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1. Use of website on these Conditions
All use by you of the website www.shapingtomorrow.com ("the website") made available from Shaping Tomorrow Limited ("we", "us" or "our") is on the terms and conditions below. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions you must cease use of the website immediately. The terms and conditions in the section headed "Membership Services" apply only if you wish to subscribe to the public Membership Service. The terms and conditions in the section headed "Client Services" apply only if you wish to subscribe to the private "Client Service".
You may print and keep a copy of these terms and conditions. They are a legal agreement between Shaping Tomorrow Limited and you and can only be modified with our consent. We reserve the right to change the terms and conditions at our discretion by posting revisions on the website. Your continued use of the website and the Membership Service, where applicable, after the date of such posting shall constitute deemed acceptance of the revised terms and conditions.
The website contains copyright material, trade names and other proprietary information, including, but not limited to, text, software, photos, graphics and sound. The entire contents of the website are protected by copyright law. Shaping Tomorrow Limited, or our licensors, own copyright and/or database right in the selection, co-ordination, arrangement and enhancement of such content, as well as in the content original to it. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, any of the content, in whole or in part except as provided in these terms and conditions.
You may download information from the website. Except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law, no copying, redistribution, retransmission, publication or commercial exploitation of downloaded material will be permitted without our express permission and that of our relevant licensors. In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution or publication of copyright material, no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark legend or copyright notice shall be made. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyright material.
"Shaping Tomorrow" and our logos on this website are trade names of Shaping Tomorrow Limited. You may not use those names without our consent.
3. Accuracy of Information and Disclaimer
We do our best to ensure all information on the website is accurate. If you find any inaccurate information on the website let us know and we will correct it, where we agree, as soon as practicable.
Although we hope that this website will be of interest to users, we make no representations that information is accurate and up to date or complete. We offer no warranties in relation to the website and its content and exclude all liability in respect of the same to the fullest extent that such liability can be excluded by law. You should independently verify any information before relying upon it.
We provide hypertext links to other websites operated by third parties which may be framed within this website. Framing means that the content of these third party websites is displayed within a border created and maintained by us. You can remove the border by clicking on the "remove frame" link. You can still return to this website by clicking the "Back" button on your browser. We take no responsibility for, and give no warranties, guarantees or representations in respect of framed or linked websites. Reference to specific commercial products or services does not imply endorsement or recommendation of such products or services by us.
Subject to the terms of the Membership Service and as provided below, in no event shall we be liable to you for any direct or indirect or consequential loss, loss of profit, revenue or good will arising from your use of the website or information on the website.
We accept liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence or responsibility for fraudulent misrepresentation that cannot, under English law, be excluded.
We publish content supplied by third parties and users of the website. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, or users, are those of the authors or distributors and not of Shaping Tomorrow Limited. We do not necessarily endorse nor are we responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made on the website.
The information on the website is not intended to address your particular requirements. Such information does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by us and is not intended to be relied upon by you in making (or refraining from making) any specific decisions. You should take your own independent advice.
Due to the nature of software and the Internet, no guarantee is given of uninterrupted or error free access to or running of this website or the transactions conducted through it and we shall not be liable for any failure in processing your details due to software or Internet errors or unavailability, or circumstances beyond our reasonable control.
We may assign, novate or subcontract any or all of our rights and obligations under these terms and conditions at any time.
These terms and conditions together with the privacy statement, subscription application form and payment method instructions, if any, are the whole agreement between you and us. You acknowledge that you have not entered into this agreement in reliance upon any warranty or representation made by us or any other person and you waive any rights to damages/rescission you may have for misrepresentation (other than a fraudulent misrepresentation) that is not contained in the terms and conditions, privacy statement, order form and payment method instructions.
If any provision of these terms and conditions shall become or be declared illegal, invalid or unenforceable for any reason whatsoever, such provision shall be divisible from the other terms and conditions and shall be deemed to be deleted from them.
Neither you nor us will be held liable for any failure to perform any obligation to the other due to causes beyond your or our respective reasonable control.
Failure by either party to exercise any right or remedy under this agreement does not constitute a waiver of that right or remedy.
Shaping Tomorrow reserves the right to withdraw service from a client or partner organization if they or their website(s) are subject to a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack.
