to this Platform must be commenced within two years after the claim or cause of action arises.
14.3. You may not transfer or assign your rights or obligations in relation to your use of the Platform without our prior written permission. We may transfer or assign our rights and/or obligations. If we do so, we will provide you with written notice of the transfer or assignment.
16. What About Contacting You or Us For Information Or To Make A Complaint?
16.1. If we need to contact you, we will do so by post or e-mail sent to the e-mail address provided by you. You must notify us if you change your e-mail address.
16.2. 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 1.0 Effective: 1 January 2013