Terms & conditions
Your access to and use of Bell Publishing websites is subject exclusively to these Terms and Conditions. You will not use the website/services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions. By using the website/services you are fully accepting the terms, conditions and disclaimers contained in this notice. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions you must immediately stop using the website/services.
We reserve the right to update or amend these Terms and Conditions at any time and your continued use of the website/services following any changes shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such change. It is therefore your responsibility to check the Terms and Conditions regularly for any changes.
Other websites you may access via Bell have different privacy policies. We recommend that you read the privacy statement of each such website to find out how they treat and protect your personal information. Links are provided for your convenience, and an inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement or approval by us of the linked website, its operator or content. We are not responsible for any website outside the Bell Publishing Ltd’s websites.
We are committed to responsible data management and subscribe to the principals of the data protection legislation in the United Kingdom. We are committed to maintaining the privacy of our users and maintaining the security of any personal information received from you. When you register for email alerts or to subscribe to Bell journals, and at other times, Bell collects personally identifiable information that you provide voluntarily which includes such details as your name, address, job title and function, organisation, e-mail address and other information that you may provide.
Bell uses personal information in the following ways:
- To enable us to process, validate and verify e-mail alerts, subscriptions or any other service
- To notify you of new events, promotions and services from Bell.
The information provided by you is not available for sale or use by third parties.
We are concerned about the safety and privacy of our users, particularly children. Parents who wish to allow their children access to and use of the website/services should supervise such access and use. It is your responsibility to determine which services are appropriate for your child. Always use caution when revealing personally identifiable information about yourself or your children via any of the services.
Please note that we do not collect any personal information from children under 13 years of age and that no child under 13 should submit any personal information to any of the sites. Should we discover that any such personal information has been delivered to any of the sites, we will remove that information as soon as possible.
Bell collects IP address and website usage data information in aggregate form so that no individual user is identified.
Bell uses information in aggregate form in the following ways:
- To enhance and develop content and services
- To aid future strategic development
- To provide advertisers with data on the number of users and usage patterns.
Access to our website is dependent upon the use of session cookies. Most browsers allow the users to control the cookies including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them. Session cookies are a mechanism for maintaining continuity between pages during your visit. If users disable cookies on their computers some of the more sophisticated features on Bell websites will be unavailable to you.
More information about cookies, including how to block them and/or delete them, can be found at www.aboutcookies.org.
Bell is committed to keeping the data you provide us secure and takes reasonable precautions to protect your personal information from loss, misuse or alteration, including limiting the number of people who have physical access to our database servers and password protections that guard against unauthorised access. All our employees or contractors who have access to, and are associated with the processing of personal data, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of our site visitors’ personal data.
If a particular Service requires you to open an account you will be required to complete the registration process by providing certain information and registering a username and password for use with that Service. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the username and password and also for all activities which take place under your account. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorised use of your password or account or any other breach of security. In no event will Bell be liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever resulting from the disclosure of your username and/or password. You may not use another person’s account at any time, without the express permission of the account holder.
Whilst every effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information provided by Bell on its websites, the contents of the sites reflect the opinions of the writers, they are personal to them and are naturally subject to change from time to time. It is the responsibility of users to check the accuract of relevant facts and opinions given on the sites before entering into any commitment based upon them.
Bell cannot guarantee that your use of its websites will be free from error and/or uninterrupted. Bell, its directors, its employees and its representatives exclude, in so far as it is legally possible, all liability and responsibility for any damages (other than liability for death or physical injury arising out of the negligence of Bell or its officers) including, but not limited to, indirect or consequential damages, damages for loss of opportunity or chance, or any damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use, data, or profits, whether in action of contract, negligence or other tortious action, arising out of, or in connection with, any information on the websites or any other Internet sites or the use thereof.
Individual users and advertisers are solely responsible for the content of advertising and other material which they submit to Bell and for ensuring that such content complies with all relevant legislation. Bell accepts no responsibility for the content of material submitted by third parties, including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall affect your statutory rights as a consumer.
Material may not be copied, reproduced, republished, downloaded, posted, broadcast or transmitted in any way except for your own personal non-commercial use (including RSS feeds). Copying or storing of any Content for other than personal use is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from Bell.
The websites may only be used for lawful purposes and in a manner which does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use of or enjoyment of the websites by any third party.
In using the website/services you agree not to:
- use any information or material in any manner that infringes any copyright,trademark, patent or other proprietary right of any party;
- impersonate any person or entity for the purpose of misleading others;
- violate any applicable laws or regulations;
- use the website/services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the website/services or interfere with any other party’s use of the website/services;
- attempt to gain unauthorised access to any of the services, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the website/services through hacking, password mining or any other means.
If you contribute to the sites, through features which may be available, you agree not to contribute material that:
- contains anything which is obscene, libellous, pornographic or otherwise objectionable or illegal;
- violates or infringe any statutory, common law, copyright design right or any other intellectual property rights of any other person or entity;
- contains material, the publication of which would be in breach of confidence or in contempt of Court;
- contains viruses or other similar contaminating or destructive features.
The names, images and logos identifying Bell or third parties and their products and services, are the proprietary marks of Bell, and/or may be the proprietary marks of third parties. Any use made of these marks may be an infringement of rights in those marks and Bell reserves all rights to enforce such rights that it might have.
None of the content may be downloaded, copied, reproduced, transmitted, stored, sold or distributed without the prior written consent of the copyright holder. This excludes the downloading, copying and/or printing of pages of the website for personal, non-commercial home use only.
We have the right to terminate your access to any or all of the services at any time, without notice, for any reason, including without limitation, breach of these Terms and Conditions. We may also at any time, at our sole discretion, discontinue the website/services or any part thereof without prior notice and you agree that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the website/services.
The terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any disputes arising from matters relating to the websites shall be exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
If any of these Terms and Conditions should be determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction then such Term or Condition shall be severed and the remaining Terms and Conditions shall survive and remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.
Bell may disclose your personal data to third parties, including, without limitation, professional advisers, or governmental or State institutions or authorities, where necessary in order to exercise or defend its legal rights or where required by law. In those instances, the information is provided only for that purpose.
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