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Terms of Use

Terms of Website Use

Welcome to our website. This page, including any documents referred to within it, details the terms of use that we expect all members and visitors of www.shakinghands.co.uk (our site) to read, understand, and abide by before making use of our site. By continuing to visit and interact with our site, you are accepting these terms of use and agree to follow them accordingly. If, for any reason, you disagree with the terms of use listed on this page, please do not use our site.

About us

The term ‘Shaking Hands’ or ‘we’ or ‘us’ refers to the owner of this website. www.shakinghands.co.uk is operated by Shaking Hands.

Access

All content on our website may change at any time. Likewise, all content is for general information purposes and use only. Access to some areas of this site are available on a time-sensitive basis only, and we reserve the right to remove, add and amend any of the service or content on this site without giving any notice to users. We will not accept liability for our site being inaccessible for any amount of time or at any time.

Now and again, access to pages, areas of the site, or even the entire site will be restricted to users, including registered members.

Those users or members granted access to the site via a username, passcode, identification number or any other means that permit an individual to access otherwise restricted areas of the site must treat the access information they are given as confidential, and must not share or disclose any of the access information with other members, or any third party. Shaking Hands reserves the right to block, remove or partially prevent members from using access information, whether it has been given by us or created by the user, at any stage and for any duration, if we feel that the user has not complied with any of the terms of use in this document.

You must notify us immediately if you suspect or have evidence that unauthorised use of your account has been undertaken.

Once you have been allocated, or have created or customised, your own access information, you are responsible for the security of all access information. You must ensure that any party sharing your Internet connection is aware of these terms when using our site, and that they abide by the terms of use in this document.

Intellectual property rights

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and for all of the material published on it, unless credited otherwise. Unless otherwise indicated, copyright laws protect the information and content displayed on this site. All such rights are reserved.

Users may print off a single copy or save multiple extracts from any pages that do not contain personal information of other users, such as telephone numbers, email addresses, addresses, or any other information that contains personal information about another user; this does not include business information that is available within the public domain, including our own. Any printed pages or downloaded extracts must be used for personal reference only, and must not be disclosed to any third party under any circumstances. You must use us as a credited source, or the respective licensor, for any content that you use, save or duplicate. Please note that no personal or identity-sensitive material may be modified or duplicated by you.

News pieces, articles, newsletters, events and any other content that is accessible to non-members are printable and downloadable. Any content that is exclusive to paying members must not be shared, disclosed or duplicated by you.

Modifications to any material presented on our website is strictly prohibited, whether in digital or printed form. Users may only use graphics, photos, images, visual content or audio sequences when they are together with any accompanying text on the page.

When using material from our website, the user must always acknowledge the original author, whether it is Shaking Hands or an alternative source, at the top and bottom of the copy.

No content may be used for commercial purposes unless otherwise agreed with the original licensor, including us.

Any misuse, copyright infringement, or illegitimate method of obtaining copy in breach of these terms of use will render your use of this site as unlawful, and the user or users will be disallowed from using the site from that point onwards. Should we feel it necessary, users must return illegitimate obtained material to the rightful licensor, or destroy it upon our request.

Reliance

Materials posted on our site are not provided as advice on which users should rely. We will not be liable or responsible for any user, or anyone who has been informed about our site, placing reliance on any materials on our site.

Changes to site

We intend to amend, update and add content to our site on a regular basis, and material may be changed at any stage of operation. When necessary, we reserve the right to suspend or restrict access to some or all of our website for any period of time, and at any period of its operation. We are under no obligation to update material that is out of date, or contains material that is time-sensitive.

Liability

All material on our site is presented without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. As far is permitted by a competent authority or by law, we, and any third parties associated with us, hereby exclude:

All conditions, warranties, and other terms, which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.

We will not be liable for:

Loss of income or revenue;

Loss of business;

Loss of profits or contracts;

Loss of anticipated savings;

Loss of data;

Loss of goodwill;

Wasted management or office time; and

Any other loss or damage of any variety, whether a result of breach of contract, tort or by any other means, even if foreseeable by you or us, provided that this condition may not nullify claims for loss of or damage to your physical property or any other direct financial loss claims that are not excluded by any of the sub-clauses previously included in this section of the terms of use.

By law, we will be liable for death or personal injury, or any fraudulent activity, on a fundamental level, committed by us, as well as any other liability that may not be limited or excluded under law.

You and your interaction with our site

Our privacy policy outlines how we process information about you gathered directly as a result of you visiting our site. By interacting with our website, you accept that some level of data processing will occur, and warrant that all information provided by you is absolutely accurate.

Transactions

Any Shaking Hands Interactive Partnership (SHIP) membership or supplier membership contract made through the site, by you, us, or both you and us, are governed by our terms and conditions. Any members or suppliers, prospective or existing, wishing to become a participating member, or a participating supplier of the SHIP, should contact us on 0203 432 2216, or email us at management@shakinghands.co.uk.

Your content

We reserve the right to use, duplicate, share and disclose any content, information or material you contribute, add, or upload to our site to any third party, and for any purpose. In the event that we are contacted by a third party that claims your material violates their intellectual property rights, we hold the right to disclose your identity to the third party involved. We are not liable, or responsible for, the accuracy or content of any party’s material that is posted by you, the user, and we reserve the right not to enter into any disputes between the users of our website and any third party. We also reserve the right to remove, edit, or temporarily withdraw any content that you post on our site.

Computer misuse

By interacting on any level with this site, including the home page, you agree never to introduce any technologically harmful malware of any kind. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to any software, hardware, online, offline, or remote database, server, or computer that belongs exclusively to Shaking Hands or our associated parties’ possession.

You are committing a criminal act under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 if any of the above clauses are breached. We will not hesitate to report, and co-operate with police, on any such breach of the above provisions, and we will provide all relevant and competent authorities with you identity. In the event of illegal activity on our site, or any breach of the clauses stated in this document, your entitlement to use our site will be terminated with immediate affect.

You must not use our website in any way that causes damage, loss, impairment to our website. You must not use our website, whether explicit or in connection with, in any way that is illegitimate, unlawful, fraudulent or damaging to the website or us and our members. You must not use any data collected from our webpages for any purpose outside of those stated in our Terms and Conditions. You must make sure that all data given to us by you is accurate and not misleading.

Shaking Hands will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by technologically harmful material that is found on our site. We will not be liable for any infection that your computer or device suffers as a result of interacting, in any way whatsoever, with our website.

Linking to us

Users are entitled to link to our pages, as long as our we do not suffer any loss or damage of reputation, and as long as you do not take advantage of it. You must not link to our site in any way that is unfair or illegitimate, including any linking that suggests an association, approval or endorsement, professional or personal, where no such relationship exists in the form of a contract or agreement between us and you, the user.

You must only link from web pages that you own, never from a page or site that you do not own.

We have the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

Law and jurisdiction

This agreement, and all of the terms and conditions within, will be interpreted in accordance with the English law and subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Trademarks

“Shaking Hands Interactive Partnership” is a registered trademark of Shaking Hands. All rights reserved by Shaking Hands.

Amendments

We reserve the right to amend the terms of use in this document at any stage of operation by revising the content of this page. As a user of our site, you are expected to familiarise yourself with this page now and then to note our changes, if any; you are bound to them. Various clauses, terms and provisions within this document are subordinate to notices or clauses present elsewhere on our website.

Queries

Any concerns or questions that you may have regarding the material within these terms of use should be sent to management@shakinghands.co.uk.

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