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WEBSITE TERMS OF USE

Website TERMS of Use

By Using Our Site, You Accept These Terms and Conditions

Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully and ensure that you understand them before using Our Site.  These Terms and Conditions, together with any other documents referred to herein, set out the terms of use governing your use of this website, www.secrc.co.uk (“Our Site”).  It is recommended that you print a copy of these Terms and Conditions for your future reference.

These Terms and Conditions were last updated on 19/1/2023.

Your agreement to comply with these Terms and Conditions is indicated by your use of Our Site.  If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, you must stop using Our Site immediately.

The following document also applies to your use of Our Site:

  1. Definitions and Interpretation

    1. In these Terms and Conditions, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the following meanings:

“Account”

means an account required to access and/or use certain areas of Our Site, as detailed in Part 5;

“Content”

means any and all text, images, audio, video, scripts, code, software, databases, and any other form of information capable of being stored on a computer that appears on, or forms part of, Our Site; and

“Intellectual Property Rights”

means all intellectual property rights of any kind existing anywhere in the world whether or not registered and all applications, renewals, and extensions of the same and whenever arising, registered, or applied to be registered including without limitation, copyright, database rights, design rights, patents, trademarks, service marks, trade names and other rights in goodwill, rights in know-how, trade secrets, algorithms, and other confidential information;

“System”

means any online communications facility that We make available on Our Site either now or in the future.  This may include, but is not limited to, contact forms, email, and live chat; and

“We/Us/Our”

means The Cyber Resilience Centre for the South East LIMITED (SECRC), a company incorporated in England and Wales, (Registered No. 13263448) with its Registered Office at 4 Quinton Parade, Coventry, England, CV3 5HW.

  1. Information About Us

    1. Our Site is operated by us.

  2. How to Contact Us

    1. To contact Us, please email Us at enquiries@secrc.co.uk, or by post at Cyber Resilience Centre for the South East, 4 Quinton Parade, Coventry, England, CV3 5HW

    2. Access to Our Site

      1. Access to Our Site is free of charge.

      2. It is your responsibility to make the arrangements necessary in order to access Our Site.

      3. Access to Our Site is provided on an “as is” and on an “as available” basis.  We may suspend or discontinue Our Site (or any part of it) at any time.  We do not guarantee that Our Site will always be available or that access to it will be uninterrupted.  If We suspend or discontinue Our Site (or any part of it), We will try to give you reasonable notice of the suspension or discontinuation

  3. Accounts

    1. Certain parts of Our Site may require an Account in order to access them.

    2. You may not create an Account if you are under 18 years of age.

    3. When creating an Account, the information you provide must be accurate and complete.  If any of your information changes at a later date, it is your responsibility to ensure that your Account is kept up to date.

    4. We recommend that you choose a strong password for your Account.  It is your responsibility to keep your password safe.  You must not share your Account with anyone else.  If you believe your Account is being used without your permission, please contact Us immediately at enquiries@secrc.co.uk We will not be liable for any unauthorised use of your Account.

    5. You must not use anyone else’s Account.

    6. Any personal information provided in your Account will be collected, used, and held in accordance with your rights and Our obligations under the law, as set out in Part 16.

    7. If you wish to close your Account, you may do so at any time by contacting enquiries@secrc.co.uk Closing your Account will result in the removal of your information.  Closing your Account will also remove access to any areas of Our Site requiring an Account for access.

    8. If you close your Account, any data that you have added on Our Site will be deleted.

  4. Changes to Our Site

    1. We may alter and update Our Site (or any part of it) at any time.

  5. Changes to these Terms and Conditions

    1. We may alter these Terms and Conditions at any time.  If We do so, details of the changes will be highlighted at the top of this page.  As explained above, your use of Our Site constitutes your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.  Consequently, any changes made to these Terms and Conditions will apply to your use of Our Site the first time you use it after the changes have been implemented.  You are therefore advised to check this page every time you use Our Site.

    2. If any part of the current version of these Terms and Conditions conflicts with any previous version(s), the current version shall prevail unless We explicitly state otherwise.

  6. How You May Use Our Site and Content (Intellectual Property Rights)

    1. All Content included on Our Site and the copyright and other intellectual property rights in that Content belongs to or has been licensed by Us, unless specifically labelled otherwise.  All Content is protected by applicable United Kingdom and international intellectual property laws and treaties.

