UKWelder Forum Usage Terms

The following terms apply to all use of the UKWelder Forum website (www.ukwelder.com)
("the Web Site").

In these terms, reference to "we", "us", "our" and "ours" refers to Forum@UKWelder Ltd
(the owner of the Web Site) trading as "The UKWelder Forum " and reference to "you",
"your" and "yours" refers to the person visiting the Web Site.

The Web Site is your community and in order to protect it and keep it available as
a leading resource in the welding sector, we need you to abide by the following terms
in respect of your use of the Web Site for the sake of the whole community.  We
would ask you if you could please report any abuse of the Web Site including any
breaches of these terms that come to your attention by contacting
forum@ukwelderforum.co.uk .

1.    General interpretation

1.1    Any headings in these terms are for ease of use and are not intended to form
part of the terms nor effect their interpretation.

1.2    If you are more than one legal entity, each person or legal entity accepts joint
and several liability under these terms.

1.3    Reference to something in the masculine form includes the feminine and neuter
forms and vice versa and reference to the singular includes the plural and vice versa.

1.4    These terms are to be interpreted exclusively in accordance with English Law
and any disputes regarding these terms will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of
English courts of law.

2.    Access to the Web Site & use of specific areas

2.1    Whilst we agree to use reasonable endeavours to ensure a properly functioning,
accessible Web Site, you will appreciate that it is technically impossible to guarantee
access to the Web Site 100% of the time or error-free functionality and we will not
accept any responsibility for losses resulting from any temporary interruption of
service or other problems with service. If any errors come to your attention, please
notify us immediately and we will endeavour to remedy the problem as soon as
reasonably possible.

2.2    We reserve the right to withdraw your right to use any members areas on the
Web Site at any time, with or without justification and to withdraw all access codes
(see below).

2.3  The content of any articles on the Web Site is intended to be interesting and
informative and even humorous. However, it is, by its very nature, general.  Whilst
we make every effort to provide accurate, high quality content, we do not guarantee
that it is error-free, truthful or accurate - this is particularly true of entries from other
users of the Web Site. Therefore, you must independently verify any information
given and take independent advice before acting or refraining from acting as a
result of anything you read on the Web Site and we cannot accept any responsibility
arising from your failure to so do.

2.4  Posting of your opinions, comments, news and views and communications with
us or other members:

2.4.1  all opinions, comments, news, information and other material you submit to us
(whether intended for posting on the Web Site or not) and all communications with
other members and users of the Web Site must not be inaccurate, erroneous,
misleading, impolite, offensive, illegal, unlawful, immoral, defamatory or in breach
of anyone else's intellectual property rights and you warrant to us that that is the
case and that you are entitled or authorised to submit those opinions, comments,
news and views to us and that to allow us to use them in accordance with these
terms;

2.4.2  unless you expressly state to the contrary at the time of submission, upon
submitting any opinions, comments, news and views to us, you automatically grant
us an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free licence to copy and reproduce
whatever you have submitted to us in whole or in part, in its original form or as
amended or edited by us for whatever purpose we decide at our discretion;

2.4.3  you consent to us crediting you with authorship of any material used by us
under the licence granted in clause 2.4.2 above, although we reserve the right not to
do so at our discretion;

2.4.4  you confirm you understand that by displaying the name or email address of a
contact in any material, you are providing personal data to us. As such, you warrant
that you have the consent of the person whose name you have given to appear on this
Web Site in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and agree to indemnify us
against any costs, claims and liabilities arising from any breach of that Act in the supply
of that information. In particular, you warrant that you have informed all people whose
name, email address or other personal data you have supplied that by consenting they
are acknowledging that they are aware that their personal data will be available
worldwide including in jurisdictions where there are no adequate data protection laws.

2.4.5  we reserve the right not to publish any material you submit to us at our discretion
without justification.

2.5  You acknowledge that all content on the Web Site is the copyright of either
UKWelder or third parties and that you may copy pages from the Web Site (unaltered
and unamended without deletion of any copyright notices and credits in our favour or
in favour of anyone else) for your own personal use but you may not copy or reproduce
any material on the Web Site in whole or in part (whether in its original form or as
altered or amended) for any commercial purpose without our express written consent.

2.6  You acknowledge that although we require all people and organisations that publish
information on this Web Site to ensure the accuracy of the information, it is not possible
for us to guarantee it. You are advised to independently verify any information before
relying on it.

