1. Marquee Tech a company incorporated in England and Wales (registration number 11182289) having its registered office at Marquee Tech, Queensgate House, 48 Queen St, Exeter EX4 3SR (the “Provider”, “Marquee Tech”, “we”. “us”); and
2. You, the “Customer” are the party bound by the terms and conditions (the “General Terms”) set out in this document when you use any service or product related to or provided by Marquee Tech, online or offline, paid or free service, on our website MarqueeTech.co.uk, social media channels, or help desk.
1.1 In this agreement:
“Account" means an account enabling a person to access and use the Hosted Services,
“Agreement" means this agreement including any Schedules, and any amendments to this Agreement from time to time;
"Business Day" means any weekday other than a bank or public holiday in England;
"Business Hours" means the hours of 09:00 to 17:00 GMT/BST on a Business Day;
“Charges, prices & payments” means the following amounts:
(a) subscription amounts as defined in Clause 7; and
(a) transaction and 3rd party fees as defined in Clause 7; and
(a) set up fees as defined in Clause 7; and
(b) such amounts as may be agreed in writing by the parties from time to time
"Customer Confidential Information" means:
(a) any information disclosed by the Customer to the Provider during the Term whether disclosed in writing, orally or otherwise that at the time of disclosure:
(i) was marked as "confidential"; or
(ii) should have been reasonably understood by the Provider to be confidential; and
(b) was related to the Customer’s data;
"Customer Data" means all data, works and materials: uploaded to or stored on the Platform by the Customer; transmitted by the Platform at the instigation of the Customer; supplied by the Customer to the Provider for uploading to, transmission by or storage on the Platform; or generated by the Platform as a result of the use of the Hosted Services by the Customer (but excluding analytics data relating to the use of the Platform and server log files);
"Customer Personal Data" means any Personal Data that is processed by the Provider on behalf of the Customer in relation to this Agreement, but excluding data with respect to which the Provider is a data controller;
"Data Protection Laws" means all applicable laws relating to the processing of Personal Data including, while it is in force and applicable to Customer Personal Data, the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679);
"Documentation" means the documentation for the Hosted Services produced by the Provider and delivered or made available by the Provider to the Customer;
"Effective Date" means the date of execution of this Agreement, commencing when the customer begins to use any of the hosted services;
"Force Majeure Event" means an event, or a series of related events, that is outside the reasonable control of the party affected (including failures of the internet or any public telecommunications network, hacker attacks, denial of service attacks, virus or other malicious software attacks or infections, power failures, industrial disputes affecting any third party, changes to the law, disasters, explosions, fires, floods, riots, terrorist attacks and wars);
"Hosted Services" means all online services, free or paid, as specified in the Hosted Services Specification in Schedule 1, which will be made available by the Provider to the Customer as a service via the internet in accordance with this Agreement;
"Hosted Services Defect" means a defect, error or bug in the Platform having an adverse effect on the appearance, operation, functionality or performance of the Hosted Services, but excluding any defect, error or bug caused by or arising as a result of:
(a) any act or omission of the Customer or any person authorised by the Customer to use the Platform or Hosted Services;
(b) any use of the Platform or Hosted Services contrary to the Documentation, whether by the Customer or by any person authorised by the Customer;
(c) a failure of the Customer to perform or observe any of its obligations in this Agreement; and/or
(d) an incompatibility between the Platform or Hosted Services and any other system, network, application, program, hardware or software not specified as compatible in the Hosted Services Specification;
"Hosted Services Specification" means the specification for the Platform and Hosted Services set out in Schedule 1;
"Intellectual Property Rights" means all intellectual property rights wherever in the world, whether registrable or unregistrable, registered or unregistered, including any application or right of application for such rights (and these "intellectual property rights" include copyright and related rights, database rights, confidential information, trade secrets, know-how, business names, trade names, trade marks, service marks, passing off rights, unfair competition rights, patents, petty patents, utility models, semi-conductor topography rights and rights in designs);
"Maintenance Services" means the general maintenance of the Platform and Hosted Services, and the application of Updates and Upgrades;
"Personal Data" has the meaning given to it in the Data Protection Laws applicable in the United Kingdom from time to time;
"Platform" means the platform managed by the Provider and used by the Provider to provide the Hosted Services, including the application and database software for the Hosted Services, the system and server software used to provide the Hosted Services, and the computer hardware on which that application, database, system and server software is installed;
"Schedule" means any schedule attached to the main body of this Agreement;
"Services" means any services that the Provider provides to the Customer, or has an obligation to provide to the Customer, under this Agreement;
"Support Services" means support in relation to the use of, and the identification and resolution of errors in, the Hosted Services;
"Supported Web Browser" means the current release from time to time of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Apple Safari;
"Term" means the terms of this Agreement, commencing in accordance with Clause 2;
"Update" means a hotfix, patch or minor version update to any Platform software; and
"Upgrade" means a major version upgrade of any Platform software.
