Terms and Conditions

BY ACCESSING THE SHARED SERVICES FORUM UK WEB SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE CONDITIONS OF USE AS PUBLISHED ON THIS WEBSITE FROM TIME TO TIME.

Shared Services Forum UK Website Conditions of Use:

By accessing or using the Site, the Community Services or the Content provided on or through the Site, You agree to follow and be bound by the following Conditions concerning your access to and use of the Site, the Community Services and the Content provided on or through the Site and our Privacy Policy

SSF UK and its affiliated member organisations may revise the Conditions and Privacy Policy at any time without notice to You. The revised Conditions and Privacy Policy will be effective when posted. 

1. Definitions

"Conditions" or "Conditions of Use" means these conditions as amended and published from time to time.

"SSF UK" means the Shared Services Forum UK Ltd. Registered in England (No. 7471151).

"You" means any person or organisation accessing or using the Site in any way.

The "Site" means the Shared Services Forum UK website.

"Community Services" means all of (a) presentations and other intellectual property shared by our members, suppliers, sponsors, exhibitors or third-party organisations who have agreed to contribute their information to the benefit of others; (b) web pages, data, messages, text, images, photographs, graphics, audio and video such podcasts and webcasts, and documents such as press releases, white papers and other documentation; and (c) forums, discussion groups, chat areas, bulletin boards, blogs, wikis, e-mail functions, and other services in connection with which you can upload, download, share, e-mail, post, publish, transmit or otherwise access or make available Content (as defined below).

"Content" means materials, Community Services, and other information, content and services.

"Privacy Policy" means the SSF UK Privacy Policy as published from time to time. 

2. Conditions Applicable to Specific Content and Areas of the Site

Some areas of the Site or Content provided on or through the Site may have additional rules, guidelines, license agreements, user agreements or other terms and conditions that apply to your access or use of that area of the Site or Content (including terms and conditions applicable to a corporation or other organisation and its users). If there is a conflict or inconsistency between these Conditions and the rules, guidelines, license agreement, user agreement or other terms and conditions for a specific area of the Site or for specific Content, the latter shall have precedence with respect to your access and use of that area of the Site or Content.

3. Use of Software

Your use of Software is subject to all agreements such as a license agreement or user agreement that accompanies or is included with the Software, ordering documents, exhibits, and other terms and conditions that apply ("License Terms"). In the event that Software is provided on or through the Site and is not licensed for your use through License Terms specific to the Software, you may use the Software subject to the following: (a) the Software may be used solely for your personal, informational, non-commercial purposes; (b) the Software may not be modified or altered in any way; and (c) the Software may not be redistributed.

4. Use of Materials 

You may download, store, display on your computer, view, listen to, play and print Materials that SSF UK publishes or broadcasts on the Site or makes available for download through the Site subject to the following: (a) the Materials may be used solely for your personal, informational, non-commercial purposes; (b) the Materials may not be modified or altered in any way; and (c) the Materials may not be redistributed.

5. Use of the Community Services 

Community Services are provided as a convenience to users and SSF UK is not obligated to provide any technical support for, or participate in, Community Services.

You may use Community Services subject to the following:

(a) Community Services may be used solely for your personal, informational, non-commercial purposes;

(b) Content provided on or through Community Services may not be redistributed; and

(c) personal data about other users may not be stored or collected except where expressly authorised by SSF UK.

6. Reservation of Rights 

The Site and Content and Community Services provided on or through the Site are the intellectual property of SSF UK or a third party provider. All rights, title and interest not expressly granted with respect to the Site and Content provided on or through the Site are reserved. All Content is provided on an "As Is" and "As Available" basis, and SSF UK reserves the right to terminate the permissions granted to you in Sections 3,4 and 5 above and your use of the Content at any time.

7. Your Content

You must only upload, share, post, publish, transmit, or otherwise make available ("Share or Sharing") on or through the Site Content that you have the right and authority to Share and for which you have the right and authority to grant to SSF UK all of the licenses and rights set forth herein.

By Sharing Content, you grant SSF UK a worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive, fully sub-licensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display, broadcast, transmit and distribute the Content for any purpose and in any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed. This includes, without limitation, the right to incorporate or implement the Content into any SSF UK product or service, and to display, market, sub-license and distribute the Content as incorporated or embedded in any product or service distributed or offered by SSF UK without compensation to you.

You warrant that:

(a) you have the right and authority to grant this license;

(b) SSF UK's exercise of the rights granted pursuant to this license will not infringe or otherwise violate any third party rights; and

(c) all so-called moral rights in the Content have been waived to the full extent allowed by law.

