TERMS OF SERVICE


Please read these Terms of Service carefully before using eticapress.com. By using eticapress.com, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms of service as they may be modified by us from time to time. We have created these terms to ensure that eticapress.com is secure and effective for everyone. If you do not accept these terms and conditions, please do not enter, use, register or subscribe to eticapress.com.

Acceptance of Terms of Service

eticapress.com is provided free of charge to you, the end-user, by Etica Press Limited ('Etica') under these Terms of Service. These Terms of Service contain the terms and conditions on which Etica will supply you with the online service eticapress.com and which will govern all services provided to you by Etica in connection with eticapress.comand, as well as those which will govern your use of eticapress.com. As stated above, use of eticapress.com implies acceptance of these terms and conditions; if you do not accept these terms and conditions then do not use, register with or subscribe to eticapress.com.

Etica reserves the right to amend these Terms of Service from time to time without notice. Please check the Terms of Service periodically to see whether a change has been made to them. If you do not agree with any change in these Terms of Service, please discontinue further use of eticapress.com. Your continued use of eticapress.com will signify your acceptance of any change in the Terms of Service as set out here.

These Terms of Service and the Privacy Policy constitute the entire understanding between you and us as to your use of eticapress.com and supersede all prior agreements and understandings between us and you.

Users and registered users

Although portions of eticapress.com may be viewed by anyone who visits the site, certain areas are accessible only by registered users, including the client, freelance and author areas. These areas are accessible via passwords which Etica will distribute at its discretion. Etica's decision to grant, deny, withdraw or amend passwords will be final and Etica will not be obliged to enter any discussions regarding any such decisions.

You agree that any information you provide to Etica about yourself upon registration or at any other time will be true, accurate and complete and that you will ensure that this information is kept accurate and up-to-date at all times. To update your information please email info@eticapress.com. As to the terms governing the use and storage of this information please see Etica's Privacy Policy.

When you register with Etica as a registered user of eticapress.com you will be issued with a password. You must keep this password confidential and must not disclose it to or share it with anyone. You will be responsible for all activities that occur under your password. If you know or suspect that someone else knows your password you should notify us immediately at info@eticapress.com so that we can discontinue the use of that password and issue you with a new one. If you forget your password, please contact info@eticapress.com and we will be able to remind you of your password if you satisfy our security check.

By registering with Etica you are stating that you are over 18 years of age.

All users are alone responsible for their use of eticapress.com and the information thereon, and the consequences of any such use. By using eticapress.com users agree to comply with the following guidelines:

  1. You will not attempt to access areas of the website which are protected by passwords which you have not been issued with. You will not attempt to access any password-protected area except through the sole use of a password issued to you by Etica.
  2. You may not use any information from eticapress.com to send chain letters, junk mail, 'spam', solicitations (commercial or non-commercial) or bulk communications of any kind.
  3. You may not use any information from eticapress.com to publish, send or distribute any message or material (in any media or format) that is unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, profane, threatening, racially or sexually or otherwise discriminatory, offensive, inaccurate, in breach of confidence or a third party's intellectual property rights or which otherwise includes objectionable material of any kind or nature, that encourages or engages in conduct that could constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, national or international law or regulation
  4. You will not use eticapress.com, or any part of it, in a way that might reasonably be expected to cause the site to be interrupted, damaged or rendered less efficient in any way.

Personal data – Privacy Policy

We treat your privacy very seriously and we understand that you will wish to know how we will use the information we collect from you. Please click here to access our privacy policy, which forms part of these Terms of Service. Any personal data held by us will be held and used by us in accordance with our Privacy Policy and will comply with the Data Protection Act 1998. Please see Etica's Privacy Policy for further details.

Intellectual property rights

eticapress.com, its contents and all Rights therein are owned by Etica. 'Rights' means copyright, database rights, trade marks, design rights and other intellectual and proprietary rights of whatever nature, anywhere in the world. You acknowledge that (i) eticapress.com is protected by Rights; (ii) these Rights are valid and protected in all media and technologies existing now or later developed; and (iii) except as explicitly provided otherwise, these Terms of Service and applicable copyright, trademark and other laws govern your use of such Rights.