"End customer" means the individual or business booking or paying for the Rental & Services from the Customer.
"Rental & Services" is what the Customer (You) provides for the End Customer (Your Customers).
2.1 This Agreement shall take effect from the date you start using any service provided by Marquee Tech and shall continue in force until subject to termination in accordance with Clause 13 or any other provision of this Agreement.
3. Hosted Services
3.1 The Provider shall create an Account for the Customer and shall provide to the Customer login details for that Account.
3.2 The Provider hereby grants to the Customer a non-exclusive licence to use the Hosted Services.
3.3 The licence granted by the Provider to the Customer under Clause 3.2 is subject to the following limitations:
(a) the Hosted Services may only be used by the officers, employees, agents of the Customer;
3.4 Except to the extent expressly permitted in this Agreement or required by law on a non-excludable basis, the licence granted by the Provider to the Customer under Clause 3.2 is subject to the following prohibitions:
(a) the Customer must not sub-license its right to access and use the Hosted Services;
(b) the Customer must not permit any unauthorised person to access or use the Hosted Services;
(c) the Customer must not republish or redistribute any content or material from the Hosted Services;
(d) the Customer must not make any alteration to the Platform, except as permitted by the Documentation; and
(f) the Customer must not conduct or request that any other person conduct any load testing or penetration testing on the Platform or Hosted Services.
3.5 The Customer shall use reasonable endeavours, including reasonable security measures relating to Account access details, to ensure that no unauthorised person may gain access to the Hosted Services using an Account.
3.6 The Provider shall use reasonable endeavours to maintain the availability of the Hosted Services to the Customer at the gateway between the public internet and the network of the hosting services provider for the Hosted Services, but does not guarantee 100% availability.
3.7 The Customer must comply with Schedule 2 (Acceptable Use Policy), and must ensure that all persons using the Hosted Services with the authority of the Customer comply with Schedule 2 (Acceptable Use Policy).
3.8 The Customer must not use the Hosted Services in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the Hosted Services or Platform or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the Hosted Services.
3.9 The Customer must not use the Hosted Services:
(a) in any way that is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful; or
(b) in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.
3.10 For the avoidance of doubt, the Customer has no right to access the software code (including object code, intermediate code and source code) of the Platform, either during or after the Term.
3.11 The Provider may suspend the provision of the Hosted Services if any amount due to be paid by the Customer to the Provider under this Agreement is overdue, and the Provider has given to the Customer at least 30 days' written notice, following the amount becoming overdue, of its intention to suspend the Hosted Services on this basis.
4. Support Services
4.1 The Provider shall provide the Support Services to the Customer.
4.2 The Provider shall make available to the Customer an online help-desk.
4.3 The Provider shall provide the Support Services with reasonable skill and care.
4.4 The Customer may use the help-desk for the purposes of requesting and, where applicable, receiving the Support Services.
4.5 The Provider may suspend the provision of the Support Services if any amount due to be paid by the Customer to the Provider under this Agreement is overdue, and the Provider has given to the Customer at least 30 days' written notice, following the amount becoming overdue, of its intention to suspend the Support Services on this basis.