3.  Your obligations

3.1    We also reserve the right to refuse you as a member at the outset without
justification.

3.4    If you are accepted as a member of the Web Site, you will be allocated a user
name and password ("access codes") to allow you to enjoy membership benefits from
time to time. Please note that you are responsible for the safe keeping of your access
codes and must not disclose it to anyone who is unauthorised or untrustworthy. You will
be deemed responsible for any behaviour of or commitments made by someone who has
gained access to your account by any means (with or without your consent). You are
therefore advised to change your password regularly. In the event of a breach or
suspected breach of these terms, we reserve the right to terminate you membership
without notice or justification.

4.    Privacy

4.1    You understand that by displaying the name or email address of a contact in your
advertisement, you are providing personal data to us. As such, you warrant that you have
the consent of the person whose name or email address you have given to appear on the
Web Site in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and agree to indemnify us
against any costs, claims and liabilities arising from any breach of that Act in the supply
of that information. In particular, you warrant that you have informed all people whose
name, email address or other personal data you have supplied that by consenting they
are acknowledging that they are aware that their personal data will be available worldwide
including in jurisdictions where there are no adequate data protection laws.

4.2  We, in turn, agree not to use that information other than for the display of any material
you submit (whether or not amended or altered by us) on the Web Site or any other web
site for which we provide content from time to time and to inform you of our other services
and of developments on the Web Site.

4.3  If you choose to do so, we will use your personal data to send you details of any
developments or new services we offer. We may also supply your personal data to
companies whose products or services we think may be of interest to you or sell our
database to a successor business if we cease trading. This means that your personal
data may be made available in jurisdictions in which there may be no adequate data
protection laws.

5.    Exemptions and Exclusions

5.1    You acknowledge that if you respond to any advertisement, we are not in any way
involved in any dealings between you and the advertiser and that we have no
responsibility for any information given to you by a such advertisers, irrespective of
whether that information appears on the Web Site or not. You are therefore advised
to verify any information that is given to you including the identity of the advertiser
and any contact given.

5.2    Neither you nor we are responsible for any breach of these terms insofar as that
breach is a result of something beyond our reasonable control but both you and we agree
that if that situation arises, we will do everything we reasonably can to overcome that
problem as soon as possible. More specifically, the nature of the Internet is such that we
cannot guarantee complete security in communications between you and us or you and
a third party via the Web Site.

5.3  We are not responsible to you for any consequential loss or damage arising from any
breach of this agreement including but not limited to any delay in displaying or any failure
to display an advertisement and any incorrect information contained in any advertisement.
Our liability under this agreement is limited strictly to twice the amount payable for the
particular advertisement.

5.4  We provide hyperlinks to other sites for a variety of reasons including the provision
of useful contacts and information. No matter what the purpose of the link, we have no
control over the contents of the sites into which you may enter. Please therefore exercise
due caution in the use of such sites and let us know of any complaints you may have
(although we cannot get involved in disputes between you and the owner of any site into
which we link). In any event, we cannot accept responsibility for any losses you incur as
a result of following any link on our Web Site.

5.5  We upload our Web Site using a reasonably up-to-date virus checker but no virus
checker is guaranteed to cover all viruses and other digital devices designed to interfere
with the normal or proper functioning of software and hardware ("other bug"). Therefore,
you are advised to maintain your own up-to-date virus checker and to exercise reasonable
caution before downloading anything from our Web Site or any other site. We cannot
accept responsibility for any loss arising from a virus or other bug acquired from our
Web Site or any site into which we link from our Web Site.

6.   Copyright, etc.

6.1   If you submit material to us for publishing on the Web Site or by way of comment
on anything appearing on the Web Site, you grant us a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide
licence to reproduce that material in whole or in part (in the same form or as altered by us)
and to grant other organisations (at our discretion) the sub-licence any of your material on
such terms as we may agree with that third party.

7.    General provisions

7.1    If we do not strictly enforce our rights under these terms at any time, we reserve the
right to do so in future both in respect of a particular breach and in respect of any future
breach.

7.2  These terms are not intended to benefit anyone other than you and us.

Forum@UKWelder Ltd
Registered in England
Company Number: 7587559

Registered Office:
Advantage Business Centre
132-134 Great Ancoats Street
Manchester
M4 6DE

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