All notices shall be given to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to the address given on the website and to you at the e-mail or postal address you provide during any application process. Notice will be deemed received when an email is received in full (or on the next business day if it is received on a weekend or a public holiday) or 3 days after the date of posting.
5. Legal Jurisdiction and Dispute Resolution
English law shall apply to these terms and conditions, notwithstanding the jurisdiction where you are based. You irrevocably agree that the courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise out of, under, or in connection with these terms and conditions and for those purposes irrevocably submit all disputes to the jurisdiction of the English courts.
We make no warranty or guarantee that the website or information available over it complies with laws other than those of England.
6. Membership Services
When you click to signify you wish to apply for our Membership Service, you agree that if we accept your application you will have entered into a contract with us to use our Membership Service on these terms and conditions. Once we accept your application we will provide the services specified in the Membership Service section of the website and as revised by us from time to time ("the Service"). If you utilise the Service in a manner inconsistent with these terms and conditions, we shall be entitled to terminate your access or block your future access to the Service without refund of any subscription fee that has been paid in advance and without prejudice to any other rights and remedies we may have in respect of such breach.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us harmless for any losses, expenses, damages and costs (including legal costs) we suffer or incur if you breach any of these terms and conditions.
The Service is available for the annual subscription fee that appears in the application for Membership Service section of the website. The fee is subject to change from time to time and new rates will be posted in that section of the website. The fee is payable annually in advance and new rates posted on the website will not apply to any year for which you have already paid your subscription fee in advance.
Once we have accepted your application for the Service, the annual subscription fee provides a single user access to the Service for one year from the date of our receipt of payment. The subscription fee is non-refundable regardless of the amount of use or non-use you make of the Service.
The first renewal date for the Service is twelve months from the date of our receipt of payment. You will be sent a subscription renewal invitation for the Service in advance in accordance with our standard fee then in force. If you do not respond within 30 days of the expiry date you will be deemed to have terminated your subscription to the Service and we will stop providing you with the Service.
We will continue to send regular invitations to renew your subscription until it is terminated by you, either by non-payment or by you giving notice of termination in writing to us or until it is terminated by us giving you notice of termination in writing because you have not complied with these terms and conditions or because we are ceasing to provide the Service.
Our payment terms are net 14 days. We reserve our statutory right to charge interest on late payments within the terms of the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998.
We are entitled to refuse any application placed by you for subscription to the Service without giving you a reason for such refusal. If your application is accepted, we will confirm acceptance to you by online electronic means to the email address you have given us on application. You will be given a username and password on payment of the subscription fee detailed above which will enable you to access the Service. Making the Service available to you on receipt of the subscription fee constitutes performance of our services and you will have no right to cancel the contract once we have done so.
You undertake that all details you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to the Service will be correct, that the credit or debit card which you use is your own and that there are sufficient funds or credit facilities to cover the cost of any subscription. We reserve the right to obtain validation of your credit or debit card details before providing you with access to the Service.
Any personal information that you provide to us in connection with your application for subscription to the Service or otherwise will be processed according to the terms of our privacy statement.
You are solely responsible in all respects for all use of and for protecting the confidentiality of any username and password that may be given to you or selected by you for access to the Service. You may not share these with or transfer them to any third parties. They must subscribe to our services as a new person or entity. You must notify us immediately of any unauthorised use of them or any other breach of security regarding our website that comes to your attention.
Any unauthorised use of any password(s) issued to you will entitle us, in addition to any other remedy we may have, to cancel any and all passwords issued to you and to terminate your subscription to the Service immediately. In such event no part of the annual subscription fee already paid will be repayable to you.
We warrant that we will provide the Service with reasonable skill and care.
If you have any complaints, you should direct them to us via email at email@example.com or by post at the address given on the website.
We will endeavour to make the Service available but cannot guarantee that the Service will operate continuously or without interruptions or is error free and can accept no liability for its unavailability. In addition, we are not responsible for the availability of access to and links from the Service and you are expected to ensure that your hardware and software are capable of effectively accessing the Service via your Internet Service Provider. You are also advised to use appropriate anti-virus software before and during access to the Service.
We reserve the right to alter, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Service, including your access to it, at any time. Unless explicitly stated any new features will be subject to these terms and conditions.
Except as set out in warranty section above, we exclude all express or implied terms, conditions, warranties, representations or endorsements whatsoever with regard to the Service.
