TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE

These are the Terms and Conditions that apply to the use of the piirus.ac.uk Website only

1. Information about piirus.ac.uk, the University of Warwick and using this website

1.1 The University of Warwick (“we”, “us”) welcomes you to piirus.ac.uk (our “Website”). For further details about piirus.ac.uk and the University of Warwick, please go to the end of these terms.

1.2 This page explains the terms and conditions you must abide by when using our Website (the “Ts and Cs”). Please read the Ts and Cs carefully before you start to use our Website, as once using our Website you indicate that you accept the Ts and Cs and agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to this, please do not use our Website.

1.3 Please note that some services offered on our Website are subject to additional terms and conditions that supplement or vary the Ts and Cs and our other website terms. Where additional terms apply, it will be clearly stated on the appropriate webpage. In the event of any discrepancy between the Ts and Cs or other website terms and the terms and conditions applying to any specific service, the terms and conditions that apply to the service in question will prevail.

1.4 We have certain rules when you use our Website as a piirus.ac.uk account holder. These rules are contained in our piirus.ac.uk Terms of Use.

1.5 We process information about you in accordance with our Privacy Policy. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

2. Access and Service Availability

2.1 You are responsible for configuring all of your information, digital technology and platforms, at your own cost, in order to access our Website.

2.2 Access to our site is permitted while we make the site available. We may withdraw or change the services we provide on our Website without notice and will not be liable, subject to clause 10, if for any reason our Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

2.3 We do not warrant that our Website will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. You should use your own virus protection software.

2.4 You may use our Website and any services provided on it for your own personal and non-commercial use, or for any non-commercial educational use. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer or sell any content obtained from our Website for any commercial purpose.

2.5 Wherever you use material from our Website as set out in sub clause 2.4, you will acknowledge the University of Warwick or any other contributor referred to as the copyright owner.

2.6 If you wish to make any use of material on our Website other than as set out in sub clause 2.4 above, please address your request to hello@piirus.ac.uk.

2.7 If you experience any problems with our Website, or wish to make a complaint or have any questions about our Website or any of the services available on our Website please contact hello@piirus.ac.uk uk and we will respond to you within 2 working days.

3. Intellectual Property Rights

3.1 All contents of our Website ‘The University of Warwick’, ‘Warwick University’, ‘jobs.ac.uk’, ‘college.jobs.ac.uk’, ‘piirus.ac.uk’ and associated branding, logos, copyright and any software on the website, are protected by intellectual property rights and other related rights around the world that are owned by the University of Warwick, its subsidiaries or its or their licensors. No part of our Website may be reproduced in any form (electronically or otherwise) or used other than as set out in sub clause 2.4 above without our prior written permission.

3.2 If you print off, copy or download any part of our Website in breach of the Ts and Cs, your right to use our Website will cease immediately and you agree, at our option, either to return, destroy or delete any copies of the materials you have made.

3.3 Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our site must always be acknowledged.

4. Website Content

Content

Subclauses 4.1 to 4.9 are subject to subclauses 4.10 to 4.16

4.1 You agree that any information you upload or submit to our Website (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio) can be considered as non-confidential and non-proprietary and we will have no obligations with respect to such material.

4.2 You agree to grant us a licence to use and exploit any uploaded or submitted content, at no cost, in any way and for all purposes (including modifying or adapting it) in any media worldwide, subject to our Privacy Policy. If you do not want to give us permission to use the content you upload or submit, please do not contribute to our Website.

4.3 Copyright in any content you upload or submit on our Website will remain with you and the permission you give to us in sub clause 4.2 is not exclusive, so you can continue to use the material in any way you like and allow others to use it.

4.4 You confirm that any content you post on our Website is your own original work and/or that you have the right to give us permission to use it. You also confirm that if anyone is identifiable in any content you post, you have their permission to identify them.

4.5 You warrant that any content you post on our Website meets the Content Standards specified in clause 5.

4.6 We may remove any content you post on our Website if we believe it breaches the Ts and Cs.

4.7 We may disclose your identity to any third party who claims that any material posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy. We may also disclose your identity to any law enforcement authority or court if requested.

