This site is owned and operated by Material Source Ltd (“Material Source”, “we” or “us”). These terms and conditions govern your use of the materialsource.co.uk website (our “Site”), including but not limited to, the Material Source Directory, and govern your relationship with Material Source.
All activities and actions performed on our Site are subject to these terms and conditions. All users, both unregistered visitors and members, are subject to these terms and conditions. By using or contributing to or registering with our Site you enter into a binding contract with us on the following terms and conditions. If you do not accept these terms and conditions, you should not use our Site.
You agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself when registering with the Site and agree to maintain and promptly update your registration data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any username and/or password provided to you. You agree to be responsible for any unauthorised use resulting from a failure on your part to maintain the confidentiality of any username and/or password provided to you. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorised use of your registration or password.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to suspend or terminate your registration and to deny access to our Site or any part of our Site at any time and for any reason whatsoever without notice.
You understand that you are responsible for all data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials (“Content”), communicated by you whether publicly posted or privately transmitted. Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for any Content, including (without limitation) any errors or omissions in any Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of your use of any Content. You agree that you must evaluate and bear all risks associated with the use of any Content including any reliance on its accuracy or completeness.
You agree not to:
We reserve the right in our sole discretion to remove or refuse to publish any Content for any reason whatsoever at any time and without notice.
You agree to indemnify and hold us and our subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, officers, agents or partners harmless from and against any direct or indirect loss or damage (including consequential loss and loss of profits, goodwill or business opportunities arising from any third party claim in relation to any Content you upload, post or email or submit on or through our Site, or arising from any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions.
All rights in the design, text, graphics, and other material on our Site and the selection or arrangement thereof are the copyright of us or other third parties.
As a user, you may view, print and download the material for your own personal use only (but not in a systematic or regular manner so as to create a database of the contents).
You agree not to reproduce the material or transmit it to or store it in any other website or disseminate it in any other form.
You agree not to sell or modify the material or reproduce, display, publicly perform, distribute, or otherwise use the material in any way for any public or commercial purpose without the express written permission of the copyright owner.
You grant to us a worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive licence (including the right to sub-licence) to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display any Content (in whole or in part) you upload, post or submit and/or to incorporate such Content in other works in any form, media or technology.
From time to time we may in our sole discretion permit users to use the “Material Source” and/or “MS” name and/or logo on other websites, including but not limited to, social networking sites (“Third Party Sites”). If you wish to use the Material Source and/or MS name and/or logo you must obtain written permission from a director of Material Source. Where such permission is granted we reserve the right in our sole discretion to withdraw such permission for any reason whatsoever and at any time. You agree to immediately remove the Material Source and/or MS name and/or logo from any Third Party Sites in the event that our permission is withdrawn and agree not to do anything which would or may harm the Material Source brand or the goodwill of Material Source.
Advertisers and sponsors agree to ensure that material submitted for inclusion on our Site complies with any applicable national or international laws or regulations or codes. We do not accept responsibility for any errors or inaccuracies contained in advertising and sponsorship material.
We reserve the right in our sole discretion to remove or refuse to publish any advertisement for any reason whatsoever at any time and without notice.
We do not provide materials on the Site for any specific purposes or persons. Accordingly, it is not intended to be relied upon in making any particular decisions and appropriate independent advice should be obtained before doing so.
We do not represent or warrant that:
To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all liability (whether arising in contract, tort or otherwise and whether or not due to our negligence) which we may otherwise have to you as a result of:
You agree that we shall have no liability for indirect or consequential losses, loss of data, income or profits or damages for loss of or damage to property.
You agree that each of these limitations and exclusions is reasonable having regard to the nature of our Site.
None of the exclusions or limitations shall exclude or restrict our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or shall affect any statutory rights which are not capable of being excluded. However, in such case, our obligation, where permitted by law, will be limited to the re-supply of our site or services to you.
Certain links, including hypertext links, in our site will take you outside our site. Links are provided for your convenience and inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement or approval by us of the linked site, its operator or its content. We are not responsible for the availability or content of any website outside our site and shall not be responsible for any transaction concerning goods or services available from such sites.
From time to time we may advertise competitions and/or prize giveaways on our Site. Prizes are supplied and distributed by third parties over whom we have no control and, therefore, we cannot accept any responsibility arising out of a third party’s supply or distribution of any such prizes.
Each of these exclusions or limitations shall be construed as a separate, and severable, provision of these Terms and Conditions.
We reserve the right at any time without notice to revise the content of our Site and these terms and conditions. Any changes to these terms and conditions will be posted on our Site and by continuing to use our Site you agree to be bound by any such revised terms and conditions.
Any notices you wish to send to us should be sent to us by email at email@example.com.
Any notices that we may wish to draw to your attention will be displayed on our Site.
If any part of these Terms and Conditions is unenforceable (including any provision in which we exclude our liability to you) the enforceability of any other part of these Terms and Conditions will not be affected.
Except for our affiliates, directors, employees or representatives, a person who is not a party to this agreement has no right under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of this agreement but this does not affect any right or remedy of a third party that exists or is available apart from under that Act.
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law and the English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction to resolve any disputes between us.
We may collect personal information from our website and from other communications, such as emails. We may collect the following information:
When you provide information to us or we obtain information about you we will store this data and hold it on our computers or in hard copy form.
We may use such information for the following purposes:
We may give information about you (on the understanding that such information will be kept confidential) to employees and agents (including third parties who distribute prizes for the competitions we run on our website) of Material Source.
We may disclose information you provide to us or which we obtain about you:
We keep your information for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it was collected The length of time we retain this information may also be determined by legal considerations - we are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our statutory obligations (e.g. for accounting/tax purposes). We review our retention periods on a regular basis.
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
The data that we collect from you will usually be stored inside the UK or the European Economic Area (EEA). However, if you live or work outside of the UK or the EEA, we may need to transfer your personal data outside of the UK or the EEA to respond to any queries that you may have. Where this applies, we will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy notice.
We use several third parties to process personal data on our behalf. All processors acting on our behalf process your data in accordance with instructions from us and comply with this privacy notice, the relevant data protection laws and any other appropriate security measures:
A cookie is a piece of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then store it on your computer's hard drive. Cookies let us know which pages are being viewed on our website and let us determine how frequently these pages are visited, we also gather information about the geographical location of our site visitors. This helps us improve our website and tailor it to our users' needs. We use Google Analytics for this purpose - which sends several cookies to your browser. If you would like to opt-out of data collection by Google Analytics, you can find out more information here.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This will not prevent you from browsing the Material Source site, but will prevent you from logging into your Material Source account.
If our business is sold or integrated with another business, your details may be disclosed to our advisors and any prospective purchaser’s advisers and will be passed on to any new owners of the business.
We have put in place various security procedures to minimise the risk of unauthorised access or disclosure and to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. However, the internet is not a secure medium and we cannot guarantee the security of any data you disclose online. You accept the risks of providing information and dealing online over the internet and will not hold us responsible for any breach of security unless such breach is due to our negligence or wilful default.
You have certain rights with regards to the personal information we hold about you, including the following:
If you would like to exercise any of the above rights, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at the address above. We may need to request specific information from you to confirm your identity. You will not have to pay a fee to exercise the rights set out above, but we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is unfounded, repetitive or excessive.
We will try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In these cases, we will notify you and keep you informed about your request.
You also have the right to complain to the ICO – www.ico.org.uk – if you feel there is a problem with the way we are handling your data.
Any future changes to this policy will be posted on our website, and so we recommend that you occasionally revisit this page to review any updates. If we make significant changes we'll ensure that these are clearly pointed out on this website.
We keep this policy under regular review.