In relation to the provision of the Service, we accept no liability for any indirect or consequential loss or damage, or for any loss of data, profit, revenue or business (whether direct or indirect), however caused, even if foreseeable. In circumstances where you suffer loss or damage arising out of or in connection with the use, performance or non-performance of the Service, we accept no liability for this loss or damage (except where we have been negligent) whether due to inaccuracy, error, omission or any other cause and whether on our part or on the part of our servants, agents or any other person.
If we are liable to you for any reason, our liability will be limited to the amount of subscription fee paid by you for Service for the year in which such liability arose. This limit does not apply to any liability we may have for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence.
You acknowledge that we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that any material available for downloading from the Service will be free from infection, viruses and/or other code that has contaminating or destructive properties. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your particular requirements for the accuracy of data input and output.
The limitations and exclusions in this condition do not affect your non-excludable statutory rights only apply to the extent permitted by applicable law.
You agree to comply with our operating policies from time to time that govern your activity in connection with the Service.
You must make sure that you own all intellectual property rights, including copyright and database right, in any material that you send to us to publish on the website ("Material") or that you post in discussion areas ("Postings").
You should also ensure that Material and Postings are accurate and are not libellous, obscene, menacing, threatening, offensive, abusive, fraudulent, criminal or in any way illegal and that there is no legal obligation, contract or other restriction which would prevent you submitting the Material or your making the Posting.
You should retain copies of all Material and Postings and information you send to us electronically, through the website or otherwise.
You waive your moral rights to be identified as author of Material and agree to let us modify the Material as it may, for example, be necessary to shorten Material or cut it to fit the website.
If there are any restrictions as to the use to which we can put Material we must be told in advance and we may have to reject it. We reserve the right to reject any Material at our discretion.
All Material received will be assumed to be for publication on the website and any further use by us, at our discretion, on an exclusive, royalty free, perpetual basis.
We encourage members of the Service to contribute to our discussion areas, however, use of those areas is only authorised on the basis of these terms and conditions.
Your participation in discussion areas occurs real-time and is not edited, censored, or otherwise controlled by us. We do not screen Postings by members of the Service in the discussion areas, however, we reserve the right to monitor those areas and to remove any Postings, which we determine, in our sole discretion, to be in breach of these terms and conditions. In addition, if you see any information in those areas which breaches your or anyone else's rights or may be illegal, defamatory or otherwise should be removed, let us know immediately and, where we agree, we shall do our best to remove it as soon as possible.
Any views expressed in Postings in the website discussion areas are not necessarily those of Shaping Tomorrow Limited or anyone connected with it.
In order to maintain informative and valuable discussion areas that meet the needs of the members of the Service, we have established the following additional rules for participation in discussion areas:
You must use your real name
Postings must not disclose private or personal matters concerning any person
Postings must not be indecent or pornographic
Postings must not include confidential information of third parties
You may not interfere with other members' use of the discussion areas
You must not stray from the discussion topic
Postings must not contain any viruses, worms or other contaminating or destructive features
Postings must not be threatening or abusive or an attack on other members
You may not use the discussion areas to transmit or post:
charity requests, petitions for signatures, chain letters or letters relating to pyramid schemes
advertising, promotional materials or any other form of solicitation of other members for the purchase of goods and services
Postings must not contain profanity or obscenities of any kind, even if disguised with asterisks
You must not use oversized fonts and bold and coloured fonts should only be used to emphasise points
When you apply for our private Client Service, you agree that if we accept your application you will have entered into a contract with us to use our Client Service on the above terms and conditions. Once we accept your application we will provide the services specified in the Membership Service section of the website and as revised by us from time to time ("the Service"). If you utilise the Service in a manner inconsistent with these terms and conditions, we shall be entitled to terminate your access or block your future access to the Service without refund of any subscription fee that has been paid in advance and without prejudice to any other rights and remedies we may have in respect of such breach.
You will also have access to further private services that we will agree with you in writing prior to commencement of the service.
You agree not to assign, novate or subcontract any or all of our rights and obligations under these terms and conditions at any time. You agree not to on-sell or regularly provide our content to any third party in bulk, without prior written permission from us.
You may not copy, modify, engineer, reverse engineer or share our software and associated intellectual property rights with any unauthorised third party without our prior express permission.
Transfer of engagements
Shaping Tomorrow will provide its private Clients with their Insights and Trends content in a well recognised format at the lapse of the contract with us should they so wish.
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