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IS Know How's Website Terms & Conditions

These Website Terms and Conditions apply in respect of your use of the “Information Security Know How Ltd.” (hereafter named “IS Know How”) website. (www.isknow.how)

Your access to and use of the IS Know How website is subject to these Terms & Conditions, the IS Know How website Privacy Policy, which forms part of these Terms & Conditions (which can be found by clicking on the Privacy Policy link on any page of the IS Know How website) and all applicable laws.

Your use of the IS Know How website constitutes your unqualified agreement to accept and comply with these Terms & Conditions and to not breach, or to encourage or assist any other person to breach these Terms & Conditions.

The Details;

1. Use of the IS Know How website

You will be able to access the majority of this website without having to register any details with us. However, particular areas of this website will be accessible only if you have registered.

The IS Know How website is offered as a free information service for anyone who wishes to find out more About IS Know How, our aims and the services we offer and is directed primarily at those who access the IS Know How website from within United Kingdom but not limited to.

Whilst we use reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information on the IS Know How website, errors may well occur.  We provide the IS Know How website and its contents on an “as is” basis and cannot give any warranty or representation as to the accuracy of the information on the IS Know How website or that access to the IS Know How website will be uninterrupted or error-free.  We do not accept liability for errors or omissions or for any action or decision based on the information displayed on the IS Know How website.

You agree to use the IS Know How website only for lawful and ethical purposes in accordance with these Terms & Conditions. In particular, you agree that you will not use the IS Know How website in connection with any surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk email (spam) or any duplicative or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise).

2. Links and Social Media Websites

Hypertext links are links by which visitors can move from one website to another or from one page to another within the same website.  The IS Know How website contains hypertext links and banner advertising links to third parties’ websites. Any links between the IS Know How website and any third party website are provided for knowledge sharing and convenience only, where we accept no liability whatsoever for the contents of any such third party website.

The inclusion of any link to a third-party website does not imply endorsement and no warranty is made, either express or implied, as to their accuracy or fitness for purpose by IS Know How, of the website linked to or its operator.  We exclude to the fullest extent permitted by law all liability that may arise in connection with, or as a result of, third party website material or the third party website operator causing any damage, costs, injury or loss of any kind.

The IS Know How website contains links to pages maintained by us on third party social media websites. The terms specified on those websites will apply to your use of those websites in addition to these Terms & Conditions. 

You agree that if you wish to create any links between the IS Know How website and any other website, you will do so only in accordance with our Terms & Conditions Linking Policy below.

Linking Policy:

IS Know How is happy for organisations to link to its site. However, IS Know How cannot be held responsible for the contents or reliability of the linked websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them.

Linking is not to be taken as endorsement of any kind. IS Know How cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and has no control over availability of the linked pages. Please notify us, so that we can see the link in situ on your website.

Creating a link from your website to the IS Know How website, means that you provide a hypertext connection from your webpage to ours using an HTML command.

If you are using frames, please ensure that your links to our website do not continue to display your frames around our web pages.

  • You may not freely create a link using IS Know How logo
  • You may not freely cut and paste articles
  • You may not mirror any text in IS Know How site
  • Sites may not state or imply that IS Know How endorses a brand, product or service, unless expressly in writing being as so.

These conditions apply also to links forwarded in email or newsgroups / forums.

3. Trade Marks, Logos and Service Marks

The Trademarks, logos and service marks (collectively “the Trade Marks”) displayed on the IS Know How website (whether registered or unregistered) are and shall remain the property of their respective owners.  Unless otherwise stated, nothing contained in the IS Know How website shall be construed as granting any licence or right to use any Trade Mark displayed on the IS Know How website without the prior written consent of the relevant Trade Mark owner.  Your misuse or infringement of any of the Trade Marks displayed on the IS Know How website is strictly prohibited.