5. Customer Data
5.1 The Customer hereby grants to the Provider a non-exclusive licence to copy, reproduce, store, distribute, publish, export, adapt, edit and translate the Customer Data to the extent reasonably required for the performance of the Provider's obligations and the exercise of the Provider's rights under this Agreement. The Customer also grants to the Provider the right to sub-license these rights to its hosting, connectivity and telecommunications service providers, subject to any express restrictions elsewhere in this Agreement.
5.2 The Customer warrants to the Provider that the Customer Data will not infringe the Intellectual Property Rights or other legal rights of any person, and will not breach the provisions of any law, statute or regulation, in any jurisdiction and under any applicable law.
6. No assignment of Intellectual Property Rights
6.1 Nothing in this Agreement shall operate to assign or transfer any Intellectual Property Rights from the Provider to the Customer.
6.2 Any investments of time, effort, knowledge, capitol or any type of investment provided by the customer with the purpose of improving the Hosted Services will not effect clause 6.1, by using the Hosted Services provided, the customer acknowledges that all Intellectual Property Rights existing or created by Marquee Tech shall at all times belong to and remain vested in Marquee Tech.
7.1 The Customer shall pay the Charges to the Provider in accordance with this Agreement.
7.2 All amounts stated in or in relation to this Agreement are, unless the context requires otherwise, stated exclusive of any applicable value added taxes, which will be added to those amounts and payable by the Customer to the Provider.
7.3 Marquee Tech will send the customer digital invoices.
7.4 No refund of any fees shall be given under any circumstances.
7.5 Subscription fees are listed on our site MarqueeTech.co.uk and are applicable in respect to your subscription package.
7.6 Set up & onboarding fees are defined on a case-by-case basis, the price is dependant on the amount of work required by Marquee Tech to complete the set up process.
7.7 Online card processing fees are subject to change based on location and the card type use. The typically expected percentage per transaction is 2.4%. This is known as the “Processing Fee”.
7.8 Stock rules set up fees are defined on a case-by-case basis, the price is dependant on the amount of work required by Marquee tech.
7.9 Custom clients & bespoke software fees or a defined on a case-by-case basis, the price is dependant on the amount of work required by Marquee Tech.
7.10 If the customer fails to pay Marquee Tech any fees or charges owed, then Marquee Tech has the right to restrict access to the Hosted Services until payment is made.
8. Provider's confidentiality obligations
8.1 The Provider must:
(a) keep the Customer Confidential Information strictly confidential;
(b) not disclose the Customer Confidential Information to any person without the Customer's prior written consent;
(c) use the same degree of care to protect the confidentiality of the Customer Confidential Information as the Provider uses to protect the Provider's own confidential information of a similar nature, being at least a reasonable degree of care;
(d) act in good faith at all times in relation to the Customer Confidential Information; and
8.2 Notwithstanding Clause 8.1, the Provider may disclose the Customer Confidential Information to the Provider's officers, employees, professional advisers, insurers, agents and subcontractors who have a need to access the Customer Confidential Information for the performance of their work with respect to this Agreement and who are bound by a written agreement or professional obligation to protect the confidentiality of the Customer Confidential Information.
9. Data protection
10.1 The Provider warrants to the Customer that:
(a) the Provider has the legal right and authority to enter into this Agreement and to perform its obligations under this Agreement;
(b) the Provider will comply with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements applying to the exercise of the Provider's rights and the fulfilment of the Provider's obligations under this Agreement; and
(c) the Provider has or has access to all necessary know-how, expertise and experience to perform its obligations under this Agreement.
10.2 The provider does not warrant that any, or part of, the services provided will meet the expected expectations or requirements of the customer, nor will the Hosted Service be without error, bugs or system crashes.
10.3 The Provider warrants to the Customer that the Hosted Services, when used by the Customer in accordance with this Agreement, will not breach any laws, statutes or regulations applicable under English law.
