Terms and Conditions

Terms of Website Use

This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of the website www.owituk.org (the site), whether as a visitor or a user who has registered with us (Registered User).  Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to and each time you use the site.  By using it, and / or completing the registration process, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them.  If you do not agree to these terms of use, please refrain from using the site.

Please note that these terms and conditions may be updated, varied or amended vary from time to time by us uploading additional or amended clauses or a different set of terms.

Information About Us

www.owituk.org is a website operated by OWIT UK (we, us, our, or the Organisation).  We are a not for profit organisation in England.

We make the site available to provide a service to users of the site in pursuit of the objectives of the Organisation of Women in International Trade (OWIT UK).

OWIT UK is a business membership organisation for women and men working in all facets of international trade, designed to promote the advancement of women in trade and business.

The OWIT UK Chapter is part of OWIT International, the global umbrella organisation for chapters independently established in specific geographic regions. OWIT Chapters are formed, governed, and operated at the local level.

Access to the site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the services we provide on the site without notice (see below).We are not liable if for any reason the site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the site, or the entire site, to Registered Users.

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

When using the site, you must comply with the provisions of our acceptable use policy.

Code of Conduct

From time to time we may (but are not obliged to) offer functionality on the site that allows Registered Users to upload content, materials and information and to comment on content, materials and information uploaded by us or by other users of the site, to blog or microblog and to create communities of other Registered Users.  This functionality may be or become available from the pages, blogs, bookmarks, wire, files and community pages of the site (Interactive services).

You are responsible for anything which you post, upload, transmit or receive to, from or via the site whether that be content, materials or information (Content), or comment, opinion or other statement (Comment).  You must be circumspect and sensible about what Content you upload and what Comment you make on the site and at all times comply with our acceptable use policy.

We do not necessarily moderate, monitor, vet, oversee or control the Content or Comment that is posted or uploaded to, from or via the site by our Registered Users or other visitors to it.  Accordingly we do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of any Content or Comment on the site or that it will not be objectionable to you or that it will comply with our acceptable use policy.  If you become aware of any Content or Comment that breaches our acceptable use policy please notify us in accordance with the last paragraph of these terms of use.

You are not permitted to post, upload, transmit or receive to, from or via the site anything which you do not have a clear right to use.  You must ensure that you do not post, upload, transmit or receive to the site any Content containing software viruses or files designed to damage or disrupt the good working order of any computer or telecommunications equipment.

You understand and agree that we, nor any of our respective officers or members necessarily agree with the nature of Content uploaded to the site or share the views expressed within any Comment uploaded to or present on it.

You are not permitted to do anything which may disrupt in any way the operation of the site or its services, nor are you permitted to do anything which would disrupt the use and enjoyment of the site and our services by any other visitor to or Registered User of the site.

We are entitled at our discretion but are not obliged to refuse or remove anything which is posted, uploaded, transmitted to, from or via the site which, in our opinion, is objectionable or otherwise does not comply with these terms of use or our acceptable use policy and shall not be liable for doing so.

We may record preserve and disclose anything which has been posted, uploaded, transmitted to, from or via the site, where required by law or where we are acting in good faith.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the site.  You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the site through your internet connection are aware of and comply with these terms.

Intellectual Property Rights

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in the site, and in the material published on it by us or on our behalf.  Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world.  All such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from the site for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on the site.

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.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on the site must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the materials on the site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

If you print off, copy or download any part of the site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use the site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

You warrant that you have a clear right to use any Content that you upload to the site and to make any Comment that you post on the site and that such Content and Comment is accurate, lawful and does not violate any laws or the intellectual property rights of any third party.

Reliance on Information Posted

Comment and other materials posted or uploaded to the site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed.  We disclaim for us and each of our respective officers and members, all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to or Registered User of the site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.  Neither we, nor any of our  respective officers and members shall be liable or responsible for anything which has been posted, uploaded, transmitted or received to, from or via the site, or ought to have been posted, uploaded, transmitted or received but was not.

The Site Changes Regularly

The site and the material on it changes regularly and any such material may be out of date at any given time.  Neither we, nor any of our respective officers and members are under any obligation to monitor the accuracy of the Content or Comment on the site nor to update such material.  If we consider it necessary, we may suspend access to the site, or close it indefinitely.

We may update, vary or amend these terms of use from time to time at any time by updating this web page.  You agree that neither we,  nor any of our respective officers and members are under any obligation to notify you of any such changes so you should check this web page each time you visit the site.

Our Liability

The material displayed on the site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy.

To the maximum extent permitted by law, we expressly exclude for us and and our respective officers and members and all third parties connected to us:

• All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.

• Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any person or organisation in connection with the site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of the site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including but not limited to:

– loss of income or revenue,
– loss of business,
– loss of profits or contracts,
– loss of anticipated savings,
– loss of data,
– loss of goodwill,
– wasted management or office time