Terms of use

    1. Introduction

    2. These terms and conditions shall govern your use of our platform.
    3. By using our platform, you accept these terms and conditions in full; accordingly, if you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use our platform.
    4. If you register with our platform, submit any material to our platform or use any of our platform services, we will ask you to expressly agree to these terms and conditions.
    5. You must be at least 18 years of age to use our platform; by using our platform or agreeing to these terms and conditions, you warrant and represent to us that you are at least 18 years of age.
    1. Copyright notice

    2. Copyright (c) 2020 Detector Network Ltd.
    3. Subject to the express provisions of these terms and conditions:
      1. we, together with our licensors, own and control all the copyright and other intellectual property rights in our platform and the material on our platform; and
      2. all the copyright and other intellectual property rights in our platform and the material on our platform are reserved.
    1. Permission to use platform

    2. You may:
      1. view pages from our platform in a web browser;
      2. download pages from our platform for caching in a web browser;
      3. print pages from our platform for your own personal and non-commercial use, providing that such printing is not systematic or excessive;
      4. stream audio and video files from our platform using the media player on our platform; and
      5. use our platform services by means of a web browser,
      subject to the other provisions of these terms and conditions.
    3. Except as expressly permitted by Section 3.1 or the other provisions of these terms and conditions, you must not download any material from our platform or save any such material to your computer.
    4. Unless you own or control the relevant rights in the material, you must not:
      1. republish material from our platform (including republication on another platform);
      2. sell, rent or sub-license material from our platform;
      3. show any material from our platform in public;
      4. exploit material from our platform for a commercial purpose; or
      5. redistribute material from our platform.
    5. Notwithstanding Section 3.3, you may redistribute our newsletter in print and electronic form to any person.
    6. We reserve the right to suspend or restrict access to our platform, to areas of our platform and/or to functionality upon our platform. We may, for example, suspend access to the platform during server maintenance or when we update the platform. You must not circumvent or bypass, or attempt to circumvent or bypass, any access restriction measures on the platform.
    1. Feeds

    2. You may access our RSS and Atom feeds using any compatible feed reader or aggregator.
    3. By accessing our feeds, you accept these terms and conditions.
    4. Subject to your acceptance of these terms and conditions, we grant to you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sub-licensable licence to display content from our feeds in unmodified form on any platform owned and operated by you, providing that you must not aggregate any of our feed content with any third party feed when displaying it in accordance with this Section 4.3.
    5. It is a condition of this licence that you include a credit for us and hyperlink to our platform on each web page where our feed content is published (in such form as we may specify from time to time, or if we do not specify any particular form, in a reasonable form).
    6. We may revoke any licence relating to our feeds or feed content at any time, with or without notice.
    1. Other social media platforms

    2. Our platform includes features that enable users to interact with other social media platforms - including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn - directly from our platform.
    3. Using the social media features on our platform, you may:
      1. share data or content from our platform; and
      2. like or upvote content from our platform.
    4. You acknowledge that the use of the social media platforms is subject to the terms and conditions of the relevant platform operator and that the use of any personal data transferred to the platforms is subject to the privacy policy or notice of the relevant platform operator.
    5. Subject to Section 16.1, we will not be liable to you for any loss or damage arising out of:
      1. your use of any third party social media platform; and
      2. any act or omission of any third party social media platform operator.
    6. When using social media features on our platform or browsing pages on our platform that incorporate social media features, the social media platforms may collect information about you and your use of our platform and those features, including by means of cookies. For more information about these cookies and the use of personal data collected by us and by the platforms, see our privacy and cookies policy.
    1. Misuse of platform

    2. You must not:
      1. use our platform in any way or take any action that causes, or may cause, damage to the platform or impairment of the performance, availability, accessibility, integrity or security of the platform;
      2. use our platform in any way that is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity;
      3. hack or otherwise tamper with our platform;
      4. probe, scan or test the vulnerability of our platform without our permission;
      5. circumvent any authentication or security systems or processes on or relating to our platform;
      6. use our platform to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software;
      7. impose an unreasonably large load on our platform resources (including bandwidth, storage capacity and processing capacity);
      8. decrypt or decipher any communications sent by or to our platform without our permission;
      9. conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to our platform without our express written consent;
      10. access or otherwise interact with our platform using any robot, spider or other automated means, except for the purpose of search engine indexing;
      11. use our platform except by means of our public interfaces;
      12. violate the directives set out in the robots.txt file for our platform;
      13. use data collected from our platform for any direct marketing activity (including without limitation email marketing, SMS marketing, telemarketing and direct mailing); or
      14. do anything that interferes with the normal use of our platform.
    3. You must ensure that all the information you supply to us through our platform, or in relation to our platform, is true, accurate, current, complete and non-misleading.
    1. Registration and accounts

    2. You may register for an account with our platform by completing and submitting the account registration form on our platform, and clicking on the verification link in the email that the platform will send to you.
    3. You must not allow any other person to use your account to access the platform.
    4. You must notify us in writing immediately if you become aware of any unauthorised use of your account.
    5. You must not use any other person's account to access the platform, unless you have that person's express permission to do so.
    1. User login details

