Terms and Conditions
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE
ATTENTION: This legal notice applies to the entire contents of the Website under the domain name http://dern.essex.ac.uk (Website) and to any correspondence by e-mail between us and you. Please read these terms carefully before using the Website. Using the Website indicates that you accept these terms regardless of whether or not you choose to register with us. If you do not accept these terms, do not use the Website. This notice is issued by Disaster and Emergency Research Network.
1.1 You may access most areas of the Website without registering your details with us. Certain areas of the Website are only open to you if you register.
1.2 By accessing any part of the Website, you shall be deemed to have accepted this legal notice in full. If you do not accept this legal notice in full, you must leave the Website immediately.
1.3 Disaster and Emergency Research Network may revise this legal notice at any time by updating this posting. You should check the Website from time to time to review the then current legal notice, because it is binding on you. Certain provisions of this legal notice may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages at the Website.
2.1 You are permitted to print and download extracts from the Website for
your own use on the following basis:
(a) no documents or related graphics on the Website are modified in any way;
(b) no graphics on the Website are used separately from the corresponding text; and
(c) Disaster and Emergency Research Network’s copyright and trade mark notices and this permission notice appear in all copies.
2.2 Unless otherwise stated, the copyright and other intellectual property rights in all material on the Website (including without limitation photographs and graphical images) are owned by Disaster and Emergency Research Network or its licensors. For the purposes of this legal notice, any use of extracts from the Website other than in accordance with clause 2.1 for any purpose is prohibited. If you breach any of the terms in this legal notice, your permission to use the Website automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed extracts from the Website.
2.3 Subject to clause 2.1, no part of the Website may be reproduced or stored in any other website or included in any public or private electronic retrieval system or service without Disaster and Emergency Research Network’s prior written permission.
2.4 Any rights not expressly granted in these terms are reserved.
3. SERVICE ACCESS
3.1 Disaster and Emergency Research Network is committed to making the information and resources that is provides via the web accessible to all users. We aim to be standards compliant and follow general principles of usability and universal design, which should help all visitors to this website. However, if you do have difficulty accessing this site or require further help, please contact us.
3.2 While Disaster and Emergency Research Network endeavours to ensure that the Website is normally available 24 hours a day, Disaster and Emergency Research Network shall not be liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.
3.3 Access to the Website may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond the Disaster and Emergency Research Network’s control.
4. VISITOR MATERIAL AND CONDUCT
4.2 You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from the Website any material:
(a) that is threatening, defamatory, obscene, indecent, 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; or
(b) for which you have not obtained all necessary licences and/or approvals; or
(c) 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; or
(d) which is technically harmful (including, without limitation, computer viruses, logic bombs, Trojan horses, worms, harmful components, corrupted data or other malicious software or harmful data).
4.3 You may not misuse the Website (including, without limitation, by hacking).
4.4 Disaster and Emergency Research Network shall fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing Disaster and Emergency Research Network to disclose the identity or locate anyone posting any material in breach of clause 4.2 or clause 4.3.
5. LINKS TO AND FROM OTHER WEBSITES
5.1 Links to third party websites on the Website are provided solely for your convenience. If you use these links, you leave the Website. Disaster and Emergency Research Network has not reviewed all of these third party websites and does not control and is not responsible for these websites or their content or availability. Disaster and Emergency Research Network therefore does not endorse or make any representations about them, or any material found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to the Website, you do so entirely at your own risk.
5.2 If you would like to link to the Website, you may only do so on the basis that you link to, but do not replicate, the home page of the Website, and subject to the following conditions:
(a) you do not remove, distort or otherwise alter the size or appearance of the Disaster and Emergency Research Network logo;
(b) you do not create a frame or any other browser or border environment around the Website;
(c) you do not in any way imply that Disaster and Emergency Research Network is endorsing any products or services other than its own;
(d) you do not misrepresent your relationship with Disaster and Emergency Research Network nor present any other false information about Disaster and Emergency Research Network;
(e) you do not otherwise use any trade marks displayed on the Website without express written permission from Disaster and Emergency Research Network;
(f) you do not link from a website that is not owned by you; and
(g) your website does not contain content that is distasteful, offensive or controversial, infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or otherwise does not comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
5.3 Disaster and Emergency Research Network expressly reserves the right to revoke the right granted in clause 5.2 for breach of these terms and to take any action it deems appropriate.
5.4 You shall fully indemnify Disaster and Emergency Research Network for any loss or damage suffered by Disaster and Emergency Research Network or any of its group companies for breach of clause 5.2.
6.1 Each registration is for a single user only. Disaster and Emergency Research Network does not permit you to share your user name and password with any other person nor with multiple users on a network.
6.2 Responsibility for the security of any passwords issued rests with you.
7.1 While Disaster and Emergency Research Network endeavours to ensure that the information on the Website is correct, Disaster and Emergency Research Network does not warrant the accuracy and completeness of the material on the Website. Disaster and Emergency Research Network may make changes to the material on the Website, or to the products and prices (if any) described in it, at any time without notice. The material on the Website may be out of date, and Disaster and Emergency Research Network makes no commitment to update such material.
7.2 The material on the Website is provided “as is”, without any conditions, warranties or other terms of any kind. Accordingly, to the maximum extent permitted by law, Disaster and Emergency Research Network provides you with the Website on the basis that Disaster and Emergency Research Network excludes all representations, warranties, conditions and other terms (including, without limitation, the conditions implied by law of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and the use of reasonable care and skill) which, but for this legal notice, might have effect in relation to the Website.
8.1 Disaster and Emergency Research Network, any other party (whether or not involved in creating, producing, maintaining or delivering the Website), and any of Disaster and Emergency Research Network’s group companies and the officers, directors, employees, shareholders or agents of any of them, exclude all liability and responsibility for any amount or kind of loss or damage that may result to you or a third party (including without limitation, any direct, indirect, punitive or consequential loss or damages, or any loss of income, profits, goodwill, data, contracts, use of money, or loss or damages arising from or connected in any way to business interruption, and whether in tort (including without limitation negligence), contract or otherwise) in connection with the Website in any way or in connection with the use, inability to use or the results of use of the Website, any websites linked to the Website or the material on such websites, including but not limited to loss or damage due to viruses that may infect your computer equipment, software, data or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing the Website or your downloading of any material from the Website or any websites linked to the Website.
8.2 All content within Disaster and Emergency Research Network web site is provided for general information only, and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of your own doctor or any other health care professional. Health care professionals using the web site do so at their own risk. Disaster and Emergency Research Network is not responsible or liable for any diagnosis made by a user including any health care professional based on the content of the Disaster and Emergency Research Network website. Disaster and Emergency Research Network is not liable for the contents of any external internet sites listed, nor does it endorse any commercial product or service mentioned or advised on any of the sites.
8.3 Nothing in this legal notice shall exclude or limit Disaster and Emergency Research Network’s liability for: (a) death or personal injury caused by negligence (as such term is
defined by the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977; or (b) fraud; or
(c) misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter; or
(d) any liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law
8.4 If your use of material on the Website results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of equipment, software or data, you assume all costs thereof.
9. GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
This legal notice shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. Disputes arising in connection with this legal notice shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.