4.8 We may monitor the contents of users profiles or any other material that is uploaded or submitted to our Website.

4.9 If you wish to make a complaint about any content uploaded by another user or on our Website, please contact hello@piirus.ac.uk identifying the content(s) and explaining reasons for the complaint. We will consider the content(s) and your explanation within 2 working days and decide whether we need to take any action, which will not include modifications of any content, but may include the removal of content(s). We will let you know as soon as reasonably practicable of any decision made or action taken.

Blogs

4.10 The contents of piirus.ac.uk Website blogs and their comments are solely owned by the University of Warwick.

4.11 You understand that all opinions expressed by users of the piirus.ac.uk Website blogs are expressed strictly in their individual capacities, and not as representatives of the University of Warwick or any of the University of Warwick’s sponsors or partners. The opinions that you or others post in a piirus.ac.uk Website blog do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the University of Warwick.

4.12 Comments that use inappropriate language or unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, obscene, threatening, harmful, profane, sexually orientated, racially offensive or otherwise objectionable material are not acceptable, and the University of Warwick reserves the right to remove any such material from the piirus.ac.uk Website.

4.13 You may not violate, plagiarise, or infringe on the Intellectual Property Rights of third parties. If such an event occurs, the individual posting the information shall be held solely responsible. The University of Warwick will not be held responsible for member-posted information that may violate Intellectual Property Rights.

4.14 You may reproduce, quote or syndicate portions of the piirus.ac.uk Website blogs, either online or in print, as long as it is credited as originating from piirus.ac.uk Website Blogs (blogs.piirus.ac.uk).

4.15 If you upload material to the piirus.ac.uk Website, it will not be moderated by the University of Warwick, and the University of Warwick makes no warranties in relation to such material and subject to clause 12.1 accepts no liability for such material.

4.16 Blog postings may provide links to other websites on the Internet. The University of Warwick are not responsible or liable for such content and make no express or implied warranty about the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, merchantability, or any other aspect of the content of such postings. The University of Warwick are not responsible or liable for any advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such websites or resources. The inclusion of links does not imply endorsement of the Websites by the University of Warwick or any association with their operators.

5. Content Standards

5.1 These content standards apply to all information or material you upload and contribute to our Website and you warrant you will abide by them.

5.2 Any information or material you contribute must be accurate and updated as necessary, comply with all applicable local, national and international law and you must have obtained all necessary licences and or approvals to use it.

5.3 Any information or material you contribute must not:

5.3.1 contain anything that is unlawful, abusive, threatening, violent, pornographic, offensive, harmful, defamatory, discriminatory, upsetting or infringes the privacy or other rights of any person;

5.3.2 infringe any copyright or other intellectual property right of us, any other user of the site, or any other third party;

5.3.3 be likely to deceive any person;

5.3.4 promote any illegal activity;

5.3.5 be used to impersonate any person or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; or

5.3.6 give the impression it or the views in it emanate from us, if this is not the case.

6. Links to and from Third Party Sites

6.1 Our Website may contain links to websites operated by third parties. The operation of these websites is outside our control and you proceed at your own risk. The University of Warwick does not endorse these websites and is not liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

6.2 If you wish to create a link to our Website, you may only link to any complete contents page (and not to a part of a page) and the page must not be viewed within the pages of any other website. You may create such links only 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.

6.3 You agree not to establish a link to our Website from any website that is not owned by you and the website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the Ts and Cs.

6.4 We may withdraw permission to link to our Website without notice.

7. Requirements of Use

7.1 When you use our Website you warrant that you will:

7.1.1 use our Website in a professional manner;

7.1.2 make all arrangements necessary, at your own cost, to have access to our Website; and

7.1.3 ensure you and all people who access our Website through your internet connection are aware of the Terms and Conditions and comply with them.

