Terms of use   

Terms of Use

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY AS THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS WHEN USING www.focusgroupevents.com

(“this Site”).

YOUR ATTENTION IS DRAWN IN PARTICULAR TO CLAUSE 6 (WARRANTY) AND CLAUSE 7 (LIABILITY).

1. INTRODUCTION

1.1 “We” are The Focus Group (.org.uk) Ltd (company number 04318580) and our address is 1 Marsham Court Road, Solihull, West Midlands B91 2ET United Kingdom. We can also be contacted via our contact us page. Our VAT number is 780360729.

1.2  These terms and conditions are deemed to include our privacy policy and are collectively known as “these Terms”.

1.3 When you use this Site, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms, you may not use this Site.

1.4 Certain uses of this Site are prohibited and amount to a misuse of our systems and the Site. Please refer to clause 3.

1.5 You may print and keep a copy of these Terms. They are a legal agreement between us and can only be modified with our consent. We may change these Terms at our discretion by changing them on the Site. The then current version of these Terms will apply whenever you use this Site.

2. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

2.1 The copyright and all other intellectual property rights in this Site (including all database rights, trade marks, service marks, trading names, text, graphics, code, files and links) belong to us or our licensor(s). Subject to clause 3, you may download material from this Site for the sole purpose of using this Site. However, you must not copy, transmit, modify, republish, store (in whole or in part), frame, pass-off or link to any material or information on or downloaded from this Site without our prior written consent.

2.2 Without limitation to clause 2.1, our company logo and the device “Engage.Inform.Deliver” is our trademark. You may not use or copy it without our prior written consent.

2.3 This Site contains links to websites operated by third parties. We have no control over their individual content. We therefore make no warranties or representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any of the information appearing in relation to any linked websites. The links are for your convenience only. We do not recommend any products or services advertised on those websites. If you decide to access any third party website linked from this Site, you do so at your own risk.

3. YOUR OBLIGATIONS AND CONDUCT

3.1 You accept that you are solely responsible for ensuring that your computer system meets all relevant technical specification necessary to use this Site and that your computer system is compatible with this Site.

3.2 You must not misuse our system or this Site. In particular, you must not hack into, circumvent security or otherwise disrupt the operation of our system and this Site, or attempt to carry out any of the foregoing.

3.3 You must not use or attempt to use any automated program (including, without limitation, any spider or other web crawler) to access our system or this Site, or to search, display or obtain links to any part of this Site, other than the home page at www.focusgroupevents.com unless the automated program identifies itself uniquely in the User Agent field and is fully compliant with the Robots Exclusion Protocol (a “Permitted Program”). Any such use or attempted use of an automated program (other than a Permitted Program) shall be a misuse of our system and this Site. Obtaining access to any part of our system or this Site by means of any such automated programs (other than a Permitted Program) is strictly unauthorised.

3.4 You must not include links to this Site in any other website without our prior written consent. In particular (but without limiting the foregoing) you must not include in any other website any “deep link” to any page on this Site other than the home page at www.focusgroupevents.com without our prior written consent.

3.5  You must not upload or use inappropriate or offensive language or content or solicit any commercial services in any communication, form or email you send or submit, from or to the Site.

4. BARRING FROM THE SITE

4.1 We reserve the right to bar users from this Site and/or restrict or block their access or use of any and all elements of our services, on a permanent or temporary basis at our sole discretion. Any such user shall be notified and must not then attempt to use this Site under any other name or through any other user.

5. WARRANTY

5.1 Whilst we endeavour to ensure that any material available for downloading from this Site is not contaminated in any way, we do not warrant that such material will be free from infection, viruses and/or similar code.

5.2 Due to the nature of software and the internet, we do not warrant that your access to, or the running of, this Site will be uninterrupted or error free. We shall not be liable if we cannot process your details due to circumstances beyond our reasonable control.

5.3 The information provided on this Site is for general interest only and does not constitute specific advice. Whilst we endeavour to ensure that the information on the Site is accurate, complete and up-to-date we make no warranties or representations that this is the case.

5.4  We make no warranty or guarantee that the Site or information available over it complies with laws other than those of England.

6. LIABILITY

6.1 Nothing in these Terms will be deemed to exclude our liability to you for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or for fraudulent misrepresentation.

6.2 Subject to clause 6.1, we will not be liable for any failures due to software or Internet errors or unavailability, or any other circumstances beyond our reasonable control.

6.3 Subject to clause 6.1, we do not accept any liability for loss of your password or account ID caused by a breakdown, error, loss of power or otherwise caused by or to your computer system.

