Terms of use

Terms of Use

Access to and use of this website http://.hcbgroup.co.uk (the “Website”) is provided by the HCB Group. The following Terms of Use govern your access and use of this Website.

  1. Acceptance and Modification of Terms of Use

By accessing and using this Website you agree to be bound by these terms and all such terms shall be deemed accepted by you. If you do NOT agree to all these Terms of Use, you must NOT access, use and / or contribute to this Website.

These Terms of Use may be amended by HCB Group at any time. Such amended Terms of Use shall be effective upon posting on this Website. You are advised to check the Terms of Use published on this Website regularly to ensure that you are aware of all terms governing your use of this Website. Your continued use of the Website will be deemed acceptance of the updated or amended terms. If you do not agree to the changes, you should cease using the Website.

HCB Group reserves the right to discontinue or make changes or updates with respect to the Website or the Content of the Website at any time without notice. HCB Group reserves the right to restrict, refuse or terminate access of any person to the Website or any part thereof effective immediately without notice at any time and for any reason whatsoever at its sole discretion.

  1. Intellectual Property

Unless otherwise stated, HCB Group or its licensors (which may include other users) own all copyright and other intellectual property rights (registered and unregistered) in all the content, data, materials, or information contained on or available through this Website (the “Content”). All such rights are reserved.

  1. Use of the Website

You must not use the Website in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.

You may not use the Website in any way that, in the sole discretion of HCB Group, causes, or may cause, damage to the Website or impair of the availability or accessibility of the Website; or attempt to gain authorised access to the Website through hacking, password mining or any other means; or interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website.

You must not use the Website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.

You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to the Website without the express written consent of HCB Group. You shall not interfere with or disrupt the Website’s servers or networks or take any action that imposes an unreasonably or disproportionately large load on the infrastructure of this Website.

  1. User Content

Any content, data, materials, or information that you upload, submit and / or publish to the Website (“User Content”) must be proper, constructive and relevant. In addition to the terms in Section 3, User Content will not contain any item that may be unlawful or otherwise unfit for publication, including but not limited to items that (1) may be defamatory or injurious to another person or entity, (2) may cause harm to any person or property or otherwise defame or harass any person or organization, (3) may violate any legal rights of any person (including right to privacy or publicity), (4) are pornographic, obscene, profane, vulgar, indecent, or threatening, (5) are culturally, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable, or (6) suggest or encourage any illegal activity. You must be 13 years of age or older to submit User Content.

You will use reasonable efforts to scan and remove any viruses or other contaminating or destructive features before submitting any material. You must not use this Website to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications (including but not limited to chain letters, pyramid schemes, surveys and solicitations). You shall also not forge headers or manipulate identifies or other data in order to disguise the origin of any Content and / or User Content transmitted through this Website or to manipulate your presence on the Website.

You affirm, represent and warrant that the User Content submitted to the Website does not infringe any proprietary right of another, such as but not limited to copyright, trademark or patent, or any confidentiality obligation. You acknowledge and agree that any of your ideas, submissions or discussions or any other User Content provided by you within the Website that is not the subject of intellectual property right protection may be used without compensation or attribution.

You hereby grant to HCB Group, its subsidiaries, affiliates and partners a worldwide, irrevocable, royalty free, non-exclusive and transferable license to use, reproduce, prepare derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, transmit, translate and publish User Content provided by you, on this Website or any other HCB Group site or in other HCB Group marketing or public relations materials in any and all existing or future media. You also grant to us the right to sub-license these rights, and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.

You shall be solely responsible for your own User Content and the consequences of posting submitting and / or publishing it. HCB Group may, but is not obligated to, review and monitor, before and / or after submitting User Content. However, you acknowledge that it is impossible for us to monitor or review all User Content. Without limitation, HCB Group, its subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, licensors and suppliers will not and cannot be held responsible for the accuracy, completeness, quality or validity of User Content posted by third parties on the Website.

HCB Group does not endorse any User Content or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and HCB Group expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with User Content. HCB Group has the sole right and ability to edit and / or remove any User Content which are objectionable, improper or otherwise in breach of these Terms of Use or for any reason at any time without notice or consent and at its sole discretion. Any user who believes that submitted User Content is objectionable or improper is encouraged to contact HCB Group immediately by using the form below. Upon receipt of such notification, HCB Group will make reasonable efforts to take such action as it deems necessary within a reasonable period of time. Since this is a manual process, you are advised that HCB Group may not be able to remove or edit particular User Content immediately.

When submitting User Content, you may have to provide a unique, valid, current and verifiable email address. You may wish to see the Privacy & Cookie Policy to understand how we use your information. A confirmation email will be sent to you with an obscure and unique URL (“Secret Link”) providing access to certain areas of the Website with certain functions or features related to your User Content.

You should not share the Secret Link with anybody, you are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality the Secret Link sent to your email address. If you become aware of any suspicious or unauthorised conduct concerning the Secret Link, you agree to contact us immediately using the form below. HCB Group may, at its own discretion, refuse access to these areas, functions or features from any specific email service or ISP.

  1. Privacy and Cookie Policy

Personal information provided or collected through or in connection with this Website shall only be used in accordance with this Website’s Privacy and Cookie Policy. These Terms of Use are subject to the Privacy and Cookie Policy as posted on this Website at the following URL http://hcbroup.co.uk/privacy.

