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Conditions of use
This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the conditions of use (Conditions of use) on which you may make use of our websites, mobile sites, mobile applications and other online services (referred to in these Conditions of use as the “Sites”), whether as a guest or a registered user.
Please read these Conditions of use carefully before you start to use the Sites. By using the Sites, you indicate that you accept these Conditions of use and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these Conditions of use, please refrain from using the Sites.
Accessing the Sites
Access to the Sites is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on the Sites without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason the Sites are unavailable at any time or for any period.
When using the Sites, you must comply with the provisions of our acceptable use policy.
Updates and Changes to Sites
We aim to update the Sites regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to the Sites, or close it indefinitely.
Viruses, hacking and other offences
The user agrees that material downloaded or otherwise accessed through the use of the Sites is obtained entirely at the user’s own risk and that the user will be entirely responsible for any resulting damage to software or computer systems and/or any resulting loss of data, even if such loss and damage was reasonably foreseeable and Votekus.uk had been advised of the possibility of the same.
You must not misuse the Sites by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Sites, the server on which the Sites are stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Sites. You must not attack the Sites via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.
By breaching the provision in the above paragraph, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the Sites will cease immediately.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the Sites or to your downloading of any material posted on them, or on any website linked to them.
Linking to the Sites
You may link to our Sites, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but 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.
You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.
The Sites must not be framed on any other site. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy.
If you wish to make any use of material on the Sites other than that set out above, please address your request to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Third party websites
Votekus.uk does not accept any liability or responsibility for any third party websites that can be accessed through the Sites or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. VoteKus.UK does not endorse or approve the contents of any such site and these links are provided for your information only.
Any material you upload to the Sites will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to the Sites constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of the Sites.
We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on the Sites if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy.
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. Removing or rejecting browser cookies does not necessarily affect third party flash cookies used in connection with our Sites.
If you do not wish to receive cookies from us or any other website, you can turn cookies off on your web browser: please follow your browser provider’s instructions in order to do so. Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To delete or disable flash cookies please visit www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security for more information.
We use Twitter ‘Tweet’ buttons to share site feedback. For further information, see Twitter’s privacy statement.
When you close the cookies pop-up box by clicking “OK”, a permanent cookie will be set on your machine. This will remember your preference so that the pop-up doesn’t display across any pages whenever you visit the website.
Opting out/removing cookies
To opt out of Google Analytics cookies, please visit Google’s website.
Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of our Sites.
You may opt out of receiving text messages, updates and newsletters by following the instructions in those emails or text messages. If you opt out, we may still send you other types of emails, such as those about your use of the Sites or any transactions.
Notice of intellectual property rights
Except where expressly stated to the contrary, all intellectual property rights in the text, graphics, information, motifs, logos, designs and databases contained in this site including the domain names, organisation and layout of the site and the software used in relation to the site are owned by the Office of VoteKus.UK or its licensors.
VoteKus.UK owns a portfolio of registered and unregistered trade marks. You may not use any trade marks, service marks and/or other trade names belonging to VoteKus.UK from time to time, without the Office’s prior written consent including to imply endorsement by VoteKus.UK your website and/or goods and/or services or otherwise without our prior written consent.
All other trade marks referred to on the site are the trade marks of their respective owners and you will require their specific authorisation should you wish to use any of the trade marks.
You may not reproduce or store any part of the Sites, document management system or electronic retrieval system (via screen-scraping or otherwise) without the Office of VoteKus.UKs prior written permission.
You must not use any part of the materials on these Sites for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from VoteKus.UK or its licensors.
VoteKus.UK will vigorously pursue any violation of its intellectual property rights that seeks to exploit its material for commercial gain or to misrepresent its stance.
Any rights not expressly granted in this notice are reserved.
Acceptable use policy
This acceptable use policy sets out the terms between you and Office of VoteKus.UK under which you may access the Sites. This acceptable use policy applies to all users of, and visitors to, the Sites.
Your use of the Sites means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the policies in this acceptable use policy, which supplement our Conditions of use.
You may use the Sites only for lawful purposes. You may not use the Sites:
- in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation
- in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect
- for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way
- to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam); or
- to knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.
You also agree:
- not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of the Sites in contravention of the provisions of our Conditions of use, or
- not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt any part of the Sites, any equipment or network on which the Sites are stored any software used in the provision of the Sites, or any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.
We may from time to time provide interactive services on the Sites, including, without limitation:
- comment spaces and forums
- public profiles
- blogs, and
- any other forms of user-generated content.
We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on the Sites, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on the Website, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.
Where we do moderate an interactive service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.
Changes to the acceptable use policy
We may revise this acceptfaable use policy at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in this acceptable use policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on the Sites.