6.4 We may put in place such systems as we from time to time see fit to prevent automated programs being used to obtain unauthorised access to our system and this Site. You are not permitted to use automated programs for such purposes and any such use or attempted use by you of such automated programs is at your own risk. Subject to clause 6.1, we shall not be liable to you for any consequences arising out of or in connection with any such use or attempted use of automated programs to obtain unauthorised access to our system or this Site.

6.5 Subject to clause 6.1, we accept no liability for any loss suffered as a result of your use of this Site or reliance on any information provided on it and exclude such liability to the fullest extent permitted by law.

6.6 Subject to clauses 6.1 to 6.4 inclusive, we shall not be liable to you for:

    6.6.1 any indirect, consequential, special or punitive loss, damage, costs and expenses;
    6.6.2 loss of profit;
    6.6.3 loss of business;
    6.6.4 loss of reputation;
    6.6.5 depletion of goodwill; or
    6.6.6 loss of, damage to or corruption of data.

7. LEGAL JURISDICTION

7.1  English law shall apply to these Terms. You irrevocably agree that the courts of England will have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise out of, under, or in connection with these Terms and for those purposes irrevocably submit all disputes to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

8. Notices

8.1 All notices shall be given:

    8.1.1 to us, by email to ‘info’ at ‘tfgevents.co.uk’ or by post to The Focus Group Limited. Our address is Grange Barn, Burford Road, Brize Norton, Carterton OX18 3NN;
    8.1.2 to you, by email to the email address that you provide to us at the point of your registration, as may be amended by you on the Personal Details section of this Site from time to time.
    8.2 All notices sent by email will be deemed to have been received on receipt (or, when received on a UK national holiday or on a Saturday or a Sunday, the next working day following the day of receipt). All notice sent by post will be deemed to have been received 3 working days after the date of posting.

9. CUSTOMER FEEDBACK AND QUALITY

9.1 We operate a system to ensure that all customer feedback is dealt with fairly and consistently, and is properly recorded. We welcome any suggestions that you make about how we may improve our service. Please write to us at Customer Services, The Focus Group Limited, Grange Barn, Burford Road, Brize Norton, Carterton OX18 3NN, or e-mail us at ‘info’ at ‘tfgevents.co.uk’. We aim to acknowledge all customer feedback.

9.2  Phone calls directed to our advertisers may be recorded for training and quality purposes.

10. GENERAL

10.1 We may from to time to time change the content of this Site or suspend or discontinue any aspect of this Site, which may include your access to it. Subject to our notifying you to the contrary, any amendments or new content to this Site will be subject to these Terms.

10.2  These Terms are the whole agreement between you and us. You acknowledge that you have not entered into this agreement in reliance on any warranty or representation made by us (unless made fraudulently). If a court decides that any part of these Terms cannot be enforced, that particular part of these Terms will not apply, but the rest of these Terms will. A waiver by a party of a breach of any provision shall not be deemed a continuing waiver or a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same or any other provisions. Failure or delay in exercising any right under these Terms shall not prevent the exercise of that or any other right. You may not assign or transfer any benefit, interest or obligation under these Terms. The provisions of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 shall not apply to these Terms.

10.3    This web site is not responsible for the content of any comments made by the Commenter(s). This web site is also not responsible for knowing whether the content of a comment is breaking the law. This web site is a venue for discussion; therefore, the Owner will not delete critical comments, or comments portraying a different opinion from the Owner’s own. However, the Owner reserves the right to delete, or not publish a comment if this is deemed to be potentially offensive or illegal (this includes, but it is not limited to comments containing hateful, libelous, and defamatory content). All comments on this web site have to be written in English. Comments intending to advertise and/or off-topic (”SPAM“) will be deleted. The Owner also reserves the right to block Commenter(s) who have previously published offensive comments, illegal content, or SPAM.

10.4    Comments on this web site are the sole responsibility of their writers and the writer will take full responsibility, liability, and blame for any libel or litigation which results from something written in or as a direct result of something written in a comment. The accuracy, completeness, veracity, honesty, exactitude, factuality and politeness of comments are not guaranteed.

10.5     By posting or contributing content and/or comments (including but not limited to Blog comments), you are granting this web site a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, and worldwide license to use your content and hidden electronic data, including, without limitation, the rights to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your content, and/or to incorporate it into a collective work.

10.6    The Owner of this web site is automatically notified and receives e-mail information pertaining to the comment and the Commenter. This information is not stored by the Author for other purposes than to moderate comments. If you have concerns with the way this information is used, please contact the Owner directly to arrange for complete removal of this information. Removal of all personal information will result in the removal of any content the Commenter might have contributed to this web site, including comments.

10.7    Although the Owner will try to moderate comments quickly, the Owner makes no guarantee to the Commenter that its comments or trackbacks will be displayed promptly, without modifications, or that they will be displayed at all, as all comments will be published to the discretion of the Owner