  1. Third Party Content

HCB Group is in no way responsible for the content of any site owned by a third party that may be linked to the site via hyperlink, whether or not such hyperlink is provided by the Website or by a third party in accordance with the Terms of Use. Any link on this Website to another site is not an endorsement of such other site and no judgement or warranty is made with respect to the accuracy, timeliness, or suitability of the content of any site to which the Website may link, and HCB Group takes no responsibility therefor.

  1. Software

Any software made available for access through this Website is licensed subject to the terms of any applicable license agreement. Except as set forth in the applicable license agreement, you may not (and you may not permit anyone else to) copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, decompile or otherwise attempt to extract the source code of the software or any part thereof.

WARRANTIES, IF ANY, WITH RESPECT TO SUCH SOFTWARE SHALL ONLY APPLY AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN THE APPLICABLE LICENSE AGREEMENT. HCB GROUP HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL FURTHER REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT WITH RESPECT TO THE SOFTWARE.

  1. Availability of the Website

HCB Group have the sole right to shut down the Website or any part thereof for any reason at any time without notice or consent. HCB Group will have no responsibility or liability for failure to store or delete any Content and / or User Content submitted to the Website.

  1. Disclaimers

ALL INFORMATION (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, TEXT, IMAGES, GRAPHICS, LINKS, AND OTHER MATERIALS) ON THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE”. HCB GROUP AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, PARTNERS, LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM TO EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR AS TO THE OPERATION OF THIS WEBSITE, THE CONTENT OR USER CONTENT. Neither HCB Group nor its subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, licensors and suppliers warrants or makes any representations that (i) the Website will meet your requirements, (ii) the Website will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free, or (iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of the Website (including any information and materials on this Website) will be correct, complete, accurate, reliable, or otherwise meet your requirements. This is a public website. You should have no expectation of confidentiality with respect to any User Content you may submit on this Website. Do not submit confidential information here.

HCB Group and its subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, licensors and suppliers shall have no liability for interruptions or omissions in Internet, network or hosting services and do not warrant that the Website or the services which make this Website available or electronic communications sent by HCB Group are free from viruses or any other harmful elements.

Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of this Website is done at your own discretion and risk. You will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material.

  1. Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL HCB GROUP OR ANY OF ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, PARTNERS, LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL OR INCIDENTAL OR OTHER DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS, CONTRACT, REVENUE, DATA, INFORMATION OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE ACCESS, USE OF, OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THIS WEBSITE, THE CONTENT OR THE USER CONTENT, EVEN IF HCB GROUP HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

If you live in a country or state that does not allow any of the foregoing exclusions or limitations of liability or any of the disclaimers of warranties in Section 8 above, such exclusions or limitations will not apply to you but only to the extent such exclusions or limitations are not allowed. In such case, such exclusions or limitations shall be limited to the greatest extent permitted by applicable law.

Any action brought against HCB Group pertaining to or in connection with this Website must be commenced and notified to HCB Group in writing within one year after the date the cause for action arose. The maximum liability of HCB Group for any and all claims arising from the use of the Website is limited to two hundred GBP.

  1. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless HCB Group, its subsidiaries, affiliates, partners and suppliers and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, legal representatives, agents, successors and assigns, from and against any damages, liabilities, costs and expenses that arise out of the posting, content, or transmission of any message, data, material or any other User Content you submit on the Website or any violation of these Terms of Use by you. In the event of any complaint or legal action arising from any User Content submitted by you, HCB Group reserves the right to reveal your identity and any other information HCB Group may have about you.

If you have a dispute with one or more users, you release HCB Group, its subsidiaries, affiliates, partners and suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, legal representatives, agents, successors and assigns from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.

  1. Miscellaneous

These terms and conditions are for the benefit of you and HCB Group, and are not intended to benefit any third party or be enforceable by any third party. The exercise of HCB Group’s and your rights in relation to these terms and conditions is not subject to the consent of any third party.

HCB Group may transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with its rights and / or obligations under these terms and conditions without notifying you or obtaining your consent. You may not transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with your rights and / or obligations under these terms and conditions.

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Belgium without regard to its principles of conflict of laws. You agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Antwerp, Belgium for any claim or cause of action arising out of, or relating to or in connection with these Terms of Use or this Website.

If any provision of these Terms of Use is held to be invalid or unenforceable, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be replaced by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remaining provisions shall be enforced.

No failure on the part of HCB Group to enforce any part of these Terms of Use shall constitute a waiver of any of HCB Group’s rights under these Terms of Use, whether for past or future actions on the part of any person. Neither the receipt of any funds by HCB Group nor the reliance of any person on HCB Group’s actions shall be deemed to constitute a waiver of any part of these Terms of Use. Only a specific, written waiver signed by an authorized representative of HCB Group shall have any legal effect whatsoever.

The headings of the sections of the Terms of Use are inserted for convenience only and shall not constitute a part hereof or affect in any way the meaning or interpretation of the Terms of Use.

  1. HCB Group

Registered office: Weirbank, Monkey Island Lane, Bray on Thames, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 2ED

Registered No. 2820780

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This document was last updated on the 1 December 2015.