You must not share any content that:

(a) is binary executable code;

(b) is false or misleading;

(c) is defamatory, derogatory, degrading or harassing of another or constitutes a personal attach;

(d) invades another's privacy or includes another's confidential, sensitive or personal information;

(e) promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual;

(f) is obscene or not in good taste;

(g) violates or infringes or promotes the violation or infringement of another's rights, including intellectual property rights;

(h) you do not have the right and authority to Share and grant the necessary rights and licenses for;

(i) violates or promotes the violation of any applicable laws or regulations;

(j) contains a solicitation of funds, goods or services, or promotes or advertise goods or services; or

(k) contains any viruses, Trojan horses, or other components designed to limit or harm the functionality of a computer.

SSF UK does not want to receive confidential information from you through or in connection with the Site. Not withstanding anything that you may note or state in connection with Sharing Content, it shall not be considered confidential information and shall be received and treated by SSF UK on a non-confidential and unrestricted basis.

8. Security, Passwords and Means of Accessing the Site and Content

You must not:

a) access or use the Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any SSF UK accounts, computer systems or networks.

b) attempt to gain unauthorised access to any parts of the Site or any SSF UK accounts, computer systems or networks.

c) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any SSF UK accounts, computer systems or networks.

d) use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Site or any SSF UK accounts, computer systems or networks without SSF UK's express written permission. 

Access to and use of password protected or secure areas of the Site is restricted to authorised users only. You agree not to share your password(s), account information, or access to Site. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of password(s) and account information, and you are responsible for all activities that occur under your password(s) or account(s) or as a result of your access to the Site. You agree to notify SSF UK immediately of any unauthorised use of your password(s) or account(s).

9. No Unlawful or Prohibited Use

You must not use the Site or Content provided on or through the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Conditions, or the rules, guidelines or terms of use posted for a specific area of the Site or Content provided on or through the Site.

10. Indemnity

You undertake to indemnify and hold harmless SSF UK, its officers, directors, employees, sub-contractors and agents from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses or expenses, including legal fees and costs, due to or arising out of Content that you Share, your violation of the Conditions or any additional rules, guidelines or terms of use posted for a specific area of the Site or Content provided on or through the Site, or your breach or infringement of any third party rights.

11. Monitoring

SSF UK has no obligation to monitor the Site or screen Content that is shared on or through the Site. However, SSF UK reserves the right to review the Site or Content and to monitor all use of and activity on the Site, and to remove or chose not to make available on or through the Site any Content at its sole discretion.

12. Termination of Use

SSF UK may, at its sole discretion, at any time discontinue providing or limit access to the Site, any areas of the Site or Content provided on or through the Site. SSF UK may, at its sole discretion, at any time and without liability, terminate or limit access to or use of the Site if, under appropriate circumstances, You are determined to have breached or infringed any third party copyright or other rights. SSF UK shall not be liable to You or any third-party for any termination or limitation of your access to or use of the Site or any Content.

13. Third Party Web Sites, Content, Products and Services

The Site provides links to web sites and access to Content, products and services third parties, including users, advertisers, affiliates and sponsors of the Site. SSF UK is not responsible for third party Content provided on or through the Site and you bear all risks associated with the access and use of such Web Sites and third party Content, products and services.

14. Disclaimer 

Except where expressly provided otherwise, the site, and all content provided on or through the site, are provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. SSF UK expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement with respect to the site and all content provided on or through the site. SSF UK makes no warranty that: (a) the site or content will meet your requirements; (b) the site will be available on an uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free basis; (c) the results that may be obtained from the use of the site or any content provided on or through the site will be accurate or reliable; or (d) the quality of any content purchased or obtained by you on or through the site will your expectations.

Any content accessed, downloaded or otherwise obtained on or through the use of the site is used at your own discretion and risk. Ssf uk shall have no responsibility for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download or use of content. 

SSF UK reserves the right to make changes or updates to, and monitor the use of, the site and content provided on or through the site at any time without notice. 

15. Limitation of Liability

In no event shall SSF UK be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, or damages for loss of profits, revenue, data or use, incurred by you or any third party, whether in an action in contract or tort, arising from your access to, or use of, the site or any content provided on or through the site.

16. Exclusions and Limitations 

Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer or exclusion of certain warranties or the disclaimer, exclusion or limitation of certain liabilities. To the extent that they are held to be legally invalid, disclaimers, exclusions and limitations set forth in these terms of use, including those set forth in sections 14 and 15, do not apply and all other terms shall remain in full force and effect.

17. Privacy Policy 

SSF UK is concerned about your privacy and has developed a policy to address privacy concerns. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy. Any personal information collected on this Site may be accessed and stored globally and will be treated in accordance with SSF UK's Privacy Policy.

18. Note About Minors 

Minors are not eligible to use the Site, and we ask that they do not submit any information to us.

19. Governing Law and Jurisdiction 

These Conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with English law and all parties submit to the jurisdiction of the English courts.

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