TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE FOR THE WESTMINSTER ABBEY WEBSITE

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE.

OWNERSHIP

This website (“the Website”) is the website of The Dean and Chapter of the Collegiate Church of St. Peter, Westminster (“we”, “us” or “the Abbey”).

Unless specifically stated otherwise, we are not responsible for the information relating to the Abbey on the Website and make no warranty in respect of its timeliness, accuracy or availability. The information provided is subject to our Privacy Policy which you should read before accessing it.

LEGAL AGREEMENT

By entering the Website, or any page accessible on it you accept, without limitation or qualification, the terms and conditions set out below ("the Terms") without modification. By accessing and using the Website, you acknowledge that you are bound by the Terms.

If you do not wish to be bound by the Terms you should not access or use the Website.

We may modify the Terms in our absolute discretion from time to time without individual notice to you. You will be deemed to have accepted any modifications if you continue to use the Website after they have been posted.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

The Website, and all the information and graphic representations or images on it ("Content"), are owned by, or licensed to the Abbey. The copyright and all other intellectual property rights in the Content are the sole and exclusive property of the Abbey or its licensors.

You may view the Website on your computer screen and print its contents on your printer for your personal and non-commercial use only. For the avoidance of doubt, anything printed will form part of the Content.

Without our written consent, you may not use, transfer, copy or reproduce any part of the Content, the Website or its source HTML code in whole or in part, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical or otherwise, except for the sole purpose of viewing its content. This includes electronic reproduction by uploading or downloading.

You warrant that it is legal for you to view the Website in the jurisdiction to which you are subject. You are responsible for compliance with all laws of that jurisdiction, in viewing or using the Content.

USING THE WEBSITE

Wherever you are asked to provide information in connection with the Website, you agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete details. You are not obliged to provide the Abbey with any optional information requested.

You agree not to:

  1. impersonate another person or use a false name or a name you are unauthorised to use, or create a false identity or origin or e-mail address or try to mislead us or others as to identity or origin of any communications or to provide inaccurate or unreliable contact details;
  2. modify, access or make available data stored on a computer or other device that you access through the Website, when either the owner of the data, computer or device has taken steps to prevent you from doing this or the owner has expressed a wish that you do not do this;
  3. make available or upload files that contain software or other material, data or information not owned by or licensed to you or collect information about others (such as names and addresses) without their prior consent;
  4. damage, interfere with or disrupt access to the Website or do anything that might impair its functionality;
  5. use the Website in any way to send unsolicited (commercial or otherwise) e-mail ("Spam") or any material for marketing or publicity purposes, or any similar abuse of either;
  6. publish, post, distribute, disseminate or otherwise transmit, defamatory offensive, infringing, obscene, indecent or other unlawful or objectionable material or information;
  7. make available, upload or distribute by any means any material or files that contain any viruses, bugs, corrupt data, trojan horses, worms, or any other harmful software;
  8. falsify the true ownership of software or other material or information contained in a file made available via the Website;
  9. obtain or attempt to obtain unauthorised access, through whatever means, to the Website.

NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE

You undertake to the Abbey that you will not use the Website for any purpose or in any way that is prohibited by these Terms or is otherwise unlawful.

You agree to indemnify the Abbey, its officers, employees, and licensors in respect of any loss that it or they may suffer as a result, directly or indirectly, of any breach by you of this undertaking.

OUR USE OF YOUR PERSONAL DETAILS

Please see our Privacy Policy

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER

You agree that you use the Website entirely at your own risk.

In preparing this Website, we have endeavoured to offer current, correct and clearly-expressed information. However, we cannot guarantee that the information will be accurate, complete or current at all times and accept no liability for any reliance placed by any person on the information.

We make no representations or warranties of any kind about the suitability, reliability, timeliness, and accuracy of the information contained on the Website for any purpose. We expressly disclaim all warranties and conditions with regard to this information, including, without limitation, warranties of technical efficiency, satisfactory quality, availability, non-infringement, completeness and fitness for a particular purpose.

We shall not be liable for any damages whatever, including but without limitation to damages for loss of use, data or profits, arising out of the use or performance of the Website, the provision of or failure to provide services, or for any information obtained through the Website, or otherwise arising out of the use of the Website, whether based on contract, tort, or otherwise, without limitation, even if we have been advised of the possibility of damage.

If you are dissatisfied with any portion of the Website, or with any of these terms of use, your sole remedy, except as specifically provided in these terms, is to stop using the Website.

Notwithstanding anything in these terms the Abbey does not disclaim liability for death or injury caused by its own negligence.

We reserve the right to remove any information or material on the Website without warning, and without prejudice to any other accrued rights, or make available information or material when required to do so by law or when requested to do so by regulatory bodies or law enforcement organisations.

AVAILABILITY

We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, your access to or use of the Website with or without notice.

VIRUS PROTECTION AND COMPATIBILITY

While certain precautions have been taken to detect computer viruses and ensure security, we cannot guarantee that the Website is virus-free and secure.

We shall not be liable for any loss or damage that occurs as a result of any virus or breach of security. We give no warranties as to the compatibility of the Website with your computer systems, software or hardware.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

The Website contain links to websites operated by parties other than the Abbey ("Third Party Websites"). These links are provided for your convenience. When you activate one of them, you will leave the Website. We have no control over, and will accept no responsibility for or liability in respect of, material on any website that is not under our control.

The inclusion of links to Third Party Websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on them or any association with their operators.

You shall not arrange for any Third Party Website to be connected to any part of the Website by way of hyperlink or otherwise without our written consent.

TERMINATION

The Abbey may restrict your access to the Website, refuse to correspond with you, or remove your details from any relevant database without prejudice to any other accrued rights, without prior notice to you where:

  1. there is a regulatory or statutory change limiting the ability to provide access to the Website;
  2. there is any event beyond our reasonable control preventing us from providing access to the Website (for example, and without limitation, technical difficulties, capacity problems and communications failures);
  3. we considers in our sole discretion that you are abusing the Website or are otherwise acting in breach of these Terms.

MONITORING

We reserve the right to monitor and track your visits to the Website.

GENERAL

Unless otherwise specified, the Website is directed solely at those who access it from the United Kingdom. Those who choose to access the Website from locations outside the United Kingdom are responsible for compliance with local laws if and to the extent local laws apply.

A failure or delay by the Abbey in enforcing compliance with these Terms shall not be a waiver of that or any other provision of these Terms.

None of these Terms shall be enforceable under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 by any third party.

If any provision of these disclaimers and exclusions shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, it shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.

These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and the Abbey as to your use of the Website and shall supersede any prior agreement or representation in that regard.

The express provisions of these Terms are in place of all warranties, conditions, terms, undertakings and obligations implied by statute, common law, custom, trade usage, course of dealing or otherwise, all of which are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

All notices to be given by either of us to the other under or in connection with these Terms shall be deemed sufficiently given when forwarded by e-mail or facsimile transmission in each case addressed to you at the e-mail address or facsimile number you have given us or to us at the e-mail address or facsimile number displayed on the Website.

English law governs these terms and conditions. You submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

COPYRIGHT AND TRADE MARK NOTICES:

All contents of this website are: Copyright 2014 The Dean and Chapter of the Collegiate Church of St. Peter Westminster