Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

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Terms & Conditions

This website is operated by The Handbook (referred to as “The Handbook/we/our/us”). As a user of this Website you (referred to as “you/your”) acknowledge that any use of the Website including any transactions you make (“use/using”) is subject to our terms and conditions below (which includes any other important hyper-linked sections e.g. Privacy Policy.

Please: – read through these terms and conditions carefully before using this website – print a copy for future reference. – also read our Privacy Policy section regarding your personal information.

 

All materials and information contained on this website are intended only as general guidance. They do not constitute advice. You should not rely on any such information and should obtain formal professional advice before taking any action or omitting to take any action in relation to any information or materials contained on this website.

We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions at any time. Any such changes will take effect when posted on this website and it is your responsibility to read the terms and conditions on each occasion you use this website and your continued use of this website shall signify your acceptance to be bound by the latest terms and conditions.

All copyright and all other intellectual property rights in all materials and/or content contained on this website shall remain at all times vested in us or our licensors. You are permitted to use this material only as expressly authorised by us or our licensors.

You acknowledge and agree that the material and content contained on this website is made available for your personal non-commercial use only and that you may only download such material and content for your own personal use or that of your firm or company. You further acknowledge that any other use of the material and content of this website is strictly prohibited and you agree not to (and agree not to assist or facilitate any third party to) copy, reproduce, transmit, publish, display, distribute, commercially exploit or create derivative works of such material and content.

Nothing in these terms and conditions excludes or limits liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence, fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability which may not otherwise be limited or excluded under applicable law.

The Handbook will use reasonable endeavours to verify the accuracy of any information on this website but makes no representation or warranty of any kind express or implied statutory or otherwise regarding the contents or availability of this website or that it will be timely or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs or represents the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the website. The Handbook will not be responsible or liable to you for any loss of content or material uploaded or transmitted through the website and The Handbook accepts no liability of any kind for any loss or damage from action taken or taken in reliance on material or information contained on this website.

Your use of this website and any information or materials contained into are done so entirely at your own risk. The Handbook does not accept any liability for losses or damages, whether direct or indirect that you may suffer as a result of using this website or your reliance on any information or materials contained on this website.

The content of this website and any dispute arising out of the website and/or our relationship shall be governed exclusively by English law and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

To provide increased value to our clients and customers, registered members and users of this website, we may provide links to other websites or resources for you to access at your sole discretion. We do not endorse or approve these linked websites. We have no responsibility for the content of any such linked website. You acknowledge and agree that, as you have chosen to enter the linked website we are not responsible for the availability of such linked websites or resources, and do not review or endorse and are not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for (i) the privacy practices of such linked websites, (ii) the content of such linked websites, including (without limitation) any advertising, content, products, goods or other materials or services on or available from such linked websites or resources or (iii) the use to which others make of these linked websites or resources, nor for any damage, loss or offence caused or alleged to be caused by, or in connection with, the use of or reliance on any such advertising, content, products, goods or other materials or services available on such external websites or resources.

Privacy Policy

By submitting your information through your use of this website, you consent to the use of that information by The Handbook as laid out below.

1. Introduction

For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 the ‘Data Controller’ for this website is The Handbook. The privacy and security of our customers is important to us. This privacy policy explains how we use the information we collect about you, how you can instruct us if you prefer to limit the use of that information, and the procedures that we have in place to safeguard your privacy.

2. The information we collect and how we use it

If you wish to register for our email service you must provide us with your name and email address. From time to time we may provide the information that you have provided in subscribing to the email service or in purchasing services through the website to our customer service agencies for research and analysis purposes so that we can monitor and improve the services we provide.

We may wish to provide you with information about special features of our website or any other services, products or information from The Handbook that we think may be of interest to you. We may also want to provide you with related information from third parties we think may be of interest to you. If you would rather not receive this information, please send an email message to nick@the-handbooks.co.uk

We would like to provide your information to carefully selected third parties whose products or services we believe may be of interest to you. If you do not wish us to disclose your information in this way, please send an email message to nick@the-handbooks.co.uk

Alternatively, please see paragraph 6 below for information on other methods for updating your preferences.

Aside from the matters laid out above, your personal data will not be disclosed to any third party save with your consent or as required by a regulatory body or under a court order.

3. Our use of cookies and other information gathering technologies

The Handbook employs information gathering technologies for the purposes of collecting information and statistics about the users of this site, but such information will not be used to identify any individual. The purpose of gathering such information is to assist us to analyse the use of the website and revise it for the benefit of our clients by making your visit to the site more efficient and to improve and increase the content found to be most popular.

We also employ cookies on this site. Cookies are small text files used on the internet for a variety of purposes. We use cookies to make your use of the website more efficient, for example by saving you the trouble of re-entering information. Although the cookie may provide an automated identification of your computer, no personal data is stored in the cookie.

You may adjust your computer’s settings so as to block cookies, to accept or reject cookies from specific websites, or to accept them only on confirmation from you. Because of the wide variety of browsers and operating systems used by our customers we cannot provide detailed instructions for this, however your browser should contain details in its help facility. You should be aware that if you choose to block cookies, the site may not work as efficiently as intended.

4. How we protect your information

The internet is not a secure medium. We have put in place various security measures but you are advised to treat the internet as an insecure medium in all your communications with us.

Your payment information will not be disclosed to anyone under any circumstances other than as necessary for the sale concerned and will not be retained by us thereafter.

5. Sale of business

If The Handbook or the business operated through this website is integrated into any other company or organisation your details may be disclosed to our advisers and any prospective operators and their advisers and will be passed on to the new operators of The Handbook or the business operated through this website.

6. Updating your details

If any of the personal information that you have provided to The Handbook changes, for example if you change your email address, please advise us by sending an email to nick@the-handbooks.co.uk

7. Your consent

By submitting the information referred to above, you consent to the use of that information as set out in this policy. If we change our privacy policy we will post the changes on this page, and may place notices on other pages of the website, so that you may be aware of the information we collect and how we use it at all times. We may also email you should you make any changes so that you may consent to our use of your information in that way. Continued use of the website will signify that you agree to any such changes.

Owing to the global nature of the internet’s infrastructure the information you provide may be temporarily transferred to and stored in countries outside the European Economic Area that do not have similar protections in place regarding your data and its use as set out in this policy whilst in transmission.

Occasionally it is necessary for us to change this Privacy Policy, so please remember to check back from time to time.

If you have any questions concerning this Privacy Policy, please contact us.