Terms & Conditions of use
MA Business welcomes you to commsbusiness.co.uk, our digital information network. These are our terms and conditions for use of the network, which you may access in several ways, including but not limited to the World Wide Web, PDA, mobile phone and RSS feeds. These terms and conditions apply whenever you access the network, on whatever device. In these terms and conditions, when we say commsbusiness.co.uk, we mean this network, regardless of how you access it.
By using the network, you are deemed to have accepted these conditions.
If you have registered with us and subsequently change your details, you should immediately notify us of any changes by emailing the user support team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Any changes we make to the terms and conditions will be reflected on this page.
Cookies: Session id cookies are used on our website and if you use the login facility on this website then your User ID will also be stored in a cookie so that you will be automatically logged in when you return to the website.
When you register, you are registering as a personal user of commsbusiness.co.uk. Access to registration areas is via your email address and password.
We allow you access to the registration areas of the site on the basis that:
(i) your email address and password are personal to you and may not be used by anyone else to access commsbusiness.co.uk
(ii) you will not do anything which would assist anyone who is not a registered user to gain access to any registration area of commsbusiness.co.uk
(iii) you do not maliciously create additional registration accounts for the purpose of abusing the functionality of the site, or other users; nor do you seek to pass yourself off as another user
(iv) you comply with these terms and conditions.
If, for any reason, we believe that you have not complied with these requirements, we may, at our discretion, cancel your access to the registration areas of commsbusiness.co.uk immediately and without giving you any advance notice.
2. Termination of registration
If we wish to bring the agreement to an end, we will do so by emailing you at the address you have registered stating that the agreement has terminated. The agreement will terminate and your email address and password will become invalid on commsbusiness.co.uk immediately.
3. Use of material appearing on commsbusiness.co.uk
For the purposes of this agreement, “material” means material including, without limitation, text, video, graphics and sound material, published on the commsbusiness.co.uk network, whether copyright of MA Business or a third party.
You may download and print extracts from the material and make copies of these for your own personal and non-commercial use only. You are not allowed to download or print the material, or extracts from it, in a systematic or regular manner or otherwise so as to create a database in electronic or paper form comprising all or part of the material appearing on commsbusiness.co.uk
You must not reproduce any part of commsbusiness.co.uk or the material or transmit it to or store it in any other website or disseminate any part of the material in any other form, unless we have indicated that you may do so.
We may be prepared to allow you to distribute or reproduce other parts of www.commsbusiness.co.uk or the material in certain circumstances. Please email email@example.com Â if you wish to apply for permission to do so.
4. Disclaimer of liability
To the extent permitted at law, we do not accept any responsibility for any statement in the material. You must not rely on any statement we have published on without first taking specialist professional advice. Nothing in the material is provided for any specific purpose or at the request of any particular person.
For the avoidance of confusion, we will not be liable for any loss caused as a result of your doing, or not doing, anything as a result of viewing, reading or listening to the material or any part of it (except for death or personal injury attributable to our negligence and to the extent permitted at law).
You can access other sites via links from commsbusiness.co.uk. These sites are not under our control and we are not responsible in any way for any of their contents.
We give no warranties of any kind concerning commsbusiness.co.uk or the material. In particular, we do not warrant that commsbusiness.co.uk or any of its contents is virus free. You must take your own precautions in this respect as we accept no responsibility for any infection by virus or other contamination or by anything which has destructive properties.
5. Third party material on commsbusiness.co.uk
You will see advertising material submitted by third parties on commsbusiness.co.uk Individual advertisers are solely responsible for the content of advertising material which they submit to us, including ensuring that it complies with relevant legislation. We accept no responsibility for the content of advertising material, including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein.
If you want to advertise on commsbusiness.co.uk, please email the user help team at firstname.lastname@example.org, and they will pass your details on to our advertising sales team.
6. Submitting graphical material and photography for publication
Interactions with our site are governed by our Terms of Service. You will be deemed to consent to these guidelines if you choose to post any content or comments to the site.
When you send a photograph or other graphical material to us you do so in accordance with these Terms of Service.
This means that you hereby agree that you have created the graphical works, or taken the photograph(s) you have sent to us, or you have permission from or are authorised by the owner of the material to send it (them) to us. By submitting the material, you are granting us a non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to publish or republish, or otherwise use any such graphical works or photography in any format, including without limitation in print and electronic formats.
Selected photographs and graphical material will be published at the discretion of the editor and you will not be paid, even if your photograph(s) is (are) published.
We may cut, edit, crop or arrange your photograph(s) or graphic as we think fit to appear on the guardian.co.uk web site, and we may remove your photograph(s) or graphics at any time.
Your name may be published alongside your photograph(s) or graphic, but we may edit or delete any comments which you submit along with your photograph(s) or graphic.
IMPORTANT: You or the owner of the photograph(s) still own the copyright in the photograph(s) sent to us and are free to republish the photograph(s) wherever you or the owner wish and in whatever medium you or the owner want.
7. Submitting text for publication on commsbusiness.co.uk
Users of our site may submit material for publication in various areas of the site, including our news, features, blogs and jobs section. We accept no liability in respect of any material submitted by users and published by us and we are not responsible for its content and accuracy.