    2. If you register for an account with our platform, you will be asked to choose a user ID and password.
    3. Your user ID must not be liable to mislead and must comply with the content rules set out in Section 13; you must not use your account or user ID for or in connection with the impersonation of any person.
    4. You must keep your password confidential.
    5. You must notify us in writing immediately if you become aware of any disclosure of your password.
    6. You are responsible for any activity on our platform arising out of any failure to keep your password confidential, and may be held liable for any losses arising out of such a failure.
    1. Cancellation and suspension of account

    2. We may:
      1. suspend your account;
      2. cancel your account; and/or
      3. edit your account details,
      at any time in our sole discretion with or without notice to you.
    3. We will usually cancel an account if it remains unused for a continuous period of 18 months.
    4. You may cancel your account on our platform using your account control panel on the platform.
    1. Social networking

    2. Registered users will have access to such additional features on our platform as we may from time to time determine, which may include:
      1. facilities to complete a detailed personal profile on the platform, to publish that profile on the platform, and to restrict the publication of that profile to particular groups or individuals registered on the platform;
      2. facilities to create groups, manage groups that you have created, join and leave groups, and share information amongst group members;
      3. the facility to send private messages via the platform to particular groups or individuals registered on the platform; and
      4. the facility to post and publish text and media on the platform.
    3. You acknowledge that we cannot be held responsible for the behaviour of our users, either on or off the platform, and we cannot guarantee that any information provided by a user is true, accurate, complete, current and not misleading; and subject to Section 16.1 you will not hold us liable in respect of any loss or damage arising out of any user behaviour or user information.
    4. You agree to the publication of posts relating to you, by others, on our platform; you acknowledge that such posts may be critical or defamatory or otherwise unlawful; and, subject to Section 16.1, you agree that you will not hold us liable in respect of any such posts, irrespective of whether we are aware or ought to have been aware of such posts.
    1. Personal profiles

    2. All information that you supply as part of a personal profile on the platform must be true, accurate, current, complete and non-misleading.
    3. You must keep your personal profile on our platform up to date.
    4. Personal profile information must also comply with the provisions of Section 6 and Section 13.
    1. Our rights to use your content

    2. In these terms and conditions, "your content" means all works and materials (including without limitation text, graphics, images, audio material, video material, audio-visual material, scripts, software and files) that you submit to us or our platform for storage or publication on, processing by, or transmission via, our platform.
    3. You grant to us a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to use, reproduce, store, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your content in any existing or future media.
    4. You grant to us the right to sub-license the rights licensed under Section 12.2.
    5. You grant to us the right to bring an action for infringement of the rights licensed under Section 12.2.
    6. You hereby waive all your moral rights in your content to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law; and you warrant and represent that all other moral rights in your content have been waived to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.
    7. You may edit your content to the extent permitted using the editing functionality made available on our platform.
    8. Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach any provision of these terms and conditions in any way, or if we reasonably suspect that you have breached these terms and conditions in any way, we may delete, unpublish or edit any or all of your content.
    1. Rules about your content

    2. You warrant and represent that your content will comply with these terms and conditions.
    3. Your content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any person's legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action against any person (in each case in any jurisdiction and under any applicable law).
    4. Your content, and the use of your content by us in accordance with these terms and conditions, must not:
      1. be libellous or maliciously false;
      2. be obscene or indecent;
      3. infringe any copyright, moral right, database right, trade mark right, design right, right in passing off or other intellectual property right;
      4. infringe any right of confidence, right of privacy or right under data protection legislation;
      5. constitute negligent advice or contain any negligent statement;
      6. constitute an incitement to commit a crime, instructions for the commission of a crime or the promotion of criminal activity;
      7. be in contempt of any court or in breach of any court order;
      8. be in breach of racial or religious hatred or discrimination legislation;
      9. be in breach of official secrets legislation;
      10. be in breach of any contractual obligation owed to any person;
      11. depict violence;
      12. be pornographic, lewd, suggestive or sexually explicit;
      13. be untrue, false, inaccurate or misleading;
      14. consist of or contain any instructions, advice or other information which may be acted upon and could, if acted upon, cause illness, injury or death, or any other loss or damage;
      15. constitute spam;
      16. be offensive, deceptive, fraudulent, threatening, abusive, harassing, anti-social, menacing, hateful, discriminatory or inflammatory; or
      17. cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to any person.
    5. Your content must be appropriate, civil and tasteful, and accord with generally accepted standards of etiquette and behaviour on the internet.
    6. You must not use our platform to link to any platform or web page consisting of or containing material that would, were it posted on our platform, breach the provisions of these terms and conditions.
    7. You must not submit to our platform any material that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.
    1. Report abuse

    2. If you learn of any unlawful material or activity on our platform, or any material or activity that breaches these terms and conditions, please let us know.
    3. You can let us know about any such material or activity by email at [email protected]
    1. Limited warranties

