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1.1 Welcome to www.no-offence.org. This site is owned and operated by NoOffence! CIC (“we”, “us” or “our”) and it’s the place where people and organisations come to exchange information about criminal justice matters.
1.2 PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE (“Terms”) BEFORE USING OUR SITE. By using our site you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms. If you don’t wish to be bound by what you read below, you shouldn’t use www.no-offence.org
1.3 We may make changes to these Terms at any time. We will let you know what these changes are by posting them to this page, but it is your responsibility as a user to make sure that you are aware of them, by checking for any changes on a regular basis. Changes will become effective as soon as they are posted. If you continue to use our site after the posting of changes to these Terms, it means that you accept any such changes.
2. What we do
2.1 This site is all about sharing information on Criminal Justice. We provide regularly updated general information and news items for information purposes and to generate discussion amongst our readers. The information that you read on this site is a great starting point for your further research into what suits your particular criminal justice requirements.
3. What we don’t do
3.1 The information we provide does not address your individual requirements. In particular, our information does not constitute any form of advice, recommendation, representation, endorsement or arrangement by us and is not intended to be relied upon by you in making (or refraining from making) any decisions. If we mention organisations on our site, we usually do so because of their past performance, which is no guarantee of future performance, of course! As general policy we don’t vet them on customer service or investigate their solvency. You should always carry out your own research into the thing that is of interest to you, and due diligence checks on any connections with whom you may decide to engage.
5.1 Our site does include details on, or links through to, information provided by other websites. We don’t control the accuracy or completeness of that information. You take full responsibility for using that information and verifying it and for any decision to engage with any of the organisations mentioned on a linked site. If you do decide to do business with one of the organisations, please read their contract carefully before deciding what to do. Remember, any contract that you enter into with such organisations will be with them, not us
5.2 When you use other websites, any personal information you give them will be dealt with in line with their privacy policies, not ours, so please read the privacy policies of each and every such website before using them!
5.3 Some of the links included on our site are affiliated links. These are links which take you directly or indirectly to a service or product provider and which may result in us receiving a fee or commission as a consequence of you clicking through to their site or purchasing a product or service from them. However, as our How This Site is Financed section makes clear, our independence is paramount to us and our selection of links is not influenced by any fee/commission received by providers. As a Community Interest Company, any profit made will be utilised for the benefit of the Community Interest Company itself, which manages this website.
5.5 You are welcome to link to our site if you comply with the terms set out in this section and all applicable laws. Any site or service that links to our site:
5.5.1 can display a NoOffence! logo but mustn’t otherwise use any NoOffence! trade marks without our written consent;
5.5.2 mustn’t remove, distort or otherwise alter the size or appearance of our logo;
5.5.3 may link only to our homepage unless we have given you our prior written consent;
5.5.4 mustn’t in any way imply that we are endorsing it or its products or services;
5.5.5 mustn’t misrepresent its relationship with us or present false information about us;
5.5.6 mustn’t be a site or service that infringes any intellectual property or other right of any person or that otherwise does not comply with all relevant laws and regulations;
5.5.7 mustn’t be a site or service that contains content that could be considered distasteful or offensive.
If you breach these terms, then we have the right to require that your link is removed and to take whatever other action we think appropriate.
6. Our content
6.1 All of our content on our site is owned by us or our licensors and is protected by UK and international copyright laws, and is intended to be used for educational purposes only.
6.2 The content on our site includes any information or other material found on www.no-offence.org, including articles, databases, graphics, software and all other features of our site. You are allowed to use our content for personal, non-commercial use only. You may make one copy of extracts from this site on any single computer for personal, individual educational use only, provided that all copyright and proprietary notices are kept intact. Apart from that, none of our content may be republished, posted, transmitted, stored, sold, distributed or modified without our prior written consent.
6.3 The trademarks and the ‘NoOffence!’ images are owned by NoOffence! CIC. All other brand names and trademarks that appear on this site are trademarks or trade names of their respective holders. No permission is given in respect of the use of any of these brands or marks and any such use may constitute an infringement of the holder’s rights.
7. Your content
7.1 Just so that you know, you own any copyright in the text that you post to our blogs. However, when you post text, you expressly grant us a perpetual, unlimited free license to republish that text on our site and to redistribute/make available and/or sell that text in print or electronic form anywhere in the world as part of an edited compilation or otherwise.
8. Disclaimer of warranties and liability
8.1 We provide our site in good faith but we can’t and don’t warrant the completeness, truth or accuracy of the information or other content or postings found on our site, or their usefulness for any particular purpose. You acknowledge and agree that you bear full responsibility for your own research and decisions and that we shall not be liable for any action that you or others take or don’t take based on your use of or reliance on information provided by us or other users of this Site.
8.2 We don’t promise that your access to our site, or its content will be delivered uninterrupted, timely or error-free, or that the site will be free from viruses or other harmful properties. It is your responsibility to implement satisfactory safeguards and procedures to make sure any files you obtain through our site are free from such contaminations or other harmful properties.
8.3 The effect of what is set out here is that you agree that under no circumstances will we be held liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or other type loss or injury resulting from your use, or downloading of any content on our site.
10.1 You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless us, our directors, officers, employees and licensors from and against any claim, liability, cost, damage or loss we may incur (including reasonable legal fees) as a result of any material that you post or transmit on our communication forums or via our communication systems, any actions you take which disrupt access to and/or the functioning of our site or any breach by you of your obligations under these Terms.
11.1 If any of these provisions is deemed invalid, void or unenforceable that provision will be deemed severable from the rest and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
11.2 These Terms shall be governed by the laws of England and any dispute between us will be resolved exclusively in the Courts of England.
12.1 These Terms were published on 12th February 2015 and are effective from 12th February 2015. We may, from time to time make changes to the Terms to reflect any changes to our practices in accordance with changes to legislation, best practice or website enhancements. We will let you know what these changes are by posting them to this page, but it is your responsibility as a user to make sure that you are aware of them, by checking for any changes on a regular basis. Changes will become effective as soon as they are posted.
13. Contact us
This site is owned and operated by NoOffence! CIC, 19 The Square, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 6DH.
Registered in England & Wales with number 7655208
If you have any questions about our site or these Terms and Conditions, please contact us by writing to NoOffence! CIC, 19 The Square, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 6DH. Alternatively you can contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 01777 700519
VAT Registration Number: 124 4042 57
Effective as of: 12th February 2015
This will be reviewed in February 2016