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Terms of Use

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE

Terms of website use

These terms of use (together with the documents referred to in them) tell you the terms on which you may make use of our website www.theotcspace.com (our site) operated by The OTC Space Limited (we or us), a company registered in England and Wales under number 07314515 with its registered office at 28-31 The Stables, Wrest Park Silsoe, Bedford, MK45 4HR.

Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use our site as they will apply to your use of our site. Use of our site includes accessing, browsing or registering to use our site. We recommend that you print a copy for future reference.

By using our site, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, you must not use our site.

Other applicable terms

These terms of use also include our Privacy Policy, which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

Changes to these terms

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. Please check this page regularly to take notice of any changes we have made as they will be binding on you.

Content of our site

We may update our site from time to time and may change the content at any time. We make every reasonable effort to ensure that information provided on our site is accurate. However, please note that any of the content on our site may be out of date at any given time and we are under no obligation to update it.

Information is provided on our site on an “as is” basis. We do not guarantee that our site, or any information on it, will be accurate or free from errors or omissions.

Accessing our site

Our site is made available free of charge. We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our site without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and that they comply with them.

Your account and password

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use. If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us using the form below.

Premium and Sponsored content

Our site features Premium and Sponsored content. The header bar for each article “brick” on the home page may have up to 5 icons as follows:

  1. The item type on the left (article, news, event, offer, job).
  2. “S” is for sponsored content
  3. “P” is for premium content.
  4. Star is the save button which stores the article in your profile for reading later.
  5. “X” is the hide button which removes the item from your home page.

Premium content is indicated by a “P” at the top of a home page brick. Premium content requires registration before you can access this content.

Sponsored content is indicated by an “S” at the top of a home page brick. Sponsored content requires registration to access and you are also required to consent to your details being passed to the Sponsor before accessing Sponsored content (see link to Privacy Policy for further details). You may click on the “S” icon for any sponsored content to find out more about what the sponsored item contains and whether the Sponsor will want to contact you or not.

Intellectual property rights

We own or license all intellectual property rights in our site and in the material published on it. Material on our site is protected by copyright laws and we reserve all such rights in it.

You may print off a copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others to content posted on our site. You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of articles on our site must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

No reliance on information

The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up-to-date.

Limitation of our liability

Nothing in these terms of use excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law.

To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our site or any content on it, whether express or implied. We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with use of, or inability to use, our site or use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site.

If you are a business user, please note that in we will not be liable for (i) loss of profits, sales, business or revenue; (ii) business interruption; (iii) loss of anticipated savings; (iv) loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or (v) any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our site. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Uploading content to our site

If you would like to submit material to be posted on our site as a Sponsor, please contact us using the form below, or by visiting the contact page.

You hereby warrant that any material you submit to be posted on our site is suitable, is not illegal or defamatory and does not infringe third party rights.  Any content of yours that we post on our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you are required to grant us and other users of the site a limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties. The rights you license to us are described in the next paragraph (Rights you License).

We will review all material that is submitted and reserve the right not to post it if, in our opinion, the material is unsuitable, illegal, defamatory or infringes third party intellectual property rights. We also reserve the right to remove any material that it submitted to our site at any time.

If you believe that any material on our site infringes your intellectual property rights, please contact us using the form below giving full details of the material that you believe infringes your rights and evidence of such infringement. We will investigate your complaint and may remove such material if it is found to infringe your rights.

We have the right to disclose the identity of anyone who has submitted material to us to any third party who has claimed that such material on our site constitutes an infringement of their intellectual property party rights.

We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any content provided by you or any other user of our site.

Rights you license

If you are a contributor or a sponsor and your contributions are included in our site, you grant the following licences:

  • A perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable licence to us to use, store, reproduce and display your material, to use its contents to promote our site and to make it available to third parties; and
  • To the users of our site to use the content in accordance with the functionality of our site and these terms.

These licences will automatically expire if we remove your material from our site.

Viruses

We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment due to using our site. We accept no responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material downloaded from this site. You are responsible for using your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our site 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 our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, 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 our site will cease immediately.

Linking to our site

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. 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.

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.

Applicable law

These terms of use are governed by English law and the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction.

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