piirus.ac.uk SERVICE TERMS OF USE

This part of the Terms of Use is specific to piirus.ac.uk members.

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 www.piirus.ac.uk (our “Website”), on which we offer a research match service where researchers can set up a piirus.ac.uk account, search for and make contact with other piirus.ac.uk account holders with similar research interests and form fruitful research collaborations (the “piirus.ac.uk Service”).

1.2 This page tells you how you can set-up a piirus.ac.uk account to use the piirus.ac.uk Service (the “Terms of Use”). Please read these Terms of Use carefully before you set-up a piirus.ac.uk account, as once you set-up a piirus.ac.uk account and use the piirus.ac.uk Service you indicate that you accept these Terms of Use and agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to this, please do not set up a piirus.ac.uk account

1.3 We have general terms and conditions of use that you must abide by when using our Website and any services on it, including the piirus.ac.uk Service, and these should be read in conjunction with these Terms of Use. Please see our General Website Terms and Conditions.

1.4 We process information about you in accordance with our Privacy Policy. By using our Website and/or a piirus.ac.uk account, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

2. piirus.ac.uk Account SET UP

2.1 If you set up a piirus.ac.uk account to use the piirus.ac.uk Service, you are warranting that you are a bona fide researcher.

2.2 When setting up a piirus.ac.uk account, you will be asked to provide a minimum amount of information before you can start using the piirus.ac.uk Service. This will always include your name, e-mail address and password.

2.3 Information provided on account set-up may be assessed by a piirus.ac.uk administrator and/or additional information or actions may be requested by us, before an account is activated and can be used. Following any assessment or requests for additional information or action, we reserve the right to refuse, at our sole discretion, any account request.

2.4 If an account request is refused the refused applicant may not use a piirus.ac.uk account or the piirus.ac.uk Service and should contact the person outlined in sub clause 7.1 if they have any questions regarding their refusal.

2.5 When an account request is accepted, you will be given a password, user name and/or other security information in order to access your piirus.ac.uk account.

2.6 We may disable any user name, password or account you have been given for any purpose, at any time if you have failed to comply with these Terms of Use or our General Website Terms and Conditions.

2.7 If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user name, password or any other piece of security information, you must promptly notify hello@piirus.ac.uk

3. piirus.ac.uk SERVICE rules “Dos and Don’ts”

3.1 When using the piirus.ac.uk Service you will:

3.1.1 use your piirus.ac.uk account in a professional manner;

3.1.2 treat other users of the piirus.ac.uk Service with respect;

3.1.3 treat any user name, password or any other security information you are provided with as confidential; and

3.1.4 ensure that any information or material you contribute to your piirus.ac.uk account is accurate and updated as necessary, including your profile picture.

3.2 When using the piirus.ac.uk Service you will not:

3.2.1 attempt to gain unauthorised access to any other users piirus.ac.uk account;

3.2.2 disclose your user name, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures to any third party or allow any-one else to use your piirus.ac.uk account;

3.2.3 maintain more than one piirus.ac.uk account at a time or create any spurious piirus.ac.uk accounts;

3.2.4 submit any information to your piirus.ac.uk account that is in breach of the content standards laid out in clause 5 of our General Website Terms and Conditions; or

3.2.5 carry out any of the prohibited uses in clause 8 of our General Website Terms and Conditions.

3.3 Your use of the piirus.ac.uk Service may be subject to other guidelines that we issue from time to time. We will inform you when any such guidelines are published and how you can get access to them.

4. Our liability

4.1 We are not responsible for any content posted on any piirus.ac.uk account by any account holder and the views expressed are theirs and not those of the University of Warwick.

4.2 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 the piirus.ac.uk Service or any content on any piirus.ac.uk account or any websites linked to any piirus.ac.uk account, subject to sub clauses 4.4 and 4.5.

4.3 The content we provide as part of the piirus.ac.uk Service 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 4.4, we exclude all representations and warranties (whether express or implied by law).

4.4 The Terms of Use do not affect your statutory rights as a consumer.

4.5 Nothing in the Terms of Use 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.

4.6 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 of Use.

5. Suspension and Termination

5.1 A breach of these Terms of Use could lead to a temporary suspension or permanent closure of your piirus.ac.uk account or any other such action as we deem appropriate in accordance with clause 11 of the General Website Terms and Conditions.

6. Changes

6.1 We may revise these Terms of Use at any time by amending this page.

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

7. Contact

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

7.2 If you would like to close your account at any time, please contact hello@piirus.ac.uk.

8. Other matters

8.1 If any part of these Terms of Use is unenforceable, this will not affect the enforceability of any other part.

8.2 These Terms of Use, together with any document referred to in these Terms of Use, constitute the whole agreement between you and us.

Last updated: 30 August 2016

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