10.4 The Provider warrants to the Customer that the Hosted Services, when used by the Customer in accordance with this Agreement, will not infringe the Intellectual Property Rights of any person in any jurisdiction and under any applicable law.
10.5 The Customer warrants to the Provider that it has the legal right and authority to enter into this Agreement and to perform its obligations under this Agreement.
10.6 The customer confirms that any claim made by any representatives of Marquee Tech, including marketing materials, will guarantee an anticipate profits or return on investment for the customer.
10.7 The Customer acknowledges that complex software is never wholly free from defects, errors and bugs; and subject to the other provisions of this Agreement, the Provider gives no warranty or representation that the Hosted Services will be wholly free from defects, errors and bugs.
11. Limitations and exclusions of liability
11.1 Nothing in this Agreement will:
(a) limit or exclude any liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence;
(b) limit or exclude any liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
(c) limit any liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or
(d) exclude any liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.
11.2 The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in Clause 11 and elsewhere in this Agreement:
(a) are subject to Clause 11.1; and
(b) govern all liabilities arising under this Agreement or relating to the subject matter of this Agreement, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty, except to the extent expressly provided otherwise in this Agreement.
11.3 Neither party shall be liable to the other party in respect of any losses arising out of a Force Majeure Event.
11.4 The Provider shall not be liable to the Customer in respect of any loss of profits or anticipated savings.
11.5 The Provider shall not be liable to the Customer in respect of any loss of revenue or income.
11.6 The Provider shall not be liable to the Customer in respect of any loss of use or production.
11.7 The Provider shall not be liable to the Customer in respect of any loss of business, contracts or opportunities.
11.8 The Provider shall not be liable to the Customer in respect of any loss or corruption of any data, database or software;
11.9 The Provider shall not be liable to the Customer in respect of any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage.
12. Force Majeure Event
12.1 If a Force Majeure Event gives rise to a failure or delay in either party performing any obligation under this Agreement (other than any obligation to make a payment), that obligation will be suspended for the duration of the Force Majeure Event.
12.2 A party that becomes aware of a Force Majeure Event which gives rise to, or which is likely to give rise to, any failure or delay in that party performing any obligation under this Agreement, must:
(a) promptly notify the other; and
(b) inform the other of the period for which it is estimated that such failure or delay will continue.
12.3 A party whose performance of its obligations under this Agreement is affected by a Force Majeure Event must take reasonable steps to mitigate the effects of the Force Majeure Event.
13.1 Either party may terminate this Agreement by giving to the other party at least 30 days' written notice of termination.
13.2 Either party may terminate this Agreement immediately by giving written notice of termination to the other party if the other party commits a material breach of this Agreement.
13.3 Either party may terminate this Agreement immediately by giving written notice of termination to the other party if:
(a) the other party:
(i) is dissolved;
(ii) ceases to conduct all (or substantially all) of its business;
(iii) is or becomes unable to pay its debts as they fall due;
(iv) is or becomes insolvent or is declared insolvent; or
(v) convenes a meeting or makes or proposes to make any arrangement or composition with its creditors;
(b) an administrator, administrative receiver, liquidator, receiver, trustee, manager or similar is appointed over any of the assets of the other party;
(c) an order is made for the winding up of the other party, or the other party passes a resolution for its winding up (other than for the purpose of a solvent company reorganisation where the resulting entity will assume all the obligations of the other party under this Agreement); or
(d) if that other party is an individual:
(i) that other party dies;
(ii) as a result of illness or incapacity, that other party becomes incapable of managing his or her own affairs; or
(iii) that other party is the subject of a bankruptcy petition or order.
14. Effects of termination
14.1 Marquee Tech will cease to make the service available to the customer.
14.2 Marquee Tech will destroy any material related to the customer.
15.1 Any notice from one party to the other party under this Agreement must be given by one of the following methods:
(a) delivered personally or sent by courier, in which case the notice shall be deemed to be received upon delivery; or
(b) sent by recorded signed-for post, in which case the notice shall be deemed to be received 2 Business Days following posting,
providing that, if the stated time of deemed receipt is not within Business Hours, then the time of deemed receipt shall be when Business Hours next begin after the stated time.