8. Prohibited Uses

8.1 When you use our Website you warrant you will not:

8.1.1 do anything that breaches any applicable local, national or international law;

8.1.2 send, knowingly receive, upload, download use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards as outlined in clause 5;

8.1.3 advertise, or use any other form of solicitation on our Website, unless authorised by us.

8.1.4 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;

8.1.5 knowingly introduce viruses or other malicious code to our Website;

8.1.6 take any action that might disable, overburden, alter or impair the function of, or content on, our Website;

8.1.7 disclose any user name, password or any other piece of information given to you as part of our security procedures to any third party;

8.1.8 modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer or sell any part of our Website, except for content uploaded by you, in any form (electronically or otherwise), unless it is used for a personal and non-commercial use or a non-commercial educational use, or is authorised by us in accordance with clause 2.4;

8.1.9 link to our Website unless it is to a complete contents page, is a link to a site owned by you, and does not suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists or damage or take advantage of our reputation; or

8.1.10 frame our Website.

9. Changes

9.1 We will endeavour to ensure that all information on our Website is up-to-date, but we cannot guarantee this and do not warrant the accuracy and completeness of material on it.

9.2 We aim to update our Website regularly and may change the content at any time without notice. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our Website or services on it, or close our Website indefinitely.

9.3 We may revise these terms at any time by amending these pages.

You should check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we have made, as they are binding on you.

10. Our liability

10.1 We are not responsible for any content posted on our Website by members of the public and the views expressed are theirs and not those of the University of Warwick.

10.2 We exclude all liability and responsibility for any amount or kind of loss or damage (including any indirect, special or consequential losses or any loss of profits, revenue, contracts, data or goodwill) that may result to you or a third party (whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise) arising from your use of our Website or any content on it or any websites linked to our Website, subject to sub clauses 10.4 and 10.5.

10.3 The content we provide on our Website is provided on an ‘as is’ basis without any guarantees as to its accuracy and to the extent permitted by law, and subject to sub clause 10.4, we exclude all representations and warranties (whether express or implied by law).

10.4 The Ts and Cs do not affect your statutory rights as a consumer.

10.5 Nothing in the Ts and Cs limits our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor for any other matter for which it would be illegal for us to limit, exclude or attempt to limit or exclude our liability

10.6 You will indemnify us for any amount or kind of loss or damage (including any indirect, special or consequential losses or any loss of profits, revenue, contracts, data or goodwill) that may result to us or a third party (whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise) from your failure to comply with the Terms and Conditions.

11. Suspension and Termination

11.1 We will determine, in our sole discretion, whether there has been a breach of the Ts and Cs through your use of our Website. Where a breach of the Ts and Cs has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate, including all or any of the following actions:

11.1.1 immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our Website and/or any services on it;

11.1.2 immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our Website;

11.1.3 limiting your use of our Website, and/or any services on it;

11.1.4 issue of a warning to you;

11.1.5 legal proceedings against you; and

11.1.6 disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.

11.2 Where we withdraw your right to access our Website or any services offered on it, you will remain bound by clauses 3, 4 and 10.

11.3 We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of the Ts and Cs. The responses described in these Ts and Cs are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

12. Other matters

12.1 If any part of these terms is unenforceable, this will not affect the enforceability of any other part.

12.2 These terms, together with any document referred to in these terms, constitute the whole agreement between you and us.

12.3 These terms and the Ts and Cs are governed by English law. All disputes over or claims arising from or related to a visit to our Website or to the Ts and Cs will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts, although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breaking the Ts and Cs in your country of residence or any other relevant country.

13. Contact

If you experience any problems with our Website or your account, or wish to make a complaint or have any questions about our Website, your account or any of the services available on our Website please contact hello@piirus.ac.uk and we will respond to you within 2 working days.

About piirus.ac.uk and the University of Warwick

piirus.ac.uk is a service provided by the University of Warwick.

The University of Warwick is a Company Incorporated by Royal Charter.

Our main trading address is the University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 8UW, United Kingdom.

Our VAT number is 545270058.

Thank you for visiting our Website.

Last updated: 30 August 2016

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