Terms & Conditions
Website terms and conditions
THIS SITE IS OPERATED BY EQUATOR (SCOTLAND) LIMITED (“we” or “us”).
YOU SHOULD READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS (“TERMS”) CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE. USING THE SITE INDICATES THAT YOU ACCEPT THESE TERMS REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT YOU CHOOSE TO MAKE AN ACCOUNT WITH US. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS, DO NOT USE THE SITE.
You may access most areas of the site without registering your details with us. Certain areas of the site are only open to you if you register. By accessing any part of the site, you shall be deemed to have accepted these Terms in full. If you do not accept these Terms, you must leave the site immediately. We may revise these Terms at any time and you should periodically check the site to review the then current Terms because they are binding on you.
Unless otherwise stated, the copyright, trade marks and other intellectual property rights in all material on the site (including without limitation text, tools, photographs and graphical images) are owned by us or our licensors.
You may not reproduce or adapt the site in whole or in part without our prior written consent, except for the purpose of accessing our services and for producing print outs for your own personal and non-commercial purposes. No part of the site may be reproduced or stored in any other website or included in any public or private electronic retrieval system or service without our prior written permission.
Any use of the site other than in accordance with these Terms is prohibited. If you breach any of these Terms, your permission to use the site automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed extracts from the site.
Any rights not expressly granted in these Terms are reserved.
3. Service access
While the site is normally available 24 hours a day, we shall not be liable if for any reason the site is unavailable at any time. Access to the site may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond our control.
4. Visitor material and conduct
You must not post or transmit to or from the site 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 licenses 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). You may not misuse the site (including, without limitation, by hacking).
We will co-operate fully with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or locate anyone posting any material in breach of these Terms.
5. Links to and from other websites
Links to third party websites on the site are provided solely for your convenience. If you use these links, you leave the site. We have not reviewed all of these third party websites and do not control and are not responsible for their content or availability. We do not endorse or make any representations about them, or any material found there. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to the site, you do so entirely at your own risk.
If you would like to link to the site, you may only do so on the basis that you link to, but do not replicate, the home page of the site, and subject to the following conditions: (a) you do not remove, distort or otherwise alter the size or appearance of the any images or logos; (b) you do not create a frame or any other browser or border environment around the site; (c) you do not in any way imply that the we are endorsing any products or services other than our own; (d) you do not misrepresent your relationship with us nor present any other false information about us; (e) you do not otherwise use any trade marks displayed on the site without our express written permission; (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. We expressly reserve the right to revoke the right granted in this clause for breach of these Terms and to take any action deem appropriate. You shall be responsible for any loss or damage suffered by us for breach of this clause.
Where you are invited to register for any part of this site, each registration is for a single user only. You must not share your username and password with any other person or with multiple users on a network. Responsibility for the security of any passwords issued rests with you.
The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site.
Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up to date.
8. Our and your liability for use of this website
You may not always be able to access this site. We are not responsible for any losses if you cannot do so . We are not responsible if the means of communication you use to access the site or to send us information about yourself or to receive information from us does not work properly.
Whilst we take reasonable care to ensure the accuracy of information on third party websites which we may have linked through this site, as we cannot control what they contain, we are not responsible for any losses or other damage you suffer as a result of using those other websites.
We are not liable for losses or costs caused by abnormal and unforeseeable circumstances outside our reasonable control, which would have been unavoidable despite all efforts to the contrary, for example delays or failures caused by industrial action, problems with another system or network, third party viruses or malware, mechanical breakdown or data-processing failures.
Please remember that email is not a completely secure means of communication: it may be possible for others to intercept and read your messages. So if you choose to send us information by email, it is at your own risk.
9. Governing law and jurisdiction
These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Scots law. Disputes arising in connection with these Terms shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish courts.