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Terms and conditions

Terms of website use

This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of this website (the “Site”), whether as a guest or a registered user.  Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use the Site.  By using the Site, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please refrain from using the Site.

Information about us

This Site is operated by The Hive Model Management Ltd ("We").  We are registered in England and Wales under company number 9164000 and have our registered office at Park House, Charlton Court Place, East Sutton, Kent ME17 3AN. VAT number is 194317102

We are a limited company.

Accessing the Site

You must be at least 16 (sixteen) years of age to use the Site, or must otherwise have the permission of your parent or guardian before using the Site. You warrant that all the details you supply, including without limitation, your name and e-mail address, are accurate and that you are authorised to use the e-mail address that you provide.  

Access to the Site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on the Site without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason the Site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Site, or the entire Site, to users who have registered with us.

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, and 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 opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Site.  You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them. 

Intellectual property rights

For the purposes of these terms of use, ”Intellectual Property Rights” means copyright and related rights, trade marks and service marks, trade names and domain names, rights in designs, database rights, rights to preserve the confidentiality of information (including know-how and trade secrets) and any other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications (and rights to apply for, and be granted) renewals or extensions of, and rights to claim priority from, these rights and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection which subsist or will subsist, now or in the future, in any part of the world; “Materials” means all materials, including text, posts, replies, comments, video, audio, photographs, images, illustrations, animations, logos, information, data and graphics; and “User Materials” means the Materials uploaded onto the Site by a user, including, but not limited to you.

With the exception of the Intellectual Property Rights in the Materials owned by a third party or you, we are the owner or the licensee of all Intellectual Property Rights in the Site, such rights being protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from the Site for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others to material posted on the 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 Material on the Site must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the materials on the 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 the Site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use the Site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Reliance on information posted

Commentary and other materials posted on the Site are not intended to amount to advice or an opinion by us, or our third party contributors, on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to the Site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

Our site changes regularly

We aim to update the Site regularly, and may change the content at any time.  If the need arises, we may suspend access to the Site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on the Site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

Our liability

It should be noted that while we may carry out regular checks of the Material posted on the Site:

  • we make no recommendations as to any Material or in relation to a party posting any Material;
  • we give no warranties in relation to any services that may be offered by third parties on the Site or through links to or from the Site.

As a result of the above, the material displayed on the Site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy.  To the extent permitted by law, we and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:

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

Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with the Site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of the Site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability 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
  • for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable, provided that this condition shall not prevent claims for loss of or damage to your tangible property or any other claims for direct financial loss that are not excluded by any of the categories set out above.

This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising directly from our negligence, nor our liability for our fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law. 

Information about you and your visits to the Site

We process information about you in accordance with our privacy policy. By using the Site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

Transactions concluded through the Site

Contracts for the supply of goods or services formed through the Site, by our associations with certain third parties, shall be governed by such third parties’ own terms and conditions of supply.

Uploading material to the Site

User Material you upload to the Site shall be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary and we shall assume no liability to you in relation to such material. You agree that we shall be free to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate and otherwise use such User Material and all data, images, sounds, text and other things embodied therein for any and all commercial or non-commercial purposes.

You are must not upload any User Material:

  • that is threatening, defamatory, obscene, indecent, unlawful, seditious, offensive, pornographic, abusive, liable to incite racial hatred, discriminatory, menacing, scandalous, inflammatory, blasphemous, in breach of confidence, in breach of privacy or which may cause annoyance or inconvenience;
  • which you do not have appropriate rights to do so; or
  • which constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise be contrary to the law of or infringe the rights of any third party, in any country in the world. 

Viruses, hacking and other offences

You must not misuse the 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 the Site, the server on which the Site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Site. You must not attack the 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 the Site will cease immediately.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the Site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

Linking to the 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, but 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.

Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of the Site other than the home page.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

If you wish to make any use of material on the Site other than that set out above, please address your request to hello@thehivemanagement.com

Links from the Site

Where the 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, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Jurisdiction and applicable law

The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to the Site.

These terms of use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.

Variations

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page.  You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you.  Some of the provisions contained in these terms of use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on the Site. 

Your concerns 

If you have any concerns about material which appears on the Site, please contact hello@thehivemanagement.com

Dated 1 / 9 / 2014