15.2 The Provider's contact details for notices under this clause can be found on the website MarqueeTech.co.uk
16.1 No breach of any provision of this Agreement shall be waived except with the express written consent of the party not in breach.
16.2 If any provision of this Agreement is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions of this Agreement will continue in effect. If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect (unless that would contradict the clear intention of the parties, in which case the entirety of the relevant provision will be deemed to be deleted).
17.1 In this Agreement, a reference to a statute or statutory provision includes a reference to:
(a) that statute or statutory provision as modified, consolidated and/or re-enacted from time to time; and
(b) any subordinate legislation made under that statute or statutory provision.
17.2 The Clause headings do not affect the interpretation of this Agreement.
17.3 References in this Agreement to "calendar months" are to the 12 named periods (January, February and so on) into which a year is divided.
17.4 In this Agreement, general words shall not be given a restrictive interpretation by reason of being preceded or followed by words indicating a particular class of acts, matters or things.
18. Online card process fees
18.1 You agree to pay the fees for processing that are set out in this document, which are incorporated herein by reference (the "Processing Fees")
18.2 In addition to the Processing Fee, you are also responsible for any penalties and fines imposed on you or on us by any bank, money services business, payment network, financial institution, or other financial intermediary resulting from your use of the Payments Services in a manner not permitted by this Agreement or by such financial intermediary’s rules and regulations.
18.2. As security for performance of your obligations under this Agreement, you grant us a first priority lien and security interest on all funds processed and deposited into all Payout Accounts. These security interests and liens will secure payment and performance of all of your obligations under this Agreement and any other agreements now existing or later entered into between us and you, including, without limitation, your obligation to pay any amounts due and owing to us. You will execute, deliver and pay the fees for any documents we request to create, perfect, maintain, and enforce this security interest.
18.3 To the extent permitted by law, we may collect any obligations you owe us under this Agreement by requesting that the Processor deduct the corresponding amounts from the Reserve Account (as that term is defined below) or from funds payable to you arising from the settlement of Transactions. Fees will be assessed at the time a Transaction is processed and will be first deducted from the funds received for such Transaction. If these amounts are not sufficient to meet your obligations to us, we may charge the payment method associated with your Account for any amounts owed to us. Your failure to fully pay amounts that you owe us on demand will be a breach of this Agreement. You will be liable for our costs associated with collection in addition to the amount owed, including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees and expenses, costs of any arbitration or court proceeding, collection agency fees, and any applicable interest.
In addition to the amount due, delinquent accounts may be charged with fees that are incidental to the collection of delinquent accounts and chargebacks, including, but not limited to, collection fees and convenience fees and other third-party charges.
You hereby explicitly agree that all communication in relation to delinquent accounts will be made by electronic mail or by phone, as provided to Marquee Tech by you. Such communication may be made by Marquee Tech or by anyone on its behalf, including, but not limited to, a third-party collection agent.
18.4 Funds held in reserves are amounts of money set aside to cover disputes, chargebacks, refunds, or other payment obligations under this Agreement (the "Reserve Account"). We, in our discretion, will set the terms of your Reserve Account and notify you of such terms, which may require that a certain amount (including the full amount) of the funds received for a Transaction are held for a period of time, or that additional amounts are held in the Reserve Account. We, in our discretion, may elect to change the terms of the Reserve Account at any time, for any reason, based on your payment processing history or as requested by our payment processors.
We may require you to fund the Reserve Account by means of: (i) any funds payouts made or due to you for Transactions submitted to the Payments Services (i.e. Stripe); or, (ii) amounts available in your bank account by means of Direct Debit via GoCardless; or, (iii) requesting that you provide funds to us for deposit to the Reserve Account.