    2. We do not warrant or represent:
      1. the completeness or accuracy of the information published on our platform;
      2. that the material on the platform is up to date;
      3. that the platform will operate without fault; or
      4. that the platform or any service on the platform will remain available.
    3. We reserve the right to discontinue or alter any or all of our platform services, and to stop publishing our platform, at any time in our sole discretion without notice or explanation; and save to the extent expressly provided otherwise in these terms and conditions, you will not be entitled to any compensation or other payment upon the discontinuance or alteration of any platform services, or if we stop publishing the platform.
    4. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law and subject to Section 16.1, we exclude all representations and warranties relating to the subject matter of these terms and conditions, our platform and the use of our platform.
    1. Limitations and exclusions of liability

    2. Nothing in these terms and conditions will:
      1. limit or exclude any liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence;
      2. limit or exclude any liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
      3. limit any liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or
      4. exclude any liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.
    3. The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section 16 and elsewhere in these terms and conditions:
      1. are subject to Section 16.1; and
      2. govern all liabilities arising under these terms and conditions or relating to the subject matter of these terms and conditions, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty, except to the extent expressly provided otherwise in these terms and conditions.
    4. To the extent that our platform and the information and services on our platform are provided free of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.
    5. We will not be liable to you in respect of any losses arising out of any event or events beyond our reasonable control.
    6. We will not be liable to you in respect of any business losses, including (without limitation) loss of or damage to profits, income, revenue, use, production, anticipated savings, business, contracts, commercial opportunities or goodwill.
    7. We will not be liable to you in respect of any loss or corruption of any data, database or software.
    8. We will not be liable to you in respect of any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage.
    9. You accept that we have an interest in limiting the personal liability of our officers and employees and, having regard to that interest, you acknowledge that we are a limited liability entity; you agree that you will not bring any claim personally against our officers or employees in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with the platform or these terms and conditions (this will not, of course, limit or exclude the liability of the limited liability entity itself for the acts and omissions of our officers and employees).
    1. Indemnity

    2. You hereby indemnify us, and undertake to keep us indemnified, against any and all losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by us to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute) incurred or suffered by us and arising directly or indirectly out of your use of our platform or any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions.
    1. Breaches of these terms and conditions

    2. Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, or if we reasonably suspect that you have breached these terms and conditions in any way, we may:
      1. send you one or more formal warnings;
      2. temporarily suspend your access to our platform;
      3. permanently prohibit you from accessing our platform;
      4. block computers using your IP address from accessing our platform;
      5. contact any or all of your internet service providers and request that they block your access to our platform;
      6. commence legal action against you, whether for breach of contract or otherwise; and/or
      7. suspend or delete your account on our platform.
    3. Where we suspend or prohibit or block your access to our platform or a part of our platform, you must not take any action to circumvent such suspension or prohibition or blocking (including without limitation creating and/or using a different account).
    1. Third party platforms

    2. Our platform includes hyperlinks to other platforms owned and operated by third parties; such hyperlinks are not recommendations.
    3. We have no control over third party platforms and their contents, and subject to Section 16.1 we accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
    1. Trade marks

    2. Detector Network, our logos and our other registered and unregistered trade marks are trade marks belonging to us; we give no permission for the use of these trade marks, and such use may constitute an infringement of our rights.
    3. The third party registered and unregistered trade marks or service marks on our platform are the property of their respective owners and, unless stated otherwise in these terms and conditions, we do not endorse and are not affiliated with any of the holders of any such rights and as such we cannot grant any licence to exercise such rights.
    1. Competitions

    2. From time to time we may run competitions, free prize draws and/or other promotions on our platform.
    3. Competitions will be subject to separate terms and conditions (which we will make available to you as appropriate).
    1. Variation

    2. We may revise these terms and conditions from time to time.
    3. The revised terms and conditions shall apply to the use of our platform from the date of publication of the revised terms and conditions on the platform, and you hereby waive any right you may otherwise have to be notified of, or to consent to, revisions of these terms and conditions.
    1. Assignment

    2. You hereby agree that we may assign, transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with our rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.
    3. You may not without our prior written consent assign, transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with any of your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.
    1. Severability

    2. If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect.
    3. If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision of these terms and conditions would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.
    1. Third party rights

    2. A contract under these terms and conditions is for our benefit and your benefit, and is not intended to benefit or be enforceable by any third party.
    3. The exercise of the parties' rights under a contract under these terms and conditions is not subject to the consent of any third party.
    1. Entire agreement

    2. Subject to Section 16.1, these terms and conditions shall constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our platform and shall supersede all previous agreements between you and us in relation to your use of our platform.
    1. Law and jurisdiction

    2. These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law.
    3. Any disputes relating to these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
    1. Statutory and regulatory disclosures

    1. Our details

    2. This platform is owned and operated by Detector Network Ltd.
    3. We are registered in England and Wales under registration number 12621574, and our registered office is at 20-22 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7GU.
    4. You can contact us:
      1. by email at team@detectornetwork.com