4. Copyright

The copyright in all aspects of the IS Know How website is owned by us or our content and technology providers. All content is protected by copyright and may not be used without our prior written consent except as expressly provided in these Terms & Conditions. We do not warrant or represent that your use of materials displayed on the IS Know How website will not infringe the rights of third parties.

Unless we expressly agree otherwise, you must not copy, IS Know How, download, exploit or otherwise use information and/or images contained in the IS Know How website in any way, save for the purpose of;

(1) enquiring about or requesting information relating to IS Know How and our services,

(2) downloading and temporarily storing one or more of the pages of the IS Know How website for the purpose of viewing, for your personal use only, on a personal computer or terminal or

(3) conducting private or non-commercial academic research.

If you use any material displayed on the IS Know How website for any of the above purposes you must ensure that no documents or related graphics on the IS Know How website are modified in any way, no graphics on the IS Know How website are used separately from the accompanying text and our copyright and trade mark notices appear on all permitted copies. 

If you wish to refer to such material in any publication associated with your private or academic research you must quote the source of the material and include our copyright legend “© Copyright IS Know How 2017. All rights reserved.” 

If you wish to use any material displayed on the IS Know How website for any purpose other than those described above, please write to IS Know How, Britannia House, Caerphilly Business Park, Van Road, Caerphilly, Wales, UK CF83 3GG or Contact Us with details of your request.

For the avoidance of any doubt you shall not be entitled to publish, reproduce, permanently store, or retransmit any of the contents of the IS Know How website without our prior written consent, except as expressly provided in these Terms & Conditions.

5. Viruses

Whilst we try to keep our anti-virus software up-to-date we do not warrant that the IS Know How website, its servers, downloadable files or e-mails which may be sent by us, are free from viruses or other harmful components.

You must not introduce or attempt to introduce any virus or other contaminant to the IS Know How website or any of its software or systems or in any way attempt to access, alter, de-compile, reverse engineer, destroy or otherwise tamper with any part of the IS Know How website, its software or our systems.  You must not interfere with anybody else’s use of the IS Know How website or attempt to impair the proper functioning of the IS Know How website whether by assisting in the organisation of, or participating in, a denial of service attack or otherwise.

6. Use of our Members Collaboration Facilities

This section of the Terms & Conditions applies to any use of our Members Only Collaboration Platform facilities ("Facilities") including 'Community Sentinel Collaboration Platform' and 'Guest Blogging Contributor'. For the avoidance of doubt all of the other provisions of the Terms & Conditions shall also apply to your use of the Facilities.  Naturally, we are obliged to monitor the contents of any submitted content, sent using the "Facilities" and we assume no liability arising from the content of any such submitted user content. 

      You undertake:

  • to accept full responsibility for the contents of any user submitted content;
  • to use the Facilities only for lawful purposes;
  • not to send inaccurate, defamatory, abusive, offensive, pornographic, racist, sexist, threatening, vulgar, obscene, hateful or otherwise inappropriate material or material which will constitute a criminal offence or give rise to civil liability or which may cause offence in relation to sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or working status in any Messages;
  • not to harass or upset third parties through your use of the Facilities;
  • not to include in any user submitted content, any material which refers to a third party or is protected by confidentiality, copyright, trademark or other propriety right without the express permission of the third party owner;
  • not to impersonate any person or to assume a false identity;
  • not to submit any end user content, if any persons is under the age of 18;
  • not to send personal information about yourself or any third party using the Facilities;
  • not to insert material into the Facilities which contains viruses, files or programs that are designed to disrupt, damage or limit the functioning of any software or hardware equipment;
  • not to use the Facilities for any commercial purpose or to send advertisements, chain letters, surveys, pyramid schemes or requests for money; and
  • not to use the Facilities in order to obtain unauthorised access to data or other information of ours or any third party.

We will cooperate with any person, law enforcement authority or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity of anyone sending material using the Facilities in breach of the Terms & Conditions, any law (whether civil or criminal) or the legal rights of any party.

