Terms of Use

Reasonable Use

These terms and conditions govern your use of this website; by using this website, you accept these terms and conditions in full. If you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use this website.

License to use website

Unless otherwise stated, we and/or our licensors own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website. Subject to the license below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.

You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages or other content from the website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms and conditions.

You must not:

  • republish material from this website (including republication on another website);
  • sell, rent or sub-license material from the website;
  • show any material from the website in public;
  • reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on this website for a commercial purpose;
  • redistribute material from this website, except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution.

Acceptable use

You must not use this website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.

You must not use this website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.

You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to this website without our express written consent.

You must not use this website to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications.

Restricted access

Access to certain areas of this website is restricted. We reserve the right to restrict access to (other) areas of this website, or indeed this entire website, at our discretion.

If we provide you with a user ID and password to enable you to access restricted areas of this website or other content or services, you must ensure that the user ID and password are kept confidential.

We may disable your user ID and password in our sole discretion without notice or explanation.

User content

In these terms and conditions, "your user content" means material (including without limitation text, images, audio material, video material and audio-visual material) that you submit to this website, for whatever purpose.

You grant to us a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your user content in any existing or future media. You also grant to us the right to sub-license these rights, and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.

Your user content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party's legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or us or a third party (in each case under any applicable law).

You must not submit any user content to the website that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.

You must not submit any user content that is knowingly false and/or defamatory, misleading, hateful, harassing, obscene, sexually oriented, threatening or invasive of a person's privacy; that otherwise violates any applicable law; or that encourages conduct constituting a criminal offense.

You must not use nicknames that might be deemed hateful, harassing, obscene, sexually oriented, threatening or invasive of a person's privacy. You must not use nicknames that might mislead other users. This includes but is not limited to using nicknames that impersonate developers, staff, or other users, or other individuals outside of this platform.

We reserve the right to edit or remove any material submitted to this website, or stored on our servers, or hosted or published upon this website.

We have the right but not the obligation to monitor and/or moderate the user content, and offer no assurances in this regard.

We are not responsible for user content posted on this site. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any user content. All user content expresses the views of its originating user, not necessarily those of us. Unless expressly stated otherwise by a senior representative such as the chief editor, this includes user content posted by personnel, agents, delegates, representatives et al.

Any user who feels that specific user content is objectionable is encouraged to contact us. We have the ability to remove user content and we will make every effort to do so within a reasonable time if we determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, so please realize that we may not be able to act immediately. Removal of user content is at the sole discretion of us.

We reserve the right to reveal the identity of and/or whatever information we know about any user in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any user content posted by said user.

We do not enter into correspondence, discussions or other communication, either public or private, about our policies, individual moderators, enforcement or application of the Terms of Use, bans or other sanctions.

No warranties

This website is provided "as is" without any representations or warranties, express or implied. We make no representations or warranties in relation to this website or the information and materials provided on this website.

Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, we do not warrant that:

  • this website will be constantly available, or available at all; or
  • the information on this website is complete, true, accurate or non-misleading.

Nothing on this website constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind. If you require advice in relation to any technical matter you should consult an appropriate professional.

Links to other websites are offered as a service to readers. We were not involved in their production and are not responsible for their content.

Limitations of liability

We will not be liable to you (whether under the law of contact, the law of torts or otherwise) in relation to the contents of, or use of, or otherwise in connection with, this website:

  • for any direct loss;
  • for any indirect, special or consequential loss; or
  • for any business losses, loss of revenue, income, profits or anticipated savings, loss of contracts or business relationships, loss of reputation or goodwill, or loss or corruption of information or data.

These limitations of liability apply even if we have been expressly advised of the potential loss.

Exceptions

Nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit any warranty implied by law that it would be unlawful to exclude or limit.

Reasonableness

By using this website, you agree that the exclusions and limitations of liability set out in this website disclaimer are reasonable.

If you do not think they are reasonable, you must not use this website.

Other parties

You accept that we have an interest in limiting the personal liability of our officers, employees and contributors. You agree that you will not bring any claim personally against our officers, employees and contributors in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with the website.

Without prejudice to the foregoing paragraph, you agree that the limitations of warranties and liability set out in this website disclaimer will protect our officers, employees, contributors, agents, subsidiaries, successors, assigns and sub-contractors as well as us.

Unenforceable provisions

If any provision of this website disclaimer is, or is found to be, unenforceable under applicable law, that will not affect the enforceability of the other provisions of this website disclaimer.

Indemnity

You hereby indemnify us and undertake to keep us indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by us to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of our legal advisers) incurred or suffered by us arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions.

Breaches of these terms and conditions

Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, we may take such action as we deem appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to the website, prohibiting you from accessing the website, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the website, contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the website and/or bringing court proceedings against you.

Variation

We may revise these terms and conditions from time-to-time. Revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of this website from the date of the publication of the revised terms and conditions on this website. Any modifications will be reflected on this page. If there is a significant change, we will indicate it on our home page.

Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.

Assignment

We may transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with our rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions without notifying you or obtaining your consent.

You may not transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.

Severability

If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect. If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.

Entire agreement

These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of this website, and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website.

Law and jurisdiction

These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with Dutch law, and any disputes relating to these terms and conditions will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Netherlands.

About these website terms and conditions

This website terms and conditions is based on a free Contractology template available at www.freenetlaw.com.

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