If you want to submit material to us for publication on commsbusiness.co.uk, you may do so on the following terms and conditions:
(i) publication of any material you submit to us will be at our sole discretion. We reserve the right to make additions or deletions to the text or graphics prior to publication, or to refuse publication
(ii) you grant us a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide licence to republish any material you submit to us in any format, including without limitation print and electronic format
(iii) you warrant to us that any material you submit to us is your own original work and that you own the copyright and any other relevant rights
(iv) you warrant that the material you submit is not obscene, offensive, defamatory of any person or otherwise illegal
(v) you agree not to post material which is deliberately intended to upset other users
(vi) you acknowledge that any breach of these warranties may cause us damage or loss and you agree to indemnify us in full and permanently against any third party liabilities, claims, costs, loss or damage we incur as a result of publishing material you submit to us, including consequential losses.
(vii) we reserve the right to remove your access to individual services completely if we believe you are abusing the services in any way.
8. Data protection
These terms may be varied from time to time. Please ensure that you review these terms and conditions regularly as you will be deemed to have accepted a variation if you continue to use the site after it has been posted.
10. Force majeure
Although we will do our best to provide constant, uninterrupted access to commsbusiness.co.uk, we do not guarantee this. We accept no responsibility or liability for any interruption or delay.
11. Governing law & jurisdiction
This agreement is governed by English law and the parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts
At commsbusiness.co.uk we collect different types of information about our users for three main reasons:
1. To help us to monitor and improve the services we offer.
2. To provide personalised services unique to individual users.
3. To use anonymous details about our users to sell appropriate advertising space on the site. This might mean showing an advertiser how many users we have on the site; it does not mean sharing an individual’s details with an advertiser. Where we collect registration information from an individual, we will never share that individual’s information with a third party, including an advertiser, without that user’s explicit permission
We are absolutely committed to protecting your privacy. Our policy can be summarised in one sentence: we will not share your information with others without your prior consent. We have also established the following principles:
1. We will continue to invest in high-quality security and do our utmost to protect user privacy through the appropriate use of the latest security technology.
2. We will respect your email privacy. You will not receive unsolicited marketing emails from MA Business and/or from third parties screened by us unless you have agreed to this. We will, however, email you occasionally with information or queries about your registration, your subscription account or postings, for example, with reminders, warnings or copyright requests.
3. We will not pass on any individual user details (including your email address) for third party use unless we have your prior consent.
4. We always ensure that contractors we use in connection with the running of the website and services (for example hosting providers) are subject to strict contractual obligations. They are only able to process data on our behalf and in accordance with our principles and instructions and not for any other independent purpose.
5. Otherwise, we will only share anonymous aggregate statistics about our users, sales and traffic patterns with our advertisers.
6. Our site is accessible via the Internet and so may potentially be accessed by anyone around the world. Other users may access the site from outside the European Economic Area. This means that, where you choose to post your data on the site, this could be accessed from anywhere around the world and therefore a transfer of your data outside of the European Economic Area may be deemed to have occurred. You consent to such transfer of your data for and by way of this purpose. Where we or our contractors transfer data outside of the European Economic Area this is only ever done with the relevant protections required by law in place.
Updating your personal information
We offer a ‘My Profile’ page, where you can update your personal information at any time. You can get to this page on the blog pages on the site – simply click on the ‘My Profile’ link at the top of the screen when you are signed in.
What information do we collect?
We collect information on our users as follows: through cookies, through registration and where you choose to disclose data in postings..
The minimum information we need to register a user is an email address, a password, Company Name, Name, Surname and Telephone. Unless stated, all registration questions are compulsory.
How do we protect customer information?
We invest in high-quality security and do our utmost to protect user privacy. UK Data Protection Legislation means we follow strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information which you have given us, to prevent unauthorised access.
Will we disclose the information we collect to third parties?
We will not sell, trade or rent your personal information to others unless you have given us your permission. With your permission we will only share your information with carefully chosen, reputable and trustworthy third parties.
Also, we may provide aggregate statistics about our customers, sales, traffic patterns and related site information to reputable third-party vendors, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information.
commsbusiness.co.uk follows the relevant legal requirements and uses all reasonable precautions to ensure only responsible third parties see the information, however we are not responsible for any breach of security or any actions of any third parties who receive the information.
Please note that we reserve the right to access and disclose individually identifiable information to comply with applicable laws and lawful government requests, to operate our systems properly and to protect both ourselves and our users.
Any data processors with access to your data in providing services on our behalf are subject to contractual restrictions to ensure that your data is protected, and not used independently by such third party.
Advertising and affiliate links
Our editorial content on commsbusiness.co.uk is not influenced by advertisers or affiliates, nor is it produced for the purpose of promoting goods or services, except where clearly branded as a ‘sponsored feature’.
Legal information under the Data Protection Act 1998
For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, the Data Controller for www.commsbusiness.co.uk is Circ Data Ltd, The Coach House, Turners Drive, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 4QB. Any queries regarding MA Business’ use of data and data policies should be addressed to the Head of Customer Relationship Management.