You may view, print, download or store extracts from eticapress.com for your commercial reference in connection to your working relationship with Etica. You may not otherwise download, copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, commercially exploit or otherwise transfer any eticapress.com material or content. You acknowledge that you will not acquire any Rights by downloading or otherwise using any eticapress.com content or materials.

Third-party websites, goods and services

eticapress.com may supply links to third-party websites that are not affiliated with Etica. These links are for reference purposes only and we make no representations as to the quality, suitability, functionality or legality of any sites or any goods or services available from such sites.

Subject to the terms of our Privacy Policy, trusted third parties may, from time to time, contact you regarding profession or employment services available or required. Etica makes no representation or warranty with respect to the content of any such contact from third parties or any goods or services which may be obtained from such third parties as a consequence of such contact, and you agree that Etica shall have no liability with respect thereto.

Disclaimer of warranties

eticapress.com is supplied on an 'as is' and 'as available' basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied.

You understand and agree that Etica does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information provided in eticapress.com. Etica is not responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information.

Etica shall not be responsible for any loss or damage caused directly or indirectly, by the information or ideas contained, suggested or referenced on eticapress.com. Your participation in eticapress.com is solely at your own risk. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from Etica or through eticapress.com shall create any warranty not expressly made in these terms of service or imposed by law.

Limitation of liability

Etica will not be liable to you under any circumstance for any loss of profits, business interruption, loss of business information or any other pecuniary loss whatsoever.

Etica is not responsible for the availability of access to and links from eticapress.com and you are expected to ensure that your hardware and software are capable of effectively accessing eticapress.com via your Internet Service Provider. You are expected to use appropriate anti-virus software before and during access to eticapress.com.

Etica may modify or discontinue eticapress.com with or without notice to you and without liability to you or to any third party.

Except as required by law, Etica shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special or consequential losses or damages or loss of profits, data, goodwill, revenue in each case regardless of whether such losses or damages arise in the normal course of events or whether Etica has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Etica will not be liable for any such losses or damages whether arising in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise arising out of or in connection with this website including without limitation the use or the inability to use eticapress.com, or messages received, or transactions entered into through eticapress.com, or resulting from unauthorised access to or alteration of your transmissions or data.

Breach of these terms by users

Users who violate these Terms of Service will receive an official warning. They will be automatically barred from further participation in eticapress.com's community areas on receipt of a third warning. Banned users are not entitled to rejoin eticapress.com at any stage and attempts to do so will result in a further ban and possible legal action. Etica's decision is final and no discussion will be entered into.

Etica reserves the right in its absolute discretion at any time, without prior or post warning, to withdraw password privilege to any registered user as it feels appropriate. Etica will not be obliged to enter into any discussions about any such decision.

Etica will be entitled to restrict, suspend or terminate password privilege or deny access to eticapress.com or take such other action as Etica deems appropriate if Etica determines, in its sole discretion, that you are in breach any of the Terms of Service or if Etica considers in its sole discretion that your use of eticapress.com is inappropriate or otherwise unacceptable.

Any unauthorised use of any password issued to you will entitle Etica, in addition to any other remedy they may have, to cancel any and all passwords issued to you.

The restriction, suspension or termination of our service pursuant to this section will be without prejudice to any rights which Etica may have against you in respect of your breach of these Terms of Service.

Failure or delay by us to enforce adherence to any of the Terms of Service or to exercise any rights described under the Terms of Service will not be construed as a waiver of our rights in any way.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold each of Etica, its Directors, subcontractors, clients, affiliates, officers and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of eticapress.com, the violation of these Terms of Service by you, or the infringement by you, or any other subscriber of your account, or of any intellectual property or other right of any other person or entity.

Applicable law

These Terms of Service are governed the laws of England.

Comments or questions

Your comments are very valuable to us. Please direct any comments or questions in connection with these Terms of Service to info@eticapress.com.

Date: October 2004