Terms of use

This web page represents a legal document that serves as our Terms of Use and it governs the legal terms of our website, www.uusu.org, sub-domains, and any associated web-based and mobile applications (collectively, "Website"), as owned and operated by University of Ulster Students' Union.

Capitalised terms, unless otherwise defined, have the meaning specified within the Definitions section below. This Terms of Use, along with our Privacy Policy, any mobile license agreement, and other posted guidelines within our Website, collectively "Legal Terms", constitute the entire and only agreement between you and University of Ulster Students' Union, and supersede all other agreements, representations, warranties and understandings with respect to our Website and the subject matter contained herein. We may amend our Legal Terms at any time without specific notice to you. The latest copies of our Legal Terms will be posted on our Website, and you should review all Legal Terms prior to using our Website. After any revisions to our Legal Terms are posted, you agree to be bound to any such changes to them. Therefore, it is important for you to periodically review our Legal Terms to make sure you still agree to them.

By using our Website, you agree to fully comply with and be bound by our Legal Terms. Please review them carefully. If you do not accept our Legal Terms, do not access and use our Website. If you have already accessed our Website and do not accept our Legal Terms, you should immediately discontinue use of our Website.

The last update to our Terms of Use was posted on 23 September 2013.

Definitions

The terms "us" or "we" or "our" refers to University of Ulster Students' Union, the owner of the Website.

A "Visitor" is someone who merely browses our Website, but has not registered as Member.

A "Member" is an individual that has registered with us to use our Service.

Our "Service" represents the collective functionality and features as offered through our Website to our Members.

A "User" is a collective identifier that refers to either a Visitor or a Member.

All text, information, graphics, audio, video, and data offered through our Website are collectively known as our "Content".

Legal Compliance

You agree to comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances, and regulations regarding your use of our Website. University of Ulster Students' Union reserves the right to investigate complaints or reported violations of our Legal Terms and to take any action we deem appropriate, including but not limited to canceling your Member account, reporting any suspected unlawful activity to law enforcement officials, regulators, or other third parties and disclosing any information necessary or appropriate to such persons or entities relating to your profile, email addresses, usage history, posted materials, IP addresses and traffic information, as allowed under our Privacy Policy.

Intellectual Property

Our Website may contain our service marks or trademarks as well as those of our affiliates or other companies, in the form of words, graphics, and logos. Your use of our Website does not constitute any right or license for you to use such service marks/trademarks, without the prior written permission of the corresponding service mark/trademark owner. Our Website is also protected under international copyright laws. The copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any portion of our Website is strictly prohibited. Your use of our Website does not grant you ownership rights of any kind in our Website.

Links to Other Websites

Our Website may contain links to third party websites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you. By linking to these websites, we do not create or have an affiliation with, or sponsor such third party websites. The inclusion of links within our Website does not constitute any endorsement, guarantee, warranty, or recommendation of such third party websites. University of Ulster Students' Union has no control over the legal documents and privacy practices of third party websites; as such, you access any such third party websites at your own risk.

General Terms

Our Legal Terms shall be treated as though it were executed and performed in UK and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of UK without regard to conflict of law principles. In addition, you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction and venue of such courts. Any cause of action by you with respect to our Website, must be instituted within one (1) year after the cause of action arose or be forever waived and barred. Should any part of our Legal Terms be held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed consistent with applicable law and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. To the extent that any Content in our Website conflicts or is inconsistent with our Legal Terms, our Legal Terms shall take precedence. Our failure to enforce any provision of our Legal Terms shall not be deemed a waiver of such provision nor of the right to enforce such provision. The rights of University of Ulster Students' Union under our Legal Terms shall survive the termination of our Legal Terms.

Exclusion of liability

We provide the Site on an ‘as is’ basis and make no representations as to the quality, completeness or accuracy of any content made available on the Site. To the maximum extent permitted by law, we expressly exclude:

all conditions, warranties and other terms that might otherwise be implied by law into these Terms of Use; and

any and all liability to you, whether arising under these Terms of Use or otherwise in connection with your use of the Site.

The foregoing is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind, including (without limitation) compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of data, income or profit, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in these Terms of Use is intended to exclude or limit any liability that may not by law be excluded or limited, and in particular none of the exclusions and limitations in this clause are intended to limit any rights you may have as a consumer under local law or other statutory rights which may not be excluded, nor in any way to exclude or limit (site owner) liability to you for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or that of our employees or agents.

Rules of conduct

Your permission to use the Site is personal to you and non-transferable, and you may not use the Site for commercial purposes4. Your use of the Site is conditional on your compliance with the rules of conduct set forth in these Terms of Use and you agree that you will not:

use the Site for any fraudulent or unlawful purpose;

use the Site to defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the rights of others, including without limitation others’ privacy rights or rights of publicity;

impersonate any person or entity, falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity in connection with the Site; or express or imply that we endorse any statement you make;

interfere with or disrupt the operation of the Site or the servers or networks used to make the Site available; or violate any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of such networks;

transmit or otherwise make available in connection with the Site any virus, worm, Trojan horse or other computer code that is harmful or invasive or may or is intended to damage the operation of, or to monitor the use of, any hardware, software, or equipment;

reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, or otherwise exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of, use of, or access to the Site;

modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the Site. If you wish to reverse engineer any part of the Site to create an interoperable program you must contact us and we may provide interface data subject to verification of your identity and other information;

remove any copyright, trade mark or other proprietary rights notice from the Site or materials originating from the Site;

frame or mirror any part of the Site without our express prior written consent;

create a database by systematically downloading and storing Site content;

use any manual or automatic device in any way to gather Site content or reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site without our express prior written consent. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we grant the operators of public online search engines limited permission to use search retrieval applications to reproduce materials from the Site for the sole purpose of and solely to the extent necessary for creating publicly available searchable indices of such materials solely in connection with each operator’s public online search service.

We reserve the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific instances.

The Site may provide links to other websites and online resources. We are not responsible for and do not endorse such external sites or resources. Your use of third party websites and resources is at your own risk.

[We may block any links to or from the Site. Additionally, we may provide tools to allow you to link to the Site directly from a third party site; if you do link to the Site (whether using such tools or otherwise), you agree that you will disable and remove any such link promptly upon our request.

(or)

You may create a link to this Site, provided that:

the link is fair and legal and is not presented in a way that is:

misleading or could suggest any type of association, approval or endorsement by us that does not exist, or

harmful to our reputation or the reputation of any of our affiliates;

you retain the legal right and technical ability to immediately remove the link at any time, following a request by us to do so;

[(where the website owner wishes to prevent deep linking) the link is to the homepage of this Site at the following URL (insert URL as appropriate);]

[(where the website owner wishes to prevent framing) the link will not cause this Site or any content on this Site to be:

embedded in or ‘framed’ by any other website, or

otherwise displayed in a way different to the way originally intended by us.]

We reserve the right to require you to immediately remove any link to the Site at any time and you shall immediately comply with any request by us to remove any such link.]

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