Hays User Terms
WHO WE ARE AND HOW TO CONACT US
If you think the Platform or the Services are faulty or wish to contact us for any other reason, please email our customer service team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them on 0207 259 9794.
Please be aware that internet transmissions are never completely private or secure and that any message or information you send using the Platform or any Service may be read or intercepted by others, even if there is a special notice that a particular transmission is encrypted.
CHANGES TO THESE TERMS
We may need to change these terms to reflect changes in law or best practice or to deal with additional features which we introduce. Every time you wish to use the Platform, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.
CHANGES TO THE PLATFORM
From time to time we may update the Platform to reflect changes to the Service, our users' needs, our business priorities, to enhance functionality, or to address security issues. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any major changes.
We do not guarantee that the Platform or Services will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of the Platform and the Service for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.
ACCOUNT OR LOG-IN DETAILS
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.
If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at email@example.com or by calling us on 0207 259 9794.
WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR OTHER WEBSITES YOU LINK TO
The Platform or any Service may contain links to other independent websites which are not provided by us. Such independent sites are not under our control, and we are not responsible for and have not checked and approved their content or their privacy policies (if any).
You will need to make your own independent judgement about whether to use any such independent sites, including whether to buy any products or services offered by them.
ACCEPTABLE USE RESTRICTIONS
General Acceptable Use Restrictions
- not use the Platform or any Service in any unlawful manner, for any unlawful purpose, or in any manner inconsistent with these terms, or act fraudulently or maliciously, for example by hacking into or inserting malicious code, such as viruses or harmful data, into the Platform, any Service or any operating system;
- not use the Platform or any Service to bully, insult, intimidate or humiliate any person;
- not use the Platform or any Service to transmit or publish any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material;
- not infringe our intellectual property rights or those of any third party in relation to your use of the Platform or any Service, including by the submission of any content or material (to the extent that such use is not licensed by these terms);
- not transmit or submit to the Service any content or material that is defamatory, offensive or otherwise objectionable in relation to your use of the Platform or any Service, or which does not comply with our content standards;
- not use the Platform or the Service in a way that could damage, disable, overburden, impair or compromise our systems or security or interfere with other users; and
- not collect or harvest any information or data from any Service or our systems or attempt to decipher any transmissions to or from the servers running any Service.
These Content Standards apply to any and all content and material which you contribute to any Service ("Contribution"), and to any interactive Services associated with it.
The Content Standards must be complied with in spirit as well as to the letter. The standards apply to each part of any Contribution as well as to its whole.
We will determine, in our discretion, whether a Contribution breaches the Content Standards.
A Contribution must:
- be accurate (where it states facts);
- be genuinely held (where it states opinions); and
- comply with the law applicable in England and Wales and in any country from which it is posted.
A Contribution must not:
- be defamatory of any person;
- be obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory;
- bully, insult, intimidate or humiliate;
- promote sexually explicit material;
- promote violence;
- promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
- infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person;
- be likely to deceive any person;
- breach any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence;
- promote any illegal activity;
- be in contempt of court;
- be threatening, abuse or invade another's privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;
- be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person;
- impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person;
- give the impression that the Contribution emanates from [NAME OF COMPANY], if this is not the case;
- advocate, promote, incite any party to commit, or assist any unlawful or criminal act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse;
- contain a statement which you know or believe, or have reasonable grounds for believing, that members of the public to whom the statement is, or is to be, published are likely to understand as a direct or indirect encouragement or other inducement to the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism;
- contain any advertising or promote any services or web links to other sites.
If you wish to complain about content uploaded by other users, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
All intellectual property rights in the Platform and the Services throughout the world belong to us (or our licensors) and the rights in the Platform and the Services are licensed (not sold) to you. You have no intellectual property rights in, or to, the Platform or the Services other than the right to use them in accordance with these terms.
OUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE SUFFERED BY YOU
We are responsible to you for foreseeable loss and damage caused by us. If we fail to comply with these terms, we are responsible for loss or damage you suffer that is a foreseeable result of our breaking these terms or our failing to use reasonable care and skill, but we are not responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable. Loss or damage is foreseeable if either it is obvious that it will happen or if, at the time you accepted these terms, both we and you knew it might happen.
We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors or for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
When we are liable for damage to your property. If defective digital content that we have supplied damages a device or digital content belonging to you, we will either repair the damage or pay you compensation. However, we will not be liable for damage that you could have avoided by following our advice to apply an update offered to you free of charge or for damage that was caused by you failing to correctly follow installation instructions or to have in place the minimum system requirements advised by us.
We are not liable for business losses. The Platform is for domestic and private use. If you use the Platform for any commercial, business or resale purpose we will have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
Limitations to the Platform and the Services. The Platform and the Service are provided for general information purposes only. They do not offer advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking or refraining from any action on the basis of information obtained from the Platform or the Service. Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information provided by the Platform and the Service, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that such information is accurate, complete or up to date.
Please back-up content and data used with the Platform. We recommend that you back up any content and data used in connection with the Platform, to protect yourself in case of problems with the Platform or the Service.
Check that the Platform and the Services are suitable for you. The Platform and the Services have not been developed to meet your individual requirements. Please check that the facilities and functions of the Platform and the Service (as described on the relevant app store site) meet your requirements.
We are not responsible for events outside our control. If our provision of the Service or support for the Platform or the Service is delayed by an event outside our control then we will contact you as soon as possible to let you know and we will take steps to minimise the effect of the delay. Provided we do this, we will not be liable for delays caused by the event, but if there is a risk of substantial delay you may contact us to end your contract with us.
We are not responsible for viruses and you must not introduce them. We do not guarantee that the Platform and Services will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access the Platform and Services. You should use your own virus protection software.
RULES ABOUT LINKING TO THE PLATFORM
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.
You must not establish a link to the Platform in any website that is not owned by you.
Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page.
We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the Content Standards set out above.
If you wish to link to or make any use of content on the Platform other than that set out above, please contact us at email@example.com.
WE MAY TRANSFER THIS AGREEMENT TO SOMEONE ELSE
We may transfer our rights and obligations under these terms to another organisation. We will always tell you in writing if this happens and we will ensure that the transfer will not affect your rights under the contract.
IF A COURT FINDS PART OF THIS CONTRACT ILLEGAL, THE REST WILL CONTINUE IN FORCE
Each of the paragraphs of these terms operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.
EVEN IF WE DELAY IN ENFORCING THIS CONTRACT, WE CAN STILL ENFORCE IT LATER
Even if we delay in enforcing this contract, we can still enforce it later. If we do not insist immediately that you do anything you are required to do under these terms, or if we delay in taking steps against you in respect of your breaking this contract, that will not mean that you do not have to do those things and it will not prevent us taking steps against you at a later date.
WHICH LAWS APPLY TO THIS CONTRACT AND WHERE YOU MAY BRING LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
These terms are governed by English law and you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the Platform and the Service in the English courts. If you live in Scotland you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the Platform and the Service in either the Scottish or the English courts. If you live in Northern Ireland you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the Platform and the Service in either the Northern Irish or the English courts.