    2. You may access, view, and use Our Site in a web browser (including any web browsing capability built into other types of software or app) and you may download Our Site (or any part of it) for caching (this usually occurs automatically).

    3. You may print one copy and download extracts of any page(s) from Our Site for personal use only.

    4. You may not modify the printed copies or downloaded extracts in any way.  Images, video, audio, or any other Content downloaded from Our Site must not be used separately from accompanying text.

    5. Our status as the owner and author of the Content on Our Site (or that of identified licensors, as applicable) must always be acknowledged.

    6. You may not use any Content from Our Site for commercial purposes without first obtaining a licence from Us (or our licensors, as applicable).  This does not prevent the normal access, viewing, and use of Our Site for general information purposes by business users or consumers.

    7. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions limits or excludes the provisions of Chapter III of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, ‘Acts Permitted in Relation to Copyright Works’, which provides exceptions allowing certain uses of copyright material including (but not limited to) non-commercial research and private study; text and data mining for non-commercial research; criticism, review, and reporting current events; teaching; accessibility; time-shifting; and parody, caricature, and pastiche. Further information is available from the UK Intellectual Property Office.

  7. Links to Our Site

    1. You may only link to the homepage of Our Site, https://www.secrc.co.uk.  Linking to other pages on Our Site requires our express written permission.

    2. Links to Our Site must be fair and lawful.  You must not take unfair advantage of Our reputation or attempt to damage Our reputation.

    3. You must not link to Our Site in a manner that suggests any association with Us (where there is none) or any endorsement or approval from Us (where there is none).

    4. Your link should not use any logos or trademarks displayed on Our Site without Our express written permission.

    5. You must not frame or embed Our Site on another website without Our express written permission.

    6. You may not link to Our Site from another website the main content of which is unlawful; obscene; offensive; inappropriate; dishonest; defamatory; threatening; racist, sexist, or otherwise discriminatory; that promotes violence, racial hatred, or terrorism; that infringes intellectual property rights; or that We deem to be otherwise objectionable.

  8. Links to Other Sites

    1. Links to other websites may be included on Our Site.  Unless expressly stated, these sites are not under Our control.  We accept no responsibility or liability for the content of third-party websites.

    2. The inclusion of a link to another website on Our Site is for information purposes only and does not imply any endorsement of that website or of its owners, operators, or any other parties involved with it.

  9. Disclaimers

    1. Nothing on Our Site constitutes professional advice on which you should rely.  It is provided for general information purposes only.

    2. We make reasonable efforts to ensure that the Content on Our Site is complete, accurate, and up to date, but We make no warranties, representations, or guarantees (express or implied) that this will always be the case.

    3. If you are a business user, we exclude all implied representations, warranties, conditions, and other terms that may apply to Our Site and Content.

  10. Our Liability

    1. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions excludes or restricts Our liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, for death or personal injury resulting from negligence, or for any other forms of liability which cannot be lawfully excluded or restricted.

    2. If you are a business user (i.e. you are using Our Site in the course of business or for commercial purposes), to the fullest extent permissible by law, We accept no liability for any loss or damage, whether foreseeable or otherwise, in contract, tort (including negligence), for breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with the use of (or inability to use) Our Site or the use of or reliance upon any Content included on Our Site.

    3. If you are a business user, we accept no liability for loss of profit, sales, business, or revenue; loss of business opportunity, goodwill, or reputation; loss of anticipated savings; business interruption; or for any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

    4. If you are a consumer, you agree that you will not use Our Site for any commercial or business purposes and that We shall have no liability to you for any business losses as set out above.

  11. Viruses, Malware, and Security

    1. We exercise reasonable skill and care to ensure that Our Site is secure and free from viruses and malware; however, we do not guarantee that this is the case.

    2. You are responsible for protecting your hardware, software, data, and other material from viruses, malware, and other internet security risks.

    3. You must not deliberately introduce viruses or other malware, or any other material which is malicious or technologically harmful either to or via Our Site.

    4. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to any part of Our Site, the server on which Our Site is stored, or any other server, computer, or database connected to Our Site.

    5. You must not attack Our Site by means of a denial-of-service attack, a distributed denial of service attack, or by any other means.

