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AGREEMENT BETWEEN USER AND HOUSING SYSTEMS LTD
 

Disclaimer and Legal Notices

The Housing Systems website is comprised of various web pages operated by Housing Systems Ltd.

Reference to the Housing Systems websites includes www.housingsystems.co.uk and is also a reference to the www.ucnotes.co.uk and www.hbnotes.co.uk subportal sites.

The scope of information supplied applies to Welfare Benefit law in the UK and excludes legislation specific to Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.

These disclaimers and legal notices form the terms and conditions of using the Housing Systems websites. The Housing Systems websites are offered to you conditional on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Your use of the Housing Systems websites constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices.

MODIFICATION OF THESE TERMS OF USE

Housing Systems Ltd reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which the Housing Systems websites are offered, including but not limited to the charges associated with the use of the Housing Systems websites.

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER

The information provided on the Housing Systems websites is provided for reference purposes and guidance only.

Housing Systems Ltd and/or its suppliers make no representations about the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness, and accuracy of the information, software, products, services and related graphics contained on the Housing Systems websites for any purpose. Reasonable endeavours have been made and will be made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided via the websites, in training materials; and answers to queries. Errors in this material will be corrected without charge and as soon as possible after notification of the error.

It is a condition of allowing you and/or your organisation access to the material on the Housing Systems websites and associated publications that Housing Systems Ltd will not be liable for any loss or damage of any kind, including direct, indirect, special and consequential loss or damage of any kind, arising from the use of this information/publications obtained either directly or indirectly from Housing Systems websites or publications.

Advice received via the Housing Systems websites should not be relied upon for personal, medical, legal or financial decisions and you should consult an appropriate professional for specific advice.

Housing Systems webpages are frequently updated and improved. New content will be added as it is available. Although we will attempt to keep information accurate, the accuracy of the information provided cannot be guaranteed.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall Housing Systems Ltd and/or its suppliers be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential damages or any damages whatsoever including, without limitation, damages for loss of use, data or profits, arising out of or in any way connected with the use or performance of the Housing Systems websites, with the delay or inability to use the Housing Systems websites or related services, the provision of or failure to provide services, or for any information, software, products, services and related graphics obtained through the Housing Systems websites, or otherwise arising out of the use of the Housing Systems websites, whether based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise, even if Housing Systems Ltd or any of its suppliers has been advised of the possibility of damages. If you are dissatisfied with any portion of the Housing Systems websites, or with any of these terms of use, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Housing Systems websites.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

The Housing Systems website may contain links to other websites ("linked sites"). The linked sites are not under the control of Housing Systems Ltd and we are not responsible for the contents of any linked site, including without limitation any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to a linked site. Housing Systems Ltd is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any linked site. Housing Systems Ltd is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Housing Systems Ltd of the site or any association with its operators.

COPYRIGHT NOTICE:

All contents of the Housing Systems websites together with but not limited to summary sheets, leaflets, handouts, and answers to queries are copyright to Housing Systems Ltd and/or its suppliers. All rights reserved.

All design, images, text and content of the Housing Systems website and publications are copyrighted. You are granted permission to print off entire pages and whole documents from this website, for personal use only, provided that: all copyright notices are retained; the following copyright notice is included on all copies - © Housing Systems All Rights Reserved - and the pages and documents are not modified in any way.

DWP Circulars and Guidance Manuals, Social Security Commissioner Decisions, Caselaw, Statutory Instruments and Acts of Parliament are Crown Copyright and reproduced on the site under the terms of the Click-Use licence. Appropriate permission should be sought before making copies of Crown Copyright material.

We reserve the right to make use of feedback, comments and queries submitted by users in future training material or in any of the Frequently Asked Questions section of the websites.

COOKIES

When you visit a Housing Systems website, the pages you view, along with small text files called ‘cookies’, are downloaded onto your computer.

Each time you visit a Housing Systems website your computer will download a session cookie. This cookie only remains on your computer until you close your browser. This cookie is not used to identify you personally in anyway. We use session cookies to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how visitors use the site. This information helps us improve the sites structure and functionality.

Your computer will also download a persistent cookie when you first visit the site. These remain in your browsers cookie store between browsing sessions. Persistent cookies allow us to recognise repeat visitors to the site.

You may opt to view our site without cookies by adjusting your browser's settings. See your browser's Help menu for information on how to do this. If you disable cookies some functions of the site may no longer work correctly.

Your continued use of Housing Systems indicates your consent to our use of cookies.

NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE

As a condition of your use of the Housing Systems websites, you warrant to Housing Systems Ltd that you will not use the Housing Systems websites for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the Housing Systems websites in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Housing Systems website or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Housing Systems websites. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Housing Systems websites.

USE OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES

The Housing Systems websites may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, "Communication Services"), you agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:

  • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
  • Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
  • Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
  • Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer.
  • Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages.
  • Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
  • Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
  • Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
  • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.
  • Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.
  • Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.
  • Violate any applicable laws or regulations.

Housing Systems Ltd has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, Housing Systems Ltd reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. Housing Systems Ltd reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

Housing Systems Ltd reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in Housing Systems Ltd's sole discretion.

Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself, your children or your customers in any Communication Service. Housing Systems Ltd does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, Housing Systems Ltd specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorised Housing Systems Ltd spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of Housing Systems Ltd.

Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.

Materials provided to Housing Systems Ltd or posted to any Housing Systems Ltd website.

Housing Systems Ltd does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to Housing Systems Ltd (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any Housing Systems website or its associated services (collectively "Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting Housing Systems, its affiliated companies and necessary sublicensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission. We reserve the right to make use of feedback, comments and queries submitted by users in future training material or in any of the Frequently Asked Questions section of the websites.

No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. Housing Systems Ltd is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in Housing Systems Ltd's sole discretion.

By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.

PRIVACY NOTICE:

User's personal details requested will be purely for administrative purposes and will not be divulged to any third party.

Cookies may be used to provide user access between pages and to compile anonymous statistics that allow us to understand how our site is used.

Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you have the right to make a formal request in writing for access to personal data held about you, to inspect it, and to have it corrected if it is wrong. Please direct such requests to: the Directors, Housing Systems ltd, Tom Hill House, Gargrave road, Broughton, Skipton. BD23 3AQ.

TRIALS AND SUBSCRIPTIONS

Housing Systems Ltd reserves the right to refuse a trial username and password, or to refuse to allow to subscribe to the website and services, any individual or organisation, without explanation. However it should be noted that this would only be done where it is felt that the customer / trialler has not or would not keep to the terms of the condition, or the terms of the contract or there are reasonable grounds for suspecting that the use of our website and services might not be in line with our social mission statement.