7. Becoming a Member of IS Know How

If you apply to become a member of IS Know How through this website by phone or post, you are bound by these Terms of use. Membership of IS Know How involves agreeing to other terms. You will be advised about these within the relevant areas that they apply.

8. Registering on our Website

If you register with our website you will be asked to 'Pre-Register' your account. As we have built in a process of qualifying your 'Registered Charity, Social Enterprise or Not-for-Profit' details given at the time of your registration, your account won't be instantly activated. We will next take the information provided by you during your pre-registration and this will then be cross referenced by IS Know How, against the organisation details that are held by the legal form regulator to that of your Third Sector Organisation.

Unless we say otherwise in writing, you must be an agreed authority within your third sector organisation to register with our website.

When you register we’ll ask you to create a user name and password. You agree to keep this password confidential and not disclose it to any third party. If you know or suspect that a third party may know your password you agree to contact us immediately so that we may change it. You agree not to use any other user’s user name and password to access our website.

You’ll be bound by these Terms of use as are all users of our website. We may choose not to accept your registration or cancel your registration at any time as we deem necessary.

By registering with our website you may see or use additional content that would not otherwise be available. We may impose more terms before granting such rights and may change those terms at any time.

9. Provision of Services

These Terms & Conditions do not deal with the terms upon which we will provide any service advertised on the IS Know How website.  We will tell you the terms upon which a service will be provided at the time you ask us to provide it.  If the service is to be provided by a third party, the third party’s terms will apply to that service and be clearly noted to end users.

10. Liability

Your use of the IS Know How website is at your risk.  Action should not be taken without first obtaining specific advice.  The information and materials provided on the IS Know How website are of a general nature only and cannot be regarded as constituting advice or recommendations (professional or otherwise).  We do not accept any liability for any direct, indirect, special or consequential losses or damages of whatever nature, including but not limited to loss of anticipated savings, data, goodwill or contracts arising out of the IS Know How website, its availability or lack of availability or your use of any information contained in the IS Know How website.

We exclude all warranties, express or implied, relating to the information and materials on the IS Know How website to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Nothing in these Terms & Conditions excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence, fraud, fraudulent misrepresentation or any liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

11. Feedback and Complaints

We welcome your comments about the IS Know How website. Please use our Contact Us page to forward your views to us, or if you find any links which do not work correctly. 

If you have any further questions please go to the Contact Us page to find the most appropriate email or postal address or telephone number for your enquiry.

12. Privacy Policy

Any personal information we collect from you shall only be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy, a copy of which can be viewed by clicking on the Privacy Policy link at the bottom of any page of the IS Know How website.

13. Connection and Charges

You are responsible for obtaining an appropriate connection with a telecommunications provider in order to access the IS Know How website and for the costs of all charges you incur in accessing and using the IS Know How website.

14. General

If any of these Terms & Conditions are unenforceable it shall not affect the enforceability of the rest of them.

These Terms & Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English and Welsh law. The English or Welsh Courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction to hear disputes between us.

15. How to Contact Us

If you would like to contact us for any reason regarding our Website Terms & Conditions practices, please contact IS Know How via our 'Contact Us' page, placing 'Website Terms & Conditions Enquiry' in the subject line, or by sending postal mail to the following address:

IS Know How, Britannia House, Caerphilly Business Park, Van Road, Caerphilly, Wales, UK CF83 3GG

16. Changes to These Website Terms & Conditions

IS Know How may occasionally update these Website Terms & Conditions. If IS Know How materially changes these Website Terms & Conditions, we will revise the Website Terms & Conditions to reflect such changes and revise the Website Terms & Conditions effective date, located at the end of this section. By continuing to use the IS Know How website you are confirming that you agree to be bound by any changes we make to these Terms & Conditions: you can view the current version of these Terms & Conditions at any time by clicking on the Website Terms & Conditions link at the bottom of any page of the IS Know How website. We encourage you to periodically review the Website Terms & Conditions.

Effective Date: January 4th, 2017

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