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The use of this site is subject to the following terms and conditions

Version: V1.4 8 April 2009

http://www.healthandsafetytips.co.uk and http://www.hsfb.co.uk and http://www.healthandsafetytips.co.uk/forums are websites managed by Health and Safety for Beginners, henceforth referred to as 'We'.  By entering these sites you the user ('You') agree to abide by the Terms and Conditions of use of these sites. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to modify, alter or otherwise update these Terms and Conditions at any time and your use of these sites constitutes your agreement to be bound by such modifications, alterations or updates. You agree to review these Terms and Conditions on a periodic basis.

Using our website
These websites are maintained for your personal use and viewing. Access and use by you of these sites constitutes acceptance by you of these Terms and Conditions which take effect from the date of first use.

We assume no responsibility for any damage whatsoever (whether physical, financial, actual or to expectations) caused as a direct or indirect consequence of either using these sites or the loss of use of these sites, howsoever caused.

Intellectual property
All materials provided on these sites are free for personal use and for learning or training, they are not for publishing on any another internet site, or for selling and collecting any monies for personal gain.   All materials on these sites, including, but not limited to PowerPoint presentations, Documents, images, illustrations, audio and video clips (collectively the "Material") are protected by copyright and intellectual property rights.  Such materials may be used, downloaded, copied, reproduced, republished, posted, broadcast, transmitted or linked only with the prior written consent of Health and Safety for Beginners. Applications may be made via email. UNAUTHORISED COPYING, REPRODUCTION, REPUBLISHING, UPLOADING, DOWNLOADING, POSTING, TRANSMITTING OR DUPLICATING OF ANY OF THE MATERIAL IS PROHIBITED.   Use of these sites do not infer any licence to use the name or trademarks of Health and Safety for Beginners or any third party. You are allowed to enter these sites in exchange for your agreeing not to adapt, alter or create any derivative work from any of the material on these sites. These sites may be used only for lawful purposes and your use must not infringe the rights of, or restrict or otherwise inhibit the use or enjoyment of these sites by any third party.

· Linking to us at http://www.healthandsafetytips.co.uk and http://www.hsfb.co.uk
You do not have to ask permission to link directly to pages hosted on these sites. We do not object to you linking directly to the information that is hosted on these sites. However, we do not permit pages to be loaded into frames on your site. The http://www.healthandsafetytips.co.uk and http://www.hsfb.co.uk pages must load into the user's entire window.

· Linking by us at http://www.healthandsafetytips.co.uk and http://www.hsfb.co.uk
We are not responsible for the content or reliability of the websites linked from us. Listing should not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all the time and we have no control over the availability of linked pages.

Virus protection
We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the Internet. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from these websites.

The Health and Safety for Beginners websites and material relating to information, products and services (or to third party information, products and services), is provided 'as is', without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

We do not warrant that the functions contained in the material contained in these sites will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that these sites or the servers that makes them available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the materials. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of, data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of the Health and Safety for Beginners websites.

Various materials provided on these sites may refer to statute and civil law, current best practice at the time those materials are created, Approved Codes of Practice current at the time those materials are created or guidance current at the time those materials are created, which may become outdated over time through the natural progression of technological advance, research and changes in law.  You accept that you will ensure the accuracy of all information contained within any material you download from the Health and Safety for Beginners websites.

Where you alter the contents of any material provided on these sites created by Health and Safety for Beginners, to which we give you permission to alter any material created by Health and Safety for Beginners, we cannot be held liable for any breach of copyright laws infringed upon such material which has not been created by Health and Safety for Beginners, rather, such material sent to Health and Safety for Beginners via electronic form or any other form and distributed on Health and Safety for Beginners, that you willingly and knowingly alter.   This third party material should be kept in its entirety unless permission from that material's author has been obtained.  

Health and Safety for Beginners takes great care to obey copyright laws and will only publish material provided with consent.   However, we have no control over material sent to us in good faith of having not breached any copyright laws, under any circumstances that it is brought to our attention there may be a breach, that material will be removed without delay.

Every effort has been made to ensure that the content of the pages contained within http://www.healthandsafetytips.co.uk and http://www.hsfb.co.uk is accurate, however no legal responsibility will be accepted should any errors, misleading statements or omissions occur.

These websites contain hyperlinks to resources located on servers maintained by third parties. We have no control over the material on these servers and accordingly we accept no responsibility or liability for any of their content.

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Scotland. Any dispute arising under these Terms and Conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Scotland.

This web site does use cookies when you register on the community forums located here:  http://www.healthandsafetytips.co.uk/forums and also through our Google Adsense advertising campaigns (Google Adsense terms and conditions will apply). Please also read this section in conjunction with our Privacy Policy.

You agree that any requests for advice and assistance on particular challenges you may be facing with regards to health, safety or environmental law made by email or by using the 'contact us' form, may be published in the public discussion forums purely for research purposes in order to help with the original query.   No personally identifiable information will be posted in the discussion forums and no information will be posted to identify, or imply, any organisation to which the query relates.

While the administrators and moderators of the community forums will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every message. Therefore you acknowledge that all posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author and not the administrators, moderators or webmaster (except for posts by these people) and hence will not be held liable.

You agree not to post any racist, abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-oriented or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned (and your service provider being informed). The IP address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that the webmaster, administrator and moderators of the community forums have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should they see fit. As a user you agree to any information you have entered at the time of registering with the community forums being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent, the webmaster, administrator and moderators cannot be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised.

The discussion forums system uses cookies to store information on your local computer. These cookies do not contain any of the information you have entered at the time of registering with the community forums; they serve only to improve your viewing pleasure. The e-mail address is used only for confirming your registration details and password (and for sending new passwords should you forget your current one), or for sending you vital information regarding your account or any important information regarding accounts or web site changes affecting members. Discussion forum functionality features may use your email address for notification purposes if requested via user control panels.

We collect this information through the community registration forms and automatic logging on files.  The information is collected voluntarily when you select the ‘automatically log on' option to do so.

By clicking 'Register' and by using these web sites you agree to be bound by these conditions.