    6. By breaching the provisions of Parts 13.3 to 13.5, you may be committing a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990.  Any and all such breaches will be reported to the relevant law enforcement authorities, and We will cooperate fully with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them.  Your right to use Our Site will cease immediately in the event of such a breach.

  12. Acceptable Usage of Our Site

    1. You may only use Our Site in a lawful manner:

      1. You must ensure that you comply fully with any and all local, national, or international laws and regulations that apply;

      2. You must not use Our site in any way, or for any purpose, that is unlawful or fraudulent; and

      3. You must not use Our Site to knowingly send, upload, or in any other way transmit data that contains any form of virus or other malware, or any other code designed to adversely affect computer hardware, software, or data of any kind.

      4. You must not breach any other third-party provider’s terms of use.  You will indemnify us and hold us harmless against any action, claim, demand, or loss incurred by Us as a result of your breach of this Part 14.1 d);

  13. If you fail to comply with the provisions of this Part 14, you will be in breach of these Terms and Conditions.  We may take one or more of the following actions in response:

    1. Suspend or terminate your right to use your Account and/or Our Site;

    2. Issue you with a written warning;

    3. Take legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of any and all relevant costs on an indemnity basis resulting from your breach;

    4. Take further legal action against you, as appropriate;

    5. Disclose such information to law enforcement authorities as required or as We deem reasonably necessary; and/or

    6. Any other actions which We deem reasonably appropriate (and lawful).

  14. We hereby exclude any and all liability arising out of any actions that We may take (including, but not limited to those set out above in Part 14.2) in response to your breach.

  15. Use of Our System

    1. You may use Our System at any time to contact Us.  Please note the following, you must not:

      1. communicate in a way that is obscene, deliberately offensive, hateful, or otherwise inflammatory;

      2. submit information that promotes violence;

      3. submit information that promotes or assists in any form of unlawful activity;

      4. submit information that discriminates against, or is in any way defamatory of, any person, group or class of persons, race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age;

      5. submit information that is intended or is otherwise likely to threaten, harass, annoy, alarm, inconvenience, upset, or embarrass another person;

      6. submit information that is calculated or is otherwise likely to deceive;

      7. submit information that is intended or is otherwise likely to infringe (or to threaten to infringe) another person’s privacy;

      8. misleadingly impersonate any person or otherwise misrepresent your identity or affiliation in a way that is calculated to deceive;

      9. imply any form of affiliation with Us where none exists;

      10. infringe, or assist in the infringement of, the intellectual property rights (including, but not limited to, copyright, trademarks, and database rights) of any other party; or

      11. submit information in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party including, but not limited to, contractual duties and duties of confidence.

  16. We may monitor any and all communications made using Our System.

  17. Any information that you send to Us through Our System may be modified by Us and, by sending us such information, you waive your moral right to be identified as the author of that information.

  18. Any personal information sent to Us, whether through Our System or otherwise (including but not limited to your name and contact details), will be collected, used, and held as outlined in Part 16.

  19. How We Use Your Personal Information

    1. We will only use your personal information as set out in Our Privacy Policy, available from https://www.secrc.co.uk/privacy-policy.

  20. Communications from Us

    1. If We have your contact details, we may send you important notices by email from time to time.  Such notices may relate to matters including, but not limited to, changes to Our Site or to these Terms and Conditions.

    2. We will not send you marketing emails without your express consent.  If you do consent to marketing, you may opt out at any time.  All marketing emails from Us include an unsubscribe link.  If you opt out of emails from Us, it may take up to 28 calendar days for your request to take effect and you may continue to receive emails during that time.

    3. For questions or complaints about communications from Us, please contact Us using the details above in Part 3.

  21. Law and Jurisdiction

    1. These Terms and Conditions, and the relationship between you and Us (whether contractual or otherwise) shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, Law of England and Wales.

    2. If you are a consumer, any dispute, controversy, proceedings, or claim between you and Us relating to these Terms and Conditions or to the relationship between you and Us (whether contractual or otherwise) shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

    3. If you are a business user, any dispute, controversy, proceedings, or claim between you and Us relating to these Terms and Conditions or to the relationship between you and Us (whether contractual or otherwise) shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

    4. If you are a consumer, you will benefit from any mandatory provisions of the law in your country of residence.  Nothing in Part 18 takes away from or reduces your legal rights as a consumer.

Last Reviewed 19/1/23.

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