In layman's terms what does this mean? If a dispute (also known as a chargeback) occurs, Marquee Tech is automatically debited against the disputed amount. For example, if the disputed amount is $1000, Marquee Tech will be debited $1000 in our Reserve Account. After a dispute, all new payments received on your account will be held in Your Reserve Account to cover the debit held against Marquee Tech. Payouts to your account will continue once the amount in the Reserve Account is covered. If a dispute (chargeback) is won in your favour, you will be refunded the full amount held in the Reserve Account.
18.5 You or Marquee Tech may elect to contest chargebacks assessed to your account. Marquee Tech may provide you with assistance, including notifications and software to help contest your chargebacks. We do not assume any liability for our role or assistance in contesting chargebacks.
You grant us permission to share records or other information required with the cardholder, the cardholder’s financial institution, and your financial institution to help resolve any chargeback. You acknowledge that your failure to provide us with complete and accurate information in a timely manner may result in an irreversible chargeback being assessed.
If the cardholder’s issuing bank or the Payment Network does not resolve a dispute in your favor, we may recover the chargeback amount and any associated fees from you as described in this Agreement.
We reserve the right, upon notice to you, to charge a fee for mediating or investigating chargeback disputes.
We reserve the right to recover the chargeback amount via funds deposited into your Payout Account, direct debit or BACs.
In the event of non payment over the chargeback we shall take such action as we consider appropriate to recover our fees which may include engaging third party debt recovery agents to recover the outstanding amount and/or instigating proceedings against you in the county court. In such cases, all costs will be added to the principal sum owing plus interest due in addition to recovery costs levied by the Debt Recovery Agents.
In order to mitigate our risk of chargebacks, we reserve the right to refund the End Customer if we feel your business will fail to deliver paid-for Rental & Services by the End Customer.
19. Changes to this document
19.1 Marquee Tech reserves the right to change these terms from time to time without first contacting or requiring consent from the customer. The customer agrees they will be bound by any new terms laid out within this document. The customer is responsible for frequently checking the terms and conditions section of the website marqueetech.co.uk in order to read and understand any updates to this document.
This document was created with help from SEQ Legal (https://seqlegal.com).
Schedule 1: Hosted Service
Marquee Tech provides a number of hosted services, including but not limited to:
Schedule 2 (Acceptable Use Policy)
1.1 This acceptable use policy (the "Policy") sets out the rules governing:
(a) the use of the website at marqueetech.co.uk any successor website, and the services available on that website or any successor website (the "Services"); and
(b) the transmission, storage and processing of content by you, or by any person on your behalf, using the Services ("Content").
1.2 References in this Policy to "you" are to any customer for the Services and any individual user of the Services (and "your" should be construed accordingly); and references in this Policy to "us" are to Marquee Tech (and "we" and "our" should be construed accordingly).
1.3 By using the Services, you agree to the rules set out in this Policy.
1.4 We may ask for your express agreement to the terms of this Policy before you upload or submit any Content or otherwise use the Services.
1.5 You must be at least 16 years of age to use the Services; and by using the Services, you warrant and represent to us that you are at least 186 years of age.
2. General usage rules
2.1 You must not use the Services in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the Services or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the Services.
2.2 You must not use the Services:
(a) in any way that is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent, deceptive or harmful; or
(b) in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent, deceptive or harmful purpose or activity.
2.3 You must ensure that all Content complies with the provisions of this Policy.
3. Unlawful Content
3.1 Content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any person's legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action against any person (in each case in any jurisdiction and under any applicable law).
3.2 Content, and the use of Content by us in any manner licensed or otherwise authorised by you, must not:
(a) be libellous or maliciously false;
(b) be obscene or indecent;
(c) infringe any copyright, moral right, database right, trade mark right, design right, right in passing off, or other intellectual property right;
(d) infringe any right of confidence, right of privacy or right under data protection legislation;
(e) constitute negligent advice or contain any negligent statement;
(f) constitute an incitement to commit a crime, instructions for the commission of a crime or the promotion of criminal activity;
(g) be in contempt of any court, or in breach of any court order;
(h) constitute a breach of racial or religious hatred or discrimination legislation;
(i) be blasphemous;
(j) constitute a breach of official secrets legislation; or
(k) constitute a breach of any contractual obligation owed to any person.
3.3 You must ensure that Content is not and has never been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.
4. Graphic material
4.1 Content must be appropriate for all persons who have access to or are likely to access the Content in question,
4.2 Content must not depict violence in an explicit, graphic or gratuitous manner.
4.3 Content must not be pornographic or sexually explicit.
5. Factual accuracy
5.1 Content must not be untrue, false, inaccurate or misleading.
5.2 Statements of fact contained in Content and relating to persons (legal or natural) must be true; and statements of opinion contained in Content and relating to persons (legal or natural) must be reasonable, be honestly held and indicate the basis of the opinion.
6. Negligent advice
6.1 Content must not consist of or contain any legal, financial, investment, taxation, accountancy, medical or other professional advice, and you must not use the Services to provide any legal, financial, investment, taxation, accountancy, medical or other professional advisory services.
6.2 Content must not consist of or contain any advice, instructions or other information that may be acted upon and could, if acted upon, cause death, illness or personal injury, damage to property, or any other loss or damage.
7.1 Content must be appropriate, civil and tasteful, and accord with generally accepted standards of etiquette and behaviour on the internet.
7.2 Content must not be offensive, deceptive, threatening, abusive, harassing, menacing, hateful, discriminatory or inflammatory.
7.3 Content must not be liable to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
7.4 You must not use the Services to send any hostile communication or any communication intended to insult, including such communications directed at a particular person or group of people.
7.5 You must not use the Services for the purpose of deliberately upsetting or offending others.
7.6 You must not unnecessarily flood the Services with material relating to a particular subject or subject area, whether alone or in conjunction with others.
7.7 You must ensure that Content does not duplicate other content available through the Services.
7.8 You must ensure that Content is appropriately categorised.
7.9 You should use appropriate and informative titles for all Content.
7.10 You must at all times be courteous and polite to other users of the Services.
8. Marketing and spam
8.2 Content must not constitute or contain spam, and you must not use the Services to store or transmit spam - which for these purposes shall include all unlawful marketing communications and unsolicited commercial communications.
8.3 You must not send any spam or other marketing communications to any person using any email address or other contact details made available through the Services or that you find using the Services.
8.4 You must not use the Services to promote, host or operate any chain letters, Ponzi schemes, pyramid schemes, matrix programs, multi-level marketing schemes, "get rich quick" schemes or similar letters, schemes or programs.
8.5 You must not use the Services in any way which is liable to result in the blacklisting of any of our IP addresses.
9. Regulated businesses
9.1 You must not use the Services for any purpose relating to gambling, gaming, betting, lotteries, sweepstakes, prize competitions or any gambling-related activity.
9.2 You must not use the Services for any purpose relating to the offering for sale, sale or distribution of drugs or pharmaceuticals.
9.3 You must not use the Services for any purpose relating to the offering for sale, sale or distribution of knives (unless used for catering), guns or other weapons.
10.1 You acknowledge that we may actively monitor the Content and the use of the Services.
11. Data mining
11.1 You must not conduct any systematic or automated data scraping, data mining, data extraction or data harvesting, or other systematic or automated data collection activity, by means of or in relation to the Services.
12.1 You must not link to any material using or by means of the Services that would, if it were made available through the Services, breach the provisions of this Policy.
13. Harmful software
13.1 The Content must not contain or consist of, and you must not promote, distribute or execute by means of the Services, any viruses, worms, spyware, adware or other harmful or malicious software, programs, routines, applications or technologies.
13.2 The Content must not contain or consist of, and you must not promote, distribute or execute by means of the Services, any software, programs, routines, applications or technologies that will or may have a material negative effect upon the performance of a computer or introduce material security risks to a computer.