Terms of Website Use – OurWarwick

Terms of Website Use

Please read these terms of website use (“Terms”) carefully before using this website as they tell you the rules for using this website our.warwick.ac.uk (“OUR SITE”).

By using our site, you confirm that you accept these Terms and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these Terms, you must not use our site. We recommend that you print a copy of these Terms for future reference.

Who we are and how to contact us

our.warwick.ac.uk is a site operated by the University of Warwick (“We” or “Us”). We are a Corporate Body incorporated by Royal Charter and our Royal Charter Number is RC000678.

To contact us, please get in touch with our Community Manager at S.Parr.2@warwick.ac.uk.

Other terms that you need to know about

In these Terms we sometimes talk about other terms, which also apply to your use of our site.
These are:

  • Our Privacy Policy, which tells you about the personal information you have given to us when you register, how long we keep it for, why we keep it, what you can ask us to do with the data and who to contact if you want to talk to us about this. By using our site, you make a legal promise that all data provided by you to us on this site is accurate.
  • Our Community Rules, which set out clear rules around what you may and may not do when using our site.
  • Our Cookie Policy, which tells you all about the cookies we use on our site and why.

We may change these terms

We may change these Terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our site, please check these Terms to make sure you know and understand the terms that apply at that time. These terms were most recently updated on 02/03/2018.

We may change our site

We may update and change our site from time to time to reflect changes to our interactive services and our users’ needs.

We may suspend or withdraw our site

Our site is made available free of charge.

We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or that the service will be uninterrupted. We may suspend, withdraw or limit the availability of all or any part of our site for any reason. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal but where it is outside of our control, we might not be able to do that.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of and understand these Terms and the other applicable terms, and that they comply with them.

Don’t SHARE your OurWarwick account details!

If you choose a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures (or if we provide this to you), you must keep this private and safe. You must not give this information to anyone else, not even to a friend because sometimes friendships don’t last.

We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us. We can do this at any time if we think that you have not complied with any of these Terms or with any of the other terms that we have told you apply when you use the site.

If you know or think that someone other than you knows your user identification code or password, tell us as soon as possible by contacting us.

How you may use content on our site

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the content that is published on it. This content is protected by copyright laws around the world and reserve these rights to ourselves.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others to content posted on our site.

However, you must not change the paper copies 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.

If you do copy as allowed above, you must always acknowledge our status (and the status of any contributors) as the authors of content on our site.

You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes (this means you can’t make any money or obtain any other benefit from sharing the content with another person) without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these Terms, your right to use our site will cease immediately and we may demand that you return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Do not rely on information on this site

There is user generated content and other content that we provide on our site. The content we provide on our site is provided for your general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You should obtain advice specific to your own personal circumstances before taking, or not taking, any action on the basis of the content on our site. If you need any guidance about who to turn to for advice, please contact us.

Although we do make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no legal promises (representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied) that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up to date.

We are not responsible for websites we link to

Where our site links out to other sites and resources provided by others, these links are provided for your information only. By linking to them we aren’t giving our approval of those linked websites or of the information you may obtain from them.

We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources and you should make sure that you read their terms of use and understand those terms as much as these.

User-generated content

This site may include information and materials uploaded by other users of the site, including to bulletin boards and chat rooms. The views expressed by other users on our site do not represent our views or values.

If you wish to complain about information and materials uploaded by other users please contact us.

Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you

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.

Please note that we only provide our site for private individuals’ use. You agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we accept no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

If defective digital content that we have supplied damages a device or digital content belonging to you and this is caused by our failure to use reasonable care and skill, we will either repair the damage or pay you compensation.

Uploading content to our site

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with our Community Rules. We can take down any post you put on our site if we believe that your post does not follow our Community Rules.

You make us a promise that any content that you upload to our site does comply with those Community Rules, and you accept the risk of being liable to us and having to pay us for any loss we incur if you break that promise.

Any content you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. While you own the rights in your content, you must grant us and other users of our site a limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties.

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

You are solely responsible for backing up your content and keeping it secure.

Rights you are giving us to use material you upload

When you upload or post content to our site, you grant the University of Warwick and its representatives who create the content for the site (e.g. current students) a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable licence to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform that user-generated content in connection with the service provided by the site.

We are not responsible for viruses and you must not introduce them

We do not promise that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programs and platform to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our site by deliberately introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that 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. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

Rules about linking to our site

You may link to our home page, provided that:

  • you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it
  • 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
  • our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page
  • the website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with our Community Rules.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

Which country’s laws apply to any disputes?

Please note that these Terms, their subject matter and their formation, are governed by English law. You and we both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction except that if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.

Our trade marks are protected

The logos and other marks of the University of Warwick are our property and are protected under trademark law. You are not permitted to use them without our approval, unless they are part of content you are using as permitted under the section above called How you may use content on our site.

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