References to “we”, “us”, “our” refer to The Engineering Community Limited and to “you” and “your” are to you, the Website user. References to a consumer are to a person who is using the Website for social, domestic and private use acting outside the course of their business, trade or profession and references to a business user are to a person or entity using the Website for business, trade or profession purpose.
We are a limited company registered in England and Wales under company number 09556652 and our registered address is at 72 Lowther Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria CA28 7AH. The best way to contact us is by email at email@example.com. Our VAT number is 206 8676 87.
We do not guarantee that our Website, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to our Website is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our Website without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.
You agree not to interfere with, damage or disrupt any part of our Website, any equipment or network on which our Website is stored, or any software used in the provision of our Website. You agree to use this Website for lawful purposes only, in a manner that does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of, this Website by anyone else.
If we determine that a breach of these terms has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate, including immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our Website; further legal action against you; and/or disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.
You are responsible for making all arrangements for you to have access to our Website. Unless you have signed up to our membership services, our Website is provided for information purposes only and you will not be able to post comments or use any of our membership interactive features.
You may use our Website only for lawful purposes. You may not use our Website:
You must ensure that any documents you add to the Website are free from viruses or other potential malware before you upload them. Any uploaded material or links to material on other websites that is deemed to be inappropriate, offensive or illegal will be removed, and could result in your membership being terminated with immediate effect.
If you are a member, you will choose, or be provided with a password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures. Each member is responsible for keeping its membership account login and password information private and confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party or allow any third party to use your account. If at any time you suspect that your account has been compromised, change your password immediately and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know.
We have the right to disable any email address or password (whether chosen by you or allocated by us), at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any provision of these terms. If your membership account is disabled by us, you must not create a new account using an alternative email address and password to gain access to the Website.
You agree not to:
In order to keep the Website vibrant and active, any members that do not have a Corporate Membership and who have not visited the Website in the last six months will be marked as 'dormant' and will no longer be shown on the Website in member searches or features on the Website. We will email to let you know if your account has been marked 'dormant' and you can revive your membership at any time by logging in at your earliest convenience. A dormant account will not ordinarily be deleted from the Website, unless you contact us and request that this be done.
Our membership offerings and corporate services are set out on our Website as may be updated from time to time.
If you purchase any of our member services, including corporate membership, corporate licences, job postings and advertisement services, you agree to pay us the applicable fees and taxes as notified to you at the time of purchase. Failure to pay these fees, including but not limited to any renewal fees from time to time, may result in the termination of your corporate member services.
We own (or license) all intellectual property rights in our Website and in the material published on it save for any content uploaded or submitted by you or any other member.
Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved. You are permitted to print off copies and download extracts from our Website for your own personal use provided that you do not modify copies in any way. You may draw the attention of others to material posted on our Website. You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text. Any use of extracts from the Website other than in accordance with this clause for any purpose is prohibited.
If you upload any copyright protected material (including photographs) to our Website, it is your responsibility to obtain the permission of the copyright owner. You shall remain the owner (or licensee) of the copyright in any submitted material.
The main purpose of our Website is to provide an online community for the engineering profession and associated businesses and also advertising services from time to time and we usually update our Website on a daily basis. Any of the material on our Website provided by us may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update that material. We do not guarantee that our Website will be available 24/7, or that any content on it will be free from errors or omissions.
We do not check or otherwise validate user or member generated content, and cannot accept any liability for the accuracy of job postings, advertisements, features, reviews, endorsements, comments or profile information. Any complaints about user or member generated content should be referred to us and we will look into any potential breaches of our terms and conditions within one working week. You are advised to carry out due diligence and independently validate any information on which you intend to rely for business or financial purposes.
We reserve the right to withdraw or amend our Website or parts of it without notice.
Suggestions, information, opinions and advice contained on our Website are provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy and for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. Any views submitted by our Website users do not necessarily reflect our views and opinions. We do not check or otherwise validate user or member generated content, including but not limited to product or service descriptions or job opportunities, it is therefore advisable that you carry out your own due diligence before relying on any information provided on our Website.
Nothing in these Terms excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence (or that of our employees, agents or directors); or fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or any liability which may not be limited or excluded by law.
To the extent permitted by law, we expressly exclude:
If you are a business user, please note that in particular, we will not be liable for:
If you are a consumer user, please note that we only provide our Website for domestic and private use where you are acting outside the course of your business, trade or profession. You agree not to use our Website for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
Advertisements on our Website for goods, services and job opportunities (or similar) submitted by members (“Member Advertised Items”) are advertised by a third party and are subject to availability. Member Advertised Items may vary from those images or descriptions uploaded by those third parties. We accept no liability for Member Advertised Items advertised on our Website that do not correspond with their description or images and for material, or any errors, omissions or inaccuracies in such material. We do not own any items for sale that are advertised on the Website and have no liability for these or for any losses that may occur as a result of purchasing goods and/or services advertised by third parties or recruiting third parties via our Website. All liabilities and legal responsibilities for the accuracy of Member Advertised Items remain with the party placing the advertisement, and not us.
We have the right (acting at all times reasonably) to disclose your name and contact details to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded to our Website constitutes a violation of their intellectual property, or of their right to privacy so that they can contact you directly to discuss the matter. We are not obligated to publish any information or content on our Service and can remove it in our sole discretion, with or without notice.
Contributions and information submitted must not:
You must respect the integrity of any private information to which you have access (for example, recruitment details made available to members) and use it only for the purposes intended and not divulge it to any other third parties without the express permission of the member who originally uploaded the information and who retains copyright in the information at all time.
When you publish or submit content or information to the Website, you acknowledge that you are posting content and information that can be accessed and viewed by third parties (i.e. members of the Website). By uploading and sharing information on our Website, you are granting your permission to other members to view the information and to make use of it for social and/or recruitment purposes as described on the Website. You have complete control how much or how little information you share with members (e.g. whether you upload and make available a CV to others), so it is your responsibility to decide what you wish others to see. You can manage the content and information you share and that is available to other members through your account profile pages by editing your privacy settings. You can delete or amend content and information at any time.
You may link to our Website, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in a way which suggests any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
Where our Website contains links to other sites and online resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information and interest only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. Your use of third party websites and resources is at your own risk.
The Terms and Conditions of Use were most recently updated on May 25, 2018.
If you have any concerns about material which appears on our Website or you wish to make use of content on our Website other than that set out above, please contact email@example.com or by using